Grand Prairie Animal Services and Adoption Center

Grand Prairie Animal Services and Adoption Center Grand Prairie Animal Services and Prairie Paws Adoption Center encourage responsible pet ownership and offers educational programs and pet adoptions.
Address: 2222 W Warrior Trl. Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Grand Prairie Animal Services and Prairie Paws Adoption Center encourage responsible pet ownership and maintain a safe city by offering field enforcement services, educational programs and pet adoptions for Grand Prairie residents. One of the primary goals of Grand Prairie 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. The purpose of this page is to present matters of public interest to let Grand Prairie residents, businesses, visitors and other interested parties know about all the services, events and promotions in which Grand Prairie Animal Services is involved. We welcome your positive comments and will do our best to respond to your inquiries in a timely manner. Call us at 972-237-8575 if you need to. FYI, this is a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum. Guidelines We wish to promote effective communication and maintain a respectful dialogue on our page. In that spirit, here are the guidelines for posting comments. The Grand Prairie Animal Services and Adoption Center reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of these guidelines or any applicable laws. Comments on Animal Services posts must be within the scope of the topic under discussion. Comments or material not topically related to the site or article being commented upon will not be permitted. Your comments must be civil. They must not contain malicious, offensive, threatening, profane or insulting language or obscene content. No references to the personality of other participants or individuals, or attacks on individual character will be permitted. Comments containing any of the following will not be allowed for posting: • Content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation; • Personal attacks, insults or threatening language; • Plagiarized material; private, personal material published without consent; or potentially libelous material; • Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity; • Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems. Information about locating and sharing knowledge and expertise is welcomed, but within the specific discussion provided here. Links to other websites or pages must be relevant to the topic. Advertising or promotional announcements are not permitted. The appearance of advertising and/or external links and/or opinions expressed by visitors on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of Grand Prairie Animal Services and Adoption Center.

06/17/2020
Thank You Fosters

June is National Foster a Pet Month!

Prairie Paws wants to thank all of the people who have fostered and adopted pets in need. It truly makes an impact on their lives and ours.

If you are interested in finding out more information on our foster program or would like to apply, please visit https://www.gptx.org/city-government/city-departments/animal-services/get-involved-at-prairie-paws/grand-paw-foster-program.

Thank you Michael Matassa and Milan Martin for this remarkable and heartfelt video.

06/17/2020

Waggin’ Wednesday!

As of Tuesday, June 16, Grand Prairie Animal Services will be opening to the public and resuming normal business operati...
06/16/2020

As of Tuesday, June 16, Grand Prairie Animal Services will be opening to the public and resuming normal business operations, with safety precautions in place.

Grand Prairie Animal Services and Adoption Center's cover photo
06/16/2020

Grand Prairie Animal Services and Adoption Center's cover photo

Jaiah (A182311) is hoping that her sweet face can bring a smile to yours this Monday morning. She is an estimated 3-year...
06/15/2020

Jaiah (A182311) is hoping that her sweet face can bring a smile to yours this Monday morning. She is an estimated 3-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback and Doberman Pinscher mix and is dreaming of the moment when she meets her forever family.

Friday smiles coming in big and bright from Clover!Clover (A170463) is a super sweet and cute pup who is housebroken, go...
06/12/2020

Friday smiles coming in big and bright from Clover!

Clover (A170463) is a super sweet and cute pup who is housebroken, good with kids, and walks well on a leash. He has also made friends with and enjoys playing with other large dogs while at the shelter. Clover is an estimated 5-year-old Chinese Sharpei and Bulldog mix.

Onyx (A182336) is soaking up the sunshine while patiently waiting to meet his forever family! Onyx is thought to be a 7-...
06/10/2020

Onyx (A182336) is soaking up the sunshine while patiently waiting to meet his forever family!

Onyx is thought to be a 7-year-old Labrador Retriever mix. To see all of our adoptable animals, like Onyx, please visit www.gptx.org/paws.

“The best things in life are sweet, like me” – Sugar. Sugar (A182209) is hoping that today is her day. The day she gets ...
06/09/2020

“The best things in life are sweet, like me” – Sugar. Sugar (A182209) is hoping that today is her day. The day she gets to meet her forever family. Will that be you?

