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Registration & Fees
Animal Control Officers are authorized to impound any animal running at large, except a cat. Officers can impound a cat when a complaint has been received where it is causing a nuisance or hazard to health or welfare of humans or the animal population.

An animal impounded or brought to the shelter as a stray will be held for a period of five days for the owner to reclaim, or a period of seven days if it has a current city registration tag. If the animal is not reclaimed, it may be put up for adoption.

Daily Handling
A daily handling fee is charged in addition to the impoundment fee. An animal held in quarantine incurs an additional daily fee.

Quarantine for Reported Bite
Any person having knowledge of an animal bite or scratch to a human will report the incident to Animal Control within 24 hours of the time of the incident. All dogs and cats that bite or scratch a human must be quarantined for ten days regardless if they are currently vaccinated for rabies or not. The location of where the biting animal can be quarantined depends on the bite, but can include a veterinarian's office, the Animal Shelter or at the animal's home.

License Fees
  • Dog / cat / ferret-sterilized - $5
  • Dog / cat / ferret-unsterilized - $30
  • Dangerous dog - $75
  • Replacement tag - $2

Senior discount
  • Dog / cat sterilized - $3
  • Dog / cat unsterilized - $15
  • Assistance dog / Police dog - $0

Adoption Fees
Dog / cat - $95 
(Will include microchip, vaccinations, and sterilization)

Impoundment Fees
Impoundment charges where impoundment occurs during regular working hours shall be as follows:
  • Impound charges-within a one-year period

Class A: Dogs / Cats / Ferrets Class B: Small Livestock Class C: Large Livestock
1st - $30 1st - $40 1st - $50
2nd - $85 2nd - $60 2nd - $75
3rd - $95 3rd - $80 3rd - $100
4th - $105 4th - $100 4th - $125

Impound charges where impoundment occurs outside of regular working hours shall be the cost of impoundment plus ten percent.

Daily handling / boarding fees: 
  • Class A - $10
  • Class B - $15

Animal Quarantine
  • Shelter quarantine - $150
    The owner of any animal held in quarantine for ten days for observation purposes shall be charged fifteen dollars ($15) for every day or fraction of a day an animal remains at the city's boarding facility. This is in addition to any impoundment fee.
  • Head shipment - $150

Miscellaneous Fees
Animal trap deposit:
  • Squirrel trap - $40
  • Cat trap - $60
  • Small dog trap - $100
  • Large dog trap - $200

Euthanasia / disposal fees:
  • Cats - $25
  • Dogs (00--25 lbs.) - $25
  • Dogs (25--50 lbs.) - $35
  • Dogs (51 lbs. & up) - $45
  • Disposal (Dogs/Cats) - $25
With financial hardship cases, these fees may be waived in whole or in part by the Chief of Police.

Surrender Fees
Per animal - $25

Discounts of $10 available if animal has rabies vaccination and/or is sterilized. Senior Citizens receive a fee waiver.

Micro Chipping
Dogs/cats/ferrets - $20
Available to all pets of Allen residents (does not require adoption from shelter). Fee includes implant of chip and chip registration.

Contact Information
allen animal shelter
Allen Animal Shelter
770 S. Allen Heights Dr.
Allen, Texas 75002
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Phone: 214.509.4378


Facility Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed - 2 - 6 p.m. 
Sat - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sun - Closed

Temporary Field Service Hours:
(note new hours)
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sat - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun - Closed

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