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Find a furry friend at one of these pet shelters in Fort Worth

Find your forever best friend at a local pet shelter.

FTW-adoptable pets

Adoptable pets from left to right: Finn, Goops, and Gypsy. | Graphic by FTWtoday

Bringing home a furry friend is always an exciting adventure full of love, snuggles, and a chewed-up shoe or two.

We’ve done some digging to highlight local animal shelters looking for some purr-fect parents to give these fur babies a second chance.

Ftw-adoptable pets

Brooklyn is available for adoption at the North Animal Campus. | Photo by FWACC

    City of Fort Worth animal shelters, multiple locations

    Looking for your next dog or cat? Search through the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control database to find out who’s up for adoption. Note: Adoption fees are currently waived at all city-owned animal shelters.

    • Brooklyn | Terrier, American Pit Bull mix | 2 years old
    • Finn | Great Pyrenees mix | 4 years old
    • Josephina | Domestic Shorthair mix | 8 months old
    FTW-adoptable pets

    You can find Artemis at Animal Hope. | Photo by Animal%20Hope

    Animal Hope, 6708 S. Hulen Dr.

    • Artemis | Rottweiler | Adult
    • Guinness | Boston Terrier | Adult
    • Karen | Jack Russell Terrier/Whippet | Adult
    • Peeta | Chihuahua/Dachshund | Adult
    FTW-adoptable pets

    Kibbie is described as social, playful, and loves to romp + wrestle with her foster siblings. | Photo by Almost%20Home%20Animal%20Rescue

    Almost Home Animal Rescue, 7932 Rampston Pl.

    • Kibbie | Boxer/Pitbull mix | 3 months old
    • Gertie | English Bulldog mix | 6 months old
    • Victoria | Shepherd mix | 5 months old
    • Goops | Domestic shorthair | 3 months old
    FTW-adoptable pets

    Bella is a Long-Haired Tuxedo cat and is pair-bonded with her sister, Binx. | Photo by Waggin’ Tails Adoption Center

    Waggin’ Tails Adoption Center, 9009 Benbrook Blvd., Benbrook

    • Gypsy | Catahoula Leopard | 8 months old
    • Lilly | Belgian Malinois mix | 6 months old
    • Angel | Domestic Shorthair mix | 4 years old
    • Quartz| Domestic Longhair mix | 5 years old
    FTW-adoptable pets

    Chip is described as a ball of energy and is always ready for a game of fetch. | Photo by Saxe Forte Adoption Center

    Saxe Forte Adoption Center, 1840 E. Lancaster Ave.

    • Grubbs | Domestic Shorthair mix | 8 years old
    • Esther | Shorthair mix | 2 years old
    • Olive | Mixed breed | 6 months old
    • Uno | Terrier mix | 8 months old

    See a pawsome pet you want to welcome home? Reach out to the organizations directly to inquire about adoption requirements and procedures.

    Not ready to take the leap? Keep reading to learn how to foster or volunteer at your favorite organization.

    Become a foster hero

    If long-term adoption is not an option, consider short-term fostering. Fostering is a wonderful way to provide animals time away from the shelter environment. It allows people to about a pet’s personality and helps find pets the perfect long-term home.

    Here’s how it works:

    1. Fill out the foster form.
    2. Within 72 hours, you will receive a welcome email with the foster manual and information about setting up an appointment.
    3. The city will provide all vaccinations, spay/neuter services, microchips, and in-shelter vet care.
    4. Food, treats, and other basic supplies (beds, crates, leash, etc.) will be supplied to you, depending on availability (these are donation-based).
    5. You will provide the basics: your home, exercise, space, socialization, and love.

    You can view the dashboard of pets currently available for foster by clicking here.

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