Animal Services

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 aggressively seeks loving homes for all adoptable animals.

Featured Services

Animal Adoptions

Visit Adoptable Animals Webpage

Our current adoptable animals are also listed on and

Adoption Fees 

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

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

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.

Want to help the Bedford Animal Shelter_

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.

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Dog5 y 0 m 5 d , DOB: 5/17/2016, Spayed/Neutered: Yes

FemaleDeclawed: None

AdultBitten: No Bite History

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

  1. Animal Services

    Physical Address
    1809 Reliance Parkway
    Bedford, TX 76021


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


    Monday - Friday

    11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.