Home for Hounds Program

A new pilot program in Dallas County aims to make shelter dogs from Prairie Paws Adoption Center more adoptable and jail inmates more employable. Learn more about Home for Hounds including how to adopt one of the trained hounds and how to donate to the program.



Pet Owner Responsibilities

One of the primary goals of Animal Services is to place as many pets as possible into quality homes with responsible owners.

Responsible ownership includes spaying and neutering, vaccinating for rabies and other diseases, and making sure the animal is wearing a collar with an identification tag at all times.

City code requires that all animals adopted from the Grand Prairie Animal Services Center be vaccinated for rabies and spayed or neutered. Cats, dogs, and other animals come to the Prairie Paws Adoption Center from a wide variety of backgrounds. Frequently their health and vaccination history is unknown to us as is whether or not they’ve been sterilized (scars can fade). Your first responsibility as a new adopter is to take your new furry friend to a veterinarian as soon as possible (by this we mean a day or two later – not longer). 

Because of limitations in space, time, and funding, we make no guarantees as to the health of animals that are adopted from us. We will not pay for veterinary treatment.



Mobile App for Adoptable Pet Search

Want to search for adoptable pets while on the go? PetHarbor now has a free mobile app (for iPhone and Android devices!) that allows users to search nearby animal shelters for recovered lost pets and pets available for adoption. The intuitive design allows users to easily modify their search criteria to quickly find the best matching results.

Download PetHarbor Mobile from iTunes Store

Download PetHarbor Mobile from Google Play Store