The barn doors swing open at 10 a.m. at the Houston SPCA, 900 Portway Drive, on Saturday, April 7, for the first Open Barn Day of the year! Open Barn Days give potential adopters the opportunity to visit with the many horses and farm animals available for adoption without having to schedule an appointment.  Before you come, please make sure to visit to complete an online application. 

This seven-hour event will spotlight a diverse array of horses up for adoption. Aslan is a 7-year-old Palomino Paint horse who was rescued just a couple of months ago when he came to the shelter emaciated and shy. He is gaining weight and, since he is now learning to trust again, he enjoys being lavished with attention. Sushi is a 4-year-old Blue Roan quarter horse who also made her way to the Houston SPCA when she was found severely emaciated. Thanks to our staff and volunteers, today Sushi is healthy and her vibrant personality shines!

Horses aren’t the only animals at the Houston SPCA barn who are waiting for a new home. Come meet Trixie, a 2-year-old pot-belly pig who knows how to sit on command. Trixie was abandoned and brought to the Houston SPCA, where she now has plenty of barnyard friends to keep her company until she finds her new lifelong, loving home. Don’t miss Molly, a 6-month-old lamb, who was found at an elementary school near Highway 610. Molly is now best friends with 4-month-old Maggie, another pot-belly pig who is also available for adoption. Both enjoy being around people and each other and, like all of the animals at the Houston SPCA, they are ready for a second chance at life and love.

All male equines up for adoption will be gelded, and all equines will be vaccinated, dewormed and have a current Coggins tests.

Here are a few other guidelines we ask you to follow if you are interested in attending the Open Barn Day:

  • Log onto to complete or download the equine and farm animal application.
  • Provide the name of the veterinarian you currently use or plan to use when you adopt a horse or farm animal.
  • Provide the name of a farrier you have used in the past or plan to use when you adopt a horse or farm animal.
  • Bring identification such as a valid driver’s license with your current address.   

The costs of farm animals at the Houston SPCA are as follows:

  • Horses range from $100 to $400 based on age and health.
  • Other animals, such as sheep, goats, lambs, donkeys and pigs, are individually priced.

In order to accommodate all adopters, arrangements for all animal pick-ups will be scheduled for the following week. 

For more information or to request an interview, please contact Meera Nandlal at 713.869.7722 ext. 138.