Harris County Animal Shelter

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. 

Hours and location

***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        


612 Canino Road
Houston, TX 77076
Phone: 281.999.3191