Owner Surrenders

 The shelter receives stray, lost and unwanted animals from the citizens and animal control officers of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville.

We understand making the decision to surrender your pet can be a difficult decision to make, and we are here to help make this process as easy as possible. 

Before deciding to surrender your pet to our animal shelter, please consider the following resources to help you find the best home for your pet:

If there is other reasons why you have to surrender your pet, please don't hesitate to call us at 972-291-5335, and we will do our best to assist you.

If you are unable to re-home your pet, please continue reading to for information for surrendering your pet.


Rehome is great resource for pet owners who are looking to rehome their pets by allowing owners to list their pets online, screen applications of potential adopters, and finalize adoptions - all without having to bring your pet to an animal shelter!

This tool is great for pet owners who are able to keep their pets at home until they find their new fur-ever home. A few important things to keep in mind with regards to this program are:

  • You do not have to be a resident of our three cities in order to use this website
  • At the moment, only those pets who are fixed qualify for this program.

For more information, or to get started with this website, please click here.


The Tri-City Animal shelter is an open-admission shelter for residents of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville. If you are looking to surrender your pet, please make sure you have the following with you:

  • Texas ID listing current address in Cedar Hill, DeSoto, or Duncanville OR Proof of current residency (bills, car insurance, etc.) AND valid ID.
  • Any medical records of the pet.
  1. Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
    1150 E. Pleasant Run Rd.
    Cedar Hill, TX 75104

    Ph: 972.291.5335
    Fx: 972.291.5340
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    Monday - Friday
    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Animal Control: 972.223.6111
Although not required, a pet personality profile for the pet surrendered helps us in finding the right home for your pet. Please consider filling out a personality profile for your pet, and telling us all that you can about them, since you know your pet best. 

Click here for a dog personality profile, or here for a cat personality profile.

Please keep in mind that, although we try our best to find a home for every animal in our care, we are not able to guarantee an outcome for your pet. Once a pet has been surrendered to our shelter, they will be evaluated before they are placed in adoptions, transferred to a different shelter or rescue group, sent to a foster home, or euthanized. 

We are not able to disclose the outcome of any animal once they have been surrendered to us.


If you are not a resident of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, or Duncanville, then you can surrender your pet at the shelter serving your city. 

Other shelter in the area are:

Please contact us at 972-291-5335 if your city is not listed.