Garland Pet Adoption Center

Garland Pet Adoption Center The Garland Pet Adoption Center (PAC) in downtown Garland is the place to go to adopt your next furry family member! Come visit the PAC today!
The PAC is 100% volunteer run by Garland Pawsibilities, formerly known as Garland Bark Park. an IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization. https://www.facebook.com/garland.pawsibilities/
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Our volunteers come from all walks of life and share one common passion - we love our dog and cat pets. Our focus is to help the City of Garland Shelter adopt out more dogs and cats and promote the need for spay and neutering of your pets. Interested in volunteering? We always need good volunteers! To sign up for upcoming volunteer training and adoption events, please visit our Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/garlandpaws/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garlandpetadoptioncenter/

Mission: ยท Save the lives of dogs and cats brought to the Garland Animal Shelter by taking the adoptable animals out of the shelter and finding them a forever home ยท Raise awareness for the need of a new adoption facility for the City of Garland. ยท Provide pet education information โ€“ spay/neuter; general health; training.

We love a good #happytails update!  Thank you so much for adopting and opening your home and your heart to this sweetie!...
08/16/2020

We love a good #happytails update! Thank you so much for adopting and opening your home and your heart to this sweetie! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ

I just wanted to do a 6 month check in.
This is Fynn....though you all might remember him as Charley.

So it stated on his adoption sheet that he was lab mix...but I did a DNA on him and well no lab! Lol! He is a Dutch Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix. He is extremely smart, very loyal, super fast and everyone who meets him wants to take him home.

He is living his best life!!! Long walks, lake play time, cuddling with momma and teaching his foster Great Dane siblings how to be amazing!!!

I'm completely blessed daily for the quick decision I made that day back in January to bring him home!!!

The brown and white dog is a Pac alum, Sweet Pea.  Everyone loved her!  She now has a brother Gucci!
08/15/2020

The brown and white dog is a Pac alum, Sweet Pea. Everyone loved her! She now has a brother Gucci!

Nolan has had his surgery and is recovering with his foster. There was no way for his leg to be saved and it was amputat...
07/30/2020

Nolan has had his surgery and is recovering with his foster. There was no way for his leg to be saved and it was amputated. There was a tumor on his leg that we are waiting to get pathology report on. Miraculously, it had not spread.

Gpaws Chance and Max adopted!
07/28/2020

Gpaws Chance and Max adopted!

The final kitten producer was captured and has gone out of business. After 15 cats Trapped, Neutered and Returned (TNR),...
07/26/2020

The final kitten producer was captured and has gone out of business. After 15 cats Trapped, Neutered and Returned (TNR), Joyce can celebrate. Her colony is 100% sterilized! CONGRATULATIONS! TNR works!

07/26/2020

Nolan has had quite a journey in the process of having his leg amputated. Due to swelling in the leg, his surgery was delayed. He was given antibiotics and water pills in an attempt to reduce the swelling. On the 2nd surgery day, the surgery was, again, delayed as the vet felt like he needed a specialist. Nolan was transferred to another (more expensive) vet clinic. During his pre-op screening, it was discovered that his leg contained a massive tumor. X-rays and further exploratory determined that this mass had not impacted his lungs, lymph nodes or anywhere else in his body. The leg was amputated and the tumor has been sent to pathology where we hope to find it is NOT cancer. Of course, complete medical disclosure will be made to any potential adopter.

Nolan will be convalescing with a Dallas Cat Lady foster who had the opportunity to meet Nolan before he went in for surgery. They got to see what a sweet and easy going cat he is and are fully prepared to nurse him back to health! Any funds donated for Nolan under Garland Pawsibilities while be supplied to Dallas Cat Lady for his exceptional care. We will be sure to share when he goes up for adoption!

Zion is a classic brown tabby kitten with adorable boots on his rear paws! At the age of 10 - 12 weeks, Zion wondered in...
07/22/2020

Zion is a classic brown tabby kitten with adorable boots on his rear paws! At the age of 10 - 12 weeks, Zion wondered into a neighborhood garage, seemingly lost and hungry. After unsuccessful attempts to locate any owners, this little guy was snatched up by a Garland Pawsibilities volunteer who opened her home to him. He is currently being fostered in a home that has small dogs, but it doesn't appear that the dogs are accepting of Zion, but that doesn't impact his spirit. Zion is ALL kitten. He purrs loud and plays even harder. Navigating beds in a single bound, Zion has the activity level that would match really well with kids who want a play partner. A tad shy at first meeting, it doesn't take long to lure him out with a wand toy. Zion wants to play and just have a great time. Are YOU the family Zion is seeking?

