Below is a list of the animals we were able to find loving homes for. If you have a successful adoption or rescue story, we would love to hear it! Please click here for the online form and it will be forwarded to shelter staff.
She is so adorable!! Here is her freedom photo and video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzN7rjRL-MA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
She talked the entire car ride. :)
Marlene got to enjoy the afternoon at a law office with her foster mom Suzi. Suzi says she's having a blast sniffing out the legal files and such. :) She already knew sit and stay.
Fred Sanderson has been an animal welfare administrator for 25+ years. This trip is his gift to all the dogs in his career, like Amelia, who never had the opportunity to go on to a brighter future. It will be therapeutic, I’m sure for a heart as big as Fred’s. He retired from animal services just a few days ago. Bon Voyage, Amelia, you’re in the best of hands now, and your future will shine with the help of the good people at Best Friends.
It's only been a few days, but Jude is fitting in as if he's always been with us. We couldn't be happier with him, he is such a gentle and polite boy. We have taken a trip to the dog park and he was one of the best behaved boys there! He and Sally get along royally. The cats are still unsure, but he gives them their space and everything stays pretty calm. We think his calm energy is helping Sally with her anxiety, she seems much more at ease having him around. He loves joining our morning walks, snuggling on the couch, and chewing on his raw hides!
Thank you so much for bringing this boy into our lives, and bless you for all of the work that you and your organization do!
To keep Ms. Mixson busy, staff convinced her to become a foster mom to 5 baby kittens brought into the shelter without a mother, and just a few days old. Ann reports that these kittens are as strong as any she’s ever known, they took instantly to the bottle and are currently eating her out of house and home. Volunteers often make the difference between life and death by giving of their time, talent and love. IAS staff salutes Ann Mixson and all the volunteers here at IAS for making a difference, every day.
Irving Animal Services staff would like to thank Ann Mixson, Chairperson of Irving’s Animal Services Advisory Committee, for making a wonderful “match” between new pet parent Jan T. and adoptable terrier mix Lilly, now named “Abby.” Jan was devastated at the recent loss of her “seeing eye” dog, the close companion of Jan’s blind Westie mix, Scooter. Ann’s compassionate eye caught Lilly’s at the shelter today, and a phone call later, the tan terrier was adopted and on her way to meet little blind Scooter. According to both ladies, it was love at first “sniff”, and the two new friends are now like seasoned thieves, “joined at the hip, full of stories, and stealing hearts left and right.”
Just wanted to give you an update from Ramey! He left last night via PETS LLC to New Jersey...where he is already ADOPTED! His new family has a little boy who has apparently already convinced the mom that Ramey will be sleeping in his room. They have already bought him a fluffy bed, kennel and toys. Traci from the NJ rescue has known the family for 15 years and assures me it is a good home and that they will send us pictures.
While in foster, Ramey learned some new skills - leave it, drop it, and to ring a bell to go outside. Hopefully this will make him an even better new companion for his new family! Here's a pic of him from last night before we left to take him to the drop off point. He's a VERY happy and waggy boy!
Mia's adopter sent us this photo and told us that this is her new favorite chair and where she gets to relax and wait during the day until her mom comes home. She is so very loved by the adopter who very regularly shares photos and updates with us. A happy ending for this gal!
Team Irving Here is Diego in his new back yard with his New Papaw. They are soooooooo Happy. My Dad said to tell you guys thanks for his new buddy and all you do. Cause if not for you guys he fears he and Diego would have never found each other. He is SPOILED. My Dad even installed a new full glass storm door so Diego can see him while he is working in front yard. There are lots of cats in the neighborhood and as we all know letting cats live is not Diego's strong point, so just taking that out of the equation. He has a new Sealy Poster Pedic baby bed mattress with memory foam, a new Dallas Cowboy Blanket and a box full of new toys except he likes to chew on my dad's boots so Dad gave them to him and now has a new pair. He has Grandkids next door to play with, and one is a boy which is his favorite, and special game day dinners when he watches the Rangers with his Papaw and Uncle Ben. Even though I have given lectures about dog food only, I hear his favorite part of the day is mornings with consist of scrambled eggs, sausage, with a little dog food mixed in. Will keep you guys up dated from time to time and I wish you all could see the two of them together, It truly brings tears to your eyes. Thanks again Team Irving YOU ROCK!!!!!!
