Pet Registration

Each dog and cat must be registered with the City of Mesquite Animal Services Division once it reaches four (4) months of age. A current metal registration tag will be issued, and this tag must be affixed to a collar or harness and worn at all times.

Documentation of a current rabies vaccination is required at the time of registration. The fee to register a pet is $5 for sterilized animals or $15 for non-sterilized animals. Proof of sterilization, such as a receipt for spay/neuter surgery, is required.

Registrations are valid for twelve (12) months from the date of issuance. Registrations can be obtained at the City of Mesquite Animal Shelter & Adoption Center and most local veterinarians.

The following animals are exempt from the registration requirement

  • Dogs owned by a law enforcement agency
  • Dogs trained to assist a person with a disability