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.
There are many ways to help the Harris County Animal Shelter. Two VERY important ways are volunteering and fostering! At Harris County Animal Shelter, volunteers and fosters mean everything to them. The more people willing to help, the more CountyPets the shelter can save!
Whether you are looking to volunteer your time, or to open your home to a deserving dog or cat, Harris County Animal Shelter wants you to join their team!
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.
612 Canino Road
Houston, TX 77076
Just off the Hardy Toll Road & Little York exit.
***Subject to change based on special events/circumstances. Please call ahead to confirm.***
Phone Hours: (281) 999-3191
9 am - 6 pm Monday – Friday (closed 12 pm – 1 pm) & 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Saturday - Sunday
Shelter Hours: 1 pm - 5:50 pm Monday - Friday & 11 am - 4 pm Saturday - Sunday
Adoption Hours: 1 pm - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday & 11 am - 3:30 pm Saturday - Sunday
Volunteering: Volunteers are one of the most important resources at the Harris County Animal Shelter. YOU can make a difference in a shelter 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 shelter. 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 Animal Shelter services unincorporated Harris County, or all the green areas. Barc or City of Houston services all the blue areas.
MORE ITEMS NEEDED
The shelter is always in urgent need of newspaper!