Humane Society of Dallas County
Making a better life for abandoned animals for over 40 years!
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Dear Friends of the Shelter,

 

Springtime means puppy and kitten season! Although, oftentimes, this also means shelters are over capacity with kittens and puppies!

Your incredible support and help allows us to do so many amazing things and allows us to see amazing turnarounds with our most in need animals. There is never a shortage of dogs and cats who need our help, but we need funds in order to continue to provide for them and give them the care they need. With the support of friends and neighbors like you, we’ve been able to accomplish so much over the past year!

One of our special cases was Scarlett. She was found abandoned at our shelter with a note that her owner had passed and the family wasn’t capable of caring for her. She was often temperamental in shelter and could lash out unexpectedly. As such, she was not a high candidate for adoption. However, after 1,300 days in shelter, someone decided to give her a chance and took her to her forever home.

So often, animals in need of critical care are brought in to our shelter so that we can see to their needs in a place they can recover without fear of euthanizing because of their condition or to create space. Your dedication has provided that unique care to our most in need animals.

As a nonprofit organization, we completely rely on community support. None of our efforts would be possible without the help of donors, volunteers, and supportive community members like you.

We are so grateful for your continued partnership!

 

Sincerely,

Sandra Luhring

Shelter Director

Yesterday

New cat: ASHLEY

New cat: BALLY

New cat: BIGGIE

New cat: HOUNDINI

New cat: LUNA

New cat: PUFFY

New cat: SHILO

Adopted dog: SUGAR

2 days ago

New cat: JADE

4 days ago

New cat: TOMMY

New cat: TUX

New cat: TUX

6 days ago

New vids for DOLLY

New cat: GEORGIA

Adopted cat: OREO

New vids for WINSTON

7 days ago

New vids for IGGY

8 days ago

Adopted dog: BRUISER

New pics for DOLLY

New pics for IGGY

9 days ago

New dog: DOLLY

New dog: IGGY

New dog: KASHA

Adopted cat: PRECIOUS

12 days ago

New cat: HOSHI

Yesterday

New cat: ASHLEY

New cat: BALLY

New cat: BIGGIE

New cat: HOUNDINI

New cat: LUNA

New cat: PUFFY

New cat: SHILO

Adopted dog: SUGAR

2 days ago

New cat: JADE

4 days ago

New cat: TOMMY

New cat: TUX

New cat: TUX

6 days ago

New vids for DOLLY

New cat: GEORGIA

Adopted cat: OREO

New vids for WINSTON

7 days ago

New vids for IGGY

8 days ago

Adopted dog: BRUISER

New pics for DOLLY

New pics for IGGY

Yesterday

New cat: ASHLEY

New cat: BALLY

New cat: BIGGIE

New cat: HOUNDINI

New cat: LUNA

New cat: PUFFY

New cat: SHILO

Adopted dog: SUGAR

2 days ago

New cat: JADE

4 days ago

New cat: TOMMY

New cat: TUX

New cat: TUX

6 days ago

New vids for DOLLY

New cat: GEORGIA

Adopted cat: OREO

New vids for WINSTON

Donate Cash

Your tax-deductible donations support the many needs of the hundreds of animals that come into our care every year.

Sponsor a shelter dog or cat through our Guardian Angel Program, a wonderful, personal way to help animals who have a harder time finding a permanent home. You can also help by contributing to our GlobalGiving project.

Donate Goods

We are grateful for the usable goods and services you can donate to our shelter. Our cats and dogs have constant need of food, medication, toys, and furniture. Printing, advertising, carpentry, or paintwork are some examples of services that are very helpful. Please check out the items that are regular shelter needs or our wishlist on Amazon.

Donate as You Shop

Please designate us as your beneficiary in these charitable programs and you will help us without paying an extra cent while you do your regular shopping. If you shop at AmazonSmile supporting Humane Society of Dallas County, shop at iGive with Dog & Kitty City as your cause, or support us when you shop at Kroger and Tom Thumb, a portion will benefit our shelter.

Volunteer Opportunities

With minimal staff available, we greatly depend on volunteers at the shelter to provide quality care for our animals and to support our programs. We offer volunteering opportunities in pet socializing, adoptions, events and marketing, and community and media. If you are interested in working with us, please fill in a volunteer application.

Adoption Programs

PetSmart Dallas at Inwood and Forest hosts two regular adoption programs benefiting us, both in need of volunteers to socialize with the pets and introduce them to potential adopters. The Adopt-a-Pet Program allows us to show our adoptable dogs at PetSmart. The Luv-a-Pet Program hosts our adoptable cats in the PetSmart adoption center every day.

Foster Programs

We have two foster programs to supplement rescue efforts with our space restrictions. In the HSDC Foster Program, the animals belong to the shelter and volunteers offer their homes as a temporary spot for them. The Guest Foster Program involves the shelter in promoting adoption for animals that belong to the person housing them.

Our purpose is to provide a safe and healthy environment for the abused and neglected animals of Dallas and to educate the Dallas community on responsible pet ownership.

We are a 501.c3 nonprofit organization and do not receive any tax support. We rely solely on private donations. Our service to the animals depends completely on the generosity of the community and on committed, dedicated volunteers. You will help us greatly if you make a donation to our shelter, become a Guardian Angel to our sanctuary pets, volunteer your time, or adopt a shelter pet!

No-Kill Philosophy

We subscribe to a true no-kill philosophy — any animal coming into our care has a home for life.

We only refuse intake on the basis of no room. We accept the responsibility of spay / neuter, testing, treatment, preventatives, and behavioral adjustment for shelter pets. We are a sanctuary for our pets who have a harder time finding homes.

Adoption Policy

To adopt a pet you must be 21 years of age or older and you need the knowledge and consent of all adults living in your household. You must be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for a pet. To allow us to do our best to place the right animal in the right home, you must complete an adoption application.

Intake Policy

Intake is by appointment only and requires the advance approval of the Shelter Director. Due to space limitations, intake is on a first come, first served basis. We always request a surrender fee to help defray basic animal care.

We have two foster programs that supplement rescue efforts with our space restrictions.