It wasn’t long ago that our facility was known as the “Animal Control” department, but Rosenberg Animal Control & Shelter (RACS) is so much more than that!
We are an open-intake No Kill facility for lost and surrendered animals from within the city limits of Rosenberg. Our aim is to place all adoptable animals into responsible and loving homes where they will be a good match and live a fulfilled life with their human companions.
In 2018, we committed to becoming a No Kill Community. In January 2020, RACS achieved an important and historic No Kill milestone after its Live Release Rate averaged at 94% over 12 consecutive months. RACS continues to do everything it can, medically and behaviorally, to save more lives.
We will rely on YOU to support our small shelter and to make our goals a reality for the pets that are sheltered with us each year. On average, 1,300 animals are housed at RACS annually. As the City continues to grow at a rapid pace, so will the needs 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
- Monday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Sunday: CLOSED
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. They are also asked 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. Finders must present a valid ID confirming their 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. 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 true 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 $99 adoption fee for dogs or $49 adoption fee for cats will be assessed. This fee covers the animal’s spay/neuter surgery, full vaccination panel, and microchip.