Meet Clinton – a friendly and energetic boy, Clinton had a rough start in life - abandoned at the shelter with his sister Maggie Mae last year, he is waiting for that person who will give him a second chance in life.
Clinton is a very good looking guy with striking eyes; he is ready to give lots of love to his new ‘forever’ person and family. Like his friend Jessie who recently went to a wonderful home after a long stay at the shelter, Clinton is certain that one day someone will come to the shelter who won't pass him by but will stop and spend some time with him and say – you know... this is just the dog I've been looking for!!!
Lots of energy, would be a perfect buddy for a runner or walker or active children
Walks well on a leash
Plays well with other dogs – big or small. He will get along great with dogs that are already in a home or he can be an only dog.
Good with kids
Working on his good doggie manners
Clinton is not a big dog – he weighs around 50 pounds. He is tall and lean!!!
Please come and see handsome Clinton at Dog & Kitty City.
We found she was microchipped, but backtracked the number to Houston where we lost the trail, so we are unsure whether some sad owner has lost this little darling or someone just left her behind when they moved.
Vet determines she is probably 8 years old. New exams and tests show no serious underlying problems, but really severe skin abrasions from allergies and exposure.
She is being housed indoors and seems happy with her little condo. Each day a little more sparkle shows in her eyes. If you visit her at the shelter, don't be surprised if she has a purple hue! This is part of her treatment.
We have a foster mom standing by, but staff wanted to treat and observe her for at least a week to be sure she is on the mend.
We thank everyone for their concern about this sweet little girl. We are getting her ready for her debut and that search for her forever home.
Update on Mockingbird Mom
The DuckTeam6 rescue volunteers have been out in force to help this family in distress. First success was Sam. Next was three more puppies, currently in foster care. For the big happy ending, fingers crossed for trapping mom. They have noted her leg is injured but cannot get close enough to evaluate the injury.
A nearby resident says she has been there for more than a year, and walks him to the bus at 4:30 every morning and then goes back to her spot. The sweet girl needs a second chance. Anyone out there with a yard and a spot for this very loyal girl?
We have recently started to place donation banks throughout the city of Dallas to help raise funds for HSDC. Donation banks are those little acrylic containers that you see near retailers' cash registers where you can donate change to worthy causes. We need your assistance in getting more of them placed with retailers. So shelter supporters--please think hard about the businesses in your neighborhood, ones your friends or family may own/work for, and ask them if they would host a Donation Bank on our behalf. Please email
with information on where we can place one of our donation banks or if you would like to become a member of the shelter's Donation Bank committee.
At a high traffic retailer, each one of these banks can generate up to $400/year in funds for our furry friends--that's a lot of food and kitty litter per bank, and are funds that our shelter could really use! A Fact Sheet about the program and an HSDC letter introducing the program are attached.
A kind hearted traveler flew into Love Field on July 5th around 7:45pm and noticed a stray mother dog at a convenience store on Mockingbird and Lemmon. He pulled over and noticed her looking at everyone coming out the store and suspected she was hungry and thirsty. When he pulled into the store and tried to approach her, she didn't run away but casually walked in the other direction. He bought some dog food and water, placed it next the store, and she came back and ate it all. After that, he tried to approach her but, again, she casually walked away.
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He contacted us for help. A great combination rescue team came together (as different people noticed this mom in need). She seems to be a very sweet dog who is just confused. Here is a tiny video of her eating from her rescuer's hand.
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Last Saturday, the rescue squad confirmed that there are 3 puppies, one on one street hiding under a house and two on the next street over under a shed. They nabbed Sam and will try trapping mom and other pups later this week. He has a foster home through July 27th.
For their safety and health, we cannot take unvaccinated puppies into the shelter, so we are looking for Guardian Angels/foster homes so this little family can have a safe landing.
If you can help, please contact us at
This is Hildie. She was found all alone, starving and nearly bald by a kind hearted human who has surrendered her to our shelter. We don't know whether she got lost or was abandoned, but has obviously been on her own for a while. The only fur she still has are the tufts around her face. She is a Maltese, about 3 years old and weighs a scant 12 pounds. Despite her trauma, she is loving and so anxious to please and find a new home.
Her skin condition is likely a result of exposure and malnutrition, so she is on a "spa" care regiment of healthy eating and soothing baths and ointments to help her heal and gain her health back. She may have a thyroid condition, yet to be confirmed. Vet will run further tests once she stabilizes (physically and emotionally) with a little TLC.
Hildie could sure use a Guardian Angel or two and a foster home while she is healing if anyone could help with her care.
On Sunday, April 22, in honor of Earth Day, Girl Scout Troop 8539 from Christ the King School contributed their time to help us with our spring landscape cleanup. Their efforts contribute to a more positive image for the shelter and a more enjoyable experience for the staff and visitors when they come to the shelter. Plans are in the works for this scout troop to continue their support of the shelter with landscape improvements on the east side.
Eagle Scout Christopher (Troop 412)
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Jennifer Vernino, scout leader, has long been a volunteer and advocate for the shelter. Her son, Eagle Scout Christopher (Troop 412), recently coordinated an eagle project to build the new fence that improved access to the kennels from the parking lot.
We thank all the scouts for their interest in our shelter and their desire to be part of our family of dedicated volunteers and donors!
We are always so pleased and proud to have the young people of Dallas step up and apply their talents and love for the welfare of our animals.
Two junior volunteers, Danielle and Julia, have recently selected the shelter as beneficiary of their Bat Mitzvah projects.
Danielle's Bat Mitzvah Donation
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Danielle chose Dog and Kitty City because she loves animals and wanted to do something to help homeless pets. She visited the shelter frequently and socialized with the cats and dogs.
For the Kiddish luncheon, Danielle made baskets out of colorful dog bowls and filled them with items for the dogs, cats, and for the shelter (pictured here). These were the centerpieces for the luncheon and then were donated to the shelter. Danielle also made cat toys out of baby socks filled with catnip.
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Julia is a 7th grade student at St. Alcuin Montessori School, volunteering at the Humane Society as part of her Bat Mitzvah project at Temple Emanu-El. She loves animals and wanted to help the shelter animals. Besides visiting regularly with the animals, Julia painted an HSDC sign for the shelter (pictured here). She has future plans to collect donations for the shelter at her upcoming mitzvah event.
We are pleased to acknowledge these junior volunteers who have committed to helping the neediest pets of our community and proud to have them as volunteers.
Recently the shelter was visited by a very special guest, Margrit Coates. Margrit is the world's leading animal and horse healer and an internationally renowned animal communicator.
She toured the shelter and visited with the animals. Staff had selected some special care cats and dogs for her attention and Margrit worked with these animals, suggesting programs and treatments that could help them. Since her visit, staff reports many of these suggestions were applied and successful for the animals in need.
We were honored by her visit and grateful for her attention to our sweet animals.