Pets & Animals

  • Homeowners are allowed a maximum of any combinations of 4 domestic pets (dogs and cats). For example:
    • 4 dogs
    • 2 cats and 2 dogs
    • 4 cats
  • All dogs and cats must be currently vaccinated against rabies and must wear a rabies tag on their collar.
  • Chickens, other fowl, rabbits and small animals must be kept in pens at least 50 feet away from the closest neighbor's house.
  • For disposal of dead birds, or stray or wild animals, call the city's Animal Control at 972-564-7397. Please be responsible for your own pet's proper disposal.
  • Forney has a "pooper scooper" law. You must immediately pick up and dispose of any waste left by your pet on any public place or private property other than your own.
  • It is illegal to allow a pet to run free in your front yard or off your property.
  • Aggressive dogs are not allowed in Forney.
  • Animal fighting is illegal in Texas.
Please call Animal Control at 972-564-7397 to report a violation.