07/21/2020
Rocky!

Here's Rocky! He was adopted in April and plays fetch like a dog!

This is a followup picture from the adopter of Eli and Jamie.  They are friends forever!
07/21/2020

This is a followup picture from the adopter of Eli and Jamie. They are friends forever!

This is Zion. Available now as a Gpaws kitten.  He is 3 months old, neutered, had his first shots and has had flea treat...
07/15/2020

This is Zion. Available now as a Gpaws kitten. He is 3 months old, neutered, had his first shots and has had flea treatment. His adoption fee is $90. He's playful and needs a home! Please dm your number and foster will contact you to meet him.

**DONATIONS NEEDED PLEASE**In the process of dropping off a feral cat back to its caretaker, an amazing thing occurred, ...
07/11/2020

**DONATIONS NEEDED PLEASE**

In the process of dropping off a feral cat back to its caretaker, an amazing thing occurred, another cat walked into the open trap. What that cat was saying when waltzing into the trap? "I want to live!"

That is the start of a journey for this friendly community cat, who has been named Nolan. Basically, he saw his friend coming back in a trap. He jumped up on the porch and limped over to the trap, pausing along the way to brush against the legs of the person releasing his friend. It was obvious that something was dreadfully wrong with his front left leg. As though asking for help, Nolan boldly walked into the trap to eat the food his friend left. The trap door was manually closed and his adventure has begun!

Nolan doesn't seem to be in pain and his appetite and spirits are really good, but we know that he will need his leg amputated. The enlarged leg tells us there is infection that has set in. The next several weeks will be surgeries (leg and neuter) and lots of recuperation. Nolan will need some intensive care and, as a result, a bundle of cash to make that happen.

The far future for Nolan is uncertain, but we need to GET him to the point to have a future. Yes, his amputation surgery is already scheduled and treatment for infection has already begun. Help us continue to care for him!

Note: Nolan is a joint collaboration between Garland Pawsibilities (aka Garland Bark Park) and Dallas Cat Lady. No one can do this alone! Of course, we need money, but if you are interested in providing convalescent care for Nolan, please message the Garland Pet Adoption Center via Facebook or email to [email protected]

PLEASE DONATE if you are able! We are asking for $750 for his amputation surgery and meds.

These 3 adorable brothers , Max, Jax and Chance are all with a foster who fosters for Gpaws.  They were born at the end ...
07/08/2020

These 3 adorable brothers , Max, Jax and Chance are all with a foster who fosters for Gpaws. They were born at the end of March. If interested please send a PM and foster will contact you.

Caleb has experienced a series of heartbreak over the past two months. First, his beloved Siamese went to the Rainbow Br...
06/28/2020

Caleb has experienced a series of heartbreak over the past two months. First, his beloved Siamese went to the Rainbow Bridge. Then, a month or so later, Caleb started his search for a new companion. He set a search radius of 500 miles from Little Rock, AR. Can you imagine how many cats come up on that search? In the midst of that search, his grandfather passed away. Within a week of that occurrence, Caleb sent an inquiry on Crystal. From the first emails, there was a connection. Caleb understood where Crystal was coming from and was prepared to let her become comfortable with him. A video chat was held where Caleb got to see Crystal in her foster home environment. He got to see that, given time, Crystal is a loving and beautiful cat. The bond was made and plans for Caleb to make the trip from Little Rock, AR, was completed.

As expected, Crystal had to be corralled from under the couch, but Caleb already knew that he and Crystal were meant to be together. Whether you want to believe in forces from other realms doesn't matter. Caleb and his foster firmly believe that Crystal was hand picked by his grandfather. Crystal will be greatly missed by the humans and cats in her foster home, but she is destined for a lifetime of love and affection - in Little Rock, AR!,

Gpaws Mini adopted!
06/26/2020

Gpaws Mini adopted!

Gpaws Eli adopted!
06/26/2020

Gpaws Eli adopted!

Gpaws Liam adopted!
06/26/2020

Gpaws Liam adopted!

