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Arlington Animal Services
1000 S.E. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76018

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

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

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ADOPTION PROCESS

The Arlington Animal Services Center (ASC) adoption program is open to anyone wishing to adopt a pet. The adoption process is simple.

  • Visit the ASC or view available animals online at www.petango.com/arlingtonanimals   

  • Select an adoptable pet  

  • Complete the Pre-Adoption & Sterilization Agreement in person to have the selected pet scheduled for the next available spay/neuter appointment, unless already altered  

  • Pick up the pet post-surgery, usually the following business day between 4-6 p.m.

The adoption fee is $100 to adopt a dog and $90 to adopt a cat, which includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, appropriate testing (Heartworm or Cat Combo), and city license for Arlington residents.

Interested in Adopting an Animal on Stray Hold?

Visit the ASC in person with a valid form of identification and complete an adoption interest card.

Not Local to Arlington?

Pet adoption is possible, with the following steps:

  • Locate and arrange for an adoption placement partner (rescue group) to tag the animal

  • Work through the chosen group to adopt the pet

  • Find most area rescue groups listed on Petfinder.com  under Find Area Welfare Groups

Not Able to Adopt? You Can Still Help

  • Volunteer - Interested in volunteering? Please visit the city website at http://www.arlingtontx.gov/animals/volunteers.html for more information.
     

  • Foster – The ASC has a Foster Pet Program for Arlington residents. Get involved by becoming a registered volunteer and attend a Foster Pet Program Orientation.
     

  • Foster for an Adoption Placement Partner – The ASC’s approved Adoption Placement Partners are always looking for foster pet homes. If you live outside the City of Arlington, this may be another option for you to become a foster pet parent.
     

  • Donate – Interested in donating directly to the shelter? Visit http://www.arlingtontx.gov/animals/donations.html  to learn more about the ASC’s needs and options for making a donation.

Each animal adoption includes the following:

  • Spay or neuter

  • City license

  • Microchip

  • Core vaccines

  • Rabies vaccine

  • Heartworm/FeLV/FIV testing services

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Details of Core Vaccines:

Canines:

  • Distemper

  • Adenovirus Type 2

  • Hepatitis

  • Parainfluenza

  • Parvovirus

  • Bordatella

Felines:

  • Panleukopenia

  • Calicivirus

  • Rhinotracheitis

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