Arc Pets animal resource center


Resource Center Public Hours of Operation
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Mondays
Closed County Holidays

Animal Services

Field Animal Control:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

After hours call local law enforcement

Adopting a pet is a lifelong commitment, but if you think you’re ready to add a new pet to your family, the Animal Resource Center has great animals looking for homes!

Steps to Adopting a Cat or Dog

  • View adoptable animals at  
  • Come to the resource center during open hours
  • Spend time getting to know some of our wonderful adoptable animals
  • Pick out your favorite
  • Meet with an adoption counselor make sure the pet fits your lifestyle and preference
  • Sign an adoption contract
  • An appointment for spay/neuter surgery will be scheduled (If the animal is not healthy or too young for the surgery, the new owner will be asked to sign a sterilization agreement)
  • Arrange to have the pet picked up post surgery at Animal Alliance of Galveston County (see map)
  • Register and license your pet in accordance with Health District Animal Services policy
  • Pay all applicable fees
  • Provide a safe, happy home

What to Bring for Animal Adoptions

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of home ownership or landlord contact information
  • Proof that any pets at home have a current rabies vaccination


The $85.00 adoption fee per animal includes:
  • Spay or Neuter
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Microchip

Payment Information

The animal resource center accepts cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

Important Things to Know

We will not adopt out aggressive animals. The health or temperament of the adopted animal cannot be guaranteed.

Texas law requires that all pets adopted from a shelter SHALL be spayed/neutered, rabies vaccinated and microchipped or tattoed. Animals that cannot be spayed or neutered at the time of the adoption due to age or compromised health will have to be spayed or neutered at a later date. The owner will be required to sign a sterilization agreement and will be legally responsible for completing this state mandate.