Ready to start searching for your new best friend right away? Take a look at our Facebook shelter page to get a quick overall look at our dog friends, catch our kitties here or go to our Pet Harbor search tool and narrow it down to just who you have in mind. At the Pet Harbor website, enter the ZIP 77504 and when you click on the arrow, the Pasadena Shelter appears in an alphabetical list. Check the Pasadena Shelter box, choose Use This Shelter List and from there you can pick out the gender, breed, age and other traits to search.
Not quite ready to adopt but you'd like to help our animal guests anyway? Take a look at our Shelter Needs list to find many items that you may donate that will help keep our animal friends happy and healthy while they wait for their forever homes.
Animal Control and Adoption is a City department tasked with helping people and pets by working to eliminate the problems created by free roaming animals. Good neighbors and responsible pet owners properly confine their pets. Free roaming pets will eventually:
be killed or injured by a car
be attacked by other free roaming animals
contract and/or spread diseases
become a traffic hazard
contribute to the pet overpopulation problem
be a nuisance to your neighbors
if lucky, be taken to the animal shelter
Keep your pets at home...they will LIVE to love you for it!
City ordinance requires all dog owners to register their pets with the Animal Control and Adoption division. Upon proof of your dog's current rabies vaccination, a city license tag will be issued. Dogs must wear their city license tag at all times. License tags are also available for cats, but are not required by law. Yearly tags cost $10.00. Remember:
A city license tag is a phone call home for a pet away from home!
Pets picked up wearing a city license tag are held longer at the shelter, and the owner is alerted through the most recent address and telephone number available.
Texas State law and Pasadena City codes mandate that all dogs and cats receive annual rabies vaccinations. Pet ownership is limited to two dogs and two cats per household.
Animal Control and Adoption will continue to take emergency calls at any time of the day or night. Emergency calls are animal to human bite cases, injured animals, dead animals that are a traffic hazard or loose livestock in a street.
The Shelter is located at 5150 Burke, and they can be reached by phone at 281-991-0602 or by email. You can also now see adoptable cats and dogs online. Check our Facebook page to to view loving companion animals online that are at our City shelter right now. We are also proud of our affiliation with Pets and People Alliance, a local non-profit that helps to fund worthwhile humane projects at the City shelter and among other area service organizations.
If you need assistance to help your pet with medical care expenses, or other quality of life issues, there are informational and financial resources available that may be provided. Please view or download this fact sheet listing organizations whose mission is to assist in such circumstances. Please note: These contacts are provided as a courtesy to those searching for help. The City of Pasadena does not offer these resources, nor has it verified each listed organization for suitability in your particular situation. Your due diligence is required.
Are you thinking about adopting a pet?
And once you've made the decision to care for a pet, be a responsible pet owner. Make sure your new pet's rabies shots are kept up-to-date, as well as providing other care as recommended by your veterinarian. And by all means, take the time to get your pet licensed (see information above the table).. It's the law in Pasadena, and you greatly increase your pet's chances of being returned to you if they carry clearly marked tags at all times, just in case they stray accidentally.