Foster caregivers for the animals at Irving Animal Shelter represent much more than extra time for our needy pets. Like Franklin, seen here in before and after photographs, our amazing foster families provide a real chance at life. The staff at Irving’s Animal Care Campus salute our foster families. Your heart and soul makes the difference for little dogs like Franklin, and we applaud each of you. Congratulations to Franklin, now living the life of a loved family member because of the helping hands of his foster caregiver, JoEllyn.
Here is willow, the stray baby from December…
“IAS does more than just dogs and cats..:)”
Razzle has been renamed Archie, and he's doing great. He's exactly what we needed. He's great with the other two dogs, even the old grumpy one. On Easter we went on a road trip, he was so well behaved no one believed we had only had him a few days! Here are a few pics of him. Oh, and he loves trampolines!
Meet Tux, a wonderful and gentle cat with all 9 lives still in full effect! He was brought to the Irving shelter as a stray, tested positive for feline leukemia, usually a death sentence for cats in shelters, however with the help and advocacy of our great volunteers, Tux will now live a full life with new guardian, Abdul.
"Penny recently came into my life via the Irving City Animal Shelter. (Please excuse her funnel head, she was in surgery being spayed and having a tumor removed). This 10-year-old baby girl is an AMAZING addition to my little family. Another person's loss has definitely been my gain! A little shy at first, it's now been a week and she hangs with her sister, little baby also adopted, and I got my first kiss today! Facebook networking WORKS! My friend who lives in Houston tagged me in her picture since she was in Irving, and I headed up there with my sister-in-law who rescued a dog as well! Two adoptions because of sharing on Facebook! Not only that, I've been sharing adoptable pets in return and someone went up there today. I love the helpful staff who genuinely cared and I am so grateful for Penny!"
- Eunice Kim Nakamura
"Just an update on Basil and Clyde who were both adopted by the same family who drove in from Birmingham, Ala. Basil is now Hans, and Clyde is now Otto. This update from their new family: "They love their walks and their new home. Both sleep in our laps whenever they can and Hans woke us up with sweet kisses today. We are very happy to have them and most important: they seem to be very happy too."
- Paula Lutan
"We adopted Lucy in early January and she has been such a delight! When the shelter found her she was in pretty bad shape. She was significantly underweight and had a giant burn on her back. After several months of love and care, I am happy to report she is at a healthy weight and her scar just gives her more character. She is extremely affectionate and loves to cuddle. We are extremely grateful for finding her. She has been a blessing to our family!"
"After a few months of bonding with her we decided she needed a friend! We introduced Lucy to George (formerly named Doak) in early April and they really seamed to hit it off. A week later we brought George home and the two of them have been best friends since. George is extremely energetic and loves his time playing with Lucy at the dog park. We are so happy to have him in our family."
"I just wanted to thank you. We adopted Frankie and he is such a wonderful part of our family now. He is so loving and he gets along great with everyone. We couldn't be happier. He loves it here!"
"I adopted a little pit mix girl named Cassie by the shelter. Her name is now Rocha (like Almond Rocha candy since that's what her brindle coloring reminded me of). She was on death row. I was online earlier that day looking for a pup to adopt when her darling little face popped up with 'urgent' flashing on the screen. I lived in Denton at the time and was very new to Texas. I high-tailed it to Irving and adopted this little girl just 15 minutes before closing time and what would have been her sad fate. She has been a truely wonderful addition to our family! She was diagnosed at around 1 year old with severe hip displasia, but we keep her sound and with the right activities and supplements I am very happy and proud to say she is a very happy, healthy, spoiled 3 year old now. We love her so so so very much. Thank you Irving Animal Shelter!"
