Dog lovers trying to find dog adoption and rescue centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area have many different options to choose from. Choosing the right dog or puppy as a pet takes a bit of time learning and reading everything about each of the dog breeds being considered as a possible family pet. Some dog breeds do better with families with young children or older kids than other dogs.
Deciding on which breed of dog fits best in the home, the dog temperament and known behaviors should be given serious consideration, among other things. Rescue and adoption centers work very hard to ensure puppies and dogs are placed in good homes, where the pet will receive all the love, care and attention it needs. Having a dog as a pet is a responsibility not to be taken lightly.
Once a potential dog owner is sure he or she can handle the responsibilities of dog ownership, including all costs and expenses to care for the needs of the adopted or rescued dog, choose a dog adoption or rescue center that is widely known to provide good quality care for all dogs in their care.
Besides the list of previously posted dog and puppy rescue and adoption agencies in and around Dallas Texas, here an additional list of choices for other DFW area adoption shelters including names and locations.
Texas Dog Adoption and Rescue Shelters
Friends for Animals No-Kill Adoption Shelter in Granbury, Texas, is a small no-kill non-profit animal shelter 30 miles SW of Fort Worth. Operating out of a small frame house, Granbury Friends for Animals provides care for adult dogs, puppies, adult cats and kittens until their adoption into loving homes. Granbury Friends For Animals is located at 2885 Fall Creek Highway, Granbury, Texas 76049. 817-326-DOGS(3647). Website: www.grandburyadoptapet.org
Clay County Animal Shelter is an independent, non-profit, no-kill shelter and adoption center for dogs and cats in Henrietta, Texas. Before being made available for adoption, all dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and wormed, tested and/or treated for heartworms (dogs over 6 months old), and cats are tested for both feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus. The shelter is located at 503 N. Carroll Street, Henrietta, TX, 76365. 940-538-6757.
Fuzzy Friends Rescue is non-profit, no-kill animal welfare organization in Waco, TX. Fuzzy Friends primary goal and mission is to provide shelter, food, medical treatment and love to the community’s animals that are abandoned, unwanted, or otherwise in need. FFR is located at 6321 Airport Road, Waco, Texas 76708. 254-754-9444. Information on adopting or surrendering a pet dog or cat, photos of available animals for adoption, fostering a pet etc can be found on their website, www.fuzzyfriendsrescue.com
Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions (formerly Lago Vista PAWS) is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Lago Vista, Texas. Their mission is to rescue and care for stray and abandoned dogs, puppies, kittens and cats and finding suitable homes for these animals. Educating the public about responsible pet ownership and encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their animals is a priority. Lifelong Friends is located at 20803 FM 1431, Lago Vista, Texas. 512-267-6876. Further information can be found on their website at www.lvpaws.org
Society for Animal Rescue and Adoption (SARA) is non-profit, no-kill center in Seguin, TX, providing rehabilitation and sanctuary to abused or abandoned dogs and cats, and farm animals. 830-401-0280. Information about pet adoptions, direction map and more can be found on their SARA Sanctuary website at www.sarasanctuary.org
Animal Friends Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill adoption shelter for San Antonio, Bexar County and surrounding Texas areas. Animal Friends’ mission is to provide temporary care and shelter for homeless, abandoned or unwanted puppies, dogs, kittens and cats until responsible, loving homes can be found and adoptions are arranged.
This adoption center is located at 213 W. Borgfeld Rd. just off 281 north, about 5 miles north of Loop 1604. 830-980-DOGS. Their website can be found at www.animalfriendsforever.org
Puddin’s Place is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Lumberton, Texas, committed to adopting out dogs and puppies, kittens and cats, to suitable, loving homes. Due diligence is given to their efforts to educate the general public about the importance of spaying and neutering their animals and pets. Puddin’s Place is located at 2512 Highway 69 South in Lumberton, TX. For more information, call them at 409-751-3743 or visit their website.