Veterinary Public Health


The Veterinary Public Health (VPH) division of Harris County Public Health works in partnership with the community to create a safe, healthy and caring environment for residents and animals of unincorporated Harris County. The Harris County Animal Shelter is operated under VPH.


List of websites and apps for posting information on a lost or found pet

Lost a pet due to Hurricane Harvey? Visit the Pet Reunion Pavillion at NRG until October 12th.

We welcome donations of supplies to keep our future pets comfortable and fed. Monetary donations are always appreciated.

Thank you Petco Foundation for the $100,000 donation for Hurricane Harvey flood relief and recovery efforts! 

Donate Online

Amazon Wish List 

We are in urgent need of newspaper. Please drop it off at the shelter Monday – Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. or Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


Volunteer Orientations

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For more information, contact:
Harris County Public Health
Veterinary Public Health:
612 Canino Road
Houston, TX 77076
Phone: 281.999.3191
Fax: 281.847.1911 

Driving Directions to HCPH Veterinary Public Health (Google Maps)

Services Provided by HCPH Veterinary Public Health

Adoption hours: 
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

Animal surrender hours:
Monday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00
no animal surrenders on Sunday and Wednesday

Phone hours (for our 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.
Phones cannot be answered on Saturday and Sunday. Our call center is closed. Feel free to come in.

Find your “furrever friend” and tour our new adoption bus.