Animal Services

The City of East Tawakoni has a limit of 3 animals per household. Animals are required to be physically restrained to your property, by fence or leash. You must register all animals with the City every year. The tags are $10 and you must present evidence of rabies vaccination. The City does not tolerate animals running at large.

We are sorry to say there is no one responsible for animal control due to no animal shelters are taking animals at this time. However, we can contact Texas Rescue if there are dogs that need to be picked up.

Please call the ETPD to report 903-447-2444 ext #4.

Basic Law

  • Under the law of the Texas Department of Public Health, all pets have to be vaccinated by the time they reach 4 months of age. One year later, they are required to receive their vaccinations again. After your dog receives its one-year vaccinations, further vaccinations are required by law every three years in order to maintain the proper licensure. There are a number of immunizations that your dog can receive during this time, but the one that is the most important is the rabies vaccination, which is why it is required by Texas law.

Rabies Vaccination

  • The recommended schedule for rabies begins with an initial vaccination at the age of 16 weeks or 4 months. The first annual rabies vaccination should occur one year later. Effective in March 2003, Texas requires that a dog be vaccinated for rabies once every three years past this point.

Distemper and Parvovirus Vaccination

  • Although the distemper vaccination is not required by Texas law, it is still recommended that dogs receive it at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks. Another Distemper vaccination is required at 1 year of age, and then never again as this vaccination provides lifetime immunity. The Parvovirus vaccination is also recommended at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks of age, and the first annual vaccination following puppy shots will provide the dog with lifetime immunity to the virus. Both of these viruses can be deadly without the proper vaccination.

Contact Info

Police Department
288 Briggs Blvd., East Tawakoni, TX 75742
(903) 447-2444 Ext #4