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.

Operating as usual

Tatum is strikingly handsome with his deep brown and white coat, melt your heart brown eyes, and a tale that waggles wit...
09/03/2020

Tatum is strikingly handsome with his deep brown and white coat, melt your heart brown eyes, and a tale that waggles with excitement at record breaking speeds of 5 bagillion waggles per minute! And do we even need to point out his adorable ears?! Tatum has big life goals of earning treats and scoring tummy rubs from as many people as he can, for as long as he can. He is well mannered and needs minimal redirecting in the house or on the leash. He’s a social fella, getting along with other dogs and humans as well! While is he playful he is also quiet and loves him some lounging around with Netflix on.

A45085990, 3 years old, 49 pounds, neutered male mixed breed
Email [email protected] to learn more!

Sweet dreams from foster pup Barea (A42945091) 😴 This dog friendly, kid friendly, overall chill pup is still looking for...
09/03/2020

Sweet dreams from foster pup Barea (A42945091) 😴 This dog friendly, kid friendly, overall chill pup is still looking for a bed to call his forever (and a human to share it with).

Email [email protected] to learn more!

Could those ears be any cuter?! Meet Jager! This 7 month old Shepherd is a happy go lucky pup. He is waiting for his for...
09/02/2020

Could those ears be any cuter?! Meet Jager! This 7 month old Shepherd is a happy go lucky pup. He is waiting for his forever family at our PetSmart Hulen adoption center. (ID: A45387987)

Adoptable Dean is joining us for #TongueOutTuesday and is here to ask for more PEANUT BUTTER, please! Our shelter goes t...
09/01/2020

Adoptable Dean is joining us for #TongueOutTuesday and is here to ask for more PEANUT BUTTER, please!

Our shelter goes through 5 jars of peanut butter on average per DAY for our enrichment program! Over 200 dogs in our care receive frozen enrichment daily that helps to stimulate their minds while they are in our care.

We are down to only 2 jars of PB after today's enrichment. Could you send us a jar or two to help our program continue? https://a.co/7CUfCUs

Donations can also be dropped off at our main shelter - 4900 Martin St in Fort Worth.

Bravo is a silly, loving, energetic 3 year old with a seriously big heart and overbite. He is very smart, eager to learn...
09/01/2020

Bravo is a silly, loving, energetic 3 year old with a seriously big heart and overbite. He is very smart, eager to learn, and loves to snuggle and give kisses! He LOVES to play fetch, go on long walks, chase his toys, jump in water, go explore, and is ready for his next adventure.

Bravo (A41557895) is 3 years old, 60 pounds, neutered, fully vaccinated, and heartworm negative. He is currently with a foster but a meet and greet can be arranged - email [email protected] for more information!

Fort Worth Animal Care & Control's cover photo
09/01/2020

Fort Worth Animal Care & Control's cover photo

Check out these adorable photos from Linguini's (A44375193) big day out!This lucky pup recently went on an #OutandAbout ...
08/31/2020

Check out these adorable photos from Linguini's (A44375193) big day out!

This lucky pup recently went on an #OutandAbout where he was described as a total gentleman - rode well in the car, was non reactive to other dogs and people passing by, and just wanted to soak in all the love and attention.

Linguini has been in the shelter since May and could benefit from finding a foster home or adopter ASAP! For more information on him, email [email protected]

📸: Abby Pfaff Photography

The 894 adoptions also included Zeus, a four-month Shepherd/Lab-mix. He has a new basset hound brother the same age to g...
08/31/2020

The 894 adoptions also included Zeus, a four-month Shepherd/Lab-mix. He has a new basset hound brother the same age to grow up with!
His new Mom and Dad took him to the dog park over the weekend and learned he LOVES to swim!
#cleartheshelters

Our hearts are full today as a result of Clear The Shelters! Because of you, 894 pets were adopted during the month of A...
08/30/2020

Our hearts are full today as a result of Clear The Shelters! Because of you, 894 pets were adopted during the month of August! 🥰🥰
We've met some of the kindest people throughout the month! It's not easy wearing a mask and social distancing when looking for your new family member but you did GREAT!
Thank you to everyone who adopted, fostered, volunteered, rescued and shared our posts! Enjoy some of these happy home photos❤️
#cleartheshelters #nbcdfw #greatergoodorg
#shelterpetsrock

Pepper is just one of many lucky pets that have found their forever home this week during our #ClearTheShelters event! Y...
08/29/2020

Pepper is just one of many lucky pets that have found their forever home this week during our #ClearTheShelters event!

You can adopt your new best friend for FREE through tomorrow 8/29!

