Happy Tails: Ruffy's Story 

If you have a successful adoption or rescue story you'd like to share, we would love to hear it! Fill out and submit the online form, and it will be forwarded to shelter staff.


"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."

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The animal welfare community is vibrant and passionate about saving the lives of countless homeless pets. These persons and organizations, located throughout our city and nation, provide foster homes, transport animals, promote the adoption of animals, post pictures on websites, and assist shelters in numerous other ways. Irving Animal Services works with the animal welfare community to place Irving Animal Care Campus animals into loving homes. While Irving Animal Services is appreciative of the efforts of the individuals and organizations that comprise the animal welfare community, the City of Irving neither controls them nor is responsible for the content on their websites.