Lost & Found

We hold all of all animals, regardless of age/breed for ten (10) days. 


The state of Texas does not have any animal holding laws, however, local authorities are delegated the authority to enact a holding period law.  We are in compliance with the rules set by the Dallas City Council as found on their website.


Please note that there has been a recent change in hold times as of June 27, 2018, however, we still will hold the animals for up to ten (10) days.

Dallas City Animal Hold Times

  • Hold times for animals with identification has been reduced from ten (10) days to five (5) days. This change is in line with data that shows the likelihood of reclaiming diminishes greatly after the 3rd day, and is also in line with other Texas cities.  

  • Puppies and Kittens under six (6) months can immediately be placed.