Adopt a Dog

Rescuing a dog can be such a rewarding experience.  These amazing dogs just want a home and someone to love. In return they will give you lots of joy and definitely a few laughs.  PAWS partners with Dallas Animal Services and pulls at least 80% of our dogs from them. Our dogs are mostly in foster homes with a few at our partner boarding facilities.  In addition we have trainers to help coach both our fosters and adopters with any manners that might need a little attention.

We have so many great dogs from which to choose. Sometimes it will happen when you look online, other times when you come by one of our events. But when you meet, you'll know it's meant to be. And you'll wonder why this sweet dog was homeless and how you got so lucky.


Dog Adoption Process:

If you are interested in one of our great dogs, please fill out an adoption application.  We will be in touch shortly after receiving your application to review it with you.  If the application is approved the adoption team will send the foster coordinator your application, and they will work with the foster or boarding facility to get a time scheduled for an introduction or home visit.  The dog will then come for a play date if all parties agree the process should continue.  The adoption contract will be signed prior to leaving the dog.  During the play date, you can determine if it's a fit and if it is a fit the dog will stay for good.  If it's not, you will work with the adoption coordinator to return the dog.


All dogs are spayed/neutered, fully vetted, microchipped and on heartworm and flea and tick preventative.

Requirements to Adopt:

It is our responsibility to find the best possible homes for the dogs and cats in our care.    We consider important details in finding the right fit, such as a person's home, interests and lifestyle. We then match those with an animal's social, exercise and training needs.  Some of our animals have special needs or requirements like being an only pet or medical issues or they may not be good with kids etc....Therefore we reserve the right to deny an adoption if we feel it is not a good fit or in the animal's best interest.


Adoption Requirements:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Have a valid, government issued, photo ID with your current address on it.

  • Must have the knowledge and consent of all adults living in the household.

  • Must receive proof of pet deposit and lease allowing pets if renting.

  • Must be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and responsible care for a pet including yearly vaccinations, check up and monthly heartworm prevention (for dogs).

  • Must live within one hour of the Dallas area.

Paws in the City is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, no-kill organization with the commitment to ending the overpopulation, abuse, and neglect of Dallas/Ft. Worth area dogs. We have no paid staff. 100% of all funds raised goes directly to dogs in need. Our goal is that every adoptable dog gets a loving home.



Please be mindful that PITC is a volunteer organization and our lifesaving efforts are performed in our spare time.  We ask for patience while we respond.

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