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Welcome to Richardson Humane Society

  • Available Pets

    Find your next pet with RHS

    Visit our Pets page to see pictures and reports for the animals we have available for adoption.
  • Why Adopt From RHS

    Why adopt from RHS?

    You will help save two lives - the pet you adopt and the pet you make room for within our program.
  • Support RHS

    Support RHS

    Learn about different ways to support Richardson Humane Society.


Richardson Humane Society is an All Volunteer organization that rescues and finds new homes for animals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Shown here is just one of the many pets in our care.

Click Here for pictures and biographies of all our pets
To apply to adopt one of our pets, please take these 3 simple steps:

  1. Review our Adoption Process.
  2. Download and complete an Adoption Application.
  3. Email the completed application to applications@richardsonhumanesociety.org or bring it to one of our Meet The Pets events.

All adoptions take place at our Meet The Pets events. Please check our events page for adoption locations and times.

Become a Foster Parent.

Save a Life!
Explore different breeds to help you decide which traits you’d like in your next companion animal.
Make a difference in the lives of your foster pets and in the lives of their adoptive families.
Please click on JOIN OUR TEAM to learn more.

Latest News

Ivy Adoption

Our sweet Ivy was adopted last night by a fun family with no other dogs; just what Ivy needed!

In September 2014, the police found Ivy chained to a trailer. She was scared, malnourished, and unsocialized. The police took her to the Balch Springs Shelter, and that’s where RHS came in.  Dana Huffman pulled Ivy from the shelter, and David and Caitlyn Banowsky fostered her. David and Caitlyn helped Ivy acclimate to life in a home. She learned love, she learned to play with toys, and she was restored to a healthy weight.

As Ivy learned that human love and compassion are great, she became protective of her foster family and began to show jealousy of other dogs. Because the Banowskys had much smaller dogs, Ivy was moved to K-9 for training for safety, then to Glady Fung’s foster home.

Gladys, who was also fostering Vega, took care of Ivy until she was adopted last night. Gladys was never really able to leave Ivy and Vega together unattended. Ivy was unpredictable, playing and sleeping next to Vega one moment, then snapping at Vega for no apparent reason. Sweet Vega was submissive and never reacted aggressively. Over time, Ivy’s confidence and behavior improved, but she was still unpredictable, and we all knew the best home for her was one without other dogs. Sometimes this takes a bit longer, but patience paid off for Ivy last night!

Thanks to Ivy’s rescuers, to Dana Huffman for pulling her from the shelter, to David, Caitlyn, and Gladys for fostering her, and to all the volunteers who helped Ivy along the way!

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For all news and posts, please visit our news page.

 Upcoming Events

6
Feb
Saturday 6th February 2016 - Meet The Pets Event (Collin Creek Mall)
Collin Creek Mall (811 North Central Expressway, Plano, TX 75075-8897)
Event starts at 12pm and ends at 3pm
This is one of our Meet The Pets events where our pets come to meet the public and find a new home.
If you are interested in adopting one of our pets, please come along to one of our meet the pets events. Pets are usually at these events if they are marked as available for adoption on our pets page
Please check our adoption process for more information about adopting our pets
13
Feb
Saturday 13th February 2016 - Meet The Pets Event (Petco - Dallas)
Petco - Dallas (5301 Belt Line Rd #106 Dallas, TX 75254)
Event starts at 1pm and ends at 3pm
This is one of our Meet The Pets events where our pets come to meet the public and find a new home.
If you are interested in adopting one of our pets, please come along to one of our meet the pets events. Pets are usually at these events if they are marked as available for adoption on our pets page
Please check our adoption process for more information about adopting our pets
20
Feb
Saturday 20th February 2016 - Meet The Pets Event (Pet Supplies Plus - Richardson)
Pet Supplies Plus - Richardson (200 N. Coit Rd #330 Richardson , TX 75080)
Event starts at 1pm and ends at 3pm
This is one of our Meet The Pets events where our pets come to meet the public and find a new home.
If you are interested in adopting one of our pets, please come along to one of our meet the pets events. Pets are usually at these events if they are marked as available for adoption on our pets page
Please check our adoption process for more information about adopting our pets
27
Feb
Saturday 27th February 2016 - Meet The Pets Event (PETsMART - Inwood)
PETsMART - Inwood (12100 Inwood, Dallas, TX 75244)
Event starts at 1pm and ends at 3pm
This is one of our Meet The Pets events where our pets come to meet the public and find a new home.
If you are interested in adopting one of our pets, please come along to one of our meet the pets events. Pets are usually at these events if they are marked as available for adoption on our pets page
Please check our adoption process for more information about adopting our pets

Please see our events page for a full list of scheduled events.