Animal Services

Grand Prairie Animal Services encourages responsible pet ownership and maintain a safe city by offering field enforcement services, educational programs, and pet health and wellness for Grand Prairie residents. Prairie Paws offers adoption of pets, including dogs, cats and other small animals. Prairie Paws takes in homeless pets from Grand Prairie and provides them with health and wellness care before being placed for adoption.

Helpful Information

Contacts and Hours of Operation


Prairie Paws Adoption Center Hours

  • Sunday - Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Prairie Paws will close at 3:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month.

Phone Hours

Phone number: 972-237-8575
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dispatch Hours

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Deceased Animal

A report can also be made by calling 972-237-8575, Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If a request for service is submitted online after normal business hours, staff will usually not be available to respond to your request until the next business day.

Microchip Pets

Prairie Paws offers microchipping for $15 during regular business hours. No appointment necessary.

Repeat Offender

As citizens, you are our eyes and ears out in the community. The first call should always be to our Animal Dispatch 972-237-8575, but if you encounter a pet owner that appears to be continuously repeating violations of our city ordinance (allowing dogs to roam loose, tethering, etc), please also submit the following Community Advocate Report. With this information, Animal Services can work, with your help, to assess which violations are occurring and support a safer community for both pets and our citizens.

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Dog Park in Grand Prairie

Central Bark Dog Park

Dogs have a place to play off-leash at the three-acre Central Bark dog park, located just north of the Prairie Paws Adoption Center, 2222 W. Warrior Trail.

Central Bark, the first dog park in Grand Prairie, features three exercise areas designated for dogs. Each of the fenced areas – one for small dogs, one for large dogs and one reserved for rotating to preserve the turf – include shade structures with benches and water fountains for both the dogs and people. A sidewalk runs from the 40-space parking lot to the dog park entrance, and accessible paving extends into each of the off-leash areas. The fenced areas are accessed through a one-way gate system to prevent accidental passage of dogs from one area to another. Landscape, including trees, turf, sandstone boulders and adaptive grasses create natural, unmowed zones within each off-leash area. 

This dog park is dedicated to honor those thousands of dogs and dog handlers that have served and given their lives for America in times of war and peace.

North of Prairie Paws Adoption Center
2222 W. Warrior Trail
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Hours: Open 24/7

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