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How do I get a dead animal in the street picked up?

Please call Animal Services at 972-205-3570, option 1 to report a dead animal in the street.

How do I get a trap from Animal Services?

Animal Services has traps available to trap nuisance cats and various wild animals. The traps can be picked up at 600 Tower St. A small, fully refundable deposit ($25 for small traps, $50 for larger traps) is required.  When the trap is returned the deposit will be given back. Call 972-205-3570, opiton 1 to have the animal retrieved from the trap 7 days a week.

How much does it cost to adopt an animal?

The fees for adoption are $80 for an unsterilized animal and $35 for a sterilized animal. A microchip fee of $25 is required if the animal is not microchipped.  This fee will include a health check from the veterinarian, first set of vaccination shots, rabies vaccination, and sterilization of the animal.

I lost my pet - Is it at the City of Garland shelter?

Animal Services will hold untagged animals 72 hours. It is important that you come to the shelter to look for your pet. Calls for lost pets are not returned due to the high volume of these types of calls. You can log on to www.petharbor.com to view pictures of animals in our shelter.

Is there a limit of pets a citizen can own?

There is no specific limitation on how many pets a resident may have as long as all pets are properly cared for in accordance with City Ordinance Chapter 22. 

When is an animal ready for adoption?

Once an animal has been kept the required holding period, it is evaluated by the City Veterinarian. If the animal has passed all necessary temperament and health checks, it will be placed up for adoption. You can check various websites such as www.Petharbor.com or www.Petfinder.com to see if the animal is available. Calls of this type are usually not returned due to such a high volume of calls.

Where is Animal Services located and what are their hours?

Animal Services is located at 600 Tower St. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Officers respond to service calls 7 days a week from 7 a.m. until  9 p.m. and for emergencies only from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. 972-205-3570.

Where is the Pet Adoption Center?

The Pet Adoption Center is located at 813 Main St. in Downtown Garland. 

Pet Adoption Center Hours:

  • Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.



Coyotes and snakes are a part of wildlife in Garland and usually do not require a response from Animal Services unless they have become a nuisance.  If the coyotes are repeatedly coming into your yard and causing nuisances we can set a live trap in your yard.  We do not set traps for snakes.  It is recommended that you remove any brush piles and ground coverage.  Please call 972-205-3570, option 1 if you have a copperhead in your yard.  If you live near a creek; coyotes travel the creeks here in Garland for miles - they will come and go.  They normally are feeding on the rodent population and are of very minimal risk.