Posted on: April 21, 2022 Posted by: Petsynse Comments: 0

A little more than a week after Dallas Animal Services announced it had run out of space for medium and large dogs, about 240 of the furry friends have found their forever homes.

The shelter put out an urgent call on April 12 for people to consider fostering or adopting a pup to prevent the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable dogs. At the time, the shelter said it had more than 375 dogs in its care and was in desperate need of open kennels.

Dallas Animal Services has since found homes for 241 dogs. Local rescue groups pulled another 39 dogs from the shelter and 63 were placed with foster families, the shelter said in a news release Thursday.

“We are incredibly grateful to the citizens and rescue groups in our Dallas community for the actions they took to save lives this past week,” MeLissa Webber, director of Dallas Animal Services, said in the news release.

But there’s still a push to adopt the remaining animals: Through April 24, the shelter is waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats.

Adoptable pets can be found at and adoption applications can be made online or in person.

Those who wish to meet and greet potential foster pets or adoptees in person can visit the West Dallas facility at 1818 N. Westmoreland Road during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.