Stray Animals

If you find a stray – this is what you need to do

1.   Ask around the neighborhood to see if anyone recognizes the animal. Some pets are escape artists.

2.   Take the animal to a local Veterinarian’s Office or Shelter to have it scanned for a microchip. If the animal has a microchip, they can assist in finding the owner as long as the owner has registered the microchip and kept their information up to date.

3.   If the animal doesn’t have a microchip. Please take it to the nearest County animal shelter to where the animal was found. If someone’s animal accidentally escaped, this is the first place they will look.

After a shelter holds a lost pet for 3–4 days and the pet’s family doesn’t show up, you can adopt the dog for a fee. The price usually includes a spay/neuter, vaccinations and a microchip.

4.   Make a “Found Dog” flyer and post it to your local social media pages such as Facebook, Next Door, Craig’s List, etc

Before going to the shelter, take a photo of the dog to put on a flyer:

Include the date, the area in which you found the lost dog and your phone number.  Hold back a few facts, if possible, so you can make sure anyone who contacts you is the pet’s real family.

Post these flyers throughout your neighborhood as well as on your front or garage door. If the family is driving around the neighborhood, they’ll see the sign and inquire within.  In some instances the owners might not know their animal has gone missing yet.

5.   If you decide to hold on to the animal while searching for the owners. Please report the animal found on PetHarbor, now 24PetConnect.  (This is the site the local shelters use.)  Also share on social media sites and make some flyers to post near where the animal was found. In most cases there is a family out there missing their beloveded “Fido”.

List of Local County Shelters

Bay Area Pet Adoptions is not a County facility and is unable to take in stray animals.  (List by alphabetical order)

Galveston County Animal Resource Center:

(409) 948-2485
3412 Loop 197 North, Texas City, Tx 77590
They ONLY accept animals from residents in the following cities:

  • Bacliff
  • Bayou Vista
  • Hitchcock
  • Kemah
  • La Marque
  • San Leon
  • Texas City
  • Tiki Island

Alvin Animal Control

(281) 388 4331

Deer Park Animal Control

(281) 478 7274

Dickinson Bayou Animal Services

Serving Dickinson, Santa Fe and Clear Lake Shores

(281) 337-3177

Galveston Island Humane Society

(409) 740-1919

Friendswood Animal Control

(281) 996-3391

Harris County Animal Control

(281) 999-3191

Houston (B.A.R.C)

(713) 229-7300

      Houston SPCA

      (713) 869-7722

      Houston Humane Society

      (713) 433-6421

      La Porte Animal Control

      (281) 842-3700

      League City Animal Control

      (281) 554-1377

      Nassau Bay Animal Control

      (281) 333-4211

      Pasadena Animal Control

      (281) 998-7387

      Pearland Animal Control

      (281) 652-1970

      Texas Animal Control Solutions

      (877) 513-8228

      Seabrook Animal Control

      (281) 474-2590

      Webster Animal Control

      (281) 316-3700

      Wildlife Center of Texas

      (713) 861-9453

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          The mission of Bay Area Pet Adoptions is to shelter companion animals that we have rescued from kill shelters/animal control facilities and individuals until permanent homes are found for them. Our adoption program strives to place the animal with a family whose lifestyle and activity level matches that of the animal.

          Bay Area Pet Adoptions provides education and community outreach, focusing on ways to reduce the number of unwanted companion animals and their euthanization. We educate about the daily care and responsibilities of a family pet, including the importance of spaying/neutering, proper vaccinations, and the prevention of heartworms and other parasites. We also provide information on resources available to the community for low-cost spay/neuter assistance and all other medical care. We also offer a low-cost vaccination clinic by appointment.

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