Arlington Animal Services Center will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 19. Animal Services Code Compliance Officers will respond to calls as normal, based on the priority of the call. 

Update: Animal Services Steps Closer to Full Reopening on Oct. 1

Effective Thursday, October 1, 2020:

Pet Adoptions and Reclaims

As of the 1st of October, shelter guests will no longer need to make an appointment to visit the adoption mall in search of a furry friend to adopt. 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.

The center will resume processing of animal licenses/registration at the service desk without an appointment. For your convenience, online animal licensing is also available.

Animal reclamations will be also be available without an appointment as of October 1. Please view our Stray Pets website to obtain and provide the animal ID number for your visit. PawBoost is another resource to check to see if your treasured pet has been reported found.

Receiving Animals

  • Stray animal drop-off will be accepted by appointment only during regular business hours at Arlington Animal Services. Call 817-459-6156 to schedule an appointment to drop-off a stray animal, until further notice. We are unable to receive any stray pets without an appointment. 
  • Animals transferred to approved Adoptions Placement Partners will be handled outside of the facility in the open air.
  • Owner-surrendered animals are by appointment only. Please call 817-459-6156 to talk with an Animal Admissions Coordinator.
  • Owners who are requesting euthanasia for their pet will be encouraged to visit a private veterinarian instead.

Field Operations

Volunteer Program

  • Current and approved volunteers may start volunteering at the shelter in a limited capacity.
  • All volunteers must sign up prior to coming to the shelter.

Online Volunteer Orientations

Interested in becoming a volunteer and/or fostering a pet in need? New online orientations are offered for those interested in becoming an Arlington Animal Services volunteer, or foster pet volunteer! Visit for more information.

Free Arlington Cat Spay/Neuter

  • Please visit the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) webpage for future event updates, while grant funding is available. These clinics are made possible by Petco Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, and the City of Arlington.

Animal Services Center

1000 SE Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76018

Mail Stop 52-0100
P.O. Box 90231
Arlington, TX 76004-3231

Phone: 817-459-5898
Fax: 817-459-5698
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