Pet Adoption In The Dallas Area: See New Local Dogs, Cats & More

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Want to add a new member to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for your new fur child is at Abandoned Pet Project Rescue, where Acai the cat is waiting patiently, or another local shelter. If you aren't sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you're a dog person, meet 1112173, a Plott Hound mix up for adoption. If cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

1112173

  • Name: 1112173

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Plott Hound Mixed Breed Mix

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BRINDY

  • Name: BRINDY

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: All American Dogs, Pilot Point, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Tennessee Treeing Brindle Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Hi! I’m Brindy a 1-year-old, 40lb beauty. I came to the shelter with my two sisters and they looked at..." Learn more

Acai

  • Name: Acai

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Abandoned Pet Project Rescue, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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Baby Girl

  • Name: Baby Girl

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Humane Society Of Cedar Creek Lake, 10200 CR 2403, Seven Points, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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Tatum

  • Name: Tatum

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Humane Society Of Cedar Creek Lake, 10200 CR 2403, Seven Points, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Shepherd

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20-3093

  • Name: 20-3093

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Humane Society Of Cedar Creek Lake, 10200 CR 2403, Seven Points, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

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Ophelia

  • Name: Ophelia

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Humane Society Of Cedar Creek Lake, 10200 CR 2403, Seven Points, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua

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Ralph

  • Name: Ralph

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Humane Society Of Cedar Creek Lake, 10200 CR 2403, Seven Points, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Terrier

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Daniel

  • Name: Daniel

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Humane Society Of Cedar Creek Lake, 10200 CR 2403, Seven Points, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua

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Darren

  • Name: Darren

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Humane Society Of Cedar Creek Lake, 10200 CR 2403, Seven Points, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua

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Terri

  • Name: Terri

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Humane Society Of Cedar Creek Lake, 10200 CR 2403, Seven Points, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Shepherd

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Storm 0208

  • Name: Storm 0208

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Dallas Cat Lady Adoptions, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Dib 7/28/18Good with adults but no small kids. Gorgeous , sweet girl.For inquiries, please email DallasCatLadyInfo@gmail.com. You must..." Learn more

Chicky 4676

  • Name: Chicky 4676

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Dallas Cat Lady Adoptions, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Must have been abandoned. Showed up eating at a cat colony. Chunky girl. Sweet, friendly, wants to live on easy..." Learn more

1112171

  • Name: 1112171

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier

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TUDIE

  • Name: TUDIE

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Poodle Mix

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MERCEDES

  • Name: MERCEDES

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Grand Prairie Animal Services, 2222 West Warrior Trail, Grand Prairie, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Description: "Meet Mercedes! This gorgeous girl has a velvety soft coat and stunning eyes that see right into your soul. Mercedes..." Learn more

Lexi’s son 2020-788

  • Name: Lexi’s son 2020-788

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: A Different Breed Animal Rescue, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "These pups were born to a Sheperd mix named Lexi. They were born November 6They have been fully weaned..." Learn more

Lexi’s son 2020-787

  • Name: Lexi’s son 2020-787

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: A Different Breed Animal Rescue, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "These pups were born to Lexi the Sheperd mix on November 6. They are fully weaned and dewormed. Cute babies!..." Learn more

Dixon

  • Name: Dixon

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Codys Friends Rescue, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dandie Dinmont Terrier

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Dixon was given away with another young dog. He is low to the ground and poodle like hair. We are..." Learn more

Saturn

  • Name: Saturn

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Home At Last Animal Haven Halah, P. O. Box 189, Godley, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog

  • Description: "Saturn is Black and Tan German Shepherd mix pup born in mid-September. He is a playful puppy who is having..." Learn more

Igloo

  • Name: Igloo

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Take Me Home Pet Rescue, 561 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Great Pyrenees Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Looking for a fun loving dog to add to your active family? Look no further than Igloo! Igloo is a..." Learn more

Jupiter

  • Name: Jupiter

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Home At Last Animal Haven Halah, P. O. Box 189, Godley, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog

  • Description: "Jupiter is Black and Tan German Shepherd mix pup born in mid-September. He is a playful pup who is enjoying..." Learn more

Midnight

  • Name: Midnight

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Home At Last Animal Haven Halah, P. O. Box 189, Godley, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog

  • Description: "Midnight is Black German Shepherd mix pup born in mid-September. He is a playful pup who is enjoying the Holiday..." Learn more

LACY

  • Name: LACY

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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1112163

  • Name: 1112163

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix

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Gusto

  • Name: Gusto

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Take Me Home Pet Rescue, 561 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Meet Gusto, our pittie boy with a heart of gold! If you're looking for a family companion with unlimited love..." Learn more

Fergus

  • Name: Fergus

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Take Me Home Pet Rescue, 561 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd Husky Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Ferguscame to us described as 3/4 German Shepherd and 1/8 each of Husky and Blue Heeler. He and his..." Learn more

Harley

  • Name: Harley

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Averting Cat Astrophe Inc, Mansfield, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet Harley!He is a 5 month old sleek house panther. He’s funny, affectionate, energetic and loves life. He gets..." Learn more

