Clear the Shelters 2022

What to Know About 2022 Clear the Shelters in North Texas

2022 Clear the Shelters runs August 1 - August 31

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Your new fur-ever family member awaits you! Adopt a pet at this year’s NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 Clear the Shelters all month long, August 1 – August 31. This is the purr-fect opportunity to grow your family.

Many shelters are experiencing a summer surge of new pets for various reasons. Unfortunately, this can result in euthanizations due to the lack of space in the shelters. Help us save pet lives this summer.   

"We have more than 340 dogs here today," Marlo Clingman with Dallas Animal Services said. "We need to find homes for all of them, and we need help saving lives, and having this free adoption event is so important for doing that."

What is Clear the Shelters?

Clear the Shelters is an annual campaign to save shelter animals across the country. Participating shelters are all waiving adoption fees on Saturday, August 27, and some are waiving fees throughout the month, however, other fees may apply.

At Dallas Animal Services, adoption fees are waived all month.

Across North Texas, animal shelters are taking part in this month's effort to #ClearTheShelters and connect pets with their forever homes.

"We are just getting in anywhere from 40 to 60 dogs daily," Clingman said. "And we're only getting about 20 adoptions a day. You do the math; we are at critical capacity."

How do I adopt a pet in DFW during Clear the Shelters?

To adopt, you must be at least 18 years of age. Be sure you bring your current/valid driver’s license or state ID. If you do not have your current address on your driver’s license or state ID, you will need to bring proof of residency such as a current utility bill or current lease agreement with your correct address.

On Monday, the first day of the event, 10-year-old Michelle Carrillo was all smiles as she left Dallas Animal Services with "Princessa."

"Because she's adorable," Carrillo said. "Today is my best day ever having a new dog."

For more information and interesting articles on Clear the Shelters, please visit www.cleartheshelters.com.

When is 2022 Clear the Shelters?

• All month long, August 1 – August 31
• Adoption fees will be waived in all participating shelters on Saturday, August 27; other fees may apply
• COVID-19 protocols will be observed
• Please check with your local shelter for their hours of operation and adoption procedures

North Texas shelters participating in 2022 Clear the Shelters

(Listed in alphabetical order by city)

ATHENS

Athens Animal Rescue Shelter
901 W. College St.
Athens, TX 75751
903- 292-1287
info@athensanimalrescue.com
For more information Click HERE

ALLEN

Allen Animal Services
770 S. Allen Heights Drive
Allen, Texas 75002
214-509-4378
For more information Click HERE

ALVARADO

Alvarado Animal Services
602 South Parkway
Alvarado, Texas 76009
817-666-7401
For more information Click HERE

BENBROOK

Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) 
Benbrook Waggin Tails Adoption Center 
9009 Benbrook Blvd. (HWY 377 S.) 
Benbrook, Texas 76126
817-249-DOGS (3647)
For more information Click HERE

BOWIE

Bowie Animal Shelter
1504 E. Wise Street
Bowie, Texas 76230
940-841-2774
For more information Click HERE

BURLESON

Burleson Animal Services
775 SE John Jones
Burleson, Texas 76028
817-426-9283
For more information Click HERE

CARROLLTON

Carrollton Animal Services and Adoption Center
2247 Sandy Lake Road
Carrollton, Texas 75006
(972) 466-3420
For more information Click HERE

Operation Kindness
3201 Earhart Drive
Carrollton, Texas 75006
972-418-7297
For more information Click HERE

CEDAR HILL

Tri-City Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
1150 E Pleasant Run Road
Cedar Hill, Texas 75104
972-291-5335
For more information Click HERE

CLEBURNE

Cleburne Animal Services
2375 Service Dr.
Cleburne, TX 76033
817-566-8895
For more information Click HERE

COPPELL

City of Coppell Animal Services
821 S. Coppell Road
Coppell, Texas 75019
972-304-3515
For more information Click HERE

CROWLEY

Crowley Texas Animal Shelter
101 E. Hampton Road
Crowley, Texas 76036
817-297-2201 
By Appointment Only All Month Long

No Appointments are needed on August 27 For more information Click HERE

DALLAS

Dallas Animal Services
1818 N. Westmoreland Road
Dallas, Texas 75212
214-670-3111
For more information Click HERE

East Dallas Kitty Club
Dallas, Texas 75214
972-325-8192

For more information Click HERE

SPCA of Texas
Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center
2400 Lone Star Drive Dallas, Texas 75212
214-742-7722
For more information Click HERE

DENTON

City of Denton Animal Shelter
Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center
3717 N. Elm Street
Denton, Texas 76207
940-349-7594
For more information Click HERE

EULESS

City of Euless Animal Services
1517 Westpark Way
Euless, Texas 76040
817-685-1594
For more information Click HERE

FLOWER MOUND

Flower Mound Animal Adoption Center
3950 Justin Road
Flower Mound, Texas 75077
972-874-6390
For more information Click HERE

FORT WORTH

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control
Alliance PetSmart Charities Adoption Center
2901 Texas Sage Trail
Fort Worth, Texas 76177
817-392-7117
For more information Click HERE

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control
Chuck & Brenda Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center
4900 Martin Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
817-392-1234
For more information Click HERE

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control
Hulen PetSmart Charities Adoption Center
4800 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
817-392-6561
For more information Click HERE

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control
North Animal Campus
351 Hillshire Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76052
817-392-1294
For more information Click HERE

Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) 
Saxe-Forte Cat Adoptions
1840 E Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76103
817-332-4768
For more information Click HERE

GAINESVILLE

Noah’s Ark SPCA
2501 N Weaver Street
Gainesville, Texas 76240
940-665-9800
For more information Click HERE

