Pet Adoption

SUNDAY OPERATIONS NOTICE: Beginning Sunday, Oct. 31, Allen Animal Shelter will temporarily limit Sunday operations. If you would like to adopt a pet on Sunday, call the shelter at 214.509.4378 to schedule an appointment. Surrendered pets will not be accepted on Sundays. Animal Services staff will still respond to emergency calls during this time.

Adopt your next pet from Allen Animal Shelter! Our staff and volunteers ensure animals receive top-notch care and lots of socializing while waiting for their forever homes. Stop by for a visit to interact with animals inside the shelter or in our outdoor activity area.

Adoption Fees

A $95 adoption fee is charged for the adoption of all dogs and cats. The fee includes a microchip, vaccination, sterilization and one year of Allen pet registration.

Lower fees are charged for other animals such as birds, rabbits, guinea pigs or ferrets.

Adoption Refusal

We vet each prospective pet owner to ensure animals are placed in a safe and supportive environment. An animal control officer may refuse an adoption if there is reason to believe an individual:

  • Would not have the proper facilities to contain or care for the animal
  • Wants the dog or cat for the purpose of resale or purposes other than pet ownership
  • Would subject the animal to abandonment or cruelty