Fort Worth Animal Care & Control

Fort Worth Animal Care & Control We work to increase pet adoptions, decrease the pet overpopulation of Fort Worth, and provide helpful info about being great pet parents.
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We have 3 main adoption locations: Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center 4900 Martin St. Fort Worth, TX 76119 PetSmart Hulen 4800 SW Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76109 PetSmart Alliance 2901 Texas Sage Trail Fort Worth, TX 76177 We are committed to making Fort Worth a great place to live, work and play for all of its residents by providing care and finding forever homes for the homeless pets in the community. We strive to create awareness about and improve people's perception about shelter pets. We also want to prevent unwanted and abandoned pets by educating the public about the benefits of spaying and neutering pets and about responsible pet ownership. Our ambassador dog Henry, the black lab you'll see featured in some of our photos, is an alumnus of our shelter. He and his feline sister Scout serve as spokepets for their furry friends in our care, and they help us get the word out through community event appearances.

Maple (A43032333) is giving you her best puppy dog eyes! Can you help us share this 4 year old gal to find her a forever...
02/07/2020

Maple (A43032333) is giving you her best puppy dog eyes! Can you help us share this 4 year old gal to find her a forever home?

Maple loves romping around outside, seems to know some basic commands, and is a total lovebug. If you have other dogs at home, we recommend they meet her prior to adoption. Her adoption fee has been WAIVED - all she needs is the right home!

Rusty is a loving, cuddly, purring kitty. LOVE!You can see in the photos how pretty she and has a personality to match -...
02/07/2020

Rusty is a loving, cuddly, purring kitty. LOVE!
You can see in the photos how pretty she and has a personality to match - super sweet, declawed in the front, and she wants to be right in your lap!
Who wants a lap cat because here she is.
Rusty is at our Hulen PetSmart adoption center.
#kittylove #fortworthcats #adoptable

Pleeeease rub my tummy says Chrissy! It's one of her favorite things. Chrissy is possibly a Shepherd/Retriever-mix and s...
02/06/2020

Pleeeease rub my tummy says Chrissy! It's one of her favorite things.
Chrissy is possibly a Shepherd/Retriever-mix and she's the biggest lovebug ever! She loves to play ball and she does this funny thing where she rubs around your legs like a cat!! It's so funny.
She's currently at our Hulen PetSmart adoption center. Staff will be most excited for you to meet her and share their love for her.
#adopt #adoptable #fortworthdogs

The love of an adopted pet changes everything! Post a #ShelterValentine sharing your love for your adopted pet through F...
02/06/2020

The love of an adopted pet changes everything! Post a #ShelterValentine sharing your love for your adopted pet through Feb. 14 and @mention both @fortworthacc and @petcofoundation. You can win some great prizes AND help us earn a $10,000 grant award! petcofoundation.org/love

Shout out to Keller Central High School for spending the day with us at the PetSmart Alliance. We appreciate everything ...
02/06/2020

Shout out to Keller Central High School for spending the day with us at the PetSmart Alliance. We appreciate everything you did! Keeping a shelter super clean is a one of the most important tasks - it protects the good health of all the pets in our care.
We know cleaning walls isn't the most glamorous of jobs, but know what a difference you made!
And the pets thank you for all the TLC...nothing makes a pet happier than knowing they're loved!
#kellercentralhighschool #fortworthdogs #shelterpetsrock

Say hello to Dario (A43053787). He is a gorgeous 6 year old mixed breed who has been waiting for his family since Octobe...
02/05/2020

Say hello to Dario (A43053787). He is a gorgeous 6 year old mixed breed who has been waiting for his family since October. Our volunteers say Dario is good on leash, very smart and LOVES tennis balls!

Because he has been with us over 3 months, Dario's adoption fee is WAIVED! Come meet him at our main shelter today.

