Animal Control / Shelter

KerryKerry's Corner

Easter Treats & Decorations

Keep lilies and candy in check-chocolate goodies are toxic to cats and dogs, and all true lilies can be fatal if ingested by cats. And be mindful, kitties love to nibble on colorful plastic grass, which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting and dehydration.

Moreover, while live bunnies, chicks and other festive animals are adorable, resist the urge to buy them-these cute babies grow up fast and often require specialized care.

Dalhart Animal Control & Shelter

Animal Control and Shelter BuildingThe City of Dalhart Animal Control provides for the safety and well being of animals within the city limits of Dalhart while enforcing state and local laws.

The city employs two animal control officers under the supervision of Police Chief Conner.

Conducting Business

The Dalhart Animal Control Shelter is an entity of the Dalhart Police Department and the City of Dalhart. The facility is not a privately run facility. On occasions Animal control will conduct business with private entities and reputable no-kill shelters or transport companies. These entities must be vetted through the police department and go through an approval process. Anyone wishing to conduct business with the City of Dalhart Animal Shelter must contact Chief Conner at 806-244-5546 and proper paperwork completed in accordance with the law before any animal is release to them.

Rules & Regulations Information

  • Dogs must wear a city tag, available at the veterinary clinics in Dalhart or from the Animal Control Officer. The animal permit fee is $5 per animal.
  • Long standing ordinances allow up to four dogs per household under a leash law. A kennel is required for 5 or more dogs.
  • Please keep your pets in your yard or on a leash at all times. Our Animal Control Officers pick up dogs that roam the streets and citations will be issued for dogs at large.
  • Rules regarding the raising of other animals vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.
  • The City encourages the spaying and neutering of you animals.
  • The Rita Blanca Lake trails are City property and dogs must be kept on a leash while accompanying you on your hike.

Feel free to call Code Compliance or Animal Control if you have any questions.

Ordinances