Animals For Adoption

Unidentified impounded animals are held for three days and identified impounded animals are held for six (6) days to allow the owner time to reclaim their pet. If an adoptable animal is not reclaimed during that time, the animal is put up for adoption to the public.

The control facility does not adopt out aggressive, sick, injured, or nuisance animals.

The pets need forever-homes, so please take the time to make sure the pet is right for you and your family.

All adoptions are final. However, if an adopted animal's family claims ownership within thirty (30) days of the adoption date, the animal will be returned to its original family

Those who would like to adopt must present a valid ID and be over 18 years of age.

Adoption Fees

  • a puppy or kitten 4 months and younger is $15.
  • a dog or cat older than 4 months is $25.

Pet Friendly Reminders

Only four domestic pets are allowed per household within the Del Rio city limits.

Remember to keep your dog on a leash when taking them for a walk.

Please be a responsible pet owner and spay and neuter your pets.

Removal of Animal Remains

The city shall assess a fee of ten dollars ($10) for each dead animal that the city removes from any commercial business.

For more information on adoptions, please contact the Animal Control Department at (830) 774-8628.



This section lists the local ordinances to establish rules and fees applicable to the regulation of animals to promote the protection of the public's health, safety, peace, and general welfare. 

Chapter 5, Animals