Animal Services

Shelter Update

Beginning Monday, May 9, the Animal Shelter will temporarily close on Mondays, due to staffing shortages. This is to allow Shelter staff to completely focus on animal care. Until further notice, shelter lobby hours are:

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday through Friday: 1 to 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED

As always, for any urgent animal-related issue, please call 817-952-2191 during normal business hours or 817-952-2127 (Police Department Dispatch) outside of normal business hours.

What We Do

A division of the Police Department, Bedford Animal Services responsibilities include the care and custody of all impounded animals, responding to service calls, quarantining animals, investigating reports of cruelty, and enforcing animal ordinances. The division proactively seeks loving homes for all adoptable animals.

Featured Services

Animal Adoptions

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

Our current adoptable animals are also listed on and

Adoption Fees 

Dogs: $100

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

  1. Animal Services

    Physical Address
    1809 Reliance Parkway
    Bedford, TX 76021


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




    Tuesday - Friday

    1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.