Contact Us

Abe J. Tuggle Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

For service request calls, please call our Dispatch office at 972-205-3570, press 1.

For shelter staff, please call 972-205-3570, press 4.  If you are forwarded to our voicemail
during regular business hours it most likely means we are very busy.  Please leave a clear detailed
message with your name, phone number and the reason for your call.  Our voicemail is checked
frequently during normal business hours and calls will be returned as soon as possible.

Contact us by email at AnimalServices@garlandtx.gov

Important! Please note this email account is monitored Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is NOT monitored after hours or on weekends or holidays.


Shelter Location
600 Tower St.
Garland, TX  75040
972-205-3570 
972-205-3433 Fax
Shelter hours are Mon. - Fri. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sat. from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Closed Sundays.

Citizens with questions or concerns about Shelter operations can contact: 

Director of Health
Jason Chessher 
972-205-3534
JChesshe@garlandtx.gov

Animal Services Manager
Diana Oats
972-205-3545
DOats@garlandtx.gov

Lead Officers
Officer Martinez #122
972-205-3579

Officer Olivarez #133
972-205-3547

Officer Suarez #136
972-205-3549

Voicemail for Officers
  • (972) 205-3570, Press 5
  • (1) Spraberry #121
  • (2) Araiza #130
  • (3) Porras #138
  • (4) Hernandez #126
  • (5) Vargas #127
  • (7) Zavala #124
  • (8) Chad Miller #135
  • (9) Trent Miller #129
  • (0) Craft #137