Animal Services

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About Animal Services


View our adoptable dogs and cats

Welcome to Little Elm Animal Services. Our department has a customer-driven approach to animal services. We strive to maintain a clean and inviting animal shelter, and we believe in the professional and ethical performance of our duties, and work to provide a safe and healthy environment for all animals in our care.

To reach Animal Services during regular business hours, call 972-377-1898. If no answer, please leave a message and officers will respond as soon as possible.

If you have an Animal Services issue during non-business hours and holidays, call the Denton County Sheriff’s Office at 940-349-1600 or 972-434-5500.

During non-business hours and holidays, Animal Services officers will respond to emergencies and animal bites only. 


Other Services


Animal Bites

By state law, all dog and cat bites must be reported to the Animal Shelter. Call 972-377-1898 during regular business hours and 940-349-1600 after hours/non-emergency.

Stray Pets


Animals picked up by Little Elm Animal Services are housed at the Animal Shelter
1605 Mark Tree Lane
Little Elm, TX 75068

Adoption


Contact the shelter to visit and view adoptable dogs and cats.

Adoption fees are $75. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines, and microchip. We accept cash and credit card only.

All stray animals are held for five days before being placed for adoption, no exceptions.
Once an animal is ready for adoption, we do not hold or reserve for any reason. We adopt and release to rescue on a first come, first served basis.

Reporting Deceased Animals


Deceased animals on the roadway can be reported by calling 972-377-1898.

Animal Traps


Live animal traps are available from Animal Services. There is not a cost to use a trap; however there is a $70 refundable deposit paid in cash only. Please call to check availability.