Animal Control

What We Do

The Bedford Animal Control is a Division of the Police Department. Responsibilities of this Division include the care and custody of all impounded animals, responding to calls for service, quarantining animals, investigating reports of cruelty and enforcing animal ordinances. The Division aggressively seeks loving homes for all adoptable animals.

Featured Services



On-Line Kennel


The Animal Control Division currently has several adoptable animals. Adoptable animals are listed through Your future best friend may just be a few clicks away.



Pet Licensing


Licensing is an annual process that can assist you in the return of your beloved pet in the event of separation. In addition, pet licensing is a City ordinance. A citation may be issued for those not in compliance with the City ordinance.

Wildlife Tips


Coyote & Other Wildlife Info


Coyotes live and actually adapt very well to the urban environment; therefore, coyote sightings in Bedford as well as other cities in northeast Tarrant County are not uncommon. To deter the likelihood of a coyote or other wildlife coming near your residence:


  •  Avoid leaving food sources outdoors

  • Clean up around overflowing bird feeders

  • Do not leave dog/cat food outside overnight

  • Avoid leaving small pets outside unattended, especially at night

  •  Keep garbage containers closed and inaccessible

For more information on coyotes and other wildlife, click here to visit the DFW Wildlife Coalition website.

Contact Information

Animal Shelter Location

1809 Reliance Parkway
Bedford, Texas 76021


Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Pet Fair

Each year, the Animal Control Division hosts a Pet Fair.  The next Pet Fair is scheduled below:

2020 dates: TBA
Boys Ranch Activity Center
2801 Forest Ridge Dr.
Bedford, TX 76021



The Pet Fair is FREE event to the public that features adoptable animals, vendors, kid activities, live demonstrations, and free food. Don't miss out!

City of Bedford City Hall | 2000 Forest Ridge Dr. Bedford, TX 76021 | City of Bedford Website