06/23/2020

Please please please!!! Bring us your newspapers. If you could pull out flyers and ads that would be great. We use tons of papers for the TNR program in the traps. We are not open, but you can leave at the front door in a bag or a box. Thanks!

This is Riley, formerly Mara.  Mary, her adopter said she is a joy in their lives!  She's taken over their home and thei...
06/23/2020

This is Riley, formerly Mara. Mary, her adopter said she is a joy in their lives! She's taken over their home and their hearts. She loves vegetables and vanilla ice cream!

An update from Lucky's adopter!  We always love to get updates.Hi! Thought Iโ€™d give you an update on Lucky. Her name is ...
06/22/2020

An update from Lucky's adopter! We always love to get updates.

Hi! Thought Iโ€™d give you an update on Lucky. Her name is perfect for her! We are SO lucky to have adopted her. She is the best cat in the world! Sheโ€™s so loving and cuddly! Sheโ€™s playful and has a lot of energy and sheโ€™s definitely a talker but we love her unique meows. Thank you so much for letting us adopt her!! We are so grateful!

Was over at Rugbee's foster the other day.  He loves to be outside, but first time to lay on some twigs and branches lik...
06/12/2020

Was over at Rugbee's foster the other day. He loves to be outside, but first time to lay on some twigs and branches like it was really comfy!

The PAC is still closed.  We have not received any updates yet from the shelter on when we will be able to reopen.  We w...
06/12/2020

The PAC is still closed. We have not received any updates yet from the shelter on when we will be able to reopen. We will share any news about re-opening as soon as we know something!

Liam, Chance, Jax and Max are the beautiful kittens that were raised by our adoptable mom, Crystal. Each kitten was foun...
06/10/2020

Liam, Chance, Jax and Max are the beautiful kittens that were raised by our adoptable mom, Crystal. Each kitten was found at a different time while all living in the same enclosed space. It is quite a little miracle that they all survived, with Chance being recovered 5 days after his mom was trapped. Let's just say he had a great hiding place - under a flower pot. We are introducing all four of Crystal's kittens, but it is very likely that Liam (seal point Siamese) already has a forever home with a previous adopter. Either way, it is really strange that the whole litter that Crystal raised are healthy, strapping boys. In fact, their combined weight at 10 weeks of age outweighs their Mom by well over a pound! They will not be available for adoption until the end of June, but if you have your heart set on one of these cuties, a meet can be arranged.

The other kittens waiting in the wings are not blood related to the quartet of boys, but they think they all belong together! Eli (color point Siamese) was in the cat trap with his feral mom, who is a chocolate point Siamese. Not knowing the ultimate outcome of his adoptability, Eli was sent through the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program along with his mom. Upon return, it was decided to give him a shot and he came to be with the other kittens. After observation, he just became another one of "the guys". Eli needs a few additional weeks to gain his ultimate trust of humans, but he is already sterilized and vaccinated.

Last but not least is Mini. She is the definite princess of the group. The boys have taught her how to climb ramps, jump into hammocks and other tom boy things. In exchange, she taught the boys appropriate litter box habits (no tinkling on the rim!) and tries to keep them all groomed and looking spiffy. Mini has an amazing spirit and will to live. She was found abandoned and we suspect that she hadn't yet been weaned from her (unknown) mom. After a rocky few days where she was fighting to stay alive, she (and her foster home cheerleaders) persevered! We believe that Mini is the youngest of the foster crew, but she has made weight and will be sterilized with her adopted brothers near the end of June.
Please.....Crystal, the mom is also available for adoption!

06/05/2020

Just as an update...the adoption center is still closed. We haven't heard from the shelter when we might reopen. We are still working on the TNR program. We will post here as soon as we know when we will reopen.

"I was a teen Mom."If Crystal could talk, I am sure that is one of the first things she would say. We can tell you she w...
05/22/2020

"I was a teen Mom."