#ADOPTED #happytails

Who's ready to make their family larger with two-times the love!Our bonded pair is Ralph and Leo and they're Redbone Coo...
08/29/2020

Who's ready to make their family larger with two-times the love!
Our bonded pair is Ralph and Leo and they're Redbone Coonhound-mixes. They're about three years, LOVE to play and they're extremely friendly.
They would be best suited to a rural home where they can hunt and howl to their heart's content.
BONDED PAIR must be adopted together. Available at PetSmart Adoption Center at I-20W @ Hulen.
ID# A45193220 + A45193225
#cleartheshelters #NBCDFW #NBC5 #fortworthdogs

We're starting the last weekend of Clear The Shelters with another heartwarming adoption! This is what it's like to adop...
08/29/2020

We're starting the last weekend of Clear The Shelters with another heartwarming adoption!
This is what it's like to adopt a three-month old Bloodhound puppy...a lot of energy!!
Daisy is a sweet and playful pup who has a new family who is totally in love with her. She also made out like a bandit with a ton of new toys!
Come find your perfect pet today and tomorrow!
#ClearTheShelters #NBC5 #fortworthdogs

08/28/2020
Betsy Price

Thank you Betsy Price for visiting the shelter again! The kittens love it when you come because they all get cuddles from you!
Help us Clear The Shelters this final weekend! ❤️

Mayor Price is joined by Dr. Tim Morton from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter to talk about the annual #CleartheShelters pet adoption event. All adoption fees have been waived and all pets are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and ready to find their forever homes! View adoptable pets and location for each shelter here: https://bit.ly/2YBZzB6

Mowgli (A44064230) recently spent the day #OutandAbout with our volunteers in hopes of finding his forever home, and we ...
08/28/2020

Mowgli (A44064230) recently spent the day #OutandAbout with our volunteers in hopes of finding his forever home, and we heard he had the best time! He has been waiting for his new family to come meet him since March, and shelter life can be frustrating for a dog that has been cooped up for that long. We know Mowgli would benefit from finding a foster or adopter very soon - can you help us share to find his family?

This smarty pants knows all the tricks (sit, shake, down, AND roll over!), has done well with other dogs with proper introductions, walks nicely on a leash, is house trained, and has done well with kids. Mowgli would prefer a home without cats or small animals.

If you're interested in fostering or adopting Mowgli, email [email protected] to set up a meet and greet!

Molly has been waiting patiently for her forever home to come along since February. Our staff and volunteers were so hap...
08/27/2020

Molly has been waiting patiently for her forever home to come along since February. Our staff and volunteers were so happy to see her finally find her perfect fit yesterday. Go be great, Molly - we love you!

#ADOPTED #happytails #shelterdogsrock

Todays #PetOfTheDay is Silvio (A44992457). This handsome 9 year old Shepherd mix is calm, enjoys going for walks, and ha...
08/27/2020

Todays #PetOfTheDay is Silvio (A44992457). This handsome 9 year old Shepherd mix is calm, enjoys going for walks, and has done well with other dogs. He is available for adoption at our main shelter (4900 Martin St).

King here is part of our behavior program at the shelter. Our volunteers and staff utilize lots of yummy treats to help ...
08/27/2020

King here is part of our behavior program at the shelter. Our volunteers and staff utilize lots of yummy treats to help train and enrich our dogs while they are in our care. We just told King our treat stash was running very low, and he's hoping you could help us out!

Treats can be dropped off at the main shelter, or sent via our Amazon wishlist: https://a.co/7CUfCUs

We are most in need of meaty soft treats and non-rawhide chews.

Titan is on his way home with his new family! ❤️#ADOPTED #happytails #ShelterPetsRock #ClearTheShelters
08/26/2020

Titan is on his way home with his new family! ❤️
#ADOPTED #happytails #ShelterPetsRock #ClearTheShelters

Check out Goobie's big day out!He recently got to go on an #OutandAbout with volunteer Dana, and he was LOVING IT! If yo...
08/26/2020

Check out Goobie's big day out!

He recently got to go on an #OutandAbout with volunteer Dana, and he was LOVING IT! If you're looking for a people social, patio frequenting, sunshine lounging kind of pup, Goobie is your guy. He is up for adoption at our main shelter and his adoption fee is WAIVED during the last week of our #ClearTheShelters promotion!

4 year old male mixed breed, 59 pounds, neutered
ID number: A44940786

#FWACCoutandabout #shelterdogsrock

What better way to celebrate National Dog Day by sharing a few of our favorite photos! Get ready to smile! ❤️#NationalDo...
08/26/2020

What better way to celebrate National Dog Day by sharing a few of our favorite photos! Get ready to smile! ❤️
#NationalDogDay #ShelterPetsRock

Todays #PetOfTheDay is Manatee (A44926925) ❤️  Manatee is a 3 year old Bulldog mix who is up for adoption at our main sh...
08/25/2020

Todays #PetOfTheDay is Manatee (A44926925) ❤️ Manatee is a 3 year old Bulldog mix who is up for adoption at our main shelter. Manatee is a bit of a shy guy but warms up quickly. He has done well with other dogs with proper introductions and loves to snuggle in your lap. Come take Manatee home during the last week of our #ClearTheShelters promotion!

