Discover Our Story

Embracing Every Pawprint

Our work embodies our belief in a home for every heart.

40 Years of Caring

Humane Society’s Dedication to Animals

From humble beginnings, HSDC has grown from a home-based cat rescue to a dog and cat shelter that has served the community of Dallas County for over 40 years.

Lifelong Homes

Dog & Kitty City’s No-Kill Promise

A true belief in no-kill, we are committed to providing care and shelter for as long as an animal needs to find their forever home. We foster a respect for all life by providing shelter, love and medical care for all of our animals until they find a loving home.

Responsible Pet Care

Ensuring Health and Happiness for Every Animal

We spay or neuter all of our animals before adoption to help decrease animal overpopulation.

All cats are tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV and dogs for heartworm. All necessary vaccinations, medications and heartworm preventatives are given as required.

Volunteer holding puppy

Rescue, Care, and Compassion

Our Comprehensive Animal Welfare Mission

Our mission is to promote adoption and provide a safe, healthy and compassionate environment for the cats and dogs of Dallas County for as long as needed.

Our Team

Board of Directors


Angie Speer

Vice President

Nicole Gaignat


Kathy Harlan


Maurice La Verdure

Board Members

Jennifer Harry

Lindsay Smith

Dr. Alex Faludi DVM

Shelter Staff


Alexsey Dobberstine

Shelter Manager

Theresa Fonseca

Our Sponsors

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