Animal Services

photo of the outside view of the Bedford Animal Shelter

Shelter Update: May 11

The Bedford Animal Shelter lobby is temporarily closed to the public and is not accepting any owner surrenders for a minimum of 10 days. On May 11, a dog tested positive for parvovirus at the shelter. 

Shelter staff is going through parvo cleaning protocol and animals are being monitored for symptoms. If any of them show symptoms, the shelter will remain in parvovirus protocol for additional days. Currently, animals are not available for adoption from the shelter. If any member of the Bedford Community finds a stray animal, please attempt to locate an owner prior to bringing it to the shelter.

Shelter Hours

The Animal Shelter is temporarily closed 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: 1 p.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.

Responsibilities and Services

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

Contact Us

  1. Animal Services

    Email Animal Services

    Physical Address
    1809 Reliance Parkway
    Bedford, TX 76021

    Ph: 817-952-2191

    After Hours:
    Emergency: 9-1-1
    Non-Emergency (Police Dispatch): 817-952-2127


    Tuesday - Friday
    1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    1 p.m. to 2 p.m.