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Operation Pets Alive!

Add Joy to Your World through Pet Adoption!
OPA is back at The Woodlands Mall this Holiday Season with Pet Adoptions and Charity Gift-Wrapping Services!

Believe in a No Kill Community! When you opt to adopt, not only do you gift a homeless pet with a home and family ~ but the greatest gifts of all ~ are the unconditional love and joy YOU receive from that pup or kitty!

OPA Holiday Pet Adoptions are back at The Woodlands Mall this Holiday Season, beginning Black Friday, November 29. Adoption Events will continue through Christmas Eve, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (1-7pm), plus Monday Dec 23 (1-7pm), and Tuesday December 24th (1-4pm)! 

Find our Adoption Tents adjacent to the Pine Cone Entrance of The Woodlands Mall, between Dillard’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. We’ll also have a unique selection of volunteer hand-crafted, home and pet items to shop from, with proceeds benefiting our homeless cats and dogs! For complete Holiday Pet Adoption event information, visit:

Let OPA Volunteers ‘Wrap Your Holiday Shopping Up'

For the 6th year in a row, The Woodlands Mall has invited Operation Pets Alive volunteers to provide charity gift wrapping services to their customers. Save time and help save precious lives by letting our volunteers wrap up all your holiday shopping!

Look for our OPA Gift Wrapping Station beginning Saturday, December 13th through Tuesday, December 24th, inside the lower level of the mall, near Dick’s Sporting Goods. A minimum donation is asked for each gift expertly wrapped, to support our life-saving work! Our gift wrapping hours are:
Mondays-Saturdays    Noon-8pm
Sundays                       Noon-7pm
December 24              Noon-4pm

Got a knack for ‘Wrappin it Up’? We sure could use your help with our charity gift wrapping at The Woodlands Mall.
Find complete details, and how to get involved, here:

We wish you all a safe and Happy Holiday Season, and hope to see you at The Mall!


Pet Photos with Santa is Back!
Make a Memory and Support Pets in Need in Our Community!

We love our pets ~ and what brings more joy than creating a Holiday keepsake memory with them? Thanks to the Petco Foundation, you can join OPA volunteers at area Petco stores, Dec 7, 14 and 15th for Pet Photos with Santa!

For a $9.95 donation, you will receive a digital keepsake photo of you and your pet with Santa, and the joy in knowing you’re supporting our lifesaving work at Operation Pets Alive!

Our Photos with Santa will take place at:

Petco Kuykendahl The Woodlands 10864 Kuykendahl Road:
Saturday Dec. 7 and 14, Sunday Dec 15, 1-4pm

Petco FM 1960 4431 FM 1960:
Saturday Dec. 7 and 14, Sunday Dec. 15, 1-4pm

Petco Spring 19507 I-45 North
Saturday Dec. 7 and 14, Sunday Dec. 15, 1-4pm

Petco Sawdust Woodlands 522 Sawdust Rd.
Sunday, Dec. 15, 1-4pm

Check our Facebook Event Calendar here for further details:

The more participants we have, the greater support we receive, and the more lives we can save this holiday season and beyond!

Spread the word to all the animal lovers in your life! Every photo helps save pet lives in our community. All are welcome to attend, but Petco requires all animals to be on leashes to participate.

Learn more at:

After the event, share your photos on social media using #SantaPawsforaCause. Tag us at OPA ~ we’d love to share!

Hope to see you there! Happy Holidays!


Beat the Heat! Spay/Neuter Your Pets! 
OPA offers affordable Spay and Neuter Services for Cats and Dogs

Did you know OPA offers a low cost Spay/Neuter Program for ALL Montgomery County Residents that have unaltered cats or dogs? Spaying and Neutering your pets is the single most important way to save lives of homeless pet, by reducing unwanted cat and dog populations!

Plan A. offers Spay/Neuter for both dogs and cats for as low as $30 if you are on any kind of government assistance, or make less than $40,000 a year (must show proof of income/assistance).

Plan B. is $80 for Spay/Neuter of dogs and $65 for cats, and is for anyone who does not qualify for Plan A. (no proof of income/assistance necessary).

Read more about our Spay/Neuter Program and find the application here (scroll down page):  

Send the complete application, and/or any questions to our Spay/Neuter Team Lead at: 



Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Operation Pets Alive!
Grant of $90,000 over two years will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Montgomery County.

The Woodlands, 8/6/2018 – Operation Pets Alive is both thrilled and grateful to announce it has been awarded a $90,000 grant over the next two years, from the Petco Foundation, to support our life-saving programs. This grant will extend our efforts to minimize local shelter intakes through our spay/neuter program, and maximize live release rates through our adoption and transport programs.

