Your pets come home more quickly.
Pets wearing visible identification are more likely to be returned. This minimizes or eliminates unnecessary time in the shelter. The time to license is now, before you need it.
Your pets stay healthy.
In order to license your pet, he or she must have a current rabies vaccination. We'll also send you a friendly reminder when your vaccination and/or license is due.
You help your community.
Licensing fees support Harris County Veterinary Public Health and help us continue to provide quality animal care and control services for unincorporated Harris County.
Your pet will remain legal.
All dogs and cats in unincorporated Harris County over the age of three months are required to be licensed through the county. Each violation of Harris County animal regulations can result in a citation and fine up to $500.