Thank you for choosing to adopt! Dallas Animal Services’ adoption staff can help match you with a great fit for your family. Take a look at our adoptable pets on this page, or come by 1818 North Westmoreland Road to meet our adoptable pets. If a pet is in a foster home, you can submit an online inquiry, and their foster family will be in touch!
Outside of the north Texas area and still want to adopt? Email us at DASAdopt@Dallas.gov to get started.
Monday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Pets that are still on their stray hold – a waiting period during which DAS attempts to locate an owner – are available for pre-adoption. Pre-adopting a pet at the shelter allows you to schedule your adoption pick-up day ahead of time. You are able to pick up the pet once they have been released from their stray hold and spayed/neutered.
Dallas Animal Services encourages everyone to make adoption their first option. We understand that each family is looking for something different in a pet, and we might not have the right fit. If you are unable to find the right pet for your family at Dallas Animal Services, there are other avenues for adopting your new pet. Learn about other places to adopt a pet in the Dallas area and read about responsible pet acquisition here.
Heartworm treatment is expensive, which is why DAS offers 100% FREE Heartworm treatment on eligible* Heartworm positive dogs.
DAS works to provide Heartworm treatment for all dogs that are Heartworm positive when they’re in our care; at this time, we are not able to offer treatment for dogs that contract Heartworms after they are adopted.
Though rare, some dogs cannot safely be treated in our facility due to factors that put them at a high risk of complication. These dogs require treatment at a specialized, full-service private facility, which DAS is unable to cover.
Heartworm treatment with DAS will involve take-home medication, 2-3 appointments with DAS vets for x-rays or ultrasounds and medication injections. It is crucial that dogs undergoing treatment avoid stress and high levels of activity, which is why we postpone treatment until they are in a home environment.
Many of the factors that can disqualify a dog from Heartworm treatment at DAS – such as advanced symptoms or high heart rates – are resolved when they enter a lower stress environment, such as their adoptive home. That’s why DAS does not rule any dog out until they have undergone a post-adoption evaluation by our veterinary team.
Dogs over the age of 7, those suffering from additional medical conditions, or those showing severe symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and lethargy (particularly in combination with high positive Heartworm tests), are at an increased risk of complications and are more likely to be deemed untreatable in our facility. However, in some cases, our veterinary team is able to utilize different treatment protocols that cure the dog over a longer time period.
*It is rare for DAS to be unable to offer some type of Heartworm treatment for Heartworm positive dogs; however, if a dog is deemed ineligible by our veterinary team, the dog’s adopter will need to work with their private veterinarian to secure care.