As of March 26 the shelter is operating by an appointment only system. You must call 281-999-3191 and make an appointment for any shelter service. We will not be accepting walk-ins to the shelter until further notice.

The wellness clinic is also operating by an appointment only system. Please call 832-927-1136 to make a wellness appointment. We will not be accepting walk-ins to the wellness clinic until further notice.

Animal Turn-In & COVID-19

Dear Harris County:

Due to the current spread of the COVID-19 virus, Harris County Animal Shelter (HCAS) is taking the necessary precautions for all employees and public visitors by practicing social distancing within in our facility.

In order to provide the best care for the animals in our shelter and we will be taking active measures to reduce animal intake and focus on the current shelter needs.

Effective immediately, HCAS will only be open for animal intake/ drop off on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday until further notice.
HCAS will not turn away any sick or injured animals. However, we request that non-emergency, owner surrenders postpone turning in their pets until HCAS resumes normal operating intake hours and protocols.

In our endeavor to reduce the spread of COVID-19, HCAS is asking the community to assist by not picking up any stray animals unless you are prepared to care for them at your home.

All other services (adoptions, foster & rescue pickups, wellness, lost pets, and bite case) will maintain regularly scheduled service hours until further notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience and continued support; the situation is fluid and we will continue to make changes according to the needs for the animals in our care and public safety.


Rehome your Pet:https://rehome.adoptapet.com/
Use your social media to rehome your pet. Post on Facebook, Instagram, or Nextdoor.
If you are interested in donating, please visit our amazon donation list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/14I5Q47TPD5CE?&sort=default

According to CDC and WHO, there is no current evidence that companion animals including pets can spread COVID-19. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently and thoroughly. However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals.
If you get sick with COVID-19, it is recommended that you limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. If possible, have another member of your household care for your animals. When sick, avoid direct contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet while sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with your animal and wear a face mask.
To prepare, identify another person in your household who is willing and able to care for your pet. Make sure you have an emergency kit for your pet ready-to-go, with at least two weeks’ worth of food, bowls, collars, leashes, bedding, and any needed medications and preventatives.

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The shelter will be CLOSED January 1st, New Year's Day.

612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076
1 pm - 5:50 pm Monday - Friday & 11 am - 4 pm Saturday - Sunday
Phone Hours: (281) 999-3191
Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm, closed 12 pm – 1 pm
Saturday – Sunday 11:00 – 4 pm
Adoption Hours:
1 pm - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday & 11 am - 3:30 pm Saturday - Sunday
Animal Surrender Hours:
1 pm - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday & 11 am - 2 pm Saturday
No animal surrenders on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. Dates are subject to change based on special events/circumstances. Please call ahead to confirm.
Make an appointment to reduce wait time
Pet Wellness Clinic Hours:
8 am - 5 pm Monday – Friday(last walk-in at 4:30pm)
9 am - 4 pm Saturday (last walk-in at 3:30pm)
Closed Sunday