We're so happy to share Simon's adoption story! He was having a rough time adjusting to the shelter environment and then...
08/25/2020

We're so happy to share Simon's adoption story! He was having a rough time adjusting to the shelter environment and then his new family found him!
Melissa and Nathan, his new parents sent this message to us...
"Simon is very calm, friendly and loving. And his connection with our daughter was instant. He instantly fell in love with us and we instantly fell in love with him. He came home to two dog sisters that allowed him into play with them right off the bat. He was made for our family! ❤️
#CleartheShelters #fortworthdogs

Fort Worth Animal Care & Control's cover photo
08/25/2020

Fort Worth Animal Care & Control's cover photo

It's the final week to submit your photos in the NCTCOG Environment & Development Doo the Right Thing photo contest! Sho...
08/24/2020

It's the final week to submit your photos in the NCTCOG Environment & Development Doo the Right Thing photo contest! Show off your pup and enter before the August 31 deadline. Get details online at https://loom.ly/joddmGU #DooTheRightThing

It's no secret that a shelter's budget is already stretched pretty thin. This year, we've had to stretch our dollar even...
08/23/2020
Clear the Shelters - Clear the Shelters

It's no secret that a shelter's budget is already stretched pretty thin. This year, we've had to stretch our dollar even further due to the coronavirus pandemic. We need your help now more than ever to keep saving lives. Support our organization through the Clear the Shelters Fund! https://www.clearthesheltersfund.org/

This summer, our local shelters will face a new challenge. The coronavirus pandemic is putting an extra strain on already stretched resources.

Simon has the most stunning and unique markings - he's a Dalmatian/American Blue Heeler-mix.Right now Simon is very nerv...
08/21/2020

Simon has the most stunning and unique markings - he's a Dalmatian/American Blue Heeler-mix.
Right now Simon is very nervous in the shelter environment. He's a gentle and "chill" kind of dog. He enjoys be petted and rolls over for those wonderful tummy rubs!
Simon's one of our pups that we really want to be out of the shelter environment - if anyone is interested in fostering him, that would be GREAT. He'd definitely benefit from being in a home.
He's about 57 lbs., about three years old and is heart worm positive. But he's receiving meds for treatment.
And if that's not enough for this sweet boy, Simon also got a bladder infection this week and he's at the main shelter, 4900 Martin Street.
If you are interested in adopting OR fostering Simon (A45177573) and giving him a break from the shelter, email [email protected]
#ClearTheShelters #NBC5 #Telemundo39 #fortworthdogs

Dewber is absolutely the sweetest dog ever once he gets to know you - he's very shy at first and it will take some time ...
08/21/2020

Dewber is absolutely the sweetest dog ever once he gets to know you - he's very shy at first and it will take some time and patience for him to warm up to his future family.
He's only three years old, a Terrier, Pit Bull-mix and is 66 lbs.
He's great on a leash and he loves to go on walks. He's also very treat motivated and that makes it easy to train him. He's doing great with the training he's gotten from staff.
Dewber is at the PetSmart Alliance Adoption Center in far north Fort Worth.
His is ID# A45176849.

True, we love your adorable ears and your outgoing personality!True is about three years old and is a Retriever/Labrador...
08/20/2020

True, we love your adorable ears and your outgoing personality!
True is about three years old and is a Retriever/Labrador-mix. She loves, loves people and would be a great family pet! She is heart worm positive and is currently taking meds.
She's at our PetSmart Alliance Adoption Center and her ID# A45015417.
#ClearTheShelters #fortworthdogs

Wilma (A45251183) and Fred (A45251195) are 7 month old, spunky, friendly Terrier mixes who are up for adoption at our ma...
08/20/2020

Wilma (A45251183) and Fred (A45251195) are 7 month old, spunky, friendly Terrier mixes who are up for adoption at our main shelter. They came in as strays and are being treated for demodex mange (non-contagious) and their fur is growing back. We know with the perfect families they'll have healthy, shiny coats in no time!

Their adoption fees are waived through August 31 during the #ClearTheShelters event!

08/20/2020

We found a very sweet girl who is so much fun to be with...meet Gwen Stacy! We love her personality - she has so much fun playing outside in the play yards, she loves toys and she's a very happy girl.
If you're looking for a true best friend, Gwen Stacy is perfect for you! Staff thinks she might be best as the only dog but we always suggest a meet & greet. She’s at the main shelter and her ID# 43237513.
#ClearTheShelters #fortworthdogs

Todays #PetOfTheDay is Goobie (A44940786)! This 4 year old, 59 pound pup is looking for a new home and is waiting at our...
08/19/2020

Todays #PetOfTheDay is Goobie (A44940786)! This 4 year old, 59 pound pup is looking for a new home and is waiting at our main shelter. Goobie knows some basic commands, loves to sit in your lap for pets, and is an all around sweet dog! His adoption fee is waived through August 31.

