Dallas Animal Services


​All dogs and cats in the City of Dallas must either be spayed or neutered.

There are a few exemptions to this ordinance:

  • Dogs and cats under six (6) months of age
  • Dogs and cats unable to be spayed/neutered or permanently non-fertile for health reasons
  • Competition cats or competition dogs
  • Dogs and cats for adop​tion at Dallas Animal Services, other animal welfare groups, or for sale in licensed retail pet stores
  • Owners holding a valid Breeding Permit​​

DAS and our partners strive to provide free and low-cost spay/neuter services for Dallas residents. Availability of these services, however, is dependent upon funding, and programs and offers change frequently. Please call (214) 670-8248 for more information.

Reference: Section 7-4.10 Dallas City Code