Veterinary Public Health


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. VPH operates Harris County Pets and the Harris County Pets Resource Center.

Harris County Pets Resources Center

Visit for adoptable pets, resources, care, licensing, and more.


Lost and Found

For tips on what to do if you have a found a lost pet or have lost a pet of your own, please visit the Find A Lost Pet resources.

Information about disaster planning and emergency preparation for pets can be found in the Animal and Disaster resources.


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

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

View a list of accepted donations as well as ways to donate here.

We are in need of newspaper donations. Please drop off at the Harris County Pets Resource Center during business hours. 

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

Policies & Procedures Policies & Procedures

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Find us at:

Harris County Pets
612 Canino Road
Houston, TX 77076
Phone: 281.999.3191
Fax: 281.847.1911

Directions: Google Maps

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 Harris County Pets website to confirm hours - especially for animal surrenders.