Volunteer & Foster

At Harris County Pets, volunteers and fosters mean everything to us!  Our greatest asset is our volunteers and fosters - the time, energy, dedication, and expertise that they bring to our programs is unmatched. The more people willing to help, the more animals we can save!

Whether you are looking to volunteer your time or foster deserving dog or cat, Harris County Pets wants you to join our pack!

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Volunteers are one of our most important resources at the Harris County Pets.  We truly appreciate the dedication and compassion of our volunteers!

With almost 20,000 animals entering our facility each year, the work volunteers do is vital to getting our dogs and cats adopted quickly.  Our high live release rate is in part due to our amazing volunteers!

We have several ways you can volunteer! If you'd rather not interact with the animals, we have ways you can volunteer as well. 

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Foster parents are the lifeline that gives deserving dogs and cats a chance at a forever home. A foster home gives an animal time to decompress and be someone's pet.  It also allows us to learn about the pet and market them better for adoption.

As a foster parent, you provide a temporary loving home! We are ALWAYS in search of great foster homes willing to take in animals who may need some special attention and care until they are adopted.  Visit our Foster page and learn more about what is involved in fostering for Harris County Pets. 

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

612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076

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
Saturday & Sunday:  8:30 am – 4 pm
Adoption Hours:

1 pm - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday & 11 am - 3:30 pm Saturday - Sunday

Pet Counseling Hours:
1 pm - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday & 11 am - 2 pm Saturday
No animal intake 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 Clinic Hours:

12:00 - 4:30 pm Monday – Friday for scheduled appointments.   Walk-ins are accepted 1 - 4pm however,  wait times may be longer. 

Closed Saturday and Sunday