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Animal Shelter Adoption Procedures and Microchipping



City of Lewisville Animal Adoption Procedures

Texas State Law, Chapters 826 and 828 of the Health and Safety Code, requires all adopted shelter animals to be vaccinated for rabies and to be sterilized, Lewisville Animal Services has implemented the following procedures for every adoption.

There is a one-time adoption fee of $90 (regardless of age or species) payable to the City of Lewisville.

You may see some of the animals up for adoption at

The adoption fee includes:

  • Sterilization
  • Microchip
  • Viral Vaccines
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Heartworm /FIV/ FeLV Testing (if applicable)
  • City Registration (if Lewisville resident)
  • 30 Days of Free Pet Insurance
  • Adoption Kit (includes small bag of pet food)

Any violation of the adoption contract may result in citations being issued and fines of up to $500 per violation.

Animal Services cannot guarantee the health/temperament of any animal. An animal is only available for adoption if an animal is believed to be reasonably sound of both health and temperament. Animal Services cannot reimburse medical costs for any issues that may arise after adoption including (but not limited to) injury or health.

Animal Services allows returns to the shelter within 30 days of adoption. No refunds are granted. Individuals returning an animal are allowed up to 3 exchanges.


Animal Services offers microchipping to the public for $15. This includes the registration of the microchip. You do not need to be a Lewisville resident. No appointment is necessary and can be completed usually within 15 minutes during normal business hours.

Please contact Animal Services at 972.219.3478 with any questions. The shelter is located at 995 E. Valley Ridge, Lewisville, TX 75057.

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