Right now, a big beautiful dog is waiting for a devoted and caring family! Love large with $25 adoptions for adult dogs over 40 pounds at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center and Ellis County Animal Care Center through December 31st. Come meet your new best friend!
The Mary Spencer Clinic is open for spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Make an appointment today.
Save lives today with a gift that will go straight to work protecting and caring for animals throughout North Texas.
Volunteer and make every day special for the animals in our shelters. Give your time and heart based on your schedule and interests.
Looking for a purebred dog, but want to rescue rather than buy your dog? Good news – that’s totally possible!
The Humane Society of the United States estimates that approximately 25% of pets in shelters are purebred. Whether they’ve been rescued from a puppy mill or surrendered to the shelter by their owner, purebred pets are in shelters and looking for homes. Looking for a specific breed? The SPCA of Texas’ Findapet page has a “Pet Alert” feature that allows you to set up a customized email notification for when a pet of your desired breed becomes available.
Even better, when you adopt from the SPCA of Texas, you know that you are getting a healthy, happy animal – for a great price! Adoption fees at the SPCA of Texas and other shelters are hard to beat. The SPCA of Texas adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, microchip and vaccinations. That’s not to mention the behavioral and medical support provided while the animal is in our care. Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to provide exceptional care to our animals while they are on their journey to find their forever homes.
We encourage everyone to make adoption their first option, but if you plan on buying a pet, we strongly advise you to do your research on reputable breeders. A caring breeder will be registered with the American Kennel Club and any local authorities, in addition to requiring background checks, home checks and applications for all interested buyers. The breeder will allow you to visit the mother and puppies in their home and be able to provide all relevant paperwork and licensing upon request. They may ask you to sign a contract requiring the return of the puppy and refund in the event the puppy immediately becomes ill or does not work for your home.
Remember, by adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue rather than a breeder, you are helping to stop the cycle of thousands of homeless animals being euthanized in shelters every day.
More often than not, the cute puppies you see at the pet store or on a table at a flea market come from puppy mills or backyard breeders.Your puppy may have been born and raised in unsanitary, cruel conditions that can lead to serious medical issues.
Again, we strongly encourage everyone to make adoption their first option. Set up a Pet Alert today!
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