If Crystal could talk, I am sure that is one of the first things she would say. We can tell you she was also a FANTASTIC teen mom, especially given her circumstances. First, she had to have been someone's pet. Crystal is low key, affectionate and has quite a purr box. Somehow, she became dislocated from her home and had to learn how to raise four fluff balls on her own. Crystal had good instincts and found a very safe place to raise her kittens. She found protection from the elements and protection from predators. Where she placed her kittens was like the Fort Knox of kitten day care. Crystal could scale the walls to get out and hunt while the kittens stayed safe and couldn't wander off. Her downfall? She was caught on camera entering this protected area and, when the homeowner went to check what was going on, Crystal unleashed protective mother mode, scaring the homeowner half to death! Little did the homeowner know that she walked into a kitten nursery. Couple this with the fact that the homeowner had a phobia of animals, and Crystal HAD to go.

The Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program was called in to assess the situation. When Crystal was trapped, a 6 - 7 week old surprise was also in the trap with her. Subsequent traps caught a big male tom cat (definitely no one's pet) and another kitten. While Crystal was off being fixed, an additional kitten was found and recovered. With each kitten found, it seemed that Crystal relaxed a little more and started to show her trapper that she was NOT feral. Those few days of recovery in the trap had the trapper treating Crystal with respect. Unlike other cats who are too stressed to eat in a trap, Crystal gladly cleaned her bowls. With each meal that passed, you could actually see health changes occurring, for the better. Since the four kittens that Crystal protected and raised were sent to a foster home (they are absolutely adorable and VERY healthy), the trapper decided to give Crystal a chance. Yes, Crystal deserves a permanent home and lots of love, so the trapper became one of Crystal's fosters.

Crystal is between 8 and 11 months old. She is a very petite cat, weighing in at just under 7 pounds. She is very sleek and slim in profile and LOVES head rubs and cheek scratches. Crystal has obviously been on her own for a while so she still has a wariness about humans. She is not yet a lap cat, but each day finds her warming up to her fosters more and more. Crystal has been introduced to and has access to cat toys, but she seems to enjoy just lounging on the cat tree or being sprawled out under a desk shelf more. Walk into the room with Crystal and it may take a minute or two for her to come check you out, but when you eventually do pet her soft fur, you are often rewarded with head butts and purrs for "more."

Crystal has been fostered in a home that has other cats, but she has not been intermixed with them, so it is not known if she would get along with other cats. Her litter box habits are fantastic and she really enjoys getting 3 meals a day of wet food (yes, the fosters are trying to put a little meat on those bones). Crystal only occasionally meows and is mostly content lounging by herself, but she welcomes pets and will reward you with making tons of biscuits! She is very observant of her surroundings and does a lot of window watching of the neighbors.

Crystal needs the perfect home that will let her blossom into that perfect cat that we know she can be. Do you have the perfect and permanent home for her?

Rugbee came to Garland Pawsibilities, first, as a dog in the municipal shelter system. He was shy, insecure and didn't r...
05/13/2020

Rugbee came to Garland Pawsibilities, first, as a dog in the municipal shelter system. He was shy, insecure and didn't really trust people to help keep him safe. After a few weeks, Rugbee began to come out of his shell. He was looked at by a couple with another dog. The meeting between Rugbee and his soon-to-be brother went really well! He was soon on his way to a new home. Unfortunately, he was not secure in his new home and found a way to escape out of the backyard. Thus began the search for Rugbee...

There were few sightings of Rugbee in the neighborhood from where he escaped. When a reported sighting came from an area over 10 miles away, this skeptic did not believe it. A team of volunteers from both Garland Pawsibilities and Duck Team 6 began training this skittish boy to eat in a dog trap. It took weeks to get Rugbee to trust the the trap and the food. The January day he was caught was a joyous celebration. Yes, the microchip confirmed, without a doubt, that this was our boy!

After returning to the Garland Pet Adoption Center (PAC), Rugbee was then moved to a foster home when COVID 19 shut down the PAC. He has had an opportunity to blossom at the foster's home, who is also a volunteer for the PAC. Little is known about Rugbee's life before coming to the PAC in November, 2019. What we do know is that Rugbee is full grown and around 4 years old. He weighs in at 45 pounds and continues to be hyper vigilant of new people and new places. He does suffer anxiety when in a car. Rugby is also an escape artist, so any yard should be 150% secure. Now, with all "bad" things out in the open, what does Rugbee have to offer? TONS!

