Dallas Animal Services


Can't Keep Your Pet?

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. 

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 

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.

Make An Appointment

To avoid waiting in line when you arrive at the shelter, make an appointment below.

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


When you submit your appointment request, we will contact you within 12 hours to verify the information and confirm your appointment.