Animals & Pets

The Harris County Animal Shelter is happy to provide information and services for current pet owners and for those wishing to add a new four-footed member to their family.

You can help by being a responsible pet owner. Your pet will thank you! Please remember to:

  • Spay and neuter your pets.
  • Keep identification on your pets at all times.
  • Adopt homeless pets.
  • Commit to the relationship for the life of your pet.
  • Recognize that pet ownership requires an investment of time and money.
  • Provide appropriate exercise, training and socialization.
  • Provide veterinary care (preventive and for illness).
  • Keep your pets safely confined. Do not allow them run loose.
  • Clean up after your pet.
  • Prepare for an emergency or disaster with your pet.
Responsible Pet Ownership

Guide to Owning a Pit Bull in Harris County English | Español
Tips for Owning a Cat in unincorporated Harris County English | Español


Halloween Safety English | Español
Heat Safety
Holiday Hazards for Pets
Summer Animal Bite Prevention
For more on Pet Safety during the winter months, click here.