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 online volunteer application before you may begin. You must be at least 10 years of age to volunteer. If a volunteer is under the age of 16 a parent or guardian must be present during the volunteer shift and also have filled out a volunteer application. Volunteer applications for personal, student, and court may be found online on the Shelter Cedar Hill website under the volunteer tab. For additional information about the volunteer program please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at