Arlington Animal Services will be open on Friday, July 3, and closed on Saturday, July 4, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Staff will be onsite to care for the animals in the shelter. The shelter will reopen on Monday, the 6th of July. 


Arlington Animal Services Begins Next Phase of Reopening Process Monday, June 1


The first phases of shelter operations during the pandemic have been limited to pet adoptions by appointment only, but beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, the shelter’s adoption mall will begin receiving guests, no more than 10 at a time, to view and meet with adoptable pets.

Further details about the reopening process are provided below.

Adoption Mall

Animal Admission – Owner Surrender

Owner surrender pets will be accepted on Wednesday and Saturday's by appointment only. To discuss surrendering your pet and to schedule an appointment, please call 817-459-6156. Learn more, including options available.

Field Operations

  • Animal Services Staff will respond to calls based on priority.

  • To report a call for an animal control officer, please call 817-459-5898.
  • Trapping services are suspended until further notice.

Animal Admission – Stray Animals

Stray animals found in the city limits may be taken at the receiving doors:

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

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 www.arlingtontx.gov/animalvolunteer for more information.

Free Cat Spay/Neuter

Mondays and Fridays are designated as domestic or feral cat free spay/neuter day at Arlington Animal Services while grant funding is available. This program is made possible by Petco Foundation and the City of Arlington. Please visit the city website for more information regarding drop-off times, etc.

We thank you for your remarkable patience and understanding.  We are extremely grateful for your willingness to help the animals, staff and your community during this difficult time for everyone.

    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