Adoption Information

Animal Services worker with dogs, Dexter and Melvin.Adopting from the Irving Animal Shelter is as easy as 1-2-3:
  1. Visit the shelter or view available animals online.
  2. Visit with the pets you are interested in.
  3. Start your adoption process at the front desk with one of our friendly staff members.

Adopters must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid form of identification. Adoption fees apply.

Animals being adopted will be:
  • Up-to-date on vaccinations, including rabies if the animal is more than 4 months of age
  • Spayed or neutered
  • Given a general dewormer and treated for fleas and ticks
  • Microchipped and registered with 24PetWatch
  • Heartworm tested (dogs over 6 months of age)
  • FeLV / FIV tested (cats over 6 months of age)
  • Given 30 days of 24PetWatch pet insurance (with a valid email address)
  • Given a sample bag of Science Diet food



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