Animal Shelter

The city requires all animals within the city limits have rabies vaccination and city tags. These can be purchased at the City Hall office located at 125 S Texas Street.

Hours of Operation

  • Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


  • Rabies Voucher: $10
  • City Tags: $6.00 / $2.00 if pet is spayed/neutered
  • Adoption Fee: $34 (includes rabies and city tags)

Animal Control Officer

ACO Corey Young

Corey Young, Certified Animal Control Officer

Email Corey

Phone: 254-893-4580 or (City Hall) at 254-893-2065
Address: P O Box 318 – De Leon, Texas 76444

Adoptable Pets

Click here to view adoptable pets.

  • Loree Behymer

    Hey Eddie!

    We have space opened up now with 2 of our fosters. I would like to come out tomorrow or Friday and take a look at what animals you have in the shelter. Would you please let me know what a good time is and directions for the shelter?

    You can call the adopt-a-pet number and it leaves me a message. Or just email me back. I always check the email quicker!

    Loree B

  • Edward

    I’m very concerned about the huge number of dogs running loose in town and the endless barking of the dogs that are actually fenced. It seems to be on the increase. It is a reflection of how many irresponsible dog owners we have. These people could care less about laws or ordinances and the peace or welfare of the citizens who live around them. If the animal control officer isn’t spending every available moment of his shift patrolling for violations of the leash law, he is failing in his duties.

    • City of De Leon

      I will meet with the ACO and see what is going on about the animal situation. I will post a response to your complaints after I have talked with the ACO. Thank you for your concerns.

    • Edward

      If the animal control officer spent every amount of time surveying the leash law the taxes would go up to hire someone else to do the other duties performed by the animal control officer. People cost money and individuals who multitask can only stretch themselves so far. Besides barking dogs are a noise ordinance not an animal control issue! I know I do not want my taxes or water bill going up to suit a few individuals.

  • Manders

    Hello, are the current pictured dogs still available?

    • City of De Leon

      The ACO has stated that the there are no adoptable animals at this time in the shelter.

  • Manders

    Thank you sir :)Thanks for all you and your fosters do :)….A.W.

  • H.McConnell


    I saw Snookie on the website and I cant adopt her because I have cats,but will any of her puppies be available for adoption soon?

    Thank you.

    • Edward

      Yes, she is up for adoption.

  • Braden

    Is there any volunteer jobs open? I want to help as much as I can to keep dogs and cats off the street.

    • City of De Leon

      Braden, thank you for your interest. At this time I am not aware of any, but I will get with the ACO and see what he says.

  • Braden

    Have you heard from the ACO about ant volunteer jobs

  • Whitsell

    I found a little blk and wht dog on the side of the road between Gorman and Rucker. Has anyone contacted you about a lost dog fitting that discription and is there a shelter in Gorman?

    • City of De Leon

      I am sorry about the delay in getting back with you, due to the website has been down, but the city has not received any calls about the lost dog.

  • Sackett

    what do i need to do if the neighbors dogs are harming livestock and domestic animals at my house it is outside the city limits.

    • cityofdeleon

      You will need to contact dispatch at (325) 356-7533

      Karen Wilkerson

  • Sackett

    ok thanks