Veterinary Public Health


The Veterinary Public Health (VPH) division of Harris County Public Health works in partnership with the community to create a safe, healthy and caring environment for residents and animals of unincorporated Harris County. The Harris County Animal Shelter is operated under VPH.


We welcome donations of supplies to keep our future pets comfortable and fed. Monetary donations are always appreciated

Amazon Wish List 

We are in urgent need of newspaper. Please drop it off at the shelter Monday – Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. or Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Mobile Adoption Events

  • Saturday, May 13
  • Saturday, May 20
  • Sunday, May 21
  • Wednesday, May 31
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    For more information, contact:
    Harris County Public Health
    Veterinary Public Health:
    612 Canino Road
    Houston, TX 77076
    Phone: (281) 999-3191
    Fax: (281) 847-1911 

    Driving Directions to HCPH Veterinary Public Health (Google Maps)
    Services Provided by HCPH Veterinary Public Health

    Adoption hours: 
    Please note adoption hours end earlier than regular lobby hours
    Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Lobby shelter hours:
    Monday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
    Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (no animal intake)

    Phone hours (for our call center):
    Monday – Friday 
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (closed for lunch)
    1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Phones cannot be answered on Saturday and Sunday. Our call center is closed. Feel free to come in.

    Find your “furrever friend” and tour our new adoption bus.