Rescue Partners

We Appreciate Our Rescue Partners!

ALL RESCUE SERVICES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  The person picking up the animal must have a scheduled appointment.To make that appointment or email

Animal rescue groups interested in rescuing animals must be pre-approved and agree to abide by the requirements outlined in the Harris County Pets Rescue Policy.

To become a Harris County Pets approved rescue partner, please complete and sign the documents in the links below and email a PDF version to along with the following: 

  1. IRS form confirming 501(c)(3) status.
    1. If not yet confirmed, proof of application and payment submitted to the IRS may be considered. 
  2. Group mission statement 
  3. Adoption standards and contract 
  4. Sterilization policies 
  5. Social media handles and website URL 
  6. An official letter of reference from your current treating veterinarian (With letter head or seal)

Please note: Animals may only be rescued by approved rescue groups. We do not reserve or hold animals for pending rescue applications.

Temporary Custody Agreement (Medical Rescue)

Complete and sign the Temporary Custody Agreement. Mail the original, signed form to:

Temporary Custody Agreements
HCPH Veterinary Public Health
612 Canino Rd.
Houston, TX 77076

The process for Temporary Custody Agreement (Medical Rescue) can take up to 30 days. If you have any questions about this process please call our main line, 281.999.3191 or email us at: