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Upcoming Events

City Wide Pet Day

Date: November 11th, 2006
General Admission: Only $1
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Owens Spring Creek Farm,
1401 East Lookout Drive Richardson, Texas 75082
City Wide Pet Day benefits the animals of the Richardson Animal Shelter by providing funds for medical services.

Bring the whole family for some good old fashion fun! Bring your pet or adopt one while you're there!
Bounce houses, hot dogs, music, pet entertainment, and more!
There will be animal rescue groups and microchips available for only $15.


Cats are America's most popular pets, but they are also the pets most likely to die prematurely from diseases, poisons, attacks by other animals, abuse by humans, or speeding vehicles. The reason is simple: Owners often don't realize that allowing their cat to roam outdoors can be a one-way ticket to trouble.

Millions of cats suffer and die because their owners give them free reign to roam the neighborhood. The vast majority of these owners aren't cruel or thoughtless; many love their animals as much as the rest of us. They just believe that cats are happiest outdoors. In fact, many cat caregivers acquired their felines by "taking in" or caring for someone's cat who was allowed to stray. For the complete story and tips on how to keep your indoor cat happy, please go to Safe Cats Campaign.

Shelter Information

We are the City of Richardson's Animal Shelter. We handle all stray, unwanted and abandoned animals living in Richardson. You can learn more about us by visiting our web page Richardson Animal Services.

We are open to the public seven days a week. Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 7:00pm, Saturdays from 9:00am until 5:00pm, and Sundays from 1:00pm until 5:00pm.

Adopting a Pet

The adoption fees are $15 for adult cats. $20 for kittens. $25 for adult dogs. $35 for puppies. The adopter must also sign a contract to have the animal vaccinated against rabies within 30 days (at 12 weeks of age for puppies and kittens) and neutered within 30 days (by 7 months of age for puppies and kittens). Written certification of these procedures from a licensed veterinarian is required to fulfill the adoption contract.

Come Visit Us!

Columbia Drive is located off of Plano Road, just one block south of Arapaho Road. Look for the blue and white signs.
Map to our shelter

Richardson Animal Shelter
1330 Columbia Drive
Richardson, TX 75081

Phone: 972-744-4480

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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