The Harris County Animal Shelter serves the residents and pets of unincorporated Harris County. As the publicly-funded municipal shelter, they are required to accept every animal that comes through their doors regardless of breed, temperament, health conditions or circumstances.
The shelter 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.
A division of Harris County Public Health, the shelter 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.
***Please call the shelter to confirm, or visit CountyPets.com.
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
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 the 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
612 Canino Road
Houston, TX 77076