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Operation Pets Alive!

OPA Teams up with the ASPCA to ‘Find Your Fido!'

It’s here! We’re stoked to be partnering with the ASPCA® for the big #FindYourFido campaign. Find Your Fido is a fun and engaging strategy to promote dog adoptions through October, Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Fido, pictured above, is the face of the campaign and represents every dog who is waiting to find a loving home in shelters and rescues across the country.

We’ve got lots of exciting things lined up, and we’ll be asking you to help us create a buzz across social media to highlight the awesomeness of adopting shelter and rescue pups! AND, if you’re looking to adopt, we can help YOU ‘Find YOUR Fido’

Follow our Facebook page at for special #FindYourFido announcements, challenges, events and contests!


Strut Your Mutt 2017

It’s time to Strut Your Mutt!  OPA wants YOU to join our team!  By joining OPA’s Strut Your Mutt team, you’re helping to raise money for our life-saving work. There are great prizes to win by participating. 
For example:

-  Register – get free Strut Your Mutt T-shirt (while supplies last / must be picked up at the event)

            Adult  $15 – (13 yr. and older ) Free T-Shirt & admission to event
            Youth $10 – ( 6 – 12 yr. )  admission to event (no t-shirt)
            5 yr. and under – Free admission

-  Raise $100 by week before event - get a super cool stainless steel, insulated 'Until We Save Them All'  water bottle
-  Raise the most money nationwide – OPA gets an additional $10,000!!!

As a registered member of our team, you will get updates about the latest contests and challenges and all of the great prizes that come with them. You also get to join us at the mega fun Doggie-themed event on October 14, when we all join together at Stude Park (with our without your dog) and walk for homeless animals! 


If you can’t join OPA’s team, we would love for you to make a donation to the team or one of our team members to support us! When you make a donation to OPA or a member of our team, you’re helping to save thousands of lives.  The best thing is that if we raise the most money over and above all the teams nationwide, we win an additional $10,000!!!

What is Strut your Mutt?
Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt is an annual charity event in which animal lovers all over the nation get together to raise money for homeless animals. Each rescue group spends approximately 4 months fundraising, and then the event culminates in a fun dog walk in several cities around the nation.  Houston’s dog walking event is during the morning of October 14, 2017, at Stude Park. The event isn’t your average dog walk. It’s about saving the lives of homeless pets across the country. There will be exhibitors, field day activities, kid crafts, food vendors, raffles with great prizes and much, much more!


Shop at and OPA gets a donation is on a mission to support non-profit organizations that help animals in need.  Order your pet food with Chewy and they'll proudly donate $20 to Operation Pets Alive! 
Chewy offers a huge selection of pet food, treats and supplies, fast, free shipping, and you can save 20% off your first order!  Check out and use our very own special link when you place your order:

Thank you for supporting Operation Pets Alive!


OPA Impacts Lives of over 2,600 Homeless Pets in 2016


Because of your support, Operation Pets Alive bettered the lives for over 2,600 homeless pets in 2016. Take a look at our breakdowns. OPA rescued a total of 1,765 dogs and 899 cats from our County Shelters and our Community for a total of 2,664 pets. During 2016 OPA transferred 1,062 dogs and 236 cats to partnering shelters and rescues in the Northeast and in Colorado via our ‘Pups On Trucks’ and ‘Flight For Life’  Programs ~ areas of the country where there is a greater demand for adoptable pets and a 99.9% save rate amongst those transferred. OPA had a great year for local adoptions with 548 dogs and 459 cats finding forever homes within our Community!

An awesome job by volunteers, fosters, partners and our supporters! Donations make the difference in how many lives we can save, and OPA is so grateful to all those who gave to better the lives of homeless dogs and cats in our Community. Help us work towards a No Kill Community in 2017 by making a gift today:
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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:

Latest News

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 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!) 

Operation Pets Alive

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