Dallas Animal Services launches phase one of the Dallas90 Shelter Service System

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June 3, 2020

Leah Backo, Public Information Coordinator
Dallas Animal Service

Dallas Animal Services launches phase one of the Dallas90 Shelter Service System

Dallas, Texas – After more than a year in development, Dallas Animal Services (DAS) launched the first phase of the Dallas90 Shelter Service System (D90SSS). The system allows adopters to complete the entire adoption process—from application through payment—from their smart device and includes improved pet search functions and the ability to save favorite pets.

“This virtual adoption system has been a long-term vision for DAS, but the launch of this first phase of the D90 Shelter Services System could not have come at a better time,” said DAS Director Ed Jamison. “This system will not only help us continue to maintain social distancing guidelines for the comfort and safety of adopters and our staff, but it will take our tele-adoptions to the next level and increase the number of lives we save.”

Last year, DAS competed in the 2019 Petco Innovation Showdown—a collaborative project from the Petco Foundation, the Jackson Galaxy Project and the nation’s top animal welfare organizations where they presented the D90SSS prototype. DAS won the competition and received a $200,000 investment, which allowed them to begin building the new virtual adoption system. 

Earlier this year, DAS worked with the software company Adopets to develop the award-winning virtual adoption system, which will be released in three phases over the next year. The first phase of D90SSS is featured on dallasanimalservices.org, and includes new animal search functions, the ability to save favorites and a paperless adoption application, payment and contract process.

DAS had an intake of nearly 40,000 pets in 2019 and continues to take pets in and process adoptions daily during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about DAS and view adoptable pets, visit www.dallasanimalservices.org.