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. Harris County Pets is operated by VPH.


List of websites and apps for posting information on a lost or found pet



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

Thank you Petco Foundation and BOBS from Skechers for the $200,000 donation in 2020 in support of our shelter pets.

Helpful information for pets, before and after disasters.

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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.  

Services Services

Adopt a Pet
Rehome a Pet
Find your pet a loving forever home in four easy steps!
Find a Lost Pet
License a Pet 
Rescue Animals

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Find us at:

Harris County Pets
612 canino road
houston, tx 77076
phone: 281.999.3191
fax: 281.847.1911

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Operating Hours

Adoption Hours*:

Monday - Friday | 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday | 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
*please note adoption hours end earlier than lobby hours.

Lobby shelter hours:
Monday - Friday | 1:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Saturday | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pet wellness clinic hours:
Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
closed Saturday and Sunday

Animal surrender hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday* | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
*no animal surrenders on sunday, wednesday, or friday

Call center hours (phone):
Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm* , 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
*call center is closed from 12 pm to 1 pm for lunch.

dates and times are subject to change. please call ahead or visit the https://harris county pets website to confirm hours - especially for animal surrenders.