Sugar is thought to be a 3-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix and is heartworm positive, but the shelter will provide treatment.

Happy faces are shining bright this Friday morning.Meet Bugsy (A159415), a 3-year-old American Bulldog mix cutie who is ...
06/05/2020

Happy faces are shining bright this Friday morning.

Meet Bugsy (A159415), a 3-year-old American Bulldog mix cutie who is an expert in bringing a smile to your face.

While sweet-tempered, Bugsy is still working on his manners, which he has been working very hard on. He adores people and attention, which often leads to him jumping on people; with this, he would probably do best in a home without small children.

Bugsy sometimes exhibits a limp on his back right leg, and an x-ray showed a previously broken and healed femur, resulting in a slightly shorter right leg. This does not cause him pain or slow him down from doing the things he loves. Bugsy is heartworm positive, but the shelter will provide the treatment.

Sweet, playful, and as gentle as can be. Meet Chole and Dojah, the sweetest of friends that one could ever meet. 💖�Chloe...
06/03/2020

Sweet, playful, and as gentle as can be. Meet Chole and Dojah, the sweetest of friends that one could ever meet. 💖
�Chloe (A182237) is an estimated 4-year-old sweetheart who has a sweet and laid-back personality. While she loves her alone time, she will never object to some love from her people.
�Dojah (A182238) is an estimated 3-year-old ‘gentle giant.’ This handsome fella adores affection and often doesn’t realize his size; with this, Dojah would probably do best in a home without small children.
�Both Chloe and Dojah appear to be housetrained and walk well on a leash. You can often find Chloe and Dojah cuddled up next to each other and tend to cry when they get separated. These two best friends are attached at the hip and would love to find a forever family together; however, this is not a requirement. To find out more information, please visit www.gptx.org/paws.

Felicity (A181663) has her eyes set on finding her forever family. Will that be you?
06/02/2020

Felicity (A181663) has her eyes set on finding her forever family. Will that be you?

Scar (A158291) is busy soaking up the sunshine and bringing all the smiles this Monday morning. Scar is thought to be a ...
06/01/2020

Scar (A158291) is busy soaking up the sunshine and bringing all the smiles this Monday morning. Scar is thought to be a 2-year and 11-month-old Rhodesian ridgeback and American Pit Bull Terrier mix.

05/29/2020
Playtime

Playgroup opportunities often bring smiles to the participants and staff. This playgroup was no exception.
A few of the featured adoptable pets include:
Lukas (A175956)
Snow White (A176539)
Crash (A146815)

To meet these wonderful dogs and other adoptable pets waiting to find their forever families, visit www.gptx.org/paws.

Handsome, smart, and a love bug! Nathan (A170642) is a graduate of Homes 4 Hounds and proudly holds the title of ‘life o...
05/27/2020

Handsome, smart, and a love bug! Nathan (A170642) is a graduate of Homes 4 Hounds and proudly holds the title of ‘life of the party.’ His personality shines brightly and can instantly bring a smile to your face.

Nathan is an estimated 2-year and 10-month-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix. He is heartworm positive, but the shelter provides the treatment.

Grand Prairie Animal Services wants to assure the public that the health and care of the animals, employees, and residen...
05/26/2020

Grand Prairie Animal Services wants to assure the public that the health and care of the animals, employees, and residents is a top priority. In order to safely phase back into normal operations, we are reopening with the following restrictions as guided by health and animal welfare authorities. For general updates, please go to the city website at www.gptx.org/COVID-19.

Pet Adoptions and Reclaims
- Pet adoptions can be made by appointment only at (972) 237-8576.
- Adoption fees are waived to minimize the onsite pet population. Adoptable pets can be viewed at https://www.gptx.org/city-government/city-departments/animal-services/adoptable-pets.
- Requests to reclaim a pet can be made by appointment only by calling (972) 237-8576. Found and lost pet reports can be submitted at https://www.gptx.org/city-government/city-departments/animal-services/lost-and-stray-animals.

Receiving Animals
- Owner-surrendered animals will not be accepted at this time.
- Stray and trapped animal intake will be limited to cases of sick or injured.
- Owners who are requesting euthanasia for their pet will be encouraged to visit a private veterinarian instead.

