Adoptable Animals

Newly available animals can appear on the website daily. Although this site updates hourly, if you’re interested in a particular pet, do not hesitate to call the shelter to ensure it is still here and available (please ensure to have animal ID # readily available).


Garland Animal Services accepts both walk-ins and appointments.  Please call 972-205-3570, option 2 to make your appointment or come visit us at 1902 State Highway 66, Garland.

If your pet has gone missing, please visit the lost pet section. In the event you believe you see your pet online, please call the shelter with the ID of the pet and make an appointment.

If we do not answer the phone, please leave a voicemail with your name and phone number. We WILL call you back as soon as possible.

Call 972-205-3570, option 2 to make an appointment. For questions or concerns, please email


For pets that have been spayed/neutered, the following fees apply:

  • Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that have been previously spayed/neutered - $35
  • Microchip - $25

For pets that have not been spayed/neutered, the following fees apply:

  • Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that have not yet been spayed/neutered - $80
  • Microchip - $25

These fees only partially cover the costs provided to your animal – spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, flea/heartworm prevention and deworming. These services could easily cost several hundred of dollars at a private veterinary clinic if you were to get a "free" pet from elsewhere. Adopting from the Garland Animal Shelter allows you to save money while you save a life!

We currently have an adoption special so the adoption fee is only $25. 

  • Active duty military, veterans, and Reserve personnel
  • City of Garland employees
  • Any adopter on their birthday
  • Seniors
  • Garland ISD employees


  1. A current United States government-issued photo ID.

 Approved Forms of ID:

  • Driver's License (Issued within U.S. including U.S. Territories)
  • Non-Driver Photo ID (Issued within U.S. including U.S. Territories)
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Passport Card
  • U.S. Military ID Card
  • U.S. Military Dependent's ID Card
  • Tribal Card

 2. Must be at least 18 years old.

3. No prior animal-related issues, violations, or other activity that has deemed your household unfit for adoption through us.

4. Must follow and successfully complete all of the adoption procedures stated below.


The following steps are designed to help place an animal in a suitable home. 

First Come First Serve: Our adoptions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments will be honored before any walk ins. 

Adoption Contract: Must agree to our terms and conditions stated on the contract or receipt – namely, that we cannot guarantee the health and behavior of the animal. If applicable to the species and if not completed prior to adoption, must sign a contract stating you will get the animal rabies vaccinated and/or spayed/neutered within the state-required time frame, and then provide proof to our Animal Services department prior to the due date stated on your specific contract. This can be provided in-person or via email ( 

Adopter’s Presence: Because the decision to adopt a lifelong companion is a big commitment and the contract is taking full legal ownership, we do not recommend that pets be adopted on someone else’s behalf or as a gift. The long-term caretaker of the animal should be the one present to sign the contract, meet the animal in-person, and meet all of our requirements.

Household Agreement: Adult members of your household should be part of the selection and agree on the decision to bring this animal home.

Consultation: Once an animal is selected, staff will review the records about that animal to determine if this is a suitable match that will best ensure they are going into a forever home. Staff will then go over any restrictions or medical issues.

Pet Policies: If you rent, it is your responsibility to check your pet policy for any breed/weight restrictions, pet deposits, maximum number allowed, etc. We want to ensure that our animals are being welcomed into their housing and are not at-risk of eviction/immediate removal should the land owner discover the policy violation. 

 Refunds: Adoption fees are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. 

Our departments reserves all rights to decline an adoption for the safety and success of our animal.