Animal Safety & Protection

Houston Animal Safety & Protection provides animal control, registration, lost & found, and adoption services to the City of Houston.

Animal Control administration is part of the Houston Fire Department. The administrative offices and shelter are located at 12176 W. Birch Road.  

Office Hours:   Monday - Friday
                     11:00am - 6:30pm

Phone:  (907) 355-8794
            (907) 892-9130

Alternate Phone: (907) 892-6869 City Office

E-mail:   chartley@houston-ak.gov

Contact: Fire Chief Christian Hartley

Houston Animal Control does not service outside of the Houston city limits. If your animal control issue is outside the city limits, please contact the Mat-Su Borough at 907-746-5500. If you need assistance with a wildlife situation, please call Fish & Game at 907-746-6300.                

Please remember that you are your pet's best friend and protector. Do what is best for your pet;
vaccinations, ID tags, a safe, clean environment, proper daily exercise, a warm, dry place for shelter, and fresh food and water every day. A simple AVID or Home Again Microchip can be provided for your pet by your veterinary clinic. We also would like to remind you that the State of Alaska requires mandatory rabies vaccinations for all pets. They can be obtained at a fairly reasonable cost. 

Cities and Boroughs throughout Alaska regulate many aspects of pet ownership.  In the City of Houston, animal rights, responsibilities, and care are governed by Houston Municipal Code, Title 6.

Check your community's regulations pertaining to animal rights and care as well as your responsibilities as a pet owner.  These laws exist for the safety and welfare of your pet and your community.