Field Operations
- Animal Services Officers will dispatch for emergency calls only until further notice. This includes calls regarding animal bits to human, aggressive animals, and sick or injured animals. For questions or information, please call (972) 237-8575.

The City of Grand Prairie - Municipal Government is offering free drive through COVID-19 testing to anyone who lives or ...
05/26/2020

The City of Grand Prairie - Municipal Government is offering free drive through COVID-19 testing to anyone who lives or works in Grand Prairie. For more information or to schedule an appointment visit https://www.gptx.org/Home/Components/News/News/12254/22?backlist=%2f

COVID-19 TESTING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The City of Grand Prairie will offer free drive through testing for COVID-19 for Grand Prairie residents and people who work in Grand Prairie. Para obtener información en español, consulte los comentarios a continuación.

To make an appointment, call or text 1-888-766-6653 Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information on this free drive through test center, including testing criteria, please visit: https://www.gptx.org/city-government/city-departments/environmental-services/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-testing-site-in-grand-prairie

Our beautiful Sophie and Lily are hoping to find their forever home soon. 💖Sophie (A180396) is a lovely 14-year-old girl...
05/22/2020

Our beautiful Sophie and Lily are hoping to find their forever home soon. 💖

Sophie (A180396) is a lovely 14-year-old girl who has perfected her ability to brighten one’s day instantly. This one-eyed beauty arrived at the shelter very scared, but over time has warmed up and become more talkative. Her perfect day includes lounging in her cat bed and getting head scratches when it’s on her terms.

Lily (A180397) has 14 exceptional years of companionship and diva experience and is bound to bring an extra spoonful of sweetness into your life. Much like Sophie, Lily entered the shelter, shy and timid. As time has progressed, Lily has opened up tremendously and is very outgoing. Lily would be a perfect addition to a household without canines or small children as she prefers a calmer environment.

These senior sweethearts have a lot of love and friendship that they can’t wait to give to their forever families. Sophie and Lily arrived at the shelter together and love the idea of potentially finding a family together; however, this is not a requirement. To find out more information, please visit www.gptx.org/paws.

Today is National Rescue Dog Day! While we celebrate our rescue dogs every day, today, they will receive extra love. If ...
05/20/2020

Today is National Rescue Dog Day! While we celebrate our rescue dogs every day, today, they will receive extra love.

If you have a rescue dog that holds a special place in your heart, please share what you love about them and their photo below so that we can celebrate them.

Moe’s here to brighten your feed! Moe (A181928) is an estimated 3-year-old Labrador retriever and American Staffordshire...
05/20/2020

Moe’s here to brighten your feed!

Moe (A181928) is an estimated 3-year-old Labrador retriever and American Staffordshire Terrier mix who is looking forward to the day that he gets to meet his forever family. To see if that’s you, visit www.gptx.org/paws.

Are you looking for a sweet and friendly companion to join your family? Well, look no further than Crash! Crash (146815)...
05/18/2020

Are you looking for a sweet and friendly companion to join your family? Well, look no further than Crash!

Crash (146815) is a very sweet and affectionate boy who loves both cuddling and playing. He is a true ‘Texan’ as he makes friends with every person he meets. While at the shelter, he has also done well with and loved playing with the larger dogs he interacted with. Crash is also very smart and treat motivated. He does a superior job of waiting to be let outside and has picked up a few tricks while waiting to meet his forever family.

Crash is thought to be a 5-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix. He is heart worm positive, but the shelter provides and administers the treatment.

Meet Snow White (A176539)! This beautiful princess is ready for all her dreams to come true, and they all involve you. S...
05/15/2020

Meet Snow White (A176539)! This beautiful princess is ready for all her dreams to come true, and they all involve you.
Snow White is thought to be a 1-year and 5-month-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix. To meet our adoptable animals, like Snow White, please visit www.gptx.org/paws.

Kitten season is fully upon us, and we need your help to keep kittens where they are safest - with their mother. This in...
05/14/2020

Kitten season is fully upon us, and we need your help to keep kittens where they are safest - with their mother. This infographic provides information on assessing the situation to determine the best path forward to give the kitten(s) the best chance for survival.

