We save animals and help our neighbors care for the pets they love.
At Friends For Life, every animal matters. Founded in 2002, Friends For Life introduced the no-kill shelter model to Houston – saving animals regardless of their breed, age or condition.
Houston-grown, we’re here to help our neighbors care for the pets they love.
We’re not finished until every animal has a safe home. Until then, we’ll be innovating, improving and tracking results to find the most effective ways to save lives.
Giving Back to the Community – Our Team Believes in Serving Big
Another great reason to work with Chris Schmidt and the rest of the team is to help a worthy cause. Our team is dedicated to charitable causes and a portion of our profits goes directly to charity. We are on a mission to raise $10,000 for Friends For Life Animal Shelter.
A Message From Chris Schmidt…
I was introduced to Friends For Life animal shelter by a couple of friends who had adopted from there about 7 years ago. Since then, I started investigating and learning more about what they do and what they were all about. We do have a rescue Black Lab, so I am quite passionate about the need for these types of charities.
I must admit, I was blown away at how much they do not only for animals but also the community around them. They save animals regardless of their origin, breed, age, or condition. Many shelters refuse strays, animals from private citizens, or even entire breeds. Instead, they are guided by a simple principle: Every Animal Matters.
Why I Support & Give to Friends For Life…
They believe that no shelter is an island. They lean on our community to fuel their work. In return, the Houston community relies on them. Just to mention a few of their programs which include giving away 5,500+ free spay/neuter surgeries (and counting) through their Fix Houston program. The result: There will be 100,000 fewer animals coming into Houston shelters. They have, Friends For Life Animal Food Bank (Houston’s first!) providing neighbors with literally 50+ tons of pet food each year. During Hurricane Harvey, the Mayor needed help managing pets at the George R. Brown Evacuation Center. They set up the country’s first-ever shelter where people stay together with their pets. The success of that effort set an example for future disaster planning. During COVID-19, they provided a Drive-Thru Clinic + Pet Food Bank. The only organization in the city offering this service that gets free vaccinations, vet exams, preventatives, and pet food to those struggling to care for their animal family members.
To continue their great work they need our help with sponsorships and donations to fund their programs. I encourage you to visit their website at www.Friends4Life.org and check out the better than good work they are doing in our community!
Giving back to the community is a huge part of what drives us to work hard and succeed. Our mission is to “Go Serve Big” and change the lives of the community we live and work in.