Featured Cats

Buttercup - Domestic Short Hair

Domestic Short Hair

Date of Birth: 05/04/2011

Small • Senior • Female

Featured Dogs

Rain - Labrador Retriever [Mix]

Labrador Retriever [Mix]

Date of Birth: 05/27/2019

Large • Adult • Female


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Banfield's Howl-o-Ween Pet Safety Tips
Friday, 10 October 2008

Tip #1: Keep your Pet away from the front door.


Keeping your Pet in a separate room during the trick-or-treating hours is best. At an open door, dogs in particular, may feel the need to protect their home & humans and may bite your bizarre-looking visitors. Your Pet may also become frightened and dart out through the open door.


Tip #2: Be careful of Pets around candles and lit pumpkins.


Pets are attracted to bright lights in a darkened room. Candles can be easily knocked over, spilling hot wax onto furniture and carpet, and potentially causing a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting badly burned.


Tip #3: Keep your Pet inside.


There are plenty of stories of vicious pranksters who have teased, injured, even stolen Pets that are left in their yards or allowed to roam outside on this night.

Friday, 26 September 2008

In the effort to find homes for all these cute animals, our shelter organizes an Adopt-a-Pet event every Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at PetSmart in Dallas (@Inwood and Forest). The dogs are transported to this location in the morning, and volunteers spend their day talking to people who want to adopt and playing with the dogs. A lot of our dogs found their human companions this way!


If you'd like to be one of those volunteers, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it specifying "AdoptAPet", and we'll let you know what you can do, because the more people we have, the better chances the dogs have. Thank you for considering it!



Or you might prefer to work with cats instead of dogs! In that case: the Luv-a-Pet center, located in the same PetSmart, is an offsite adoption center featuring DKC cats and kittens. We always need volunteers to visit the animals in residence and help with their care as well as interacting with potential adopters. If you are interested in helping, please specify "LuvAPet" in your email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Please note the shelter will be closed to the public, visitors and volunteers on Monday and Tuesday, September 29th and 30th, for maintenance work.


We will resume our normal activity on Wednesday.

Nicky's Eagle Project
Tuesday, 12 August 2008

On Saturday, August 2nd, Nicky Gaines brought his volunteer team to Dog & Kitty City to complete his Eagle service project, landscaping the side yard to create a more appealing "first impression" for visitors. The objective was to improve the safety of the yard for the animals and provide an attractive "meet and greet" area for prospective adopters. The project is for Circle 10 BSA Eagle Troop.


The scope of Nicky's project involved designing the new gardens, fundraising for the necessary plants and materials as well as recruiting and supervising a team to get the job done. His team included Chris Snell, David Dimitri, Will Lavadie, Travis Minor, Henry Puebla, Martin Brown, Andrew Gaines and Angie & Hank Gaines.

Thank You to Our Junior Volunteers
Tuesday, 12 August 2008

DKC's LuvAPet Director, Claudia Bankston, had a one year celebration for three outstanding junior volunteers. The boys -- Teddy Herriman and John and Josh Rector -- started working school community service and liked it so much they have volunteered almost every weekend to help find permanent, loving homes for the cats and kittens in the adoption center.


These boys donate catnip, toys, scratching posts and other playground equipment for the furry residents. They work with difficult, shy, frightened cats and hold and love them for hours. These boys are naturals when it comes to working with cats.


They proudly display their DKC t-shirts and we proudly acknowledge the dedication of this junior team.


The LuvAPet center, located in the Petsmart at Forest and Inwood, is an offsite adoption center, featuring DKC cats and kittens. We always need volunteers to visit the animals in residence and help with their care as well as interacting with potential adopters. If you are interested in helping, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and specify "LuvAPet."


If you would prefer helping with dog adoptions, we hold off site adoptions every Saturday at the Petsmart. Again, email us and specify "Adopt A Pet" if you can help.

New Tethering Law
Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Amended Section 7.3.1 of the City of Dallas animal ordinance is now in effect. It prohibits tethering of dogs except in specific instances (see below). The ordinance specifies the following:

  • Requires that no dog be tethered unless it is in the immediate possession and control of its owner. An exception will be made if the dog is properly tethered for a period no longer than necessary for the owner to complete a temporary task.
  • If and when a dog is tethered it must be tethered in a manner that does not allow the dog to leave the owner’s premises; does not allow the dog to become entangled; and allows the dog access to food, water and appropriate shelter.
Save Jenny Rally!
Thursday, 10 July 2008

Many must attend if we are to influence the Zoo to do the right thing for Elephant Jenny. Jenny needs every person who cares about her to come!

What: Save Jenny Peaceful, Family-Friendly Rally & Press Conference
When: Sunday, July 27, 1 P.M. to 2 P.M.
Where: Lawn at the front entrance of Dallas Zoo (by the Giraffe Statue) 650 South R.L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, Texas 75203
Note: Posters & Save Jenny! stickers provided by Concerned Citizens for Jenny
Parking: Available in exterior/front Zoo parking lot
Contact: Margaret at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (972)-578-0370
New Dallas Pet Ordinances Approved!
Thursday, 26 June 2008

The Dallas City council approved the new pet ordinances June 25, 2008 in an overwhelming 10-3 vote. In summary, the new ordinances are as follows:

  • Establishment of a fee of $70 per animal for breeders to obtain permits. This is a decrease from the originally proposed $500 fee;
  • A limit of six cats and/or dogs to one household, those living on more than a half of acre are allowed a combination of eight. However, those owning more pets may appeal to the city to be allowed to keep their pets without penalty;
M&J Save the Dogs Does Dallas!
Tuesday, 24 June 2008

The folks at ZooToo teamed up with The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, featured on KDFW, Fox 4. The show is running a TV Segment "ZooToo to the Rescue." Their 'Save the Dogs' appeal will feature the dogs from select shelters across the country.


Dog & Kitty City was the Dallas shelter selected and our little stars Chiara, Campbell, Biko, Brie and Cashew headed for the Big Apple. They flew to New York and were guests of the show -- 5-star pet hotel, beauty parlor/grooming salon and other star treatment prior to their television debut.


The show aired on Friday, June 20th at 10:00 a.m. on KDFW, Fox 4. You can watch the two parts of the show on their website: part 1 and part 2.

Dallas City Spay/Neuter Ordinance
Wednesday, 04 June 2008

Please Sign this Petition!

Each year, 27,000 dogs and cats are needlessly killed in Dallas city shelters due to overpopulation. In response, the Animal Shelter Commission is proposing a mandatory spay/neuter - breeder registration ordinance. Click here for up-to-the-minute information on this ordinance and click here to sign the petition. The petition is only at 1,500 and we need 10,000 signatures by June 19th, so we need your help! Thanks in advance.

Dog & Kitty City: A [NEW] Highland Park Tradition!
Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Last fall, Highland Park High School Freshman Leadership Teacher Marilyn Morgan invited Dog & Kitty City to address eight classes at the school. Last month, Volunteer Coordinator Felicia Kalish and Board Member Andy Steingasser visited the school again and discussed HSDC's mission to provide a second chance to homeless animals.

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