The only local rescue organization, as far as we are aware, that often accepts and adopts out special needs animals (blind, deaf, physically disabled, etc.) is Friends for Life.  Should you need to rehome a special needs animal in the Houston area, we encourage you to contact this organization first.  Some local no-kill organizations may also take in a special needs animal, depending on their circumstances.

The following nationwide organizations are dedicated to helping animals with mental or physical special needs find homes. 

Special Needs Dog Organizations:

AngelDogs Foundation Deaf Dog Ranch
18723 Via Princessa, Suite 147
Santa Clarita, CA  91387
Email:  info@angeldogsfoundation.org
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance (BDRA)
PO Box 53
Seymour CT, 06483
Tel: 877-BLIND-01
Email:  info@blinddogrescue.org
Website Website
   
Deaf Dogs Rock (DDR)
3962 Bluebird Ln
Salem, VA 24153
Email:  christina@deafdogsrock.com
Heath's Haven
1869 E. Seltice Way PMB #314
Post Falls, ID 83854
Tel. 509-435-3701
Email:  info@heathshavenrescue.com
Dogs with mobility impairment, neurological and spinal cord issues
Website Website
   
LoveHandlers Animal Sanctuary
946 Piney Grove Road
Greeneville, TN 37743
Tel. 423-329-0554
E-mail: LoveHandlers@me.com
Blind and special needs dogs
Pets with Disabilities (PWD)
635 Clay Hammond Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678, USA
Tel. 443-624-9270
Email:  petswithdisabilities@comcast.net
Special needs dogs
Website Website
   
Rolling Dog Farm
P.O. Box 150
Lancaster, New Hampshire 03584 
Emails: steve@rollingdogfarm.org, alayne@rollingdogfarm.org
Special needs dogs
SNARR (Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation)
Robin Menard, St. Martinville, LA - Tel. 425-516-2559, email ROBINM@snarranimalrescue.org
Courtney Bellew, Westchester County, NY - Tel. 914-494-6456, email courtney@snarranimalrescue.org
Special needs dogs
Website Website

Special Needs Cat Organizations:

Furkids, Inc.
P.O. Box 191102
Atlanta, GA  31119
Tel. 770-613-0009
Email: info@furkids.org
Milo's Sanctuary, Inc.
827 Hollywood Way, #520
Burbank, CA 91505
Email: miloscats@gmail.com
Website Website
   
Pets with Disabilities (PWD)
635 Clay Hammond Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678, USA
Tel. 443-624-9270
Email:  petswithdisabilities@comcast.net
Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue
2390 S. Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80223
Tel. 303-744-6076
Email: feedback@rmfr-colorado.org
Website Website
   
Saving Grace
San Francisco, CA
Tel. 415-407-8021
Email: totemra@gmail.com
Tenth Life Cat Rescue
3200 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
Tel. 314-808-2454
Email: info@tenthlifecats.org
Website Website