Currently working from home? We've heard kittens make the BEST co-workers.We are in need of foster parents for all types...
08/18/2020

Currently working from home? We've heard kittens make the BEST co-workers.

We are in need of foster parents for all types of pets in our care. If you're interested, fill out our form here: www.fortworthtexas.gov/animals/volunteer

Our #ClearTheShelters event is well under way and our pups are having fun while looking for their forever families.Ramos...
08/18/2020

Our #ClearTheShelters event is well under way and our pups are having fun while looking for their forever families.

Ramos (A44866057) and Bruno (A43877072) are dressed for the occasion and looking for a new fam that will take them to the beach. Their adoption fees are WAIVED through August 31!

#NBCDFW #adoptable #shelterpetsrock

Gwen Stacy (A43237513) recently got to go on an #OutandAbout with volunteer Abby! She said:"My favorite shelter girl, Gw...
08/18/2020

Gwen Stacy (A43237513) recently got to go on an #OutandAbout with volunteer Abby! She said:

"My favorite shelter girl, Gwen, is wondering why she is still here! We escaped for a few hours today for a bath, a short walk, and a chicken nugget treat. She was such a good girl!
Gwen wants to be the only pet in your home, but she is available for foster or adoption at the Chuck Silcox Animal Care and Adoption Center, come get her!"

Gwen's adoption fee is waived this month during our #ClearTheShelters event through August 31!

We REALLY want you to meet Kylo! He's an extremely sweet boy who absolutely loves attention. In other words - "cuddle pu...
08/18/2020

We REALLY want you to meet Kylo! He's an extremely sweet boy who absolutely loves attention. In other words - "cuddle puppy"
Kylo is a Retriever-mix, maybe six-years old and he is a trypod - but that doesn't hold him back one bit! He loves, loves to go on walks. He is heart worm-positive but he's receiving meds and staff will explain the treatment.
Kylo is at our PetSmart Alliance in far north Fort Worth. His ID# 24090942. 🥰 ❤️
#cleartheshelters #fortworthdogs

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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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Looking for info/photos of the brown shepherd mix animal ID 4-5430155 found on E 1st St 01sep2020) around 3p outside Gateway Park north entrance, after getting hit by a car (not by us). We found him on the shoulder on E 1st ST & brought him to the Silcox center per Animal Control via phone, and were told over the phone this evening his pix should already be up to expedite placement with a rescue group that could immediately help with his injuries. This guy is a sweetheart and a fighter. He was responsive, but did not even growl or attempt to bite when I approached - nor when we picked him up and moved him into our jeep. He's not even a year old & deserves a fighting chance. He had two canine companions with him running away from the scene that we could not locate. Heartbreaking.
We rescued Jax (Bubba) in January. Today is Jax’s 7th birthday. 🎁🎉🎂
Do you have any small dogs to adopt?
I have a nextdoor neighbor who lets their dog roam the neighborhood. It has started digging in my yard next to my foundation. Should I call Animal Control?
Here are our babies we adopted.
These guys.. Our ACOs are on the front line helping the lost, injured, and unwanted animals. I wanted to say THANK YOU for all the hard work and dedication. You are greatly appreciated. In my book you guys are the real heros.
I have been trying to contact yall for days about a specific animal and getting promised a call back and it never happens.
A dear friend of ours passed away and was unattended. I am trying to find out where his dog Missy is. She is a red healer. He passed on August 5th in West Fort Worth. I have searched the photos on the FW Animal Shelter site. Can anyone help me? Or offer any suggestions?
FOUND - BLUE QUAKER/ MONK PARAKEET 8/13/20 NEAR: ROSE CREST BLVD FOREST HILL, TARRANT COUNTY, TX 76140 FORT WORTH AUG 13, 2020 Contact: Email: [email protected] Please spread the word so we can find this pet's family! FOUND on August 13, 2020 in Forest Hill, TX 76140 near Near rose crest blvd, forest, hill tx Message from Finder: Pet is very likeable. Came right up to me. Description: found , I have it caged inside of house Do you have information? Contact finder here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/6409312 Bird parrot quaker monk parakeet
We adopted Luna from y’all a week and a half ago! She is such a love bug and so sweet! Her and my older pup got the zoomies at about 3 am and were chasing each other around the house then our kitten Athena, whom we also adopted from you, joined in! All of my animals have been rescued from y’all!❤️
The chickens have been all adopted out. Thanks for all that was interested!
im interested in tghe chickens. 469 671 6421 Greg or Sulema