Find A Lost Pet

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Location and hours to the Harris County Animal Shelter

Fees/Fines to pick up an animal from the Harris County Animal Shelter

Have you lost a pet?
  • Start your search immediately. Don't wait to make flyers.
  • Contact all possible animal control or animal welfare agencies in the area.  Visit each location at least every other day. 
  • Call your veterinarian and the microchip company to make sure they have current contact information for you. Someone may try to call the veterinarian's office or microchip company themselves from your pet's tags. 
  • Call all the veterinarians in your area to alert them to the description of your lost pet in case someone brings it to their clinic.
  • Check with your neighbors, especially families with children, and ask if they've seen a pet that looks like yours.
  • Search your neighborhood on foot. Your pet maybe be nearby but is injured and unable to get back home. 
  • Leave a towel or article of clothing with your scent on it outside of your home.  Your pet may be disorientated and will be attracted by your scent.
  • Helpful lost pet websites
Have you found a pet?
  • First, think of the animal as lost and not abandoned and make every effort to reunite the animal to an owner.
  • Contact our facility by telephone and report the animal as found.
  • Bring the animal to our facility or check with a local veterinarian to scan the animal for a microchip.
  • Return to the place where you found the animal and put up a sign near that location stating that you found the animal.
  • If you find the owner, especially from a newspaper or website post, ask them to provide a photo of their pet and meet in a public place, like a police station. 
  • Check out PetHarbor.
More information about microchips
  • A microchip is a small device (size of a grain of rice) that is permanent and implanted with a needle under the skin of pets. 
  • Pets do not have to be given any pain medication or anesthesia to implant a microchip. 
  • Microchips are not likely to move or need repair if implanted correctly. 
  • Microchips, when scanned, show a unique code. The microchip must be registered with the corresponding microchip manufacture to record any owner and animal data. 
  • Microchips do not work like GPS locators or the LoJack Vehicle Recovery System. They cannot give a signal to locate your lost pet.
Microchips/Microchip Registration

We can microchip your pet at our shelter. Refer to Fees/Fines for pricing.