About Us


City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter seeks volunteers

If you love animals and have a little free time on your hands, we could always use your help at our main shelter location or at PetSmarts Hulen and Alliance.

If you're interested in volunteering, sign up today at http://fortworthtexas.gov/animals/volunteer/.


Adopting A Friend

Adoptions must be conducted in person at the City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter or the specified PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center.

Please refer to the pet you are interested by their animal ID number, not their stated name.

Potential adopters will be asked to complete an application and to provide valid ID showing that they are at least 18 years old.

The adoption fee is $49 for dogs and $25 for cats. This fee includes vaccinations, a city license, spay/neuter, a microchip and a heartworm test.

The shelter will not release the adopted pet until after it has provided these services. Exceptions may be granted due to age, health or injury.

Who We Are

The City of Fort Worth Animal Care and Control division ensures Fort Worth is a safe place to live, work and play for its residents and their companion animals. 

Our team works diligently to reduce the community's homeless pet population through educational efforts about spaying and neutering to prevent overpopulation and about responsible pet ownership to prevent loose and/or impounded dogs.

Despite those efforts, our shelter still takes in about 17,000 companion animals a year, and each one of them needs all the help they can get to find a forever home.

All of our adoptions include:

  • A microchip 
  • Initial vaccinations
  • Spay/neuter
  • Heartworm test
  • Rabies vaccination
  • A city license

Dogs are $49 to adopt, and cats are $25.

For more information, call 817-392-1234.

Find us on Facebook at @cityoffortworthanimalshelter.

Follow us on Instagram @fort.worth.animal.shelter.

Come Visit Us

The City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter has four locations that you can visit pets and adopt from:

Our main shelter
4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Hours: Daily from noon to 6 p.m.

PetSmart Hulen
4800 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76109

PetSmart Alliance
2901 Texas Sage Trail
Fort Worth, TX 76177

PetSmart Watauga (cats only)
7616 Denton Highway #532
Watauga, TX 76148

PetSmart Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Available Animals

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