Harris County Animal Shelter

Find Harris County Texas animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Adopt A Cat 1401 Taft Street Houston TX 77019 713-523-0918


Animal Control Department Harris County Sheriff Department 1307 Baker Street Houston TX 77002 713-454-7080

BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions 3200 Carr Street Houston TX 77026 713-229-7300

Baytown Animal Control 705 North Robert C Lanier Drive Baytown TX 77521 281-422-7600

Bellaire Animal Control 5110 Jessamine Street Bellaire TX 77401 713-668-0487

Clear Lake All Breed Rescue PO Box 591270 Houston TX 77259

Deer Park Animal Control 4213 Luella Avenue Deer Park TX 77536 281-478-7274

German Shepherd Dog Rescue Referral of Houston PO Box 8877 Houston TX 77249 281-484-1737

Gina's Heart of Gold Rescue 9245 Opelika Street Houston TX 77080 713-329-9304

Greyhound Pets of America 5602 Royalton Street Houston TX 77081 713-667-3804

Homeless & Orphaned Pets Endeavor 2310 South Parkview Drive Houston TX 77084 713-622-4673

Homeless Pet Placement League PO Box 273027 Houston TX 77277 713-862-7387

Houston Animal Control 7747 Willow Mint Lane Houston TX 77086 832-602-5645

Houston Animal Regulation 2700 Evella Street Houston TX 77026 713-238-9600

Houston Animal Welfare Coalition, Inc. PO Box 721463 Houston TX 77272 713-768-1332

Houston Humane Society 14700 Almeda Road Houston TX 77053 713-433-6421

Houston SPCA 900 Portway Drive Houston TX 77024 713-869-7722

Humble Animal Control 102 Granberry Street Humble TX 77338 281-446-2327

It's All About Love 1301 Walton Street Houston TX 77009 713-784-4120

LA Porte Animal Control 1201 South 4th Street La Porte TX 77571 281-842-3700

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.