Animal Services

Coyote Sightings

Coyotes have been spotted in Sugar Land and it is important to remember that they are wildlife and co-exist with us. Coyotes are density breeders so removing them encourages them to more rapidly reproduce, leading to an increase in their population. It is not uncommon to see coyotes during the daytime.

Follow these safety tips:

  • Do not leave pets unattended in yards
  • Walk dogs on leashes, not long-range retractable leashes
  • Do not let your cat free-roam: this is against city ordinance and unnecessarily exposes pets to wildlife
  • Use noise such as air horns or throwing rocks to scare away coyotes
  • Keep compost piles covered to prevent scavenging
  • Do not feed wildlife on the ground - keep wild bird seed elevated

For any concerns, contact 311 or 2810275-2900.


Shelter Intake Closed for Dogs

Posted: January 31

Sugar Land's Animal Shelter is over capacity due to a large number of dogs in our care. Effective immediately, the shelter is unable to accept dogs from residents.

This measure is being implemented to ensure the proper level of care is provided to pets currently housed in the shelter, as specified in the protocols established by our advisory board.

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We greatly appreciate donations of towels and blankets, but we are unable to utilize pillows or bed toppers. Stains are not an issue, but we do ask that items be clean with no holes/rips. 

What comes are the adoption fees?

The new adoption fees have been set and resumed as of January 1, 2023. All adoptions include an initial medical exam, microchip, spay/neuter procedure if not already complete, rabies vaccine, core vaccines, heartworm testing for dogs, fecal testing, deworming, as well as heartworm and flea prevention.

Adoption fees for puppies under 6 months is $100, dogs are $50, kittens under 6 months is $50, and cats are $35.

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Animal Shelter Hours:

Sunday - Monday:    Closed

Tuesday - Friday:     10:00 a - 12:00 p,                                                 1:00 p - 4:00 p

Saturday:                  10:00 a - 2:00 p

If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you not visit the shelter at this time.

Contact Us:

    101B Gillingham Lane, Sugar Land, TX 77478

    Ph: 281-275-ADOG (2364) | Fx: 281-275-2181


*For After Hours Emergencies: 281-275-2020


Animal Services is diligently working to build a more humane and inclusive community and is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of the residents and animals that call Sugar Land home.

To learn more about what goes on at the shelter, to get the latest information on adoption special, events and to meet our available animals, follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

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Animal Services Investigation Results in Terminations

September 23, 2022

The city of Sugar Land launched an investigation last week after learning about unauthorized euthanizations at the city’s animal shelter. Read more >>