Adopt a Pet

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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 for the adoption fee. After the seventy-two (72) hour return period, surrendering the adopted animal to the shelter in the city that you reside 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)
  • FVRCP Vaccine (Cat)
  • Adoption Certificate
  • Adoption Folder with Information & Coupons

Pet Adoptions 2022

Month Cat Dog Other Total
January 24 33 ---------- 57
February  19 31 2 52
March 35 29 ---------- 64
April 19 21 1 41
May 37 24 1 62
June 50 24 ---------- 74
July 42 31 ---------- 73
August 40 26 ---------- 66
September 34 26 ---------- 60
October 43 33 2 78
November 36 27 ---------- 63
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Animal Shelter
4720 E Lake Highlands Dr
The Colony, TX 75056

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

Email: animalservices@thecolonytx.gov

Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
10 am - 6 pm
Saturday - Sunday
10 am - 4 pm
Monday
Closed

Annual Pet Adoptions

Year # of Adoptions
2016 292
2017 458
2018 443
2019 515
2020 525
2021 698
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