Adopt a Pet

Adoption Procedures

The Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapters 826 and 828, requires that all adopted animals are to be sterilized and rabies vaccinated.
To adopt an animal, you must be at least 18 years of age with a valid ID.

Animal Services cannot guarantee the health, temperament or specific breed of the adopted animal.
Animal Services will allow for the adopted animal to be returned within seventy-two (72) hours subsequent to the adoption free of charge, but will not receive compensation of the adoption fee. Thereupon the seventy-two (72) hour return period, surrendering of the adopted animal will be required.

Adoption Fee

The fee to adopt an animal, regardless of age or species, is a one-time fee of $95.
The adoption fee includes:

  • Sterilization
  • 24PetWatch Microchip
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • DHPP Vaccine (Dog)
  • Lepto Vaccine (Dog)
  • Bordetella Vaccine (Dog)
  • Pyrantel Dewormer (Dog)
  • FRCP Vaccine (Cat)
  • 30 Days of Free Pet Insurance
  • Adoption Certificate
  • Adoption Folder with Information & Coupons

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these numbers are updated every Saturday at the end of the day

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Animal Shelter
4720 E Lake Highlands Dr
The Colony, TX 75056

Phone: (972) 370-9250
Fax: (972) 370-9259
Emergency: (972) 625-1887

Tuesday - Friday
10 am - 6 pm
Saturday - Sunday
10 am - 4 pm

  1. General Email

  2. Mark Cooper

    Division Manager

  3. Ahmad Moore

    Animal Service Officer