Adoption Information

About Pet Adoption

We have many wonderful animals that are available for adoption here at the City of Plano Animal Shelter. All of these animals were either given up to us by their previous owner or have become the property of the City due to no owner claiming them after the required holding period.

Types of Pets

We have dogs and cats of every breed, size, color, and age that are looking for new families. From time to time we will also have rabbits, birds, ferrets, and other small mammals in need of permanent homes. The availability of any animal is subject to change at any time.

If you see an animal listed that you think may be a welcome addition to your home, write down all the information (especially the ID number) and come to the shelter or give us a call at 972-769-4360. We can then tell you if the animal is still available for adoption or has already found a new home.

Pet Adoption Fees

The most an adoption fee for any dog, cat, puppy, or kitten is $80. Many animals are listed as VIPs and their adoption fees are only $40! On occasion, the shelter may have special adoption fees that are even less.

Adoption fees include the following services:

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • First set of vaccinations (including rabies)
  • Heartworm test for dogs (if over six months of age)
  • Heartworm treatment if the dog tests positive
  • Microchip implantation and registration
  • Collar and tags
  • Other goodies

These services could easily cost several hundred to more than a thousand dollars at a private veterinary clinic if you were to get a “free” pet from elsewhere. Adopting from the Plano Animal Shelter allows you to save money while you save a life!

By Texas State Law and Plano City Ordinance, all animals adopted from a releasing agency must be sterilized prior to adoption and vaccinated against the rabies virus as soon as the animal is old enough (3 months of age).

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