Dallas Animal Services

Can't Keep Your Pet?

NEWS: Pet surrenders are by appointment only until further notice.

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation, all pet surrenders are now by appointment only until further notice. If you need to surrender a pet, please make an appointment through the links below.

You Have Options
We understand that personal circumstances change and some pets might not be the right fit. Dallas Animal Services will accept any owned pet from within the city limits of Dallas; however, DAS would like to be your last resort. 

Any shelter environment is stressful for even the more social pet, so we ask that you explore all other rehoming options prior to bringing your pet to our shelter. As the third-largest shelter in the country, DAS is almost always at or near full capacity; we are on pace to bring in 40,000 animals this year, which is an all-time high. 

Before surrendering your pet to DAS, please review the alternatives that may be available to you and check out our Pet Support page by clicking here.

Resources To Help You Keep Your Pet 

We partner with the Dallas Pets Alive! PASS (Positive Alternative to Shelter Surrender) Program which offers resources to help families keep their pets.

If you are considering rehoming your pet, please reach out to them to see if any assistance can be provided. 

Email: pass@dallaspetsalive.org(for the fastest response)
Hotline: 214-444-9372 

Make An Appointment

At this time, all pet surrenders are done by appointment only. 

Download the Owner Surrender Form and bring it with you to your appointment: English Form or Spanish Form.

To book an appointment (English):

To book an appointment (Spanish):

Bringing Your Pet to DAS 

We accept pet surrenders at our main shelter (1818 N. Westmoreland Rd.) during our intake hours*: 

Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
 Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
 Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Please enter through the green doors on the right side of the building.
*Due to COVID-19, please make an appointment at the links above before coming to the shelter.