Pets Resource Center Services

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Pet Resource Center Services

The Veterinary Public Health division of Harris County Public Health offers a number of services for the local community. Explore these services below or visit the Harris County Pets Resource Center's website for more information.

Harris County Pets Resource Center Services

Adoption Hours: Go to Adopt A Pet or the Harris County Pets website for more information.

  • Licensing:      
    • A Harris County pet license can be purchased in person with proof of current rabies vaccination during lobby hours
    • To purchase a license by mail or online, refer to our License A Pet page.
  • Microchipping:

For more information, visit our Harris County Pets Resource Center website at

Pet Wellness Clinic Services

The animal wellness services offered by the Veterinary Public Health division of Harris County Public Health are a low-cost option for pet owners who may not have the resources to provide essential veterinary care for their furry loved ones.

For current operating hours, please view the Veterinary Public Health page.

To make an appointment or for any questions, please contact the call center at (281) 999-3191.

A few of the services we offer are:

CLICK HERE for a complete list of services, packages, and prices.

Field Services

The Veterinary Public Health (VPH) division of Harris County Public Health and its animal control officers respond to various animal related requests for service including:

To report any issue, call the Harris County Pets Resource Center at (281) 999-3191.

For complaints inside an incorporated city or outside of Harris County, please refer to the list of Harris County Area Animal Control Agencies.

For Dead Animal Pickup...

  • If the animal is located in the City of Houston on a curb or a maintained street, call 3-1-1 or go to the City of Houston Dead Animal Collection information page
  • If the animal is located on freeways and feeder roads, submit a request to TxDOT. For the Contact Reason, select the drop down: "Road debris/litter/dead animal" or call TXDOT directly at (713) 802 - 5000. Select Option 1.

In unincorporated Harris County (outside the City of Houston), call the County Operator at (713) 802 - 5000

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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.