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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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.  

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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For more information, contact:
Harris County Pets
612 Canino Road
Houston, TX 77076
Phone: 281.999.3191
Fax: 281.847.1911 

Driving Directions to Harris County Pets (Google Maps)

Services Provided by HCPH Veterinary Public Health/Harris County Pets

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

Pet wellness clinic hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
last walk-in at 4:30pm

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
last walk-in at 3:30pm

Closed Sunday

Animal surrender hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00
no animal surrenders on Sunday and Wednesday

(Dates and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm surrender hours for the day)

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.
Saturday & Sunday
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.