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City Animal Control Ordinances

Want to walk dogs? Cuddle cats? Help the shelter? We’d love to have you join our dedicated team of volunteers!


Here’s how to get involved:

  • Register as a volunteer with the City of Pasadena. Click here for forms.

  • Attend one of two monthly volunteer orientation sessions at the shelter.

  • Put in five hours of general service at the shelter.

  • Participate in five hours of supervised / mentored work with animals.

Monday through Friday, our Animal Control Officers patrol the streets. They even help on weekends in the event of animal-related emergencies. And when they’re on duty, not only are our Animal Control Officers responsible for rescuing strays and ensuring the well-being of all pets in Pasadena, they’re responsible for enforcing the City’s ordinances.



  • All animals must be confined by a fence or on a leash.

  • Areas where animals are kept must be kept clean and sanitary.

  • Only two dogs and two cats allowed per household.

  • Cats and dogs must be vaccinated annually for rabies.

  • Dogs must wear a City license tag at all times.

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Rescue Partners

Bugsy the Pittie

Pasadena Animal Shelter is fortunate to work with many private, not-for-profit rescue groups that help  assess, care for, and place our shelter pets in desirable homes. Some of these rescues are breed-specific, while others are need-specific. Whatever the model, we're so grateful for these rescues and their continuing, lifesaving support.


For a list of the rescues with which we currently work, please email adoptions@ci.pasadena.tx.us.