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 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