Animal Services


The mission of the Animal Control Division is to:
  • Assure that all proper vaccinations have been administered
  • Provide enforcement of municipal and state laws regarding animal control
  • Provide for the registration of all dogs and cats within the city
  • Provide temporary care and housing for impounded animals 
  • Respond effectively and efficiently to all animal bite cases
  • Test for rabies when warranted


Animal Control provides humane live traps for trapping small nuisasnce wildlife and stray animals. Traps are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please fill out the Trap Request Form.  Please call before you come by to assure there is a trap available.

Report Animal Cruelty

If you witness animal cruelty, please report it to either of the following authorities:
  • Crime Stoppers - (281) 342-8477 or (713) 222-8477
  • Missouri City Police Department - (281) 403-8700

Shelter Hours

The shelter hours of operation are by appointment only. Please call (281) 403-8707 to schedule an appointment.

Did You Know?

  • Missouri City city ordinance requires all dogs and cats over the age of four (4) months to be vaccinated every year for rabies.
  • City ordinance requires all dogs and cats over the age of four (4) months to be registered with Missouri City Animal Control.
  • City ordinance allows for any dog or cat not showing evidence of being vaccinated or city registration to be subject to impound by the Animal Control Division.
  • Any person in Missouri City who owns and houses a dog that has received "guard dog training" must register the animal with the Animal Control Division.
  • It is unlawful for any person to allow their dog to run at large.
  • There is no park within the Missouri City city limits that permits dogs to run at large.
  • Missouri City ordinance limits the number of dogs and cats to be kept in an owners possession at one time. You may have 4 animals per household.