Pet Adoptions and Reclaims

For guest and staff safety, face masks and social distancing is required in the Animal Services Center. See Coronavirus safety guidelines.

Animal reclamations are available without an appointment. 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 are accepted by appointment 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. 
  • Animals transferred to approved Adoptions Placement Partners will be handled outside of the facility in the open air.
  • Owner-surrendered animals are by appointment. Please call 817-459-6156 to talk with an Animal Admissions Coordinator.

Field Operations

Volunteer Program

  • Current and approved volunteers must sign-up prior to coming to the shelter.
  • For guest, volunteer, and staff safety, face masks are required and Coronavirus safety guidelines followed until further notice.

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 www.arlingtontx.gov/animalvolunteer 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
Email us:  animalservices@arlingtontx.gov