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.
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.
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.