Tonight is all about the possibility of wet winter weather heading our way. Some dogs love this cold weather - others, n...
02/05/2020

Tonight is all about the possibility of wet winter weather heading our way. Some dogs love this cold weather - others, not so much!
Check on dogs who are outside and make sure they have a warm shelter and fresh water too!
If you see a pet in distress please call the city's call center at 817-392-1234.

Charles (A43651103) is still waiting for his forever home!  His foster says he has overcome leash fears,  he has learned...
02/04/2020

Charles (A43651103) is still waiting for his forever home! His foster says he has overcome leash fears, he has learned to ride in the car nicely, and he is perfectly content when he is kenneled. Charles is housetrained and loves to snuggle, but he also loves to play ball or bat at toys while laying on his back.

Email [email protected] to set up a meet and greet!

#FWACC #PetcoFoundation #sheltervalentine #fosterfeature

There's a whole lot of love coming from this very sweet girl. Her name is Maggie and she's about two years old. Everyone...
02/04/2020

There's a whole lot of love coming from this very sweet girl. Her name is Maggie and she's about two years old. Everyone calls her the "love bug" and that about sums it up!
She's very good with children and she's potty-trained - yay!
She appears to be picky about what dogs she likes and doesn't like (sometimes that's because they're nervous in the shelter environment) so staff suggests a "meet & greet" with your dog. Maggie does say, "no, no, no" to cats!
She's at our Hulen PetSmart and we know she's going to be a great addition to any family.

Today is kitty Monday and we have two wonderful boys who deserve their own family! Oliver is a bit on the spoiled side. ...
02/03/2020

Today is kitty Monday and we have two wonderful boys who deserve their own family! Oliver is a bit on the spoiled side. But when he wants his pets, he'll track you down - love! He also likes other cats.
Trevor has really been warming up to people as he's been a bit scared since he came to us. He also likes the other cats. His new favorite person is Mike, one of our adoption counselors!
Both the boys are at our Hulen PetSmart - and they're open today!

UPDATE! Puff was adopted today! His new family has six kiddos and Puff fell in love with all of them - and they love him...
02/02/2020

UPDATE! Puff was adopted today! His new family has six kiddos and Puff fell in love with all of them - and they love him! He also has a new four-legged brother who was also adopted from us...yay!

Puff is a fun name for this 90 lbs. Labrador-mix! He's a loving boy loves to play fetch, is very friendly and he enjoys the company of large and small dogs - especially small dogs! Staff says he seems potty trained and doesn't pull much on the leash.
He is an owner surrender for "unrealistic expectations." Honestly, we're happy he's with us as we know he'll find his forever home!
Let's work together to find him that home!
Puff is at our Alliance PetSmart and his ID #A43550635.
#fortworthdogs #superbowldogs #shelterpetsrock #adoptable

Remember our adorable puppies from the Puppy Bowl on Friday? Well, Jazmine is their mom and now it's her turn to be adop...
02/02/2020

Remember our adorable puppies from the Puppy Bowl on Friday? Well, Jazmine is their mom and now it's her turn to be adopted into a loving home!
According to her foster mom Miranda, she's a loving protector, gentle and GREAT with children - especially with the smallest kiddos.
"Jazmine is the perfect dog for any family who'll make her a part of their family. She's a Terrier-mix with the most stunning markings. In fact, one of her puppies, Molly, got her mom's markings."
Jazmine's at our main shelter, 4900 Martin St. and her ID# is 43448707. We're hoping she can be adopted very soon as she's gone through a lot changes in the past few days - the biggest is being back at the shelter. Let's find Jazmine her forever home - LOVE!

Join us in spreading love now through Valentine's Day! 🐶🐱❤️Step 1 - post a photo or video (make sure it’s public!) using...
02/02/2020

Join us in spreading love now through Valentine's Day! 🐶🐱❤️

Step 1 - post a photo or video (make sure it’s public!) using #ShelterValentine and write a message celebrating your love for your adopted pet (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or all of the above!)

