Registration & Pet Information

The City of Lake Dallas Code of Ordinances requires that all dogs and cats over the age of 4 months must be registered with the Animal Services Division. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented at the time of registration. Each Animal Registration (PDF) must be renewed each year.

Registration
Sec. 18-124.  Registration.
(a)  No owner shall have within the city limits any dog or cat four months of age or over unless such dog or cat is currently registered with animal control. A current metal registration tag, issued by animal control, must be affixed to a collar or harness and must be worn at all times. Application for initial issuance or renewal of each registration must be made by the owner, in person, and be accompanied by the fee set forth in the master fee schedule. Registration certificates shall be renewed annually. If there is a change of ownership, the new owner shall have the registration transferred to his name, within ten days. There shall be no charge for the transfer. The fees for registration shall be set forth in the city’s master fee schedule. (currently $8 for a spay/neutered pet; $15 for unaltered)

(b)  Every person having care, control or custody of any dog which has received guard dog training must register such dog with the city. The owners of such dog must place an identification collar identifying the dog as a trained guard dog. This collar must be worn at all times.

General Information on Pets
Sec. 18-121. Number of dogs.
It is unlawful to keep or harbor more than three dogs that are six months of age or older on any premises used or zoned for residential purposes. (Ordinance 159-A, sec. 2-32, 1985; Code 1989, sec. 6.48.020)

Sec. 18-122. Number of cats.
It is unlawful to keep or harbor more than three cats that are six months of age or older on any premises used or zoned for residential purposes. (Ordinance 159-A, sec. 2-31, 1985; Code 1989, sec. 6.48.010)

Sec. 18-123. Vaccination required.

All dogs and cats within the city four months of age or over shall be licensed and vaccinated and the license fee paid; however, before the license shall be issued, the owner of the animal must present a certificate from a licensed veterinarian showing that the animal has been vaccinated within the preceding 12 months. Such vaccination certificate shall reflect the name of the owner, his address, a description of the animal, the date of vaccination, the number of the vaccination tag and the kind of vaccination used. The veterinarian shall furnish the owner with a metal tag, on one side of which shall be stamped the words, “Vaccinated against rabies,” and the date of the vaccination; this tag shall be securely attached to the collar or harness of the animal at all times. (Ordinance 159-A, sec. 2-2, 1985; Code 1989, sec. 6.12.010)