New Mission Statement

our-mission_-helping-dallas-be-a-safe-compassionateand-healthy-place-for-people-and-animalsThis morning,  the Dallas City Council Quality of Life Committee, working on recommendations from BCG Consulting, Dallas Animal Services staff, and the Animal Advisory Commission, approved a new mission statement for Dallas Animal Services.

Dallas Animal Services Mission:
Helping Dallas be a safe, compassionate, and healthy place for people and animals.

Dallas Animal Services would like to thank our community and the members of the Animal Advisory Commission for their input, and the Quality of Life Committee for their continued guidance and support.

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October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

adopt-a-shelter-dog-monthAdopt A Shelter Dog Month is an annual event to encourage people to save lives and enhance their own lives by adopting a dog from a shelter. At Dallas Animal Services, we have more than 100 dogs available for immediate adoption on any given day, with hundreds more available for pre-adoption. Before leaving our facility, all dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and in celebration of Adopt-A-Shelter Dog, all dog adoption fees are reduced to just $20.

Even if you can’t adopt, you can still help celebrate by donating, volunteering, sharing an adoptable dog from our Facebook page, and by encouraging everyone you know to please spay/neuter their pets.

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Rescue Groups- Your Invitation to Connect

outcomesCurrent transfer partners and interested 501c3 rescues are invited to join us for an open discussion between DAS, Rescue and Transfer Partners. We are looking for idea and solution that can remove barriers and increase positive outcomes for animals at DAS.

-Rob Sherwin
Deputy Chief of Police
Dallas Police Department


Date: Monday September 26
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Dallas Police Headquarters
2nd floor, Media Conference Room
1400 S. Lamar Street, Dallas 75215
Parking is available on the south side of the building.

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Get Ready to Welcome Home Your New MVP!

google-post_dog_footballKick off this fall sports season and find your Most Valuable Pet this fall when Dallas Animal Services joins national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society, along with animal rescue groups and shelters across the country, in the “MVP” animal adoption campaign this September. All adoption fees are reduced to just $25 all month long!

We have a great selection of family-ready pets and each adoption includes your new pet’s spay/neuter, vaccination, and microchip. Offer ends 9/30/2016.

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DAS School Supply Drive Happening Now!

School Supply DriveNow through August 31st, donate school supplies for kids in need and Dallas Animal Services will discount your adoption fee.

Receive $5 off your adoption fee for each pack of pencils, each ream of paper (note book, construction or manila), 6 or more folders, 2 boxes of crayons, 2 boxes of map pencils or markers, 2 glue bottles or sticks, 2 spiral notebooks, 2 binders, or 2 pair of scissors, or get $10 off your adoption fee for each backpack donated.

For more information, visit us on Facebook at

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DPD + DAS holding pet owners accountable

Two high profile arrests in one week are sending a clear message to pet owners in Dallas: Properly confine your dogs or you may be held criminally responsible for their actions.

On August 12th, Dallas Police arrested Alicia Hernandez on a 3rd degree Felony charge. On August 6th, her dog ran out of her gate and attacked a woman walking nearby causing serious bodily injury. That attack came less than one month after a July 9th incident in which the same dog jumped a fence and attacked a woman working on a home down the street. Dallas Animal Services had seized and quarantined the dog for ten days after the July attack. The dog was returned to Ms. Hernandez after the quarantine period expired.

Yesterday, Dallas Police announced the arrest of Luz Alvarez, also on a 3rd degree Felony charge. That arrest stemmed from a May 30th incident in which Ms. Alvarez’ dog escaped its enclosure and attacked a thirteen year-old boy, causing seriously bodily injury. The same dog had bitten another person in March 2016 and was quarantined by Dallas Animal Services as required by law. The animal was returned to Ms. Alvarez after the quarantine period expired.

In both cases, DPD worked with closely with Dallas Animal Services. This recent cross-departmental collaboration between previously siloed organizations – Dallas Animal Services, a division of Code Compliance, and Dallas Police Department, operating under the umbrella of Public Safety, is now setting a precedent that pet owners will be held criminally responsible when their pets cause bodily harm because they are not properly confined.

A 3rd degree Felony is a crime that carries a penalty of 2 to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.

Read more about these recent arrests:


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Pet Party at PetSmart = Half Price Adoptions!

1This weekend’s Pet Party at PetSmart featured 1/2 off adoption fees for all dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens at the DAS PetSmart Adoption Center. Adoption fees are $43 for cats (regular $85) and $ 28 for cats (regular $55) and include spay or neuter, vaccination and microchips. The adoption center is located inside PetSmart, 16821 N. Coit Road, (Coit at Campbell), 75248. They are open 10 am to 8 pm Mon-Sat and 10 am to 5 pm Sundays. The Pet Party starts today and runs through 5 pm on August 14th.

Check out some of the great dogs available at the DAS PetSMart Everyday Adoption Center

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Black Cat Appreciation Week Specials!

Black CatAppreciationWeek (1)From August 10th to August 17th, we’re celebrating Black Cat Appreciation Week with reduced fees on all black, and partly black, cats and kittens.  Adoption fees are just $5 and include the kitty’s spay or neuter, vaccination, and microchip. You supply the forever home. Offer good at both our main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212 and the DAS PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center inside PetSmart, 16821 N. Coit, 75248.

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Big D + Big Dawgs = FUN!

$25 Over 25lbs (2)Big D is a great place for big dogs and people who love them, and now through August 9th you can adopt any dogs over 25 lbs. for just $25! Hiking, off-leash dog parks, White Rock Lake, pet-friendly retailers and restaurants, and outdoor events almost every weekend provide plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy.

If you’re looking for a loving, devoted companion, we have dozens of family-ready dogs to choose from Adoption fees include spay or neuter, vaccination, and microchip.

Join the Big Dawg team. Adopt a Big Dawg today!

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Saturday, July 23rd SPECIAL HOURS

FB Post editedSaturday, July 23, 2016, 10 am to 5 pm, Dallas Animal Services will join more than 50 north Texas shelters and dozens more all across the country to find homes for adoptable pets.

Adoption fees will be waived on all pets in Adoption at Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N. Westmoreland, and Dallas Animal Services PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center, 16821 N. Coit Road. All pets will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.  There is a $7 licensing fee for Dallas residents..

Dallas Animal Services main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland will be open for Adoptions and Lost & Found from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, July 23rd ONLY. The DAS PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center will be open 10 am to 8 pm. Animal Services Officers will be available to answer requests for service via 311 (or 214-670-3111). 

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