UPDATE: Thank You For Helping DAS Clear the Shelter!
Thank you to every person who was a part of our lifesaving success during Clear the Shelters on 8/17! Thanks to our fosters, volunteers, adopters, and community partners, we saved 239 lives in a single day! Please submit your Happy Tails to us at DASPIO@DallasCityHall.com!
NEWS: DAS Premiers "The Climb to Dallas90" Video
Catch a glimpse of Dallas Animal Services' climb from a 13% live release rate in 2007 to exceeding 90% for four months in a row earlier this year! This critical transformation has been the result of years of hard work from animal lovers throughout the community and though there is still plenty of work to be done, we want to say THANK YOU to everyone -- adopters, fosters, volunteers, staff, rescue partners, advocates, elected officials, and donors -- who have made an impact on this climb. You are the heart of Dallas90.
Adoption Special: $1 Dog Day Wednesdays Extended into August!
It's Adoption Season here at DAS! Thinking of recruiting a new teammate? $1 Dog Wednesdays are a home run! Come adopt any dog 6 months or older for only $1 at either our main shelter or our Far North Dallas PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center off Coit Rd.
NEWS: DAS' Longest Resident, Rudy, Adopted After 7 Year Stay
DAS' beloved mascot, Rudy, was recently adopted by our partners at VCA Animal Hospitals after more than 7 years of loyal service to the organization. He will be enjoying his "retirement" by educating VCA clients about adoption and spreading the word about the free veterinary care offered by VCA to DAS adopters as part of their Healthy Start Program! Rudy is passing the torch to two new DAS mascots - the D90 Duo.
NEWS: Dallas One of First Cities Certified as a "Better City for Pets"
DAS is honored to share that Dallas has been chosen as one of the first 25 cities in the country to be certified by Mars' Better Cities for Pets program! This certification recognizes the cities' commitment to improving the lives of pets and the people who love them as well as the progress made in sheltering, parks, business, and housing.
Did You Know?: "Long Term" Residents Available for Free Adoption
In an effort to get extra attention for our long-term residents, DAS waives the adoption on all pets that have been available for adoption for more than two weeks. At DAS our pets don't have a time limit, but the longer a pet is in our care, the higher their stress level and risk of illness; so our main goal is to get long term residents into a foster or a great forever home!
Every day, dozens of dogs and cats qualify for this free adoption rate. How can you tell? When you're here, look for "FREE ADOPTION" on their kennel card!
News: DAS Wins Innovation Showdown and $200,000 Grant
Dallas Animal Services is honored to have won the 2019 Petco Innovation Showdown on Wednesday, April 17th, at Humane Society of the Unites States' Animal Expo in New Orleans. DAS received a $200,000 investment in our ground-breaking Dallas90 Shelter Service System app, which will help DAS improve our customer service to increase our adoptions and decrease euthanasia for space.
DAS was one of three finalists to compete in the Showdown and received the largest investment.
Watch our presentation and get an idea of what this generous funding will help DAS acheive!
The Innovation Showdown is a collaboration between nine of the nation's top animal welfare organizations: Petco Foundation, The Jackson Galaxy Project, ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, Maddie's Fund, Michelson Found Animal Foundation, Annberg Foundation, WaterShed Animal Fund, and Mary Jo and Hank Greenberg Animal Foundation.
DAS Opens Kitten Nursery
For the second year in a row, DAS is running a 24 hour-a-day Kitten Nursery to provide top-notch care to neonatal kittens and help increase the number saved. Neonatal kittens are one of the most vulnerable shelter populations because, like any newborn, they require around-the-clock care. The Kitten Nursery provides this focused care for these sweet babies until a foster parent or rescue can pick them up and take them to a more appropriate environment; even with the Kitten Nursery, shelters are not an ideal place for neonatal kittens because of their low immunity to common contagious illnesses.
If you'd like to work with DAS to save these adorable babies, please become a foster! We'll provide you with all the knowledge you need to be successful and even provide any extra supplies we have available!
Can't foster, but want to help? Donate items from our
Orphaned Kittens Amazon Wish List!
Ways to Help DAS Save Lives: Kitten Season is Coming
" Kitten Season", the time of year when Texas shelters are overrun with orphaned kittens, is almost here and we need your help to ensure we can save all of the adorable babies that enter DAS over the coming months. You can help by
becoming a kitten foster or donating items from our
Foster Kitten Amazon Wish List.
You can also check out the
orphaned kitten resources put together by the
DFW Kitten Network, a collaboration between several Dallas-area shelters and rescue groups.
Dallas90: Thinking Outside the Box to Save Lives
Lead the nation in compassionate care of animals while finding positive outcomes for all placeable pets through innovative shelter operations and community engagement.
Dallas90 is a community outreach campaign designed to generate support of and participation in Dallas Animal Services' effort to find positive outcomes for all healthy and behaviorally sound pets, which we believe exceeds 90% of our shelter population.
Learn more about Dallas90 and how you can get involved.
News: City Replaces Pet Licensing with Mandatory Microchip
DAS no longer offers a pet licensing program. Instead, all dogs and cats in the City of Dallas are now required to be microchipped. Not sure if your pet is microchipped? All pets adopted from DAS and most local adoption groups are microchipped. Your veterinarian or any shelter can verify if your pet is microchipped.
A mircochip is small computer chip about the size of a grain of rice that is placed under your pet's skin using a needle (similar to a vaccination) where it remains throughout life. The chip contains a unique identification number that can be located with a special scanner; this number is linked to your contact information through a mircochip database. It is not a GPS tracker and you must update your information whenever it changes in order for the chip to remain effective.
Microchipped dogs have an 238% higher rate of returning home while cats have a 2000% higher rate!
DAS can mircochip your pet for only $15 during our
normal Lost & Found hours.