Adoption Process


Find out how to adopt your new best friend

When you're ready to adopt a lifelong companion, we suggest that you visit our available pets page to find a cat or dog that seems like it would fit into your family's lifestyle, or visit with the pets in person at our Adoption Events. Once you've decided on the right pet, you can fill out an application and go through our Adoption Process below.

We do not have a shelter; all of our animals reside in private foster homes. If you are interested in seeing a particular cat or dog, please contact us so we can ensure the animal is at the mobile adoption event (not all animals are at all events).


Adopting a Cat

View available cats on Petfinder

Download Cat Adoption form

Cats are available for a $125 adoption fee. When cats/kittens are adopted, they receive:

  • Viral vaccinations (age appropriate series)

  • Rabies

  • FeLV and FIV testing

  • Dewormer

  • Treatment for any illnesses or injuries

  • Spay / neuter

  • Vet exam

  • Microchip


Adopting a Dog

View available dogs on Petfinder

Download Dog Adoption form

Dogs are available for a $195 adoption fee. When dogs/puppies are adopted, they receive:

  • Viral vaccinations (age appropriate series)

  • Bordetella

  • Rabies

  • Microchip

  • Spay/neuter

  • Dewormer

  • Heartworm test (if age appropriate)

  • Treatment of any illnesses or injuries

where do i submit my application?

Please e-mail completed applications to or fax to (469) 645-1337

what happens once i’ve submitted my application?

Once you send the application, an adoption coordinator will contact you, generally within 1-2 days. Sending an application enables CHS to review the information and pre-approve adoptions. It doesn't obligate you to adopt, but allows us to hold the animal of your choice until you have the opportunity to meet the animal in person and complete the adoption process. Please note that we do not adopt animals outside the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.