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Best Pet Rescue Shelters In DFW

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Looking for a pet but don't know where to begin? Why not go to an animal rescue shelter. By visiting a shelter, you will be saving the life of an innocent animal who dreams only of finding a loving home. So, search no more. Here are five of the best animal rescue shelters in the DFW area.

Operation Kindness
3201 Earhart Drive
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 418-7297

Operation Kindness is the longest standing, no-kill shelter in North Texas. Roughly 300 animals are cared for daily. Operation Kindness is also successful in placing animals in loving foster homes. Over 3,000 dogs and cats are assigned to this shelter on a yearly basis. These angels of mercy receive no government funding and are strictly a non-profit organization. The goal of Operation Kindness is to care for homeless dogs and cats until they can be placed in a loving home. Tours for this facility are available from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. by appointment only. So, if you're looking for a place to find your new best friend or even find a place to leave your loved one, you won't be barking up the wrong tree.

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Humane Society Of North Texas
1840 E. Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76103
(817) 332-4768

Hundreds and thousands of animals that have been abused or abandoned have been lucky enough to find homes with the Humane Society of North Texas. The Humane Society is unique in the way it goes about adoptions. Not only do the potential owners get the opportunity to check out their potential new family addition, but prospective adopters are also screened, counseled and then carefully selected. The pets found here have been vaccinated and are ready for their new homes. So be humane and go to the Humane Society of North Texas for your next best friend. Save a life today.

SPCA of Texas 
2400 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, TX 75212
(214) 742-7722

This state-of-the-art, cutting-edge animal shelter does not believe in 
euthanizing animals just because there might be a lack of space. The well-being of each animal is of the utmost importance. Animals are taken in by reservation only, and each pet will be evaluated to make sure they are safe for adoption. The goal of the SPCA is to find loving homes for all of its animals. So, search no more. This non-profit organization is over 70 years old, and years of experience go into every opportunity to place the right pet with the right owner. If love is what you're looking for, the SPCA is guaranteed to give you that warm fuzzy feeling.

Animal Rescue Of Texas
4447 N. Central Expressway, Suite 110
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 276-7802

Animal Rescue of Texas prides itself in keeping its community educated on what it takes to train, care for and create a hospitable environment for your pets. Finding out what your needs are is just as important as determining the needs of the pet. Animal Rescue of Texas will do a phone interview, a vet check and a home visit before making any decisions. So head on out to Animal Rescue of Texas and rescue your rascal today.

HART Of Texas
Irving, TX 75015
(877) 738-4278

Humane Animal Rescue Team, or HART, has a "heart" for helping animals. This organization started out as an all-volunteer group that worked with local animal shelters. It provides foster care for homeless animals and works hard to find them permanent homes. HART also offers programs to teach pet owners how to care for the new addition to their family and also informs them of the importance of spaying and neutering their cat or dog to prevent over-population. HART will help each family find the pet that is best suited for their situation. So, don't look any further. Have a heart for HART.

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Judy Serrano writes romantic thrillers at She graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with a BA in English. She is also a freelance writer for She lives in Texas with her husband, four boys and five dogs.
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