The largest, most modern and best-equipped animal shelter in Galveston County, the Animal Resource Center provides animal services to Bayou Vista, Hitchcock, Kemah, La Marque, Texas City, Tiki Island, Santa Fe, Clear Lake Shores and unincorporated Galveston County, as outlined in an inter-local agreement.

Our adoption fee includes rabies vaccination, a microchip and spay or neuter. You can view our available pets online at 24Petconnect. Our wonderful Pets of the Week are available for a reduced adoption fee. We have other programs that offer pets at reduced fees.

Nothing makes us happier than reuniting lost pets with their owners and proper registration make it so much more likely to happen. If you can no longer take care of your pet, we accept surrenders

We are able to offer you the opportunity to cherish the memory of your beloved pet with private pet cremation.

Rescue groups and fosters play a vital role in our success. We have several donation opportunities that help save lives.

To participate in our Borrow A Dog program, contact ARC at or 409.948.2485.

Email the ARC at