Rugbee is a dog's dog. He will respond positively to other dogs that are his size or smaller. When you see a timid dog racing across the yard in play, you know there are good things coming! Rugbee is treat motivated and has learned to stand and beg. Rugbee does have a voice, but he rarely uses it. He LOVES to go for walks, which also helps to increase his confidence. Rugbee's favorite activity is just "being" in the back yard. Got squirrels? He'll chase them, but he is just as content to find a shady spot and take a nap. When one looks into Rugbee's eyes, there is a definite impression that an older, wiser soul resides inside. Give him time, lots of positive attention and treats and Rugbee will become your soulmate.

In order to see Rugbee, any potential adopters will need to come to him. Do you want to schedule a meet and greet with Rugbee?

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The Garland Animal Shelter takes in approximately 10,000 dogs and cats each year. Many are euthanized each year because the shelter runs out of room. The animals are either unclaimed by their current owner, or an adopter doesn't come along soon enough.

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I just wanted to do a 6 month check in. This is Fynn....though you all might remember him as Charley. So it stated on his adoption sheet that he was lab mix...but I did a DNA on him and well no lab! Lol! He is a Dutch Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix. He is extremely smart, very loyal, super fast and everyone who meets him wants to take him home. He is living his best life!!! Long walks, lake play time, cuddling with momma and teaching his foster Great Dane siblings how to be amazing!!! I'm completely blessed daily for the quick decision I made that day back in January to bring him home!!!
How long would it take an animal to get put on this website? I dropped a cat off at Animal Services and I need to make sure he was not murdered before I have to drop his brother off.
It's only a couple of weeks till Sophie will have been in her forever home, with a couple of kitty siblings, for her first year. I thought I'd share a couple of comparison photos. From when she was adopted at 1 year, to a very healthy and grown up 2 year old (with a purr that sounds like a motorcycle).
Will you please share and help me promote him? His name is Apollo, he is a 14 month old black/chocolate, in-tact male, lab mix. He was abandoned in Melissa TX several nights ago in the middle of the cold, rainy night. He was tied to a speed limit sign. He was wearing a reflective harness which is probably the only reason my daughter saw him. He was wearing a rabies tag which listed King Animal Clinic in McKinney as his vet. We reached out to the clinic and they reached out to the owners to allow them to reclaim their pet but they never received a return call from the owners. The vet clinic confirmed that this wasn't the first time Apollo ran away and they felt confident that the abandonment was intentional. He is an amazing dog. Since he has been in our home we have had zero incidents. No chewing or destruction to property. He is house trained, crate trained, obeys several commands, not so great on a leash just yet but he is extremely smart, loving, energetic, playful, loyal & fun. He does great with like sized doggos, no small children. An active individual or family that wants to include him in their lives would be the perfect match for him. He loves companionship & interaction--he needs it. Hiking, jogging, hunting--he's your guy. He is scheduled on 2/28/2020 to get neutered, vaccinated, heart worm tested and so forth--everything he needs to have a clean bill of health to have a happy, healthy & successful life in a loving forever family & home. We already have our own doggo that has an "only child" type personality so keeping this sweet guy is not an option for us. Also, I have a chronic disease and my 82 year old mom lives with us and she recently had a stroke--my time & energy are already stretched very thin. All in all, we are not the right family for a 14 month old pup but HE IS AMAZING and we love him. Please help in any way that you can and please share. We want him to go to an extraordinary home. Thank you so much.
Do you have the ability to scan for microchips?
A243840 Female Bulldog. Any update? No one has called me back. Thanks. https://savedogslife.blogspot.com/2020/02/kill-list-pup-no- longer-greets-anyone.html?fbclid=IwAR12uMdoSObh9a1DSJk0zzzle1kReVZKywRQBwk1Bodlw3TLj07icRzVGt4
Found my beautiful baby kitty today at the Center! Sheโ€™s resting up following the trip back to Terrell and then to the vet for booster and Blood Work. To top off a wonderful day, my baby was negative for Feline Leukemia!
Tony (formerly Pilot) is ONE today (according to his info shelter papers) we wanted to share this w y'all. We adopted him back in June 2019 from Garland pet adoption center. As you can see he is really excited about this ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽ‚ also his sister Jersey ( formerly Khalessi) adopted as well from the pet adoption center back in December 2018. Thanks for our babies we are trying our best to give them a good life
I would like to know how much Is to adopt a dog. Thanks for all that awesome work that you all do for our furry friends!
Tony former 'Pilot' he is so big now ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ˜…
PAC alumni Minnie and Fiona โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