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OPA and PetSmart Charities® Host ‘End of Summer Adoption PAWty’!

Do you believe in a future where every pet finds a forever home? We at Operation Pets Alive do, and so do our friends at PetSmart Charities®! This weekend, we will be teaming up to host a huge 3-day ‘End of Summer Adoption PAWty’ at PetSmart® Conroe, 2900 I-45 North! The event is a Community Adoption Event funded in part by PetSmart Charities, and will kick off Friday, Aug 26 from 12-8 pm, continuing Saturday 12-8 pm, through Sunday 12-5 pm. OPA volunteers will be on hand to match you up with your new best furry friend. Come ‘PAWty’ with our adoptable pups and kitties from both OPA and our local shelters. Help make dreams come true by opting to adopt a homeless pet!


Summertime Brings Special Challenges

Summertime may be a time of leisure and rest for many, but for Operation Pets Alive the wheels never stop. Summertime is particularly challenging for all those involved in animal rescue, in saving precious lives. As the Texas heat swells, so do the numbers of animals brought to area shelters. Litters of unwanted puppies and kittens are brought in daily, adding to the population of already overfull kennels. And when shelter numbers rise, so do the risks to each and every animal's life in their care.

How can you help us save more lives? One way is by fostering. Operation Pets Alive is in need of short-term fosters, especially for our transport pets, and for providing relief for our current fosters who have well-deserved vacations planned. Help us beat the heat and save more lives through the summer months!  Adopt, Foster, Volunteer or Donate.

To find out more about fostering, email Cherie Vanis, Foster Team Co-Lead at: .   

To explore other summer volunteer opportunities, email Gina Rhame, Volunteer Team Co-Lead at:

OPA Teams Up with Best Friends to ‘Save Them All ®’

StrutYourMutt We need your help to ‘Save Them All®’. Operation Pets Alive has teamed up with Best Friends®, and the big ‘Strut Your Mutt’ Fundraising campaign, to help raise funds and awareness for the more than 9,000 dogs and cats killed each day in America’s shelters. Best Friends is offering incentives and rewards, to participating rescues that reach certain fundraising goals and steps, leading up to the big day of the ‘Strut Your Mutt’ Charity Walk. No amount is too small to help Operation Pets Alive save more precious lives! To donate, and read more, go here:
Set the Date! The actual ‘Strut Your Mutt’ Charity walk takes place in Houston October 15th. There are so many more ways in which you can participate! Read more about the ‘Strut Your Mutt’ event, here:

Get In on the OPA Calendar Action!

Are you a business or individual that has a company or service you would like to advertise? Coveted spots (for as low as a $100 donation for one month) will get your logo and service displayed in our 2017 Operation Pets Alive Pet Calendar! The gorgeous calendar will feature professional pet photographs by Mindy Harmon Photography, of our winning OPA GoGo Photo Contest pets, and will be available for sale later this year. OPA gives a big shout-out to all those that have supported us by purchasing ad space so far. A special thanks to: My Family Vet, ATX Forensics LLC, Hieden Feed & Supply, The Woodlands Financial Group, Fond Memories, and Lyn Rathgeber with Nationwide for your generous support!
Don’t miss out ~ still plenty of advertising space left! Email us today for rates and availability:

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!

Yowza! If you are looking for that unique something to add to your home, or give as a gift, check out our OPA Etsy Store! Go to: and find many beautiful hand-crafted items, like these exquisitely beaded bookmarks! Find everything from dog/cat toys to plush pet mats, kitchen and home accessories, and more! Select from dog and cat-themed fabrics, and other textures/patterns. All meticulously designed and fashioned, 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. Check back often ~ New items are added all the time!

If you would like to join our talented and dedicated Team of OPA-Crafters, drop us a line at:

Meet Our August Featured OPA Adoptable Pets!”


How can you resist these sweet eyes? We couldn’t, so decided Holly truly deserved the spotlight as our August featured #OPAadoptable Dog! This girl will be a seamless addition to just about any family. She is that easy! There are not enough words to describe how good-natured Holly is, but we will try! Holly came to us at OPA, after arriving at a local county shelter in a family way. She gave birth to 5 pups in the shelter, and kept . more

Say hello to the spellbinding Luna, our August featured #OPAadoptable Cat! Luna’s gorgeous sea-green eyes are just the tip of her bewitching charms. Luna is said to have super powers, not only rising above the street life of the alley cats of NW Houston, but carefully seeking out, and winning over, the perfect human foster family. Back in the days of living in the hood, Luna knew she needed help, and from her hiding more


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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!

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 New Hampshire 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