The shelter is currently operating by an appointment only system. Please call 281-999-3191 and make an appointment for any shelter or wellness clinic service. We will not be accepting walk-ins to the shelter or wellness clinic until further notice. 

Appointments for any service are booked for the current day or the next day. If you request an appointment for the wrong service, please note you will need to book for the correct service at a later date. Appointments may not be transferred from one service to another while at the shelter. Due to a larger than normal call volume, there may be a wait while on hold and for an appointment. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Effective immediately, the shelter 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.

According to the CDC and World Health Organization, there is no current evidence that companion animals including pets can spread COVID-19. However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals.

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.


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

Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)

Upcoming Events

Extreme Weather Ready Expo
Start Date/Time:
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Special Event

Hurricane season starts in June, and it’s time to get prepared.  VPH will be joining the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and other regional emergency response agencies for the annual Extreme Weather Ready Expo Saturday, June 8th from 10am-3pm at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The event is free and family-friendly, with exhibitors, presentations, local meteorologists & emergency managers, CPR training, and a kids zone. For more information, visit www.hurricaneworkshop.com.

Owned by Teneil Matthews On Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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
Note: The shelter will be closed April 10 and April 12th. (Good Friday and Easter 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