The City of Denton Animal Shelter (opened in January 2015) is owned and operated by the city of Denton, and is overseen by City of Denton Animal Services. It is a municipal shelter that must accept any animal, regardless of breed or condition, surrendered by Denton citizens or rescued as stray/abandoned or seized as abused/aggressive.

The Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center is the portion of the City of Denton Animal Shelter that houses the vet clinic, care areas, and adoption center (including reception, cat viewing area, dog viewing area, cat play area, and dog outdoor play area). DASF raised $2.0 million in Phase 1 of the capital campaign to help fund construction of this facility. The project was a public/private partnership with the city of Denton.

  • In 2014, the shelter took in 4,751 animals.
  • The shelter serves Denton, Corinth and unincorporated Denton County.
  • The new Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center tripled the shelter capacity, providing space that allows more time for pets to find a home.
  • With the new on-site vet clinic, adoption fees are more affordable while pets will receive critical care.


General Shelter Information

Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center
3717 North Elm Street
Denton, TX 76207

The shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed on Sundays.

Note: DASF does not operate the shelter and is not involved in shelter management, policies or procedures. For questions concerning the shelter, please contact the Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center.


Frequently Asked Questions

To see frequently asked questions about the Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center, please visit our Shelter FAQ page.


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