Linus

  • Name: Linus

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Kittenchanted, McKinney, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: ".PURRSONALITY: Linus is a silly and playful little boy with a curious and inquisitive nature. He is friendly and..." Learn more

Miss Marjorie

  • Name: Miss Marjorie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Averting Cat Astrophe Inc, Mansfield, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Calico

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Say hello to Miss Marjorie! Miss Marjorie is approximately 2 years old. She is a beautiful calico with a bit..." Learn more

Maximus aka Max

  • Name: Maximus aka Max

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Powders Pals Rescue, Wylie, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog Belgian Shepherd / Malinois Mix

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Maximus aka Max is a 10 month old happy puppy & weighs about 65-75 lbs. Max and his sister were..." Learn more

Wizard

  • Name: Wizard

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Saving Hope Animal Rescue Fund, Fort Worth, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Wizard is a little charmer born mid September! He is an instant purr machine and loves to come to you..." Learn more

1112158

  • Name: 1112158

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Australian Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix

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1112160

  • Name: 1112160

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix

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1112156

  • Name: 1112156

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Extra Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog Mixed Breed Mix

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1112155

  • Name: 1112155

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Border Collie Mixed Breed Mix

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Hansel

  • Name: Hansel

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Collin County Animal Services, 4750 Community Ave., McKinney, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Don't get lost in thinking about adopting me, you should just do it! My name is Hansel 832264 and I'm..." Learn more

DASH

  • Name: DASH

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Rottweiler Mixed Breed Mix

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FERRERA

  • Name: FERRERA

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

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WINSTON

  • Name: WINSTON

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog

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Noel

  • Name: Noel

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lucys Lost Loved Ones, Fort Worth, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua

  • Description: "Noel, Noel, introducing 4 lbs of beauty - 6 to 8 years old fully vetted. Longing for a lap to..." Learn more

Dottie

  • Name: Dottie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Take Me Home Pet Rescue, 561 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Boston Terrier

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Her fosters call her Wiggle Butt, but her official name is Dottie. Dottie loves people and belly rubs, in that..." Learn more

LICKERS

  • Name: LICKERS

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Humane Society Of Dallas, 2719 Manor Way, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tuxedo Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Lickers is my name! I am a sweet girl who likes to give you lots of kisses/licks. I have a..." Learn more

Joey

  • Name: Joey

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Dr, Carrollton, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua Mixed Breed Mix

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Don't let his size and age fool you, Joey is an outdoors man and ready to meet his new hiking..." Learn more

1112149

  • Name: 1112149

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Dallas Animal Services And Adoption Center, 1818 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever

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Elvira

  • Name: Elvira

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Rockwall Animal Adoption Center, 1825 Airport Road, Rockwall, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Meet Elvira! Elvira is a sweet and social adult female short haired cat who is ready to find her furever..." Learn more

Lychee

  • Name: Lychee

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Dr, Carrollton, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Lychee is a cute kitten who loves to chase toys and tumble with her other feline friends. Lychee can be..." Learn more

The Rock

  • Name: The Rock

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Collin County Animal Services, 4750 Community Ave., McKinney, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier

  • Description: "Hi folks I'm The Rock (879432) a 2 year old American Staffie mix boy and as you can see I..." Learn more

Prancer

  • Name: Prancer

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Collin County Animal Services, 4750 Community Ave., McKinney, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Shepherd

  • Description: "Prancer 879473 here, ready to tell you all about myself! I am a 1 year old Shepherd mix girl who's..." Learn more

Blaze P52

  • Name: Blaze P52

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Ninja Paws Rescue, P O Box 24837, Fort Worth, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Blaze (P52) is the quintessential German Shepherd Dog, with his robust good looks and family temperament, he is a real..." Learn more

Jack Skellington

  • Name: Jack Skellington

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Collin County Animal Services, 4750 Community Ave., McKinney, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Anatolian Shepherd

  • Description: "Just look at ME! I'm the kind of guy you'd take on a date! I mean, WOW! I'm Jack Skellington..." Learn more

Jingle Bell

  • Name: Jingle Bell

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Collin County Animal Services, 4750 Community Ave., McKinney, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier

  • Description: "My name is Jingle Bell (879604). When you take me home, I'll feel like singing the song, "dashing all the..." Learn more

Sleigh Bell

  • Name: Sleigh Bell

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Collin County Animal Services, 4750 Community Ave., McKinney, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier

  • Description: "Sleigh Bells ring.... are YOU listening? I sure hope so! I'm Sleigh Bell (879601) and I'm hoping that you hear..." Learn more

Frosty

  • Name: Frosty

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Collin County Animal Services, 4750 Community Ave., McKinney, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Hound

  • Description: "Who's looking for a SWEET, SNUGGLE BUNNY? I'm Frosty (879289) and I'm a 1 Yr old, Hound/Mix, Male. I am..." Learn more

Emmanuel

  • Name: Emmanuel

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Collin County Animal Services, 4750 Community Ave., McKinney, TX

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Mastiff

  • Description: "Wait till you read about ME!!! Did you catch my name? I'm Emmanuel (879477) and I'm a 2 Yr old,..." Learn more

This article originally appeared on the Dallas Patch