GARLAND

Garland Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
600 Tower Street
Garland, Texas 75040
972-205-3570
For more information Click HERE

GRAND PRAIRIE

Grand Prairie Animal Services
Prairie Paws Adoption Center
2222 W. Warrior Trail
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
972-237-8573
For more information Click HERE

GRAPEVINE

Grapevine Animal Services
500 Shady Brook Drive
Grapevine, Texas 76051
817-410-3370
For more information Click HERE

GUN BARREL CITY

Straydog, Inc.
P.O. Box 1465
Gun Barrel City, Texas 75147
903-479-3497  
Adoption Fees Waived All Month Long

All Adoptions are by Appointment For more information Click HERE

Straydog, Inc. will also hold adoptions in Plano at the
Willow Bend Mall / Neiman Marcus  
Special Adoption Date on Saturday, August 13, ONLY
No Appointments Needed
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  2201 Dallas Pkwy Plano, Texas 75094

For more information Click HERE  

HURST

Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) 
Hurst Adoption Center  
900 TCC Rd. 
Hurst, Texas 76054
817-788-7216
For more information Click HERE

IRVING

DFW Humane Society of Irving, Inc.
4140 Valley View Lane
Irving, Texas 75038
972-721-7788
For more information Click HERE

Irving Animal Services
4140 Valley View Lane
Irving, Texas 75038
972-721-2256
For more information Click HERE

JOSHUA

Joshua Animal Control
100 Santa Fe Street
Joshua, Texas 76058
817-774-9450
For more information Click HERE

KAUFMAN

Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) 
Kaufman County Pet Adoption Center
1904 E. US Highway 175 
Kaufman, Texas 75142
469-376-4120
For more information Click HERE

KELLER

Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT)
Keller Regional
330 Rufe Snow Drive
Keller, Texas 76248
817-743-4711
For more information Click HERE

LANCASTER

Lancaster Animal Shelter
690 E Main Street
Lancaster, Texas 75146
972-218-1210
For more information Click HERE

LEWISVILLE

Lewisville Animal Services
995 E. Valley Ridge Boulevard
Lewisville, Texas 75057
972-219-3478
For more information Click HERE

LONE OAK

Sadie’s Place Animal Rescue
2821 FM 2737
Lone Oak, Texas 75453
903-662-8125
All adoptions are by appointment only.
For more information Click HERE

MANSFIELD

Mansfield Animal Care & Control
407 Industrial Boulevard
Mansfield, Texas 76063
817-276-4799
For more information Click HERE

MCKINNEY

Collin County Animal Services
4750 Community AvenueMcKinney, Texas 75071
972-547-7292
For more information Click HERE

MEXIA

The Kittery Kat and Kitten Rescue Corp
838 Krisker Lane
Mexia, Texas 76667
254-424-3234
For more information Click HERE

NACOGDOCHES 

Nacogdoches Animal Services and Adoption Center
3211 SW Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, Texas 75964
936-560-5011
For more information Click HERE

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS

North Richland Hills Animal Adoption & Rescue Center7301 Iron Horse Boulevard
North Richland Hills, Texas 76180
817-427-6570
For more information Click HERE

Email: animalcontrol2@nrhtx.com

PLANO

Dallas Cat Rescue DBA Cat Matchers
P.O. Box 262571
Plano, Texas 75026
972-458-7877
For more information Click HERE

Straydog Inc.  
Willow Bend Mall, Neiman Marcus Special Adoption Date on Saturday, August 13, ONLY 
No Appointments Needed
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

2201 Dallas Pkwy Plano, Texas 75094 For more information Click HERE

Plano Animal Shelter
4028 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
972-769-4226
For more information Click HERE

RED OAK

Red Oak Animal Care and Control
411 W Read Oak Road
Red Oak, Texas 75154
214-399-7730
For more information Click HERE

RICHARDSON

Richardson Animal Shelter
1330 Columbia Drive
Richardson, Texas 75081
972-744-4480
For more information Click HERE

RICHLAND HILLS


Richland Hills Animal Services Center
7049 Baker Boulevard
Richland Hills, Texas 76118
817-616-3769
For more information Click HERE

ROYSE CITY

Royse City Animal Shelter
1101 N Josephine Street
Royse City, Texas 75189
214-934-9352
For more information Click HERE

SACHSE

Sachse Animal Shelter
6436 Sachse Road
Sachse, Texas 75048
972-675-9662
For more information Click HERE

SAGINAW

City of Saginaw Animal Services
205 Brenda Lane
Saginaw, Texas 76179
817-230-0458 

Adoption fees will be waived August 27 – August 31 For more information Click HERE

SEAGOVILLE

Seagoville Animal Shelter
1330 E Malloy Bridge Road
Seagoville, Texas 75159
972-287-6838
For more information Click HERE

TOOL

Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
10200 CR 2403
Tool, Texas 75143
903-432-3422
For more information Click HERE

WATAUGA

Watauga Animal Services
5203 Watauga Road
Watauga, Texas 76137
817-656-9614
For more information Click HERE

WAXAHACHIE

SPCA of Texas
Ellis County Animal Care Center
2570 FM Road 878
Waxahachie, Texas 76165
972-935-0756
For more information Click HERE

WEATHERFORD

Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter
403 Hickory Lane
Weatherford, Texas 76086
817-598-4181
For more information Click HERE

WYLIE

City of Wyle Animal Shelter
949 Hensley Lane Building 100
Wylie, Texas 75098
972-429-8047 
For more information Click HERE

How many animals have been adopted due to Clear the Shelters?

To date, over 51,000 pets found their fur-ever homes in North Texas and more than 700,000 have been adopted across the country. You can be a part of helping us Clear the Shelters this year. Every adoption is a life saved! 

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