For ANIMAL EMERGENCIES that occur after normal business hours and on holidays please contact the Harker Heights Police Department at 254.953-5400. For all other after hour inquires please leave a message at the
Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center (254.953.5472).
There is never a shortage of pets in need of loving homes. If you have made the decision to add a pet (or pets!) to your family, remember this is a life-time commitment and is not a decision to be taken lightly. Dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and many other animals are waiting for responsible owners in our shelter and in shelters all across the country.
The adopter must sign a contract to have the animal vaccinated against rabies within 7 days (at 16 weeks of age for puppies and kittens) and neutered within 30 days (by six months for females and eight months for male puppies and kittens). Written certification of these procedures, from a licensed veterinarian, is required to fulfill the adoption contract.
Most local veterinarians have discounted programs for pound puppies and kitties. There is a three day grace period, meaning if for any reason you no longer can keep the animal that you have adopted from us, we will take that animal back, minus any refund. The City of Harker Heights Animal Control does not warrant or guarantee the health, nature or disposition of the animals. We can only give information based on observations made while the animals are at the shelter.
It is imperative that you take any pet adopted from the shelter to see your personal veterinarian as soon as possible for any adoption. They need a general health check, and updates on all necessary vaccinations. Animals cannot be placed on hold for potential adopters and all adoptions are first come, first serve.
The fee to adopt a pet is $35.00, Microchip fee is $15.00, and reclaim fees are $20.00 for the first offense, $40.00 for the 2nd offense, $80.00 for the 3rd offense, and $5.00 for each subsequent day thereafter.