Step 2 - tag the Petco Foundation (@PetcoFoundation on all platforms) and Fort Worth Animal Care and Control (@fortworthacc)

Step 3 - enter every day, if possible, from now to Valentine’s Day to help us receive grants up to $10,000 from the Petco Foundation!

01/31/2020
NBC DFW

The final event for the day was our Dog Bowl...and the action on the field is always exciting! This year's winner was Crown and he came prancing down the field...too cute!
Crown (ID# 43689876) is a Box-mix and is available for adoption. Crown is one part of a bonded pair with Jasmine (ID# 43689865), also a Box-mix. They must be adopted together. When you see them together, you'll see how much they love each other!
Stop by any of our three adoption locations as adoption fees have been reduced to $10 through Sunday evening! Love!
https://loom.ly/aM7wHts

Dog Bowl! These adult dogs will represent either the San Francisco 49ers or the Kansas City Chiefs and make the prediction for the #SuperBowlLIV winner. http://on.nbcdfw.com/q1xFENP

NBC DFW Puppy Bowl 2020 here we go! Our puppies have determined their winning pick. Let us know who you think will win t...
01/31/2020
Watch: Puppy Bowl 2020 in Fort Worth

NBC DFW Puppy Bowl 2020 here we go! Our puppies have determined their winning pick. Let us know who you think will win the Big Game this Sunday. These little ones have fortunately been adopted, but you can still score big with our $10 adoption special going on now through Sunday. #NBC5 #PuppyBowl2020 #ClearTheShelter

Friday morning, shelter animals at Fort Worth Animal Care and Control raced to the finish line to predict which team — the San Francisco 49ers or the Kansas City Chiefs — would win the Super Bowl on Sunday.

01/31/2020
NBC DFW

Thank you NBC DFW for joining in our fun! What is your winner prediction? Let us know! #NBC5 #PuppyBowl2020 #ClearTheShelter

Puppy Bowl! These pups will represent either the San Francisco 49ers or the Kansas City Chiefs and make the prediction for the #SuperBowlLIV winner. http://on.nbcdfw.com/q1xFENP Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Placement Network

It's the biggest sporting event ever and we want our dogs to be a part of all the action! All these great dogs would lov...
01/30/2020

It's the biggest sporting event ever and we want our dogs to be a part of all the action! All these great dogs would love to watch the Super Bowl in their new home - a forever home with you!
These pups are available at our main shelter, 4900 Martin Street. The shelter is open today, Saturday and Sunday and all adoption fees are $10 through Sunday evening.
Go find your new love!
#superbowlpuppies #superbowldogs #fortworthdogs

01/29/2020

Meet Boris (A43364258)!

This handsome doggo is a 5 year old Rottweiler mix who is currently hanging out in a foster home. Boris' foster says he is such a sweetheart and great home alone, on walks, and with my little resident dog.

Do you think Boris would be a good fit for you? Email [email protected] to set up a meet and greet.

Fort Worth Animal Care & Control's cover photo
01/29/2020

Fort Worth Animal Care & Control's cover photo

Our puppies and dogs are ready to compete this Friday morning in the 2020 Puppy Bowl with NBC DFW! We hope you'll wake u...
01/29/2020

Our puppies and dogs are ready to compete this Friday morning in the 2020 Puppy Bowl with NBC DFW! We hope you'll wake up a bit early and join us starting at 5 a.m. on NBC5.
These seven cuddle bugs will be celebrating their seven-week birthday on Friday morning and we're excited to see them waddle down the football field! We were hoping they would still be adoptable but their foster mom said they've all been pre-adopted.
We're also hosting the Dog Bowl...yay! Take a look at a few of the competitors and know they're hoping to be adopted into their forever home!

