Animal Services

Shelter Operations Resume


As a result of Governor Abbott’s "Open Texas" plan, beginning Monday, May 5, 2020, the Animal Shelter will reopen to the public with the following protocols:

  • Animal adoptions and surrenders will resume by appointment only.
  • Only one individual or family will be admitted to the shelter at a time.
  • If we have your animal and you need to redeem it, please call for an appointment.
  • If you have lost an animal or found an animal, we encourage you to utilize our Lost or Found pet form.


The Animal Services Department provides response for complaints concerning domestic animals, reptiles and livestock.

The Animal Control Officer is responsible for impounding animals that are stray, quarantining animals which have bitten humans, and disposing of dead animals.

If you see a loose dog, injured animal or hear barking dogs, please contact the non-emergency number at 972-775-3333 so that Animal Control or an officer can respond. If you have a situation with a dangerous or aggressive dog, please call 911.

For general information regarding a lost or found animal, a surrender, shelter hours or to make an appointment or have other questions regarding adoptions or volunteering, please call the administrative office number at 972-775-7614, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please use the online Action Center Code Enforcement category to report non-emergency information regarding animal issues.

Lost or Found Pets

imagesCA3XS18C.jpgPlease complete the Lost/Found Pet Information Form to report a lost or found pet. Information on lost or found pets is posted to our City of Midlothian Animal Control Facebook page. If you need Animal Control to pick-up a found pet, please call (972) 775-7614. Lost/Found Pet Information Form   *Also post on Nextdoor, neighborhood Facebook pages or websites, put up signs in your area, contact veterinarian offices, and check with neighbors. 


Off-Site Adoption Events

Off-site adoption events are held the third Saturday of each month from 9am-11am.  Check the events calendar or our Facebook Page for details and locations.