"It's been almost a year since I took home Brin and I have to say it's been one of the best. She is by and far, one of the happiest dogs I've ever seen. I don't think she has stopped wagging her tail since we got home. No matter how bad the day at work, she's at the door waiting and wagging. She's also brought a new life to my older dog. While the older dog may not be able to chase her around the yard, she does a great job of sitting in one spot playing with Brin as she runs around her. Thank you so much."
"I adopted Julia, formerly Sprinkles, a few months ago. I was lured to the new Petco location by my Mom who said I HAD to see this dog she wanted to adopt. When I got there she immediately said, 'Come inside.' There were 3 kittens in the top cage, one of which wouldnt go to anyone. She just sat there in the back looking really scared. Even the people caring for her couldnt figure out why she wouldnt come to them. So my mom said, you try and pick her up. I reached in, scooped her up and she instantly started purring, went to sleep curled up by my neck. Needless to say- she is THE BEST KITTY. Gets along very well with my 2 other cats and is just a godsend to our family. We love her so much!"
"Our family adopted Corky on 10/22/2011. We have cleaned him up and he now goes by Buddy. This is a wonderful dog who has a great disposition, seems to be housebroken, is wonderful with our two boys, and loves to chase balls. He is a wonderful addition to our family. We are so happy we were able to adopt him and are very thankful to Irving Animal Services."
"My boyfriend and I came to the shelter looking for a cat. We have two young dogs so we wanted a younger cat that could get along with them. When we saw Leonardo we really liked him and when we took him out to play he was so sweet! We knew he was the one. We've only had him home for a day and a half now, but he's fitting in just great! All he wants to do is play and snuggle. The dogs love him and so do we."
"We adopted Santos. His full name is Santos Thomas. We call him Tommy :) We just love him :) Thank you for our beautiful baby."
"Buddy, now known as Bauer, has been a perfect Labrador retriever for me! He is a fabulous dog!!! He is wonderful with children too!!! Today was a very successful day for him at mastering the stairs and he has gained full trust in me. I love him!!! Thank you!"
"Update on Isabelle, new name "Winnie" she is still a little scared of her own shadow but is learning to truth humans, luckily her big brother Charlie (7yr old doxie) is helping her adjust. They spend most of the afternoon playing, running & napping. Thank you Irving Animal Shelter for posting these precious animal in need of a forever home. We're extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to provide a loving home for Winnie. Thank you again."
"We fell in love with Mercedes as soon as we saw her :) she has immediately become part of our family and doing great with our cat we already owned :) she is a loving lap cat and slept at the end of our bed all night and was happy to help wake us up when the alarm went off this morning!!! We are so happy with her and happy about the whole experience we had at your shelter! Thank you so much for all that you do for these sweet animals and your staff is absolutely wonderful!!!!"
"We adopted Jake the cat last Sunday at the Petsmart in Valley Ranch. He originally transferred from Louisiana. We just love our new family member and he moved right in without missing a beat. It's like he has been here from day 1! He is a great big sweetheart and a fun cat who loves to play! We love his quiet mew and his curious nature. Our other cat is coming around and will hopefully play with Jake one day! Jake would love nothing more than to have a 'big brother.' :) Thank you!! We went into Petsmart for a bowl and I'm glad we stopped!!"
"I adopted Zelda; a friend in Texas pulled her from the shelter for me and arranged for boarding. ( but to be honest she looks like her sister Arlin as in the photo online Zelda looked even smoother coated but maybe that was just the photo?) Doesn't matter as I feel this puppy sleeping next to me was meant to be with me. I flew to Texas this week and she flew home with me so now is living in Santa Barbar Ca. Her new name is Chaos (Texas Chaos!) She acts like she has been with me forever and is an amazing puppy.Very confident and not at all nervous at the airport she was interested in everything she saw.Her new brother a 3 yr old Silken Windhound named Dazzle and her older sister a homozygous merle deaf 12 yr old aussie (or maybe border collie) named Phoenix are not sure what to make of her and run from her but she is determined to become best friends with them and I know she will. I can't wait until she is done with her shots and can join us at the leash free beach.she will have the good life of beaches and dog parks and agility.I am hoping she will become my next good agility partner!"
