Veterinary Public Health

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The Veterinary Public Health (VPH) division of Harris County Public Health works in partnership with the community to create a safe, healthy and caring environment for residents and animals of unincorporated Harris County. The Harris County Animal Shelter is operated under VPH.


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List of websites and apps for posting information on a lost or found pet

 

Donations

We welcome donations of supplies to keep our future pets comfortable and fed. Monetary donations are always appreciated.

Thank you Petco Foundation for the $100,000 donation for Hurricane Harvey flood relief and recovery efforts! 

Helpful information for pets, before and after disasters.
 

Donate Online

Amazon Wish List
 

We are in urgent need of newspaper. Please drop it off at the shelter Monday – Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. or Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Services Services

Adopt a Pet
Rehome a Pet
Find your pet a loving forever home in four easy steps!
Find a Lost Pet
License a Pet 
Rescue Animals

Mobile Adoption Events

PetSmart (Cypress)
Fall Into The Holidays


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For more information, contact:
Harris County Public Health
Veterinary Public Health:
612 Canino Road
Houston, TX 77076
Phone: 281.999.3191
Fax: 281.847.1911 

Driving Directions to HCPH Veterinary Public Health (Google Maps)

Services Provided by HCPH Veterinary Public Health

Adoption hours: 
Please note adoption hours end earlier than regular lobby hours
Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Lobby shelter hours:
Monday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
no animal intake

Pet wellness clinic hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Walk-ins end at 4:00 p.m.

Animal surrender hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00
no animal surrenders on Sunday and Wednesday

(Dates and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm surrender hours for the day)

Phone hours (for our call center):
Monday – Friday 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (closed for lunch)
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.