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All dogs and cats 4 months and older must be immunized against rabies by a licensed veterianarian and then must be registered with the City of Richardson Animal Shelter.  Pets younger than 4 months cannot be registered until they have been vaccinated.

Your pet must wear its current City registration tag on its collar, and wear its collar at all times.  These tags are vital if your pet is lost or injured. Registration for pets owned by senior citizens (65 and older) is free.


  Sterilized Pet  Unsterilized Pet 
 1 year vaccination  $5.00  $10.00
 3 year vaccination  $15.00  $30.00

Several options are available for you to register your pet and obtain a City tag.  You may register your pet online, via regular mail, in person, or at your residence by appointment. 

To register your pet, you will need to provide a current rabies vaccination certificate and the appropriate form of payment. 


To register your pet online, please CLICK HERE
You will need:  your pets current rabies vaccination certificate and a credit/debit card for payment. Owner and pet information is stored to make it quicker and easier to register your pet in the future.  A City tag will be mailed to you upon verification and acceptance of the information submitted.


Send to:

Animal Services
P.O. Box 831907
Richardson, Tx 75083-1907

You will need:
current rabies vaccination certificate, a check/money order for the correct fee amount, and a self-addressed, postage paid envelope. Your certificate will be returned to you along with a City of Richardson tag.

Location 1:

Richardson Animal Shelter
1330 Columbia Drive
Richardson, Tx 75081

Hours of operation:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. M -F
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays

You will need:
current rabies vaccination certificate, payment for fee (check, credit/debit, or cash)

Location 2:

Richardson Civic Center/
City Hall Building
411 W. Arapaho Road, Room 107
Richardson, Tx 75080

Hours of operation:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M - F 

You will need:
current rabies vaccination certificate, payment for fee (check OR cash, NO credit/debit accepted)


At your residence by appointment:  Please call the Animal Shelter at (972) 744-4480 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment.
Last updated: 10/20/2014 10:40:08 AM