Protect Your Pets

Helping Irving Animal Services return pets to their rightful owners quickly and easily helps staff focus on finding homes for the thousands of animals they take in each year. These efforts also keep city streets free of roaming animals, increasing the safety and health of residents, pets and wildlife.

  • Pets should always wear a collar with ID tags so they can be returned home right away.
  • Microchip your pets, and ensure the microchip is registered with up-to-date contact information in case the collar and tags fall off. Microchipping and ID tags are available for purchase at the Irving Animal Care Campus.
  • Spay or neuter your pets. Pets who are not spayed or neutered will often roam looking for a mate. On average 90 percent of the stray animals picked up by IAS are not spayed or neutered.

    Irving Animal Services, through its partners TCAP and Spay Neuter Network, offers affordable spay and neuter services to Irving residents multiple times each month. Visit the IAS Events page for more information.
Tabby cat with collar and ID tag.

Pet ID tags are available at the Irving Animal Care Campus for $3 to $5.

Microchipping services are $15.

Jack Russell terrier and mixed breed dog with collars and tags.
  • Keep pets safely contained. When your pets are outdoors, make sure gates are latched and fences are in good repair. When your pets are indoors, ensure exterior doors and windows are closed. When opening doors or windows, make sure your pets are secured so that they cannot escape.
  • Pets should always be on a leash or in a carrier when in areas where they cannot be securely contained.
  • If your pet becomes lost, report it right away. Immediately report a missing pet to Animal Services, and visit the shelter to look for it. Visit the Animal Services Lost and Found page for more information.