Henry (A42829240) recently got to go on an #OutandAbout. His foster parents said:"This dog is SO sweet and it’s so sad h...
01/28/2020

Henry (A42829240) recently got to go on an #OutandAbout. His foster parents said:

"This dog is SO sweet and it’s so sad he has been overlooked for so long. He never stopped wagging his tail the whole day and was just the sweetest dog. He did great in the car and on our walk, and was great around other dogs and kids and just wanted to be by our side all day. We hope he finds his forever family very soon!"

You can meet Henry at 4900 Martin Street, he's waiting for you!
#FWACCoutandabout #fosteringsaveslives #shorttermfoster #adoptable #shelterdogsrock

Last month, our shelter received a very generous grant from the Dugas Family Foundation to help support our pet retentio...
01/28/2020

Last month, our shelter received a very generous grant from the Dugas Family Foundation to help support our pet retention and pet reunification programs. This monetary donation will be used to increase programs that help reunite lost pets with their owners, and keep pets at risk of surrender with their families.

From all of us here at FWACC, THANK YOU! 🤩

Caspian (A43431580) is as handsome as they come! This 2 year old Australian Shepherd mix is looking for a home of his ow...
01/27/2020

Caspian (A43431580) is as handsome as they come! This 2 year old Australian Shepherd mix is looking for a home of his own filled with tennis balls, daily walks and tons of treats. He's at our main shelter waiting for you today.

Bumblebee is about as sweet as they come! She loves attention from people and has so much fun playing with toys and pran...
01/25/2020

Bumblebee is about as sweet as they come! She loves attention from people and has so much fun playing with toys and prancing around the yard. She has done well with other shy dainty dogs like her and would likely adjust easily into a new home. She is winning over hearts of staff and volunteers one by one - could you be next?

A43613169 💚 4 years old 💚 Spayed female

Today is a BEAUTIFUL day for an #OutandAbout! Come grab a shelter dog anytime after noon and go on an adventure around D...
01/25/2020

Today is a BEAUTIFUL day for an #OutandAbout! Come grab a shelter dog anytime after noon and go on an adventure around DFW. In case you can't tell, our Out and About program is our absolute favorite, and it's a win-win for both dogs and humans.

[Pictured: Rico, overlooked Shepherd who spent 5 months in our shelter. One afternoon out, an adorable picture and a A+ report card, and Rico was adopted the next day!]

#FWACCoutandabout #shorttermfoster #shelterenrichment

Check out our #FosterFriday featured dog - Hallie! 😍Hallie is a 2 year old shepherd mix that was found as a stray. Her f...
01/24/2020

Check out our #FosterFriday featured dog - Hallie! 😍

Hallie is a 2 year old shepherd mix that was found as a stray. Her foster says she is the most loving, laid back, and cuddliest dog you will ever meet. She always greets you with a smile and a tail wag - even if you’re just coming back from the kitchen. She is great with other dogs and LOVES every person she meets. Hallie is such a good girl and deserves to go to a home that will love her as much as she will love them.

To meet Hallie, email us at [email protected]

#fosteringsaveslives #adoptable #shelterpetsrock

We are running low on peanut butter for our dog enrichment items! If you are able to donate any, it can be dropped off a...
01/24/2020

We are running low on peanut butter for our dog enrichment items! If you are able to donate any, it can be dropped off at our main shelter, or purchased on our Amazon wish list here: http://a.co/iXZlAT7

Yesterday, our rescue partner Saving Hope volunteered at our shelter with the Fort Worth Country Day varsity boys' socce...
01/24/2020

Yesterday, our rescue partner Saving Hope volunteered at our shelter with the Fort Worth Country Day varsity boys' soccer team. In addition to helping us pass out enrichment and walk our pups, they ended up transferring 17 animals into their rescue as well - WOW! 🤩

Thank you for your time and dedication to helping out the homeless pets of Fort Worth!

