Animal Services

Beginning September 4, 2023. the hours of the Animal Shelter will change to Mondays - Closed, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and closed on Sundays. The Shelter is closed daily from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Our Animal Services team will be in the office on Mondays for administration, maintenance, calls for service, and other projects. 

Does Little Elm Animal Services provide services for your address? Find out with our Animal Services Map.

FLEAS - Friends of the Little Elm Animal Shelter
The Friends of the Little Elm Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization that strives to help the animal shelter pets in Little Elm, Texas. The organization provides assistance through volunteering and donations. Learn more at

animal shelter

Spot a Bobcat or Coyote? 
Have you recently seen a bobcat or coyote? While the Town of Little Elm Animal Services Department does not trap or relocate wildlife, we do provide residents resources and information on what to do if you encounter there's animals. Here's what to do:


Questions about other wildlife? Visit our Wildlife Rescue page.

Don't feed the ducks! We know they're cute, but find out why feeding them can negatively impact them and their habitat. Read more here

View our adoptable dogs and cats

Welcome to Little Elm Animal Services. Our department has a customer-driven approach to animal services. We strive to maintain a clean and inviting animal shelter, and we believe in the professional and ethical performance of our duties, and work to provide a safe and healthy environment for all animals in our care.

To reach Animal Services during regular business hours, call 972-377-1898. If no answer, please leave a message and officers will respond as soon as possible.

If you have an Animal Services issue that is not an emergency during non-business hours and holidays, leave a message at the shelter at 972-377-1898.

During non-business hours and holidays, Animal Services officers will respond to emergencies and animal bites only.

Other Services

Animal Bites

By state law, all dog and cat bites must be reported to the Animal Shelter. Call 972-377-1898 during regular business hours and 214-975-0460 after hours. 

Stray Pets

Animals picked up by Little Elm Animal Services are housed at the Animal Shelter

1605 Mark Tree Lane
Little Elm, TX 75068


Contact the shelter to visit and view adoptable dogs and cats.

Adoption fees are $75. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines, and microchip. We accept cash and credit card only.

All stray animals are held for five days before being placed for adoption, no exceptions.

Once an animal is ready for adoption, we do not hold or reserve for any reason. We adopt and release to rescue on a first come, first served basis.

Reporting Deceased Animals

Deceased animals on the roadway can be reported by calling 972-377-1898.

Animal Traps

Live animal traps are available from Animal Services. There is not a cost to use a trap; however there is a $70 refundable deposit paid in cash only. Please call to check availability.


Animal Adoptions: $75 (includes spay/neuter, vaccines, and microchip)

Owners Surrender: $35

Registration: N/A

Redemption: First Impound $30 (+$10 per day), Second Impound $40 (+$10 per day), Third Impound $60 (+$10 per day), Fourth Impound $80 (+$10 per day)

Dangerous Dog Registration: $150