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Animal Center Success Stories

Arlington Animal Services rescues hundreds of animals each year from abuse, neglect and abandonment. Many of these animals have been starved or are very injured, sick and under-socialized. It is truly amazing to observe the work and care of the dedicated Animal Services staff and volunteers as these animals are restored to good health and placed in wonderful adoption homes.

In some cases, these animals need more medical or behavioral care than can be provided in a shelter setting. In such instances foster care and adoption placement partners assist with the recovery.

It is truly rewarding when a shelter animal finds a forever home with a loving, nurturing family. Arlington Animal Services is committed to providing optimal care and thoughtful placement of its homeless animals. The links below are dedicated to the rescued animals and the special people that saved the life of an animal through pet adoption and have a special story to tell about the new addition to their family. Here are a few success stories:

Arlington Animal Services sincerely appreciates those who choose to adopt a new pet. Adoption not only saves the life of an animal, but it can be the beginning of a mutually rewarding relationship. Pets can provide health benefits for their owners and years of enjoyable companionship. If you have a special success story to share about your pet adopted from Arlington Animal Services, contact animalservices@arlingtontx.gov.