#RESCUED #FWACC #collaboration #shelterpetsrock

Zina enjoys long walks in the park, puppacinos from Starbucks, and a good game of fetch. Come make her your new BFF!
01/23/2020

Zina enjoys long walks in the park, puppacinos from Starbucks, and a good game of fetch. Come make her your new BFF!

We think fostering is SO important. Many times, we are not able to see an animals true personality in the shelter enviro...
01/23/2020

We think fostering is SO important. Many times, we are not able to see an animals true personality in the shelter environment. Once they go into a foster home, we learn so much about them that helps us get them adopted quicker! Check out this note from one of our fosters, Angie:

"I know this is a little late but I'm going to post it anyways. I wanna say thank you to FWACC for having programs like they do!! My family has gotten so much back from our foster dogs!! And its amazing how many successful Furever homes have been found💕
🎉 add our sweet girl to the list of adoptions. Gorda : your home now but not gone. I love you sweet girl, glad we could be a part of your story xoxoxo the Miller's"

Join our foster team here: www.fortworthtexas.gov/animals/volunteer

#ADOPTED #happytails #fosteringsaveslives

Una (A31147489) got to spend some time #OutandAbout this weekend! Her foster said she was shy but loved to be close to h...
01/22/2020

Una (A31147489) got to spend some time #OutandAbout this weekend! Her foster said she was shy but loved to be close to her human. We would love to see Una go into a foster home so we can continue to watch her personality blossom!

Join our foster team here: www.fortworthtexas.gov/animals/volunteer

#FWACCoutandabout #adoptable #shelterpetsrock

01/22/2020

UPDATE: Beau was adopted today 1/22!

Are you looking for someone to snuggle up with and keep warm during these colder days? Beau is the dog for you! He just LOVES love - and this video of him with one of his shelter technicians is proof. We can't believe someone hasn't adopted this sweetie yet! Because he has been here 3+ months, his adoption fee is waived! Come meet him at our main shelter today (ID: A42853895)

Zelly got to spend the weekend out of the shelter with a foster! They said:"This is Zelly. He's a complete love bug. Sup...
01/21/2020

Zelly got to spend the weekend out of the shelter with a foster! They said:

"This is Zelly. He's a complete love bug. Super chill, dog friendly, kid friendly. He's learning how to reside inside a house and has done super well this weekend."

Stop by our main shelter and meet Zelly today! (ID: A43418812)

We couldn't be more PROUD to share the efforts of the staff, volunteers, fosters, donors, rescue groups, and partners! H...
01/21/2020

We couldn't be more PROUD to share the efforts of the staff, volunteers, fosters, donors, rescue groups, and partners!
Here's our monthly "by the numbers" report from December 2019.
#fortworthdogs #shelterpets rock

UPDATE: At Capacity...Since last Wednesday, we've had 235 adoptions! Plus an additional 49 pending adoptions! LOVE. Pend...
01/20/2020

UPDATE: At Capacity...
Since last Wednesday, we've had 235 adoptions! Plus an additional 49 pending adoptions! LOVE. Pending adoptions usually mean the pet must be spayed/neutered and/or the pets haven't reached their holding time allowing owners to find their lost pets.
However, we've also had 207 dogs and cats enter the shelter during that same period of time. We always say "ugh"
You guys have been fabulous helping us spread the word but right now, we continue to look for more great adoptions for these deserving pets!
Check out of a few really, really Happy Home photos....

We introduced you to Tyler earlier today. We just received this adorable photo of Tyler enjoying a ton of pets from our ...
01/19/2020

We introduced you to Tyler earlier today. We just received this adorable photo of Tyler enjoying a ton of pets from our volunteer Jennifer.
This is what love can do!
Remember, he's at our Hulen PetSmart - and they are open tomorrow.

