Animal Control Phone Numbers for Dallas & Surrounding Areas

Who to Call To Report a Dog Attack if You Live in or Around Dallas, Texas

Being attacked by a dangerous dog is a frightening and usually painful experience. No matter what the scenario, when you are unexpectedly bit or injured by a dangerous animal, you should always report it to the proper authorities. The Dallas Animal Control phone number is (214) 670-6800. This number directs you to Dallas Animal Services, a department under the City of Dallas where reports of dog bites occurring within the City limit should be reported. If your incident was not within the city limits of Dallas, please see the Dallas Area Animal Control Numbers section below.

Dallas Dangerous Dog Regulations

In the City of Dallas, there are specific laws and regulations that pet owners are required to follow. Chapter 7, Article 5 of the Dallas City Code lists out everything you need to know about dangerous dogs, from definitions to defenses, it is important to familiarize yourself with the rules and standards you will be subjected to in the case of an incident. If you have been injured due to a dog bite and need legal assistance, contact Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., today.

Dallas Surrounding Area Animal Control Phone Numbers

dog attackBelow is a list we have compiled of animal control numbers for suburbs, cities and unincorporated areas around and within Dallas:

  • City of Addison Animal Services: 972-466-3420
  • Balch Springs Animal Control: 972-557-6035
  • City of Bedford: 817-952-2191
  • Carrollton Animal Services: 972-466-3420
  • (Cedar Hill) Tri-City Animal Shelter and Adoption Center: 972-291-5335
  • City of Cockrell Hill Animal Control: 214-339-4141
  • Coppell Animal Services: 972-304-3515
  • Corinth Animal Control: 940-498-2017
  • Dallas Animal Services: 214-670-8246
  • Decatur Animal Control: 940-627-7888
  • City of Denton Animal Services: 940-349-7594
  • DeSoto Animal Control: 972-291-5335
  • Duncanville Animal Control: 972-291-5335 or 972-223-6111
  • Euless Animal Services: 817-685-1594
  • Flower Mound Animal Services: 972-874-6390
  • Frisco Animal Control: 972-292-5303
  • Garland Animal Services: 972-205-3570, press 1
  • Grand Prairie Animal Services: 972-237-8575
  • Grapevine Animal Services: 817-410-3370
  • Hickory Creek Animal Services: 940-497-3520
  • Highland Park Animal Control: 214-521-5000
  • Highland Village Animal Care Services: 469-444-0915
  • Irving Animal Services: 972-721-2256
  • Lake Dallas Animal Services: 940-497-7090
  • Lancaster Animal Services: 972-218-1200
  • Lewisville Animal Shelter and Animal Services: 972-219-3478
  • McKinney Animal Control: 972-547-7445
  • Mesquite Animal Shelter and Adoption Center: 972-216-6283
  • City of Plano Animal Services: 972-769-4360
  • Richardson Animal Shelter: 972-744-4480
  • The City of Rowlett Animal Shelter: 972-412-6219
  • Royse City Animal Shelter: 972-636-2250
  • Seagoville Animal Services 972-287-6838
  • The Colony Animal Services 972-370-9250

The Dallas and Fort Worth areas surrounded by many cities. It is important to note that depending on where you live, the rules governing dogs and other animals in your area may be different than stated above. Each city is likely to have its own separate set of rules governing animals and the reporting of incidents. The best way to ensure you are abiding by all of the rules and regulations governing animal control, contact your city official’s office and learn your rights. We have also added a downloadable form for Dallas Animal Control Services.

Free Consultation with a Texas Dog Bite Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured due to a dog bite, call 1-800-298-0111 for a free consultation with an experienced dog bite lawyer. Our attorneys have been serving personal injury victims in Texas since 1979. We handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you do not pay any attorney fees unless we make a recovery. Electronic signing and virtual meetings available.


Paul Cannon

Paul Cannon has practiced personal injury trial law since 1995. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2005). He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2017 & 2018, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017. He is a Shareholder, trial lawyer and online marketing manager at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. His legal writings have been published by the Texas Bar Journal,, HG Legal Resources,, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.