The Humane Society of Harris County was founded in 1991 and has continually serviced Harris County and the surrounding area for 24 years. HSHC currently provides shelter and adoption opportunities for homeless dogs and cats though a small network of foster homes and a small kennel on loan to us by a Harris County resident. Just over 600 animals have found new, permanent homes since 2008. In addition, we provide numerous outreach programs including: • HSHC Pet Food Pantry, which is run in coordination with the Harris County Meals-on-Wheels program. The program has distributed over 4,000 pounds of food since its inception. • “Tag You’re It”, a pet identification initiative that encourages residents to properly identify their pets by offering low cost microchips and tags. Over 200 resident dogs and cats have been identified through this program. • Dog Obedience Classes to help local residents train their dogs and overcome behavior problems that cause owners to relinquish their animals to shelters. • “Helping Hounds” a program run in cooperation with the Muscogee County Youth Development Campus pairing youth offenders with shelter dogs. The program is built on the premise that dogs and people together can become the catalyst for a positive change in each other’s lives.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Adoption and Education Center Hours:
10 am to 6 pm Monday thrugh Friday Noon to 4 pm Saturdays Closed Sundays
In addition our animals are available for viewing at Pet Smart, Bradley Park Drive, Columbus every Saturdays from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm and the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. We also show at Petco in Columbus on the fourth Sunday of each month from 1 pm until 4 pm. Other times are available by appointment.
Our Adoption Process...
All animals are spayed or neutered before adoption, are microchipped, have all age appropriate vaccinations, are disease tested, dogs are heartworm free and are on heartworm preventative. In addition each animal comes with a 30 day gift health insurance policy from Shelter Care.
An adoption application is required. Home visits are required for bully breeds.
In residence to 6 weeks - Dogs $125 / Cats $90 In residence 6 weeks to 6 months Dogs and Cats $75 In residence over 6 months Dogs and Cats $40
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