We are an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to working with people and government to provide life-saving, no-kill programs to Montgomery County through innovations that:

            •           Raise community awareness;
            •           Reduce the number of dogs and cats that enter our shelters;
            •           Increase the number of dogs and cats that leave our shelters alive

Since our inception in 2011, Operation Pets Alive has helped over 15,300 homeless dogs and cats from Montgomery County find a safe place to land. From humble beginnings of only 107 dogs and cats adopted our first year, OPA adopted 1,401 dogs and cats last year. Our transport program moved 222 animals to our partners in 2011 and 950 last year alone. So far this year, we have altered, vaccinated and released over 540 community cats, and provided a low-cost spay and neuter for over 175 pets of Montgomery County residents. In our capacity as a partner to both local shelters, we have assisted with over 64 medical cases from the Conroe Animal Adoption Center and 243 medical cases from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. Many of these cases involved surgeries in the range of $1500 each to mend substantial injuries that otherwise might have been cause for euthanasia.

The Petco Foundation investment will help our County continue to move forward to increase our live release rates at both shelters. A compassionate, forward thinking community does not limit their focus to education and health of their human citizens. We also care about our four-legged family members.

Marcia Piotter, our President shares, “As an all-volunteer organization that is funded solely by donations, we are so thankful for the support of the Petco Foundation. We look forward to putting this grant to work in furthering our life-saving goals in the most cost-effective way possible. Each day, lives truly hang in the balance and this will allow us to tip the scale in a positive direction.”

You can read more about the Petco Foundation, here:

Chewy To the Rescue of our Homeless Pets!

We love Chewy ~ and we know if you give them a try ~ you will too! Great service, FAST and free shipping (for orders over $49), and when you place your first order through Chewy using the button below, Chewy will donate $20 buckaroos to help our homeless pets! Plus, Chewy offers a 20% discount off your first autoship order.

Make your life easier. Find EVERYTHING your pet needs ~ quality foods, treats, supplements, toys, bedding and more at Chewy! As always, we thank you for your support!

Animal Hearted Offers Discounts on FUN Apparel that Benefits OPA!

How awesome is it that Animal Hearted, has partnered with us at OPA to offer discounts on their wonderful line of pet-related T-shirts and other very cool apparel? Very awesome! Just go to Shop from their outrageously fun dog and cat lovers clothing line (and other items), use the code SUPPORTOPA at checkout, and not only will you get a 10% discount on your total purchase, but 25% of all final sales (excluding shipping, etc) using this code, will support us at OPA and help us save countless more lives! Thank you Animal Hearted!

Animal Hearted Apparel
is a clothing company with a conscience. Like us at OPA, they are passionate about animals. Not only do they make fun and creative clothing and accessories for animal lovers, they are dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals. Their generosity and vision has helped save thousands of shelter pets, and with your help, together we can help save many more!

Have you checked out our OPA Etsy Store Lately? New items are added all the time! Find everything from dog and cat toys to plush pet mats, kitchen and home accessories, and more. Select from dog and cat-themed fabrics, and other fashionable textures/patterns. All meticulously designed and hand crafted, with the quality and care you expect from OPA Volunteers. All net proceeds go to benefit Operation Pets Alive and our work with the homeless animals of Montgomery County TX. Start your shopping at: 
If you would like to join our talented and dedicated Team of OPA-Crafters, drop us a line at:

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Donate to OPA Transport Programs
OPA averages two 'Pups on Trucks' transports and one 'Flight for Life' a month. Help us keep the wheels turning so we can continue to save precious lives. Donate here

3000+ Transported homeless pets
That's right! In January 2016, OPA celebrated its 3,000th homeless pet transported via our combined 'Pups on Trucks','Flight for Life', and 'Kittens with Wings' transports! Thank you to Tom Martin for designing our celebratory image!

Proud Supporter of Pets for Patriots

Operation Pets Alive is a proud adoption partner of Pets for Patriots, a nationally operating 501(c)(3) charity saving lives through companion pet adoption for United States veterans. Click the badge to learn more!

Our OPA Barn Cats prefer life a little on the wild side. All while helping to keep pesky critters away from your barns, warehouses, and outbuildings. To adopt a Barn Cat, email:


Flight for Life in the news
Check out the news coverage in San Diego on the latest flight for life!
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OPA in the news
Libby, one of OPA's long term fosters, gets a second chance as a police dog! for more information click here

Shop our OPA Etsy Store for beautiful hand-crafted items. For you, your home, and your pet! All meticulously designed by our OPA volunteers!

Help OPA by walking!
Go for a walk and earn money for OPA to help homeless pets! It’s easy! Download the app, select Operation Pets Alive! And start walking." (Take your dog - he or she will love it!) 

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Get $10 off any BarkBox subscription and support OPA! For every coupon used on, OPA will get a $10 donation from BarkBox. Be sure to use our special promo code: OPABBX1 Help us meet our goal of 100 subscriptions and raise $1,000