Meet Bella (A166117)! This sweet girl has a heart of gold, and she’s hoping that she will soon find her forever family. ...
05/13/2020

Meet Bella (A166117)! This sweet girl has a heart of gold, and she’s hoping that she will soon find her forever family.

Bella is pretty timid with new people and places, but once she warms up, she has the biggest personality and is very affectionate. While at the shelter, she has participated in playgroups with other shelter dogs and has even earned the nickname of “group mom” as she follows other dogs around and step in if she feels that it is necessary. She would love to have all the attention with her family as the only furry baby, but may also be compatible with another dog who can understand that she runs the show.

Bella is thought to be a 6-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is heartworm positive, but the shelter will administer treatment.

Meet Lola (A181323)! Lola is a ray of sunshine and can instantly brighten anyone’s day. This sweetheart has all the love...
05/12/2020

Meet Lola (A181323)! Lola is a ray of sunshine and can instantly brighten anyone’s day.

This sweetheart has all the love in the world and cannot wait to give it to her forever family. She absolutely loves people and would do best as the only furry member of the family. Lola is an estimated three-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix.

To meet our adoptable animals, like Lola, please visit www.gptx.org/paws.

During these unprecedented times, Texas Coalition for Animal Protection  recognizes the financial impact on families acr...
05/11/2020

During these unprecedented times, Texas Coalition for Animal Protection recognizes the financial impact on families across North Texas. Thanks to many generous donors on #NTXGivingDay, TCAP will provide free cat spay and neuters throughout the month of May.

To make an appointment, please call (940) 566-5551 or schedule online at https://texasforthem.org/appointment-scheduling/?utm_source=May+Free+Cats+2020&utm_campaign=May+Special+Free+Cats&utm_medium=email.

Proof of a current rabies vaccine is required or can be provided at the time of surgery for an additional $5. This special is available anywhere TCAP works during the month of May for cats. Cats must be more than 10 weeks but less than 5-years-old and they must weigh at least 2 lbs with no pre-existing health conditions to qualify for this special. Pets already scheduled for surgery in May will receive this offer. Additional fees will be incurred for females that are in heat or pregnant, or for males with undescended testicle(s). these fees will be assessed to the owner, shelter or rescue. Shelters and rescue groups may participate in this program. Additional fees will be incurred if owners purchase take home pain medications, antibiotics, or additional vaccines. All cats must come in a secure carrier. This special may not be combined with any other discounts or offers. Only four pets per owner, per day.

Did you know that shelter pets have the capability of helping other shelter pets?Recently, three-year-old Felicity (A181...
05/08/2020

Did you know that shelter pets have the capability of helping other shelter pets?

Recently, three-year-old Felicity (A181663) benefited from our veterinary team’s dedication and creativity, as well as one of our recently adopted canines, Kane. Felicity had a medical issue in her eye, and Kane was able to donate blood, which the vet team used to create a healing serum.

Sometimes, veterinarians resort to other methods of practicing medicine, as the “textbook” way does not always work effectively, and creative solutions provide the animal the help they need. In Felicity’s case, the team was able to collect a large blood sample from Kane – while there is a preference for a cat sample, a large dog often provides the amount required. The team then was able to spin the blood sample down to where the red blood cells and ‘serum’ separate from each other. They then removed the separated serum to use as an eye drop. This serum provides many natural properties that have assisted Felicity in healing her eye.

Felicity’s story is just one story illustrating our extraordinary team’s care for our animals. We are very thankful for them and for all that they do.

Buddy (A181870) is ready to take on the world with you by his side!If you would like to meet our adoptable animals, like...
05/06/2020

Buddy (A181870) is ready to take on the world with you by his side!

If you would like to meet our adoptable animals, like 4-year-old Buddy, please visit www.gptx.org/paws.

Did you know that we provide essential supplies to our fosters?Kitten season has officially arrived, and we could use yo...
05/01/2020

Did you know that we provide essential supplies to our fosters?

Kitten season has officially arrived, and we could use your help in providing essential care to our animals, especially the most vulnerable kittens. We determined that if less than 1% of Grand Prairie households fostered just one pair of kittens per season, we could grant every kitten that arrives a new chance at life through a loving foster home! In order to provide this lifesaving care for our shelter and foster animals, we urgently need your help in obtaining necessary supplies.

