Animal Control

Animal Control Shelter Update

03/16/2020: In response to the growing concerns of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City of Bedford is closing the public access area of the Bedford Animal Control Shelter. Services to the public will be modified to better limit exposure to staff and the public.

Fostering and adoption services will be made by appointment only. To set an appointment, please call 817-952-2191.

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

Monday - Friday  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

*For after hours and response on Sundays, contact 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

On-Line Kennel

The Animal Control Division currently has several adoptable animals. Adoptable animals are listed through Your future best friend may just be a few clicks away.

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.