Mae is fortunate to be in a foster home right now and her foster mom Kristin asked us to share some information about he...
01/19/2020

Mae is fortunate to be in a foster home right now and her foster mom Kristin asked us to share some information about her as she's more than ready to be adopted.
"Mae is having a great time out of the shelter. We grabbed her for a short term foster and we've fallen in love with her! ❤️ We need to find this lovely lady forever home. Mae is just a big puppy. She's dog friendly as you can see in the photos with our two dogs. She's a big cuddle bug, and so far has been a dream in the crate.
Kristin is more than happy to share more information about Mae as well as making arrangements for you to meet her. Email: [email protected]

Tyler, Tyler, Tyler! You can't help to fall in love with this boy as he's got a wonderful personality and he's so much f...
01/19/2020

Tyler, Tyler, Tyler! You can't help to fall in love with this boy as he's got a wonderful personality and he's so much fun to be with. He's energetic and loves to take long walks. He needs to have a family who'll take him on walks and the dog park would be a bonus. His favorite toys are the Kong toys.
At the moment staff says he does not like men. But we've seen that type of behavior change over and over again when a dog is out of the shelter environment. Love makes all the difference, doesn't it?
Tyler is at the Hulen Petsmart at I-20W @ Hulen. Remember, adoptions remain at $10.
#adopt #shelterpetsrock #fortworthdogs #adoptable

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Fort Worth, TX
76119

General information

We have four locations that you can adopt your forever pet from: Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center 4900 Martin Street Fort Worth, TX 76119 Hours: Daily from noon to 6 p.m. PetSmart Hulen Adoption Center 4800 SW Loop 820 Fort Worth, Texas 76109 Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. PetSmart Alliance Adoption Center 2901 Texas Sage Trail Fort Worth, TX 76177 Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. PetSmart Watauga (cats only) 7616 Denton Hwy #532 Watauga, TX 76148 Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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We are committed to making Fort Worth a great place to live, work and play for all of its residents by protecting residents from animal attacks and animal-borne diseases and by providing care and finding forever homes for the homeless pets in the community.

We have 3 main adoption locations:

Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center 4900 Martin St. Fort Worth, TX 76119

PetSmart Hulen 4800 SW Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76109

PetSmart Alliance 2901 Texas Sage Trail Fort Worth, TX 76177

We also strive to create awareness about and improve people's perception about shelter pets. Our number one goal is to prevent unwanted and abandoned pets by educating the public about the benefits of spaying and neutering pets and about responsible pet ownership. Our ambassador dog Henry, the black lab you'll see featured in some of our photos, is an alumnus of our shelter. He and his feline sister Scout serve as spokepets for their furry friends in our care, and they help us get the word out through community event appearances.

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Comments

It would be nice if y'all would categorize your dogs available for adoption by type & or size. It's frustrating having to search through all the dogs when looking for small size dogs.
So I've gone on the website several times and there used to be pictures of the available dogs and cats. In the last couple of weeks the pictures aren't there. It's just a blank page. Did something change?
Do you have a need for large dog beds? Thanks.
Please keep an eye out for this dog. We're all searching and hoping someone has seen him!
Missing!!! Please help me find Beni!!! He’s a black and white corgi mix lost around Dawson TX area
How can you donate?
Looking for Cole, ID#: A43631560 the injured Pittie on posted on Petrescue Report.
Please share this post!! My Beni is been missing since January 3rd 2020, he’s a black and white corgi mix lost around Dawson TX area. Thank you for sharing!
What is the update on this poor baby?
Fostering these 2 cuties. For some reason they have not been adopted yet. Meet Kuma (chocolate female) and Cosmos (black female). 14 weeks old and ready for loving families to spoil them! (2and puppy picture is in the comments)
Hello. Is there an update on Church?
Please please share!!!!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 LOST DOG MALE BLACK LAB MIX 5 months old Has white patch on chest Gold bone tag on collar Name: Waylon Last seen 1/7/20 Please call 817-253-4321 or 254-554-1265 Please help! CASH Reward if found Last seen 3710 FM1010 Cleveland, TX Our home is in Fort Worth