"Sheolie (formerly "Bear" pronounced Shoal-E) has become a substantial member of our family. We got her a bit under two months old, she is now almost four months. Sheolie is extremely smart and knew what "go potty" meant the minute we took her home. It took only two weeks to have her potty trained. She loves her bed and crate, as well as her sister, Molly, and brother, Jasper. Sheolie (a suspected Rottweiler GSD mix, is just the sweetest baby you could ever imagine and enjoys waking up and bolting onto the bed to give my fiancee and I kisses. We really couldn't ask for more in a pet and we thank you so much for helping us find the perfect companion. God bless."
"I brought Eli home today and he is in fact a wonderful addition to our "pack". Gets along great with the dogs and even leaves the cat be. :) we will face the challenges of training and communicating with him being deaf in the coming weeks. Though he's already a joy and is picking up cues from other furry members of the family."
"I read about him Friday night and eagerly awaited till Tuesday to come up and meet him. I'm so happy he's HOME!!! The special needs animals capture my heart. Thanks for giving us both the opportunity to meet one another. I look forward to the rest of our lives together."
"I adopted Rocky (formerly known as Pookie) at Irving in December. He was a runner; after the 3rd time running from his Irving home, his owner gave up. I took him home to meet his new brother, also a Yorkie. They've had to work out some jealousy 'spats', but love to play and play and chase each other. I learned just how fast a runner Rocky was on New Years Eve, when he accidentally got out the door and I chased him about 3 blocks, in my nightgown and across a busy street, literally stopping traffic myself. Fortunately he stopped at a fence, interested in their dogs, and I was able to catch him. I've never been so scared in my life. Since then, he's learned better that he cannot go out the front door, or out the back yard gate. We still have to watch him when going out, but he's doing much better. He is the sweetest little boy and I am so, so happy to have him."
I adopted April (renamed Kyri) from Irving Animal Shelter.
She had flea dermititis, heartworm, missing and broken front teeth. Due to her health, she was at risk for being euthanized. When we got her home, she did a lot of sleeping, but with a little tlc, she began to blossom!
She loves to play with her stuffed leopard, hide her rawhide bones and take walks to the lake. Ky-ky as we call her has been such a blessing to our family, she is so sweet and gentle with our children and such a loyal soul. We love Kyri deeply and are so grateful to the people of the Irving Animal Shelter for bring Kyri together with our family! Thank you!!!
"We adopted Beau from Irving Texas Shelter in October 2010. He was labeled " fractious" and needed a a lot of work. He is a small black and tan long hair doxie that has stole our hearts! He is named Oscar now."
"We adopted him because a dear friend networked an album of dogs that were 'URGENT!' The main picture grabbed my eyes because it just happened to be Oscar. I now work as much as I can to help other dogs in need there. The shelter and volunteers are absolutely amazing people!"
"We got Ruffy the Bichon Frise in August of last year and he has been a member of the family every since. Our other dog, Abby the Black Lab, wasn't completely sure about him at first, but they're best friends now. She's so protective of him if other dogs are around, but they play and wrestle just like siblings when it's just them. More often than not, he's the one starting it! He's such a funny little guy. In short, we adore him and we're incredibly grateful to the Irving Animal Shelter for the effort they put in for us to get Ruffy."
"She is a really sweet girl and is adjusting to her new home very well. She and Maggie (a Lab mix)have fun chasing each other outside and I think that they will be really close friends - not sure about the 2 cats, but they will come around. Holle follows me around just like a little puppy. She is well mannered,fast learner, cage trained, and just a love! Thanks to the Irving Animal Services, my search for a little schnauzer has come true. Holle is a real jewel!"