Tri-City Animal Shelter


The Tri-City Animal Shelter is an outstanding example of the cooperation between the Best Southwest cities of DeSoto, Duncanville and Cedar Hill. The facility is located in Cedar Hill, very near the city limits of DeSoto and Duncanville. Each city maintains its own animal control staff but contributes equally to the operation costs of the shelter. The shelter receives stray, lost and unwanted animals from the citizens and animal control officers of Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville. 


The mission of the Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center is to provide exemplary care for impounded and unwanted animals through redemption, adoption and public education. 

The vision statement of the Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center: 

"Working as a team to make a positive difference in the lives of people and animals."


More information about the Tri-City Regional Animal Shelter Board of Directors

To report a lost or found animal please contact the shelter.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or need to complete community service for school, you must submit your ID and volunteer application before signing up to attend one of our two monthly volunteer orientations, which are held the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. You must be at least 10 years of age to volunteer. Please bring your ID, a guardian's ID if you are under 18, and a completed volunteer or student application, which you can pick up at the shelter or print out online on the Cedar Hill website under the animal shelter volunteer section. If you are under 16 years of age, your guardian must also be a volunteer and present. Hope to see you there!