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Pet Laws in Fort Worth

Every owner or other person having care and control of any animal shall provide the following for each animal under their care and control:

  1. Sufficient, nutritious and wholesome food, served in clean containers;
  2. Clean and wholesome water, served in a clean container;
  3. Adequate shelter, which allows the animal to remain dry and protected from the elements at all times and, which shall provide either natural or artificial shade to avoid direct sunlight. If the shelter is provided by enclosure, the enclosure shall allow for adequate ventilation;
  4. Veterinary care as needed to prevent suffering.

Full list of pet laws can be found on the Fort Worth Animal Control website. 

If you are experiencing problems with stray dogs or cats in your neighborhood, call Animal Care and Control or complete the online complaint form.

Report Animal Issues to Fort Worth Animal Control 

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It's a great city. I love it!

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Here's a quick video about why I love the Fort Worth area. There's a lot of things. One, I grew up here. So I graduated from Hazel High School. My parents still live here, and then I recently moved back to Hazel, so I kind of like it. But Fort Worth is great. It's a great city. I love it. I love that fact that it's named Cow Town. You know I love that. I think that's great.

I love the logo, that's that, even though it's a longhorn. And I love the culture of it. The culture of Fort Worth is definitely a lot different. We're way different than Dallas. I think that that really makes a difference. I'm definitely Fort Worth and not Dallas, which is fine. To each their own, but I like Fort Worth. It's just, it's just homier I think. It's not quite as fast paced. You've got the Stockyards there and then they have a cattle drive multiple times a day. The Fort Worth Stock show and Rodeo. Then the art museums that are all right there, the Kimbell Art Museum. There's just so much, there's a lot of just elements in a really close area. You can get the 7th Street area with all the really neat, the apartments and condos, restaurants and all of that. And even downtown Fort Worth has been changing too. There's a lot to offer.

A lot of the greats, I mean there's some very famous restaurants here. The big one that people think about as Joe T. Garcia's, that's a huge one. It's a great place. I know some of the owners there. They've been coming to us for years, really great people. Just a few reasons why I like Fort Worth.

Pet Friendly Activities in Fort Worth

Fort Woof Dog Park - two large fenced areas for dogs to roam, a “large dog” side for dogs 40 pounds and more and a separate “small dog” side for dogs weighing less than 40 pounds. Each area has picnic tables (no food of any type in the park, please) and park benches for humans, a watering station for both humans and dogs, and multiple poop-disposal locations, each with a supply of plastic bags 

ZBonz Dog Park - ten acre, fully-irrigated park built on the former Z. Boaz Golf Course. ZBonz has separate sections for large and small dogs, sized at 7 acres and 3 acres respectively. It's also equipped with two shelters, various agility items, pet fountains and two aerated ponds — perfect for pups of all sizes and dispositions.

Pet Friendly Restaurants in Fort Worth

Food Truck Park : Fort Worth Food Park is Fort Worth's first and finest park for food trucks and food truck hounds - and pet-friendly! 

Mellow Mushroom - dogs are welcome in the patio area 

Shaw's Patio & Grill - dogs are welcome in outside sitting area 

Mash'd - dogs are welcome at outdoor tables 

Woodshed Smokehouse - dog menu and water bowl is provided 


Pet Friendly Accommodations in Fort Worth

Recommended Pet Services in Fort Worth

Traditions Pet Boarding  - Ease your concerns about leaving your pet behind while you’re away: Let our qualified staff take care of him or her. We will provide your dog or cat with a safe, comfortable, “home away from home” atmosphere. We are happy to accommodate any special care or needs your pet might have. Just let us know when you make the reservation.
Traditions Pet Grooming - We offer professional grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats. Our groomers are especially gifted at handling nervous and fearful pets in a gentle and compassionate manner. Come see how beautiful your pet can be!

Pet Stores and Supplies in Fort Worth

Wag Canine Emporium - 4737 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107

Important Organizations in Fort Worth

“The Star” Home of the Dallas Cowboys
Humane Society of North Texas - The Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) was founded in 1905 and is the oldest animal welfare organization in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. HSNT provides services such as pet adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations, returning lost pets to their owners, cruelty investigations and humane euthanasia.  HSNT operates four pet adoption centers in Tarrant County, as well as an equine and livestock ranch located in Johnson County.