Contact Information

Main Shelter line: 713-863-9835

Fax: 713-239-8127

Mailing Address: 
Friends For Life 
107 E 22nd 
Houston, Texas 77008

Please use our online enrollment form if you have an animal you would like to bring in.

We can only enroll animals in our adoption program via an online form that enables us to efficiently access all the information about the animal, your situation and the kind of help that you may need. We will unfortunately not be able to process any requests for enrollment in our adoption program that are not submitted via this form.

Please do not email us requests to enroll an animal.
For other issues, please use this email:


Shelter Location & Hours

Friends For Life No Kill Shelter
Don Sanders Adoption Center
107 E. 22nd Street
Houston, TX 77008

Adoption Hours:
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 12–6pm
Sundays: 12-5pm
Closed Mondays

Petsmart Offsite Cat Adoption Center
2902 S. Shepherd
Houston, TX 77098

Adoption Hours:
Tuesdays - Fridays: 5-7pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 12-5pm
Closed Mondays

Board of Directors:

Christine McWilliams, President

Patricia Larson, Treasurer 

Margo Kendrick 

Stephanie Kennedy, DVM 

Brooke Summers-Perry 

Roberto Trevino, D.V.M.

Jeffery Spalding

Brian Vass

Salise Shuttlesworth J.D., Executive Director

Advisor to the Board: 

Carolyn Levy, Ph.D.


Executive Director

Salise Shuttlesworth, J.D.

Operations Manager
Marilyn Oliver, LVT 

Adoption Manager
Gaby Quiroz  

Communications Coordinator

Megan Carpenter

Volunteer Manager
Kirsten Thoede

Development Director


Wellness Manager
Erin Stewart, LVT 

Accounting Manager
Karen Cavanagh

Facilities Coordinator

Ron Martel