Houston PetSet launched its foster animal adoption initiative, “Takeout & Take Me Home,” to promote rescue and shelter pets on the takeout bags of local restaurants. The 501c3, dedicated to ending the suffering and homelessness of companion animals in the Greater Houston area, hopes the campaign will result in the pets’ adoptions, which ultimately helps to free up the shelter and rescue foster systems.
Currently, Houston PetSet has secured partnerships with the following restaurants:
- Cuchara Restaurant, 214 Fairview St., Suite #1, Houston 77006
- Dandelion Café, 5405 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire 77401
- Diptyque, 4444 Westheimer Rd #F120, Houston 77027
- The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston 77024
- Local Foods, 2424 Dunstan Rd., Houston 77005; 2555 Kirby Dr., Houston 77019; 5740 San Felipe #130, Houston 77057; 714 Yale St., Suite 1A, Houston 77007
- Mutiny Wine Room, 1124 Usener St, Houston 77009
- Paulie’s Restaurant, 1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston 77098
- Red Lion Pub, 2316 S. Shepherd Drive, Houston 77019
- Roost, 1972 Fairview St, Houston 77019
- Sonoma Wine Bar, 801 Studewood St., Houston 77007 and 2720 Richmond Ave., Houston 77098
- Toulouse Café and Bar, 4444 Westheimer Rd e100, Houston 77027
“Houston PetSet is thrilled to team up with these local restaurants and animal welfare groups to encourage rescue pet adoptions,” said Tena Lundquist Faust, Co-President of Houston PetSet. “Unfortunately, the economic impact of COVID-19 will leave many more animals on the streets to suffer, and we need to do what we can now to free up the foster system so we are prepared to take in new animals.”
Pets available for adoption each have their own “takeout” card affixed to the carryout bag or box featuring their picture, age, weight, breed, name, a brief bio and how to go about adopting the animal. The nonprofit will continue the program throughout the duration of the COVID-19 stay-home, work-safe order.
Houston PetSet aims to expand the campaign to additional area restaurants in order to maximize the number of pets adopted. If you are interested in joining the Takeout & Take Me Home effort, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit houstonpetset.org or call 713-960-6622.