Meet Our Featured 12 Dogs Of Christmas!

Tyler’s Pets Fur People has going home celebrations almost every day of the year as dogs and cats are matched with families who want to add a new face to the family album. But at Christmastime, some special dogs are looking for extra special families.

The 12 Dogs of Christmas are the special guys and gals who need a little more love and understanding. All of them have been with us too long. They all want to go to a forever home but for lots of reasons they’ve just not found the family that fits. Yet.

There are lots of reasons why some dogs don’t get picked for adoption. Some don’t show well. They may be shy. Some race to the front of the kennel, barking as though they saw a bear. Some are big and look like they’d be too much to handle. Some are just “teenagers”… youngsters who are not fluffy puppies any more, but have not grown into their feet and ears.

The 12 Dogs of Christmas are all fully vetted and are in excellent health. Their immunizations are up to date. They have been microchipped. The Pets Fur People kennel staff works with them each day and can give potential adopters insight into their personalities.

Adoption fees, usually $150, are waived for approved adopters. This year, ASAP Roofing is also building custom doghouses for each dog as a special gift along with a big fluffy bed. None of these dogs should be an outside dog but these houses will be great resting spots when they are outside in the yard. Everybody wants a special spot to hang out!

The 12 Dogs of Christmas campaign will continue through the end of December and is part of Pets Fur People’s year-end fund-raising drive.

Lady has found her FOREVER home!

Lady has found her FOREVER home!

Rudy has found his FOREVER home!

Rudy has found his FOREVER home!

Spencer has found his FOREVER home!

Spencer has found his FOREVER home!

Adopt from The Humane Society's Pets Fur People

...because it's the right thing to do!

At The Humane Society's Pets Fur People, we provide an animal sanctuary for cats and dogs while helping them find their forever families. Over the last 50 years, we have saved thousands of animals through facilitating pet adoptions and teaching responsible pet ownership at our no kill pet shelter in Tyler, Texas. Call or visit our animal sanctuary today learn more about our amazing animals and how to make them a part of your family.

As a selective admission, life-sustaining animal shelter in Tyler, Texas, our mission is to provide a temporary haven for cats and dogs while helping them find the right home. By committing to these animals and connecting them with caring, loving families, we hope to reduce and ultimately eliminate the practice of euthanasia as an acceptable method of population control. For more information about our animal shelter and how you can help out through adoptions and donations, please contact us today.

Adopting is easy at The Humane Society's Pets Fur People!

Visit our animal shelter to adopt a pet in Tyler, Texas

Browse our website for a look at some of the wonderful pets we have available for adoption, then visit or contact our animal shelter to begin the adoption process. The adoption fee for cats and dogs is only $150 and includes:

• Spay/neuter
• Microchip
• All vaccinations including rabies
• Specialized health testing
• 30 days of free pet health insurance

We have hundreds of affectionate animals that are waiting to find the right home. Visit our no kill pet shelter today to find the one that is right for you and your family. Be sure to ask about our new boarding program available for dogs adopted from The Humane Society's Pets Fur People!

Amazon Smile Donations

If you shop on Amazon, you can support The Humane Society’s Pets Fur People! Amazon Smile contributes back .5% of your purchase to our shelter. Simply go to & login using your normal Amazon username and password. The same username and password for Amazon is used to log on to Amazon Smile. Once on Amazon Smile, search charity of choice for Humane Society of Smith County. That’s it. Go shopping! Please note that you must start each shopping session at instead of the usual Amazon website. This shopping on Amazon Smile could provide substantial revenue for Pets Fur People in our work with the animals we serve. We would be most grateful if you would also share this information with your friends.

You can help even if you don’t adopt

We need and appreciate your donations and support

We are passionate about saving pets and hope to continue the animal shelter and pet adoption work that we do here in Tyler, TX, but we need your help. Contact The Humane Society's Pets Fur People to learn how you can help by donating to or volunteering at our no kill pet shelter. We appreciate your support.