Want to Surrender a Found Dog or Pet?
We are so sorry you have determined that surrendering a pet or found animal is your only option. At FSR, we are not able to accept strays, owner surrenders or other animals from the public. FSR is a foster based rescue, and our foster homes stay full with dogs we have already committed to and waiting for space to open. We do not have a shelter or a way to house or care for dogs from the public.
Are you a resident of the city of Houston and need to surrender a found or owned animal?
- Click here to make an appointment with BARC. Appointments are made 14 days out, but you can check back daily as new appointments open up each day if there is a cancelation or no-show. Please note: the current appointment system is in place due to COVID and may change. Please check BARC’s website with updates to their system.
- BARC will always accept injured, dangerous or underage animals without an appointment from City residents. If you find yourself in a situation with an animal needing immediate medical care, please go to BARC immediately. The address for emergency drop off and intakes is 2700 Evella Street, Houston, Texas 77026.
- The BARC shelter is located at 3200 Carr Street, Houston TX 77026 off the East Tex Freeway (59) and the Collingsworth / Cavalcade / Kelly exit.
- Please ask BARC about their Deferred Intake and Foster Program! (see below)
- Please call BARC at 713.229.7300 if you have any questions or need more information. Do NOT call 311.
- Please check this map to confirm you live in the Houston City Limits
Are you a resident of Harris County (outside of Houston city limits) and need to surrender a found or owned animal?
- Click here to make an appointment with Harris County Pets.
- Harris County Pets will always accept injured, dangerous or underage animals without an appointment from Harris County residents. If you find yourself in a situation with an animal needing immediate medical care, please go to Harris County Pets immediately.
- Harris County Pets is located at 612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076.
- Please ask about their Deferred Intake and Foster Program! (see below)
- Please call Harris County Pets at (281) 999-3191 if you have any questions or need more information.
BARC and Harris County Pets Deferred Intake and Foster Programs
Both BARC and Harris County Pets have wonderful foster programs. By fostering an animal, rescue groups and potential adopters across Houston can see and network your foster dog or cat while it stays in the safety of your home. Fostering also allows critical space open at area shelters.
Private shelters in the Houston area that might also be able to help you with a found stray or owner-surrendered pet.
Each of these organizations also have low-cost veterinary care and spay/neuter resources.
- Citizens for Animal Protection
- Houston Humane Society – HHS also has a food bank in addition to low cost vetting resources.
- Houston SPCA
For a list of rescues and animal shelters in your area, please visit the below links:
Need to report animal cruelty in Houston?
Please call 832.927.PAWS or go to Harris County Animal Cruelty TaskForce.
For more information about emergency vet care, free vetting, how to keep my pet, pet-friendly housing, tips for rehoming your pet, moving with your pet, “Trap Neuter Release” (TNR) and community cats and bottle kittens, please visit the “Need Help” tab at Texas Litter Control.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and need help with emergency vet services or emergency boarding, please visit:
If you need help feeding your dog or cat, please visit:
For more information on free medical programs, behavior assistance and other support for owned animals, please visit:
Confused about terms like “fostering” and “intake” used above? Check out:
- Glossary as Coastal Pet Rescue – Animal Shelter Terms at Puppy Leaks