The Fulton County animal shelter will be open this Wednesday (August 23rd) but closed all day on Thursday (August 24th) due to the road closures surrounding the former president’s arrival at the Fulton County Jail located down the street from the animal shelter. To adopt or foster a dog on Thursday, please visit our Midtown shelter (981 Howell Mill Road NW) where there are over 100 dogs in need of homes this week. Thank you for your support!

The Fulton County Animal Shelter is out of housing space. We’re asking our community for help with stray pets so we can focus on emergency and critical situations. Animals in need will not and should not be abandoned. If you have found a healthy pet, please fill out a Found Pet Report. If you need other assistance please email but know that the response time is delayed due to incredibly high volumes of animals and people in need of assistance.  

If you lost a pet, please visit the shelter and check the lost pet website page.

Adopt a pet in July and choose your pet’s adoption fee! Our shelters are full of incredible pets waiting for homes, and to them, your love is priceless!
Click here to explore all our adoptable pets.


The Fulton County Animal Services shelter has received a positive test result for Canine Flu. The shelter will remain under quarantine through June 7th. Fulton County Animal Services Officers will continue to respond to calls for service for incoming animals, but we need the community’s help. PLEASE come adopt or foster a dog from our overflow housing shelter (LifeLine Midtown at 981 Howell Mill Road)! Learn more now by visiting our FAQ page.

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Pet Registration

Below, you will find the many ways you can register a pet. All Fulton County pet owners must register their pets as required by  law. Doing so not only ensures that Animal Services Officers can contact you if your pet is lost, but the license fee also helps cover the cost of caring for homeless and injured pets in the county shelter. Pet owners whose pets aren’t registered may receive a citation and have to go to court.

If you have found a pet in Fulton County with a registered rabies tag, look up the rabies tag owner’s information online and help reunite that pet with their family.

If the tag isn’t registered, please visit our Found Pets page for tips on what to do next before bringing a lost pet to the shelter.

How to Register
By Mail

Print and fill out this Pet Registration Form. Along with the completed form, include the correct registration fee amount and a copy of your pet’s rabies vaccination certificate and mail to: Fulton County Animal Licensing, c/o PetData, PO Box 141929, Irving, TX 75014.


Visit and follow the instructions provided.

In Person

Visit Fulton County Animal Services during regular business hours to register a pet and purchase your pet’s license. See our hours on our Contact page.

Customer Service

Pet licensing is handled through a third party. Visit PetData’s customer service assistance page or call 1.877.835.6788.

Pet Registration Fees
1 year 3 years
Spayed/Neutered Pet
Unaltered Pet (not spayed/neutered)

A 3-year pet license requires a 3-year rabies vaccination. There is a $10 late fee if your license is more than 60 days overdue. Registration of a classified dangerous or vicious animal is $250.

When you register a pet, we hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible donation to support LifeLine’s lifesaving efforts in Fulton County!


Even with proper registration and an ID tag, pets can become lost. Taking swift action can help you find your pet. Start your search as soon as you discover that your pet has gone missing. Follow the link below to help you get started.


Save money by visiting one of LifeLine’s affordable veterinary care clinics to have your pet spayed or neutered, to get your pet’s vaccines and more! Make an appointment today.

Public Rabies Vaccinations

LifeLine’s Fulton County Animal Services offers $30 rabies vaccinations for pets of Fulton County residents (with identification) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on a walk-in basis.

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