Local animal rescue groups build 120 dog houses to keep pets, strays warm during winter 

HOUSTON — Houston PetSet joined forces with Huts for Mutts over the weekend to build dog houses for outdoor pets and strays during the upcoming cold, winter weather.  The shelters were built using volunteers with the Animal Justice League and Pup Squad.

More than 70 animal lovers volunteered Saturday in northwest Houston for the emergency build. Teams were able to assemble 120 new homes for the animals. The shelters will be given free of charge to low-income pet owners in Harris and parts of Montgomery counties.

"Many of these dogs spend their entire lives outside on a chain or confined in someone’s backyard with little to no shelter,” President Tena Lundquist Faust of PetSet said. “When Houston sees extreme weather conditions these dogs have nowhere to escape the elements and may not survive.”

Click the video above to see how the huts came together!