Interested in adopting a pet?
Welcome to the Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. We take in stray and unwanted pets from the cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville. Feel free to ask the staff any questions you may have regarding the animals and the adoption process.
What is involved in adopting a pet?
You must be 18 years old, have a valid Texas driver’s license and fill out a pre-adoption application. State law requires that all pets adopted from an animal shelter be spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies. Adopted pets will be taken by shelter staff to a participating local veterinarian for sterilization within the next two business days. The adopter can pick up the pet from the vet clinic after the surgery has been completed. If the pet you are adopting is not able to be sterilized or rabies vaccinated at the time of adoption, you will sign an agreement to have this done within a specified amount of time.
Adoption prices & what is included
Adoption Fee $105.00
Friends of Tri-City Donation -$30.00
Your Cost $75.00
DA2PP vaccination, Rabies vaccination, sterilization, deworming, heartworm test (if age appropriate), microchip with registration, leash & collar
FVRCP vaccination, Rabies vaccination, sterilization, deworming, microchip with registration, cardboard carrier, & collar
When will an animal go up for adoption?
There is no guarantee that an animal will go up for adoption. Evaluation of an animal for adoption can take one to several days depending on the presence of any signs of possible illness or temperament problems.
Why are some animals not up for adoption?
We are required by ordinance to hold animals for a certain amount of time for an owner to claim them. We also hold animals for a variety of other reasons. Due to the nature of some of these situations, we cannot give out information as to why an animal is not available for adoption.
How long do you keep animals?
Initially we hold “found” animals for a minimum of 72 hours (not including holidays) for an owner to claim them. After that time they are evaluated for adoption. Once an animal goes up for adoption, we try to keep them for as long as we can. This will depend on the amount of space we have as well as the health and temperament of the animal. There is no “set” amount of time.
Lost a pet?
If you have lost a pet, please make sure to fill out a lost pet report prior to leaving the shelter and check with the shelter daily to see if your pet has been brought in.
TRI-CITY ANIMAL SHELTER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE AN ADOPTION