Animal Control

Home is where paws are.


Animal Control is dedicated to protecting the pets and pet owners of the City of Garden Ridge. The City of Garden Ridge has a small facility to take in lost, found and adoptable dogs and cats.


The City of Garden Ridge Animal Control serves the residents, pets and wildlife within the City.  Animal Control provides animal control enforcement through the City’s Animal Control Ordinance and state laws. All animals that are brought into our facility are provided care as well as medical treatment if needed.

In addition to domestic animals, the City of Garden Ridge Animal Control aids with wild animals in the City that have been trapped, injured or killed.


Animal Control is located in the Garden Ridge Public Works / Maintenance Facility. There are three indoor-outdoor kennels for dogs and a separate room with kennels for cats.

Every attempt is made to locate the owners of all dogs and cats that are brought into our facility. If an owner cannot be located, the animal will remain in our facility until relocation to a no-kill shelter, rescue facility, foster home, or new owner is made.

Garden Ridge Animal Control strives to provide low cost adoptions, supports the importance of spaying and neutering of dogs and cats to reduce the number of unwanted pets, and promotes responsible pet ownership.


If you want to report a situation, have a concern or want to make a suggestion, the City of Garden Ridge has created a tracking system that will allow you to communicate your issue online.  Once you have completed the form, someone will contact you within 48 hours (click here to complete online).  However, you can contact us directly at (210)651-6831 or you can send an email to the Animal Control Officer (click here to email).