Adopt a Pet
Things to Consider
Ensure that your pet is kept in a secure enclosure at all times or on a leash in the immediate control of a person.
Ensure that your pet is provided with a nutritious and well-balanced diet on a daily basis.
Ensure your pet is registered and microchipped.
Groom your pet regularly.
Obey the Pooper Scooper Law and clean up after your pet.
Prevent unwanted litters and spay/neuter your pet or obtain an intact animal permit.
Provide suitable shelter and protection for pets kept outdoors to protect them from extreme heat or cold.
Teach children how to properly care for and handle pets.
Think carefully about adding a pet to your family.
Vaccinate your pet to protect it from diseases.
Walk your pet or provide ample space for them to get exercise.
Tip Information courtesy Dallas Animal Shelter.