Animal Shelter Services

A calico kitten and a German Shepherd puppy lying on grass together

Shelter Services

Adoption Hours: Go to Adopt a Pet for information.


Pet Wellness Clinic Services

The animal wellness services offered by the Veterinary Public Health division of Harris County Public Health  are a low-cost option for pet owners who may not have the resources to provide essential veterinary care for their furry loved ones.

Services are provided Monday – Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. by appointment only.

Call our shelter at 281.999.3191 to make an appointment, or for any questions you may have. 
Phones cannot be answered on Saturday and Sunday. Our call center is closed.

A few of the services we offer are:

Vaccinations
Testing
Nail trimming

Click here for a complete  list of services, packages and prices.

Field Services

When fully staffed, the Veterinary Public Health (VPH) division of Harris County Public Health  has 16 professional animal control officers to respond to various animal related requests for service including:

To report any issue, call our shelter at 281.999.3191.

For complaints inside an incorporated city or outside of Harris County, please refer to the list of Harris County Area Animal Control Agencies.

For Dead Animal Pickup:

  • If the animal is located in the City of Houston on a curb or a maintained street, call 3-1-1 or go to the City of Houston Dead Animal Collection information page
  • If the animal is located on freeways and feeder roads, submit a request to TxDOT. For the Contact Reason, select the drop down: "Road debris/litter/dead animal" or call TXDOT directly at 713.802.5000. Select Option 1.

In unincorporated Harris County (outside the City of Houston), call the County Operator at 713.755.5000.