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Registration & Fees
Overview
Animal control officers are authorized to impound any animal running at large, except a cat. Officers can impound a cat following complaints of the animal causing a nuisance or hazard to the health or welfare of humans or other animals.

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

Quarantine for Reported Bite
Any person aware of an animal bite or scratch to a human will report the incident to Animal Control within 24 hours of the incident. All dogs and cats that bite or scratch a human must be quarantined for ten days, regardless of whether they are vaccinated for rabies or not. The biting animal may be quarantined at various locations depending on the bite, including a veterinarian's office, the Allen Animal Shelter, or the animal's home.

License Fees
  • Dog / cat / ferret (sterilized): $5 ($3 with senior discount)
  • Dog / cat / ferret (unsterilized): $30 ($15 with senior discount)
  • Dangerous dog: $75
  • Assistance dog / police dog: Free
  • Replacement tag: $2

Adoption Fees
  • Dog / cat: $95 (includes microchip, vaccinations, and sterilization) 

Impoundment Fees
Charges for impoundment during regular working hours are as follows. Charges increase with each impoundment during 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








If impoundment occurs outside of regular business hours, charges will be the cost of impoundment plus ten percent.

A daily handling fee is charged in addition to the impoundment fee.

Daily Handling
  • Class A (dogs, cats, ferrets): $10/day
  • Class B (small livestock): $15/day

An animal held in quarantine incurs an additional daily fee.

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

Email: animalshelter@cityofallen.org

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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