Update: Animal Services Steps Closer to Full Reopening Oct. 1. Click here to learn more.

 Beginning October 1, 2020:

  • Shelter guests no longer need to make an appointment to visit the adoption mall or service counter at Animal Services. The center will allow 75% guest occupancy until further notice. For guest and staff safety, face masks and social distancing is required. See Coronavirus safety guidelines.
  • Normal field operations have resumed. Call 817-459-5898 for field services, and 911 after hours.
  • Stray animal drop-off and owner surrendered animals are by aoppointment only at this time. Call 817-459-6156 and talk with an Animal Admissions Coordinator.

Dog-Chasing-CatArlington Animal Services responds to calls for service only within the City limits. We provide services to the citizens of Arlington for the following:

  • Aggressive Animals
  • Stray Animals
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Animal Bites
  • Public Education Programs
  • Rescue and First Aid to Injured Animals
  • Nuisances
  • Wildlife / Exotic Animals
  • Loose Livestock
  • Deceased Animal Pickup

If you are having a problem in your neighborhood, or witness any of the above violations, please call our office at 817-459-5898. The following forms and information are provided to assist in the complaint affidavit process:

The Animal Services Center is dedicated to providing the community with responsive action to complaints received. Citizens can help with the enforcement process by providing signed, notarized affidavits in cases of animal nuisances, neglect and more.

We respond to calls based upon the priority and severity of the call. For emergencies when the Animal Services Center is closed, please call 9-1-1.