Empty the Shelter partners are overjoyed to announce that the event was an enormous success! The public came out in force to all shelter partner locations and so many found their perfect match on Saturday, August 16, 2014 that most partner shelters were completely empty! In total, more than 2,200 pets were adopted that one fantastic day.
Plans are already underway to hold the event next year.
Empty the Shelter Day is an effort to find homes for hundreds of pets across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. An unprecedented number of cities and animal shelters, both municipal and non-profit, throughout North Texas joined forces to offer free adoptions* that one very special day.
This is the largest adoption effort ever held in North Texas and what the partners hope to be the largest multi-city, multi-county adoption event in the United States.
Below is a list of locations, adoption policies and other important information regarding Empty the Shelter Day. Together with the North Texas community, these groups are hoping to find forever homes for all of the animals in their shelters.
*Other fees and participating shelter times may vary.
Arlington Animal Services, 1000 SE Green Oaks
Balch Springs Animal Shelter, 3117 Hickory Tree Road
Bedford Animal Control & Shelter, 1809 Reliance Parkway
Humane Society North Texas – Benbrook Waggin’ Tails Adoption Center, 9009 Benbrook Blvd
Burleson Animal Shelter, 775 SE John Jones Drive
Carrollton Animal Services, 2247 Sandy Lake Road
Operation Kindness, 3201 Earnhart Drive
Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, 1150 East Pleasant Run Road
Cleburne Animal Services, 2375 Service Drive, Cleburne, TX 76033
Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N. Westmoreland Road
SPCA of Texas – Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center, 2400 Lone Star Drive
Wise County Animal Services, 3400 S FM 51
Farmers Branch Animal Services, 3727 Valley View Lane
Flower Mound Animal Services, 3950 Justin Road
Fort Worth Animal Care & Control Center, 4900 Martin Street
Humane Society of North Texas – Main Shelter, 1840 East Lancaster Avenue
Humane Society of North Texas – Southwest Adoption Center, 6708 S. Hulen Rd.
Garland Animal Services, 600 Tower Street
Grand Prairie Animal Services, 2222 West Warrior Trail
DFW Humane Society, 4140 Valley View Lane
Irving Animal Services Department, 4140 Valley View Lane
Humane Society North Texas – Keller Regional Adoption Center, 330 Rufe Snow Dr
Humane Society of North Texas – Keller Welcome Home Adoption Center – 363 Keller Pkwy
Lake Dallas Animal Shelter, 687 North Lakeview
Lancaster Animal Shelter, 700 E. Main St.
Lewisville Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, 995 East Valley Ridge
Mansfield Animal Care & Control, 407 Industrial Boulevard
Collin County Animal Shelter, 4750 Community Boulevard
SPCA of Texas – Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center, 8411 Stacy Road/FM 720
Mesquite Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 1650 Gross Road
Murphy Animal Control, 205 North Murphy Road
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS
North Richland Hills Animal Adoption & Rescue Center, 7200-B Dick Fisher Drive South
Plano Animal Services, 4028 W. Plano Parkway
Richardson Animal Shelter, 1330 Columbia Drive
Richland Hills Animal Services, 7049 Baker Blvd.
Seagoville Animal Shelter, 1330 E Malloy Bridge Road
Sunnyvale Animal Control, 371 Long Creek Road
Weatherford Animal Shelter, 403 Hickory Ln
Wylie Animal Control, 949-A Hensley Lane