Dallas Animal Services at 133% capacity for dogs; offering $50 gift cards to adopters

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Communications, Outreach and Marketing Press Release

April 18, 2024

Sarah Sheek, Assistant General Manager 
Dallas Animal Services   

Dallas Animal Services at 133% capacity for dogs; offering $50 gift cards to adopters

Dallas Like many shelters across the country, Dallas Animal Services (DAS) is facing high intake numbers for dogs. Currently, the shelter is at 133% capacity for dogs and 73% capacity for cats, with large-breed dogs and adult cats making up the majority of the population. To encourage the public to adopt, Friends of Dallas Animal Services (FODAS) is offering a $50 Petco gift card to the first 100 adopters who adopt a dog over 30 pounds or a cat six months or older from the shelter Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21.  

While adoptions are strong and our foster program is thriving, intake continues to outpace our outcomes,” says Paul Ramon, Interim Director of DAS. Last weekend alone, DAS received 156 dogs and 79 cats from Friday to Sunday. “We are encouraging the public to save a life and choose adoption when adding a new pet to their family, added Paul Ramon, Interim Director of DAS.

DAS is still firmly committed to their BeDallas90 campaign, the mission to achieve a 90% live release rate. DAS achieved the 90% benchmark for fiscal year 2019 to 2020 and hopes to continue regaining ground in the coming year. In March 2024, the live release rate was 87% for dogs and cats.

Anyone interested in adopting or fostering dogs from Dallas Animal Services should come to 1818 North Westmoreland Road. DAS is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

To see all of the adoptable pets at the shelter and learn more about how to help DAS, please visit BeDallas90.org.