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Houston Shelter Pets,  Rescue

Tinkerbell’s Owner Cried as He Left Her At The Shelter

Tinkerbell’s elderly owner had tears in his eyes as he shuffled through the lobby. “You’re not going to hurt her, are you?” he asked the shelter employee.

“No sir, we’ll take good care of her,” the kennel manager said.

Tinkerbell is a 12 year old Yorkshire Terrier, surrendered by her owner on April 30, 2020 at Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston Texas

The kennel manager said that the owner was very upset about bringing their beloved pet to the shelter but felt they didn’t have any other options for her care.

Tinkerbell is a healthy, well cared for girl with beautiful grooming. She wears a pink bow in her hair. Sadly, she is very confused at the shelter, because she can’t see well. She has cataracts in both eyes, common at her age.

How You Can Help Tinkerbell

TINKERBELL IS SAFE! She is now with Houston Animal Rescue Team (HART)

You can donate to support HART’s lifesaving work via their website.

Share Networking Video from Urgent Shelter Pets Houston

You can view her networking video on Urgent Shelter Pets Houston. Volunteers video dogs at the shelter, then network them to attract rescue groups, fosters, donors and adopters.

Tinkerbell's elderly owner had tears in his eyes as he shuffled through the lobby. "You're not going to hurt her, are…

Posted by Urgent Shelter Pets Houston on Saturday, May 2, 2020

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How to Adopt from Harris County Animal Shelter

You can view all the Harris County Animal Shelter adoptable pets online at www.CountyPets.com.

During COVID-19 restrictions, you must make an appointment to visit the shelter. Call the shelter at 281-999-3191 to make an appointment.

Harris County Animal Shelter
612 Canino Road, Houston, TX 77076

Phone Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm (Closed 12pm – 1pm) and Sat-Sun 8:30am-4pm 

HoustonDogMom Rebecca G. is a Houston-based dog lover and shelter volunteer.


  • Alison

    Poor thing. I think it’s an important reminder that some people really don’t have other options. A few months ago, I got a call from a neighbor about a dog that was a nuisance and she knows I give a crap about dogs. Unfortunately when I found the dog, she was as sweet as pie but had suffered an injury (possible days or weeks before) leaving her unable to walk. Took her to Vergi and put her down after testing revealed that there was a good chance she wouldn’t recover from a host of other issues.

    I know who owned this dog and she did not have a good life, but she was fed and fat at least

    But I found out later that the owner got sick and her sons had to take her to live with them. They abandoned everything – car, belongings, and apparently the dogs. Never found the other dogs but I was glad that at least one got to die loved in my arms, which she seemed to really enjoy.