Adoption Mall

  • License and register your Arlington pet at the service counter without an appointment. For your convenience, online animal licensing is also available.
  • Stray animal drop-off and owner surrender animals are by appointment only until further notice. Call 817-459-6156 and talk with an Animal Admissions Specialist.

National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! 

$10 Adoption Special on All Adoptable Dogs through the end of October!

$10 Adoptions for all VIPs (dog and cat VIPs)!

All adoptions include core vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing, a microchip, and more!

Image of a black and white Spaniel type dog holding a large autumn leaf in its mouth.






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The Arlington Animal Services has three categories of animals available in the shelter. An available animal has become the property of Arlington Animal Services. If there is an animal, you are interested in click on the picture of the animal for more information. The availability is listed at the bottom of each animal under Stage:

Available – These animals are available for adoption at the shelter and it is first come first serve. These animals, after evaluation, have met the criteria for immediate adoption to the public.

VIP – These animals are available for adoption to the public and have reduced adoption fee. Animals are listed as VIP for reasons that include the following: time in shelter, available space in shelter, senior pet over 8 years of age, heartworm positive dogs, FIV positive cats, behavior and/or special needs of the animal, or at the discretion of the Kennel Supervisor or Shelter Manager.

VIP Rescue Only - These animals can only be transferred to an Arlington Animal Services approved rescue partner. Click here for a list of approved rescue partners or for information on how to become an approved rescue partner.