A Note from Animal Services
While our offices are operational, we are not open to the public. Contact us at 972-377-1898 with questions or to schedule an appointment.
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 here.
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 during non-business hours and holidays, call the Denton County Sheriff’s Office at 940-349-1600 or 972-434-5500.
During non-business hours and holidays, Animal Services officers will respond to emergencies and animal bites only.
By state law, all dog and cat bites must be reported to the Animal Shelter. Call 972-377-1898 during regular business hours and 940-349-1600 after hours/non-emergency.
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.
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.
FeesAnimal Adoptions: $75 (includes spay/neuter, vaccines, and microchip)
Owners Surrender: $35
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: $25