Clear the Shelters

Adopt a Gold Medal Companion
 Aug. 25 to Sept. 19, 2021

North Texas animal shelters and rescues are partnering to find homes for adoptable pets. 

Clear the Shelters, a national pet adoption event, returns Aug. 23 through Sept. 19, at the Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC). 

In celebration of Clear the Shelters, the IACC is waiving all pet adoption fees Sept. 14-18.

The IACC hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The facility is closed Sunday and Monday. All pet adoptions must be processed 30 minutes prior to closing.

Irving Adoption RESOURCES


Cannot Adopt? 

Residents unable to adopt an animal can support Irving animals and staff by:


  1. Donate needed items to the IACC.
  2. Volunteer to give animals a second chance at love and happiness.
  3. Foster to give a pet some TLC with the comfort of a home.

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