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Fort Worth, Texas, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, is home to a handful of animal shelters that seek to find homes for homeless pets. There are two standout animals shelters in the area known for their care and consideration of the area's homeless pets: Animal Hope and Allie’s Haven Animal Rescue.

Animal Hope is a fairly new animal shelter in Fort Worth. Since its opening in early 2015, Animal Hope has been dedicated to more than just finding homes for animals in need. The shelter helps rescue and rehabilitate animals as well. Animal Hope was originally part of the in-house rescue of Animal Hospital Southwest. Dogs housed at Animal Hope get to go on field trips and volunteer outings, which is pretty pup-tastic!

Allie’s Haven Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping canines. They provide appropriate medical care to the dogs they house when necessary. This shelter aims to help all abandoned, unwanted, abused, and neglected dog in Texas. Eligible dogs are put into private foster homes until they can find a forever family to live with. Allie’s Haven also does work with the community of Fort Worth to promote pet ownership and community educational programs about pet ownership. The shelter also works to spay and neuter cats and dogs to control the unwanted pet population.

Both of these shelters work hard to find homeless cats and dogs from the Fort Worth area new homes to live in. If you are interested in adopting a dog in the Fort Worth area, give these shelters a call today.

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in Fort Worth

  • Admission $35.00
    Duration 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    #1 Bark ‘N Brews


    You won’t want to miss the Annual “Pup” Crawl in Historic Downtown Plano. The Bark ‘N Brews event is hosted by Second Chance SPCA and takes place in November. Several restaurants and pubs in the Historic Downtown area of Plano, Texas, will be offering samples of pre-selected beers for participants in the pub crawl. The pub crawl starts and noon and ends at 5 p.m., when food trucks, a silent auction, beverages, and live entertainment begin at Hub Streat, a dog-friendly bar.

    Tickets to this pub crawl cost $35 and must be pre-purchased at Event Brite. All proceeds from the tickets go to the Second Chance SPCA.

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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    #2 Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience


    Join fellow dog-lovers at the Annual Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience in November at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The event is held in Cattle Barn 2. Treat yourself to a day of indoor shopping at this free event!

    Bring your dog and browse through products from more than 100 different vendors that are selling locally made food, art, and other goodies. Take your kids or dogs to get photos with Santa, and purchase raffle tickets. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Humane Society of North Texas and DFW Toys for Tots. There will be on-site pet adoptions as well!

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  • Admission $15.00
    Duration 12 p.m. to 2p.m.

    #3 DOGSDFW Polar Plunge


    Bring your dog to the DOGSDFW Polar Plunge in Fort Worth. Sponsored by Dogs Out Getting Social DFW each November. The plunge takes place at Paradise 4 Paws, which is a pet resort located in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Let your dog splash about at Paradise 4 Paws’ indoor pool and get a photo with Santa and the whole family, Fido included! Photos will be taken by S.A.Y. Cheese Photography. Get five photos for just $10. One of your photos will even be featured on the event’s Facebook page.

    Tickets cost $15 and grant you entry with up to two dogs, as well as gets you a goodie page, raffle entry, and a bandana. If you would like to bring an additional pet, it will only cost $5 more per dog.

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  • Admission $15.00
    Duration 5 p.m.

    #4 Jingle Bell Run Fort Worth


    Join the Arthritis Foundation in the Jingle Bell Run Fort Worth each December. The race begins at the Panther Island Pavilion at 395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth at 5 p.m. Registration begins at 3 p.m. The Jingle Bell Run is a chip-timed 5k race that also includes a one-mile fun run as well as activities for the entire family, kids, dogs, and seniors.

    Dogs are welcome to participate in the run as long as they are leashed. The Arthritis Foundation’s 5k welcomes teams and individuals to participate in this grrr-eat run!

    Registration starts at $15. Proceeds go to the Arthritis Foundation.

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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration 5 AM to 11:30 PM

    #5 Z Bones Dog Park


    Z Bones Dog Park is a local Fort Worth favorite for both dogs and dog owners! This ten-acre dog park is located at 6950 W. Camp Bowie Blvd. With separate sections for small and large dogs, you’ll have peace of mind that your pet is safe.

    The small dog area is three-acres, while the large dog area is seven-acres. Both areas feature shelters, agility equipment, doggie water fountains, and ponds for your pup to swim in. With 12 dog waste stations, the park makes it easy for owners to clean up after their dogs. A dog wash station allows owners to quickly wash off their dog after a romp in the pond. There are also benches in the park for humans to relax on, so sit, stay and enjoy watching your pooch have fun!

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