Animal Services


Due to current staffing issues, the shelter is closed until after the Christmas holiday and adoptions are on hold.   Redemptions are available by appointment only, please call 972-775-7614l.  

At this time, we are not accepting surrenders, general walk-ins or issuing traps. 

If you have lost an animal or found an animal, we encourage you to utilize our Lost or Found pet form.

Thank you for understanding and your continued support.

The City of Midlothian Shelter Staff


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. 2020 Lost/Found Pets.

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.