Animal Control and Shelter


It wasn’t long ago that our facility was known as the “Animal Control” department, but we are so much more than that.

One of our main priorities will always be the safety of our citizens, but we changed our name to the “Rosenberg Animal Control and Shelter” in 2017 as a reminder that we are here to protect and advocate for our furry residents as well.

We are an open-intake facility for lost and surrendered animals from within the city limits of Rosenberg.  Our aim is to place all adoptable animals in loving “furever” homes where they will be a good match for their human companions.

In 2018, we committed to work toward becoming a No-Kill Community. This is not an easy job, but nothing worthwhile ever is! On the way to our goals we will work with our neighbors, friends, and rescue groups. We will help educate the public about what no-kill means for our City and our pets. We will rely on you to support us and make our goals a reality for the nearly pets that are sheltered with us each year waiting for their furever home. Last year nearly 1,200 animals were housed at the Rosenberg facility and as the City continues to grow at a rapid pace, so will the need of our animals. We will continue to search for loving homes for our pets in need and are grateful for your support and encouragement as we strive to meet and exceed our goals.

Location & Hours

Rosenberg Animal Control and Shelter
1207 Blume Road
Rosenberg, TX 77471
(832) 595-3490


  • Monday:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Animal emergencies are responded to 24 hours a day by contacting Police Dispatch at (832) 595-3700. Emergencies include: animal bites, injured animals, vicious animals, or honey bee emergencies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I do if I see a stray, wandering animal?
A: Citizens are encouraged to contact Rosenberg Animal Control & Shelter in instances where they observe animals running at large in the City of Rosenberg and to abstain from direct action for their own health and safety. Please call our main line and provide a detailed description of the animal (color, size, anything else to note) and the animal’s exact location. We will then dispatch an Animal Control Officer.

Q: Can I bring a stray animal I found to you?
A: Sometimes, good samaritans visit our facility with an animal they claim is a rescued stray. It is very important that the finder verify the exact location where the animal was found so that it can be confirmed to be within the City of Rosenberg’s jurisdiction. If this information is not supplied, citizens will be asked to pay a $50 surrender fee. Finders must provide a license or a piece of mail with a City of Rosenberg address.

Q: What if I want to surrender my owned animal?
A: We try to keep families together in the City of Rosenberg, so our team will first ask questions to understand the reason for surrender. It may be an issue we can help resolve! If this isn’t possible, the quickness with which we can admit the animal will depend on the owner’s circumstances and the shelter’s inventory status. Owners may be placed on a waiting list and contacted when space becomes available. On the date of surrender, a $50 fee will be assessed.

Q: What happens to animals at your facility?
A: Upon intake, all animals are checked for a microchip, and if registered, owners are contacted immediately and notified they are able to redeem their pet. If unclaimed within three business days, the animal is put up for adoption. Stray holds also last three business days. All dogs and cats are vaccinated and de-wormed as soon as they arrive. Our team strives for positive outcomes with all of our animals, whether that is through adoption, reunion, or rescue transfer. Euthanasia is reserved only for those who are irremediably suffering or considered to be a threat to public safety.

Q: What is your adoption process?
A: Individuals or families interested in adopting a pet are asked to come for an on-site meet and greet. If they would like to move forward, a quick adoption counseling session with a staff member is the next step along with an adoption contract featuring a questionnaire. Once the contract is approved, a $100 adoption fee for dogs or $50 adoption fee for cats will be assessed. This fee covers the animal’s spay/neuter surgery, full vaccination panel, and microchip.

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