The Harris County Pets resource center serves the residents and pets of unincorporated Harris County located in Houston, Texas. Harris County Pets is operated by Harris County Public Health. As the publicly-funded municipal shelter, they are required to accept every animal from unincorporated Harris County that comes through their doors regardless of breed, temperament, health conditions or circumstances.
The facility faces a number of challenges, such as our year-long breeding season that steadily increases the area’s animal population and our semi-tropical climate which serves as an incubator for fleas, ticks and other parasites harmful to animals.
There are many ways to help Harris County Pets. Two VERY important ways are volunteering and fostering! At Harris County Pets, volunteers and fosters mean everything to them. The more people willing to help, the more County Pets we can save! Whether you are looking to volunteer your time, or to open your home to a deserving dog or cat, Harris County Pets wants you to join their team!
A division of Harris County Public Health, the resource center provides animal adoption, a pet wellness clinic for the public, zoonotic disease surveillance, as well as animal control services in neighborhoods throughout unincorporated Harris County and with certain municipalities within Harris County.
612 Canino Road
Houston, Texas 77076
The center is located just off the Hardy Toll Road & Little York exit in North Houston.
Phone: (281) 999-3191
Please visit www.CountyPets.com for current hours of operation.
Volunteering: Volunteers are one of the most important resources at Harris County Pets. YOU can make a difference in a county pet’s life by showing them some T.L.C., teaching them how to “sit”, or making sure they find their fur-ever home!
Fostering: An animal in a foster home is FIVE TIMES more likely to be adopted than an animal straight out of the facility. As a foster home, YOU can provide a safe environment for an animal to learn to become a pet! The shelter is ALWAYS in search of great foster homes willing to take in animals in need of a warm bed and a good meal.
Harris County Pets services of unincorporated Harris County, Texas, or all the green areas. Barc or the City of Houston services all the blue areas of the area.
Items from wish lists or non-cash donations are shipped directly to Harris County Pets center for their immediate use and daily operations.
Amazon Wish List: This wish list is managed directly by Harris County Pets employees & shipped directly to the center. When you shop on Amazon, consider using Amazon Smile & selecting Friends of CountyPets as your charity of choice for added donating power!
Chewy Wish List: This is managed by FoCP to be shipped directly to Harris County Pets center. The link here offers additional compensation or donations to the organization with your first order. Learn more on our alliance page.
The shelter is always in urgent need of newspapers but here are other ideas to provide:
some pets found at Harris County Pets animal center
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous gift will fund many different outreach programs & more found from their General funding budget. FoCP works to budget over $30,000 annually to this fund for various animal needs, agendas, and efforts of Harris County Pets.