Pet Services

All Allen pet owners may use the services of Allen Animal Shelter, even if their pet was not adopted there.
  1. Registration
  2. Microchipping
  3. Lost Pets
  4. Surrender

City ordinance requires all dogs, cats and ferrets who are at least four months old to be registered with the City of Allen. A pet may be registered for 1-3 years, depending on when its rabies vaccination expires.

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Printed applications are available at Allen Animal Shelter.


Registered pets receive a modern and durable registration tag. The tag must be placed on the animal’s collar and worn at all times.

Pet owners can enter additional contact information, family information and veterinary contacts in a free profile connected to their pet's registration tag. More than 96% of lost animals with these tags are returned to their owners within 24 hours, many without ever entering a shelter.


Registration Fees1 Year2 Years3 Years
Dog, cat or ferret - sterilized$10$15$20
Dog, cat or ferret - sterilized (senior discount)$5$9$12
Dog, cat or ferret - unsterilized$35$45$50
Dog deemed dangerous by animal control authority (with history of complaints, warnings)$75N/AN/A
Service dog or police dogFreeFreeFree
Other Fees

Lost/replacement tag$2