Adoptions 
Please Read Prior to Completing an Application
Application Qualifications for Adoption:
  • Applicant must be home more than not or willing to arrange daycare or dog walker during long days.

  • Home visit is required. For this reason, we only adopt locally in the Dallas and surrounding areas.

  • Must receive proof of pet deposit and documentation allowing pets if renting.

  • Vet checks are required. All resident animals must be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and on monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventative (if applicable).

  • Willingness and capacity to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and responsible care for a pet.

  • Must be 21 years or older with identification showing present address.

  • Must have knowledge and consent of all adults living in the household. 

 
Adoption Process

 

If ​ you are interested in adopting one of our amazing dogs (or occasional cat!):

  1. Please complete the online no obligation adoption application paying close attention to each pet's requirements..  

  2. If the application is approved, the adoption team will work with you and the foster to schedule a meeting.  You are also welcome to attend our adoption events to meet our dogs. However, it is encouraged to email us first to ensure a particular dog will be attending the event.

  3. After meeting the dog, if all parties agree the process should continue, a home visit will be scheduled and you will be asked to have a list of supplies ready for your dog to come home.

  4. If the home visit is successful, the adoption contract will be signed, adoption fee is collected, and your dog stays with you.  During the 10-day trial period, you and your dog will decide if it is the absolute perfect fit. We are always here to support you via phone, text, and email.  

 
Adoption Fee

Our adoption fee helps cover your dog's basic health needs including spay/neuter and vaccinations.  Because many of our dogs come straight from the street, their medical needs are extensive.  We spend an average of $500 on each pet for medical needs, training, and rehabilitation. For this reason, we kindly ask for the following minimum fees:

Puppies (12 months and under) - $325 (includes sales tax)
Dogs (Over 12 months) - $275 (includes sales tax)

Contact Us

508 W Lookout Dr #14-20

Richardson, TX 75080

info@dsda.org

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