Friends For Life Opens New Animal Adoption Center

Houston’s first LEED-certified animal shelter features progressive design
by Gensler and Animal Arts   


What: Dedication ceremony and tour of new Don Sanders No Kill animal adoption and rescue center

Who: Friends For Life

When: Saturday, June 2, 1:00 pm; media tour immediately follows ceremony

Where: Don Sanders Adoption Center, 107 East 22nd Street, Houston, 77008
(One block east of the intersection of Yale and East 22nd in the Heights)

Visuals: Ribbon cutting by Senator John Whitmire, Mayor Annise Parker, Don Sanders and Salise Shuttlesworth
“Real-life” dog living room

Media Salise Shuttlesworth, 713.863.9835,

Contacts: Kim Kimmey, 832.452.6242,

On Saturday, June 2, Friends For Life (FFL), Houston’s fastest growing No Kill animal shelter, will officially open the doors on its new $1.4 million, leading-edge facility. On hand to dedicate the new facility will be Senator John Whitmire, Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council members.

The new Don Sanders Adoption Center was designed by Gensler in collaboration with nationally renowned shelter design experts, Animal Arts (Boulder, Colorado).