Please consider donating items through our recently updated Amazon Wishlist, by visiting https://a.co/7dG97Om. Your generosity helps change the lives of our animals, and we are incredibly grateful.

If you are interested in being part of Grand Prairie's 1%, please visit https://www.gptx.org/city-government/city-departments/animal-services/kitten-season to sign up.

Crash is stopping by to tell everyone good morning! Crash (A146815) is a happy boy who is patiently waiting to find his ...
04/29/2020

Crash is stopping by to tell everyone good morning!

Crash (A146815) is a happy boy who is patiently waiting to find his forever family. If you were looking for a furry friend who loves to lounge on the couch and one who loves playing, then look no further than Crash! While at the shelter, he has done great with the larger dogs he interacted with, however, if he would potentially be gaining a furry sibling, we recommend that they meet each other first. This treat-motivated and smart boy is thought to be an American Pit Bull Terrier mix.

To meet our adoptable animals, like Crash, please visit www.gptx.org/paws.

Kitten FosteringLast year, Grand Prairie Animal Services and Adoption Center took in over 1,292 underaged kittens at the...
04/28/2020
Kitten Season | City of Grand Prairie

Kitten Fostering

Last year, Grand Prairie Animal Services and Adoption Center took in over 1,292 underaged kittens at the shelter during Kitten Season. Kitten season, typically ranging from spring through summer, refers to the time of year when many litters of kittens are born. At minimum, a kitten must be 2lbs and 8 weeks to be adopted out to a loving family. Unfortunately, kittens have a particularly difficult time thriving in a shelter environment, even with a mother cat or “queen” to care for them. This population of adorable furbabies creates one of the biggest challenges for our city’s shelter.

We understand that 1,292 is a big number. Fortunately, the City of Grand Prairie is made up of over 66,000 households, meaning it would take less than 1% of our community opening their homes and hearts to a pair of kittens per season to get them ALL out.

For more information, or to be part of the 1 percent visit: https://www.gptx.org/city-government/city-departments/animal-services/kitten-season

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2222 W. Warrior Trl.
Grand Prairie, TX
75052

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00

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(972) 237-8575

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If anyone is missing a dog in Grand Prairie let me know
2 strays in Grand Prairie TX
Hercules is missing. His owner Germans worried and wants him home. On the left is Hercules lost post by his owner. The righthand pic is of a post of a found dog looking alot like hercules. Finder wont respond to owners calls or emails. Please be on the lookout for Hercules
stray - looking for owner
This week in 2005 we visited your brand new facility to check it out and ended up coming home with a new kitten with the softest fur. Fifteen years later she's still with us and lives in Ohio
MISSING! Last seen on 2/17 at 2580 W Camp Wisdom Road in Grand Prairie. She is a 5 year old mini golden doodle named Denny. She was not wearing her collar and she is not chipped. Please help my brother & sister in law find their dog! David Peterson Addison Tuck Peterson
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
This weekend marked the three month anniversary of Willow’s (formerly Nimbus) freedom ride. Now 10 months old, she has grown to 90 pounds of pure puppy power. Thanks to the staff at Prairie Paws for getting her to us the last hour you were open. We’ve never been happier with the newest addition to our family.
FOUND 12/31/2019 corner of Robinson Road and Pioneer/ 303 at PGBT 161. Tan and white female Chihuahua no collar very friendly message me if you recognize her
This is Logan on Christmas Day, being loved by my grandson. I adopted Logan from Prairie Paws on Friday, 20 December 2019, and he is adjusting to his new home and family very quickly. On Saturday, 28 December, I took him to see my Vet for the first time and she said that, besides him being heartworm-positive, he looks to be in excellent physical condition. When I am at home, he follows me like he is my shadow. Just wanted to fill you all in with an update on Logan.
Hey, Y'all! I adopted Ramsey at the Irish Festival in 2017 and I just wanted to let you know how much I love and treasure him every day. He is the sweetest, funniest little guy! Also a beautiful chihuahua baby. Long legs, curly tail, apple head, solid tan. I wish I knew how to post a picture. But will do so when I can. Just wanted to thank you for taking him to the Festival. p.s. Hubby has grown quite attached to him, too!