Animal Services

About Animal Services


Animal Services is a division of the Watauga Police Department. Our goal is to protect the health and safety of both humans and animals in our community. Animal Services promotes the humane treatment of animals and encourages responsible pet ownership. Animal Services aims to provide both professional and reliable services for the citizens and animals of Watauga.

The Animal Services Center is an open-admission shelter providing services to the citizens and pets of Watauga. The center is open to lost, stray and unwanted animals in the city. Animal Services provides humane care, shelter and adoption services.

Animal Control is available after hours for animal related emergencies, if you need assistance please call the non-emergency dispatch line at 817.514.5897.

$5 Pet Registration Coupon

FOR THE pet lover (1)

Far too many animals are never reunited with their owners when they get lost. Licensing your pet is a way to give your pet a better chance of getting home.

For the months of February and March 2019, Watauga Animal Services is making the Licensing process just a bit easier by offering $5 License Coupons whether your pet is sterilized or not. Typically licensing fees range from $6 to $22 so in some cases this is quite a discount. The License Discount Coupon can be found on the Shelter’s Facebook page, the City website and at the Watauga Animal Services Center.

For further information or if you have questions, please contact the Shelter at (817)656-9614.

  • In order to apply for a City license, you must provide a certificate showing that your pet is up to date with its rabies vaccination.
  • Pets over four months and older must be licensed.
  • If you license your pet in one city and then move to another, you may need to apply for a new license.

A Pet License is a phone call home!

City Logo with Pets