Animal Services

Animal Shelter Update

The Bedford Animal Control Shelter is open to the public. 

Fostering and adoption services can be done either in person, or by appointment. To set an appointment, please call 817-952-2191.

For animal drop-off or in need of a response, contact the Animal Control Shelter at 817-952-2191.  

Animal Shelter Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday  11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

*For after-hours and response on Sundays, contact Non- Emergency Dispatch at 817-952-2127.

What We Do

The Bedford Animal Control is a Division of the Police Department. Responsibilities of this Division include the care and custody of all impounded animals, responding to calls for service, quarantining animals, investigating reports of cruelty and enforcing animal ordinances. The Division aggressively seeks loving homes for all adoptable animals.

Featured Services

Animal Adoptions

To view our current adoptable animals, please visit Petfinder.com and Petango.com. Your future best friend may just be a few clicks away.

Adoption Fees 

All dogs: $100

All cats: $75

Pet Licensing

Licensing is an annual process that can assist you in the return of your beloved pet in the event of separation. In addition, pet licensing is a City ordinance. A citation may be issued for those not in compliance with the City ordinance.

License Application

Wildlife Tips

Coyote & Other Wildlife Info

Coyotes live and actually adapt very well to the urban environment; therefore, coyote sightings in Bedford, as well as other cities in northeast Tarrant County, are not uncommon. To deter the likelihood of a coyote or other wildlife coming near your residence:

  •  Avoid leaving food sources outdoors
  • Clean up around overflowing bird feeders
  • Do not leave dog/cat food outside overnight
  • Avoid leaving small pets outside unattended, especially at night
  • Keep garbage containers closed and inaccessible

For more information on coyotes and other wildlife, click here to visit the DFW Wildlife Coalition website.

Donations & Wish List

Help support the Bedford Animal Control Shelter by providing items that the Bedford Animal Control Shelter needs on a regular basis. Check out the Bedford Animal Shelter Wish List. Have the package shipped or deliver donations to the Bedford Animal Control Shelter 1809 Reliance Pkwy Bedford, Texas 76021.

Donate to the animal shelter.

ACO Amazon Wishlist QR Code

Code RED Animals

Code RED Animals are special-needs animals that aren’t placed into the traditional adoption program but are in urgent need of a forever home. These animals are in urgent need of rescue due to either temperament or health.

The Bedford Animal Shelter refuses no pets, even if they have a medical condition, including but not limited to upper respiratory infections and heartworms. Others are females with their newborn litters who cannot stay within the shelter environment for an extended period of time or animals that have displayed antisocial or aggressive tendencies. All of these animals need immediate help.


There are currently no pets on the Code Red list. 


For questions regarding any of the animals listed above, please contact the Bedford Animal Shelter at 817-952-2191.

Pets for Adoption

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    Physical Address
    1809 Reliance Parkway
    Bedford, TX 76021

    Phone: 817-952-2191
    Emergency: 817-952-2127 (Non-Emergency Dispatch)