Donate
The staff here at HCPH Veterinary Public Health, and the animals that we care for, really appreciate any donations or contributions from the public.  Below is a list of items we always need to make the animals' stay a little more comfortable. 
Check out our "Pawsome" Donors

If you would like to donate items from this list, please bring it to the shelter during business hours.

Donate online

Donate your time - Start a fundraiser or donation drive

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Cat supplies
  • Cat beds (small & washable)
  • Cat food (canned & dry)
  • Cat toys (new only)
  • Cat treats
  • Kitten food (canned or dry) 
    URGENT! LOW SUPPLY
Dog supplies
  • Blankets (small fleece blankets are preferred)
  • Dog food (canned) 
    URGENT! LOW SUPPLY
  • Dog toys (new only)
  • Dog treats
  • Pet training pads or "pee" pads
  • Puppy food (canned & dry)

Cleaning supplies/adoption program

  • Bath mats (new or used all sizes) URGENT! LOW SUPPLY
  • Bath towels (new or used all sizes)
  • Bleach
  • Electric heating pads
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Laundry detergent (especially high efficiency) URGENT! LOW SUPPLY
  • Laundry detergent with color-safe bleach (especially high efficiency) URGENT! LOW SUPPLY
  • Newspaper
  • Paper towels
  • Pet grooming supplies
  • Washcloths (new or used all sizes)
  • Wet wipes
Thanks to our Pawsome Donors

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PiP Facial Recognition Software

The PiP app for iPhone and Android uses facial recognition technology to re-unite lost pets with their families. Should your pet ever become lost, activating the PiP Alert System will ensure your furry friend quickly finds their way home. The PiP app for iPhone and Android uses facial recognition technology to re-unite lost pets with their families. Should your pet ever become lost, activating the PiP Alert System will ensure your furry friend quickly finds their way home.

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Christmas in July at VPH
PetMeds, an on-line source for pet medications has provided a “care package” to VPH. Through their PetMeds Cares Program, PetMeds provided a $1000 worth of flea/tick preventatives, leashes, collars, treats, joint supplements, vitamins or other pet care supplies.

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Hot Dogs Get Cool Misting System
VPH is the recipient of a Petfinder Foundation/ Orvis Operational Grant valued at $1000. This grant from Orvis and Petfinder Foundation will be used to install a water misting system to keep shelter dogs cool on the new Puppy Playground at VPH

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Houston Pets Alive
Houston Pets Alive donated 1800 pounds of Pedigree canned dog food.

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K-9 Angels
K-9 Angels takes many pets from the Harris County Shelter into their adoption program. In addition they have donated stacks of towels and cases of canned pet food for our littlest visitors.

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The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa graciously donates their used tennis balls as toys for our dogs. We appreciate their generosity!

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Petco River Oaks
River Oaks Petco donates space for our adoption cats every day. Their helpful staff even helps with adoptions. We are grateful for their commitment.

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Friends of CountyPets
Thank you to Friends of CountyPets for all their, funding, volunteering, programs, and support.