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Animal Services

Pet Registration

Garland Animal Services handles the registration of all animals living in Garland. City ordinance requires that all cats and dogs three months of age and older be registered annually. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required. The fee is $5 per year for sterilized animals (and animals under six months of age), $15 per year for unsterilized animals.  Three year registrations are available for animals that have been administered a three year rabies vaccination.  The three year registration is $15 for sterilized animals and $45 for unsterilized animals.  Animals under 6 months of age do not qualify for a three year registration. 

To obtain a registration tag, go to the Abe J. Tuggle Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 600 Tower Street, or mail the animal’s current rabies certificate from a veterinarian and a check or money order with the proper fee to Garland Animal Services, P.O. Box 469002, Garland, TX 75046-9002.


Animal Shelter Location and Hours 


Animal Shelter                                             Hours: 

600 Tower St.                                                 Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Garland, TX  75040  Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 


To reach 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. 

  • Questions about lost or found animals
  • Questions on impoundment or quarantine
  • Questions about live animal traps
  • Questions about surgery or appointment times

Pet Adoption Center Location and Hours 

Pet Adoption Center Hours:

813 Main St.  Monday - Friday, 12 - 5 p.m. 

Garland, TX  75040 Thursday, 12 - 7:30 p.m.
  Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Dispatch Hours

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

To reach dispatch call (972) 205-3570, press 1.

Animal Service Officers are available for emergencies ONLY between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Examples of After Hour Emergencies

  • All situations relating to animal bites.

  • Loose livestock calls.

  • Calls regarding animals exhibiting symptoms of rabies.
  • Sick or injured animals.
  • Calls concerning animals "dead in the roadway" shall only be handled after hours only if they constitute a traffic hazard.
  • Calls reporting exotic and potentially dangerous animals running at large.
  • Calls involving wild or dangerous animals that present an imminent threat to public health or safety.

 If you have questions or concerns regarding animal services contact us, for all other information on cities ordinances view City Charter and Code Of Ordinances.

 Holiday Schedule

  •  Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2016 
  • Independence Day - Monday 4, 2016
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 5, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2016
  • Christmas Day - Friday and Monday, December 23 & 26, 2016
  • New Year's Day - Monday, January 2, 2017