Animal Services

Animal Adoption and Rescue Center

About Us

The North Richland Hills Animal Adoption & Rescue Center (AARC) is owned and operated by the City of North Richland Hills with support from our community. AARC exists to help protect the health, safety and welfare of both people and animals in the community.


Our goal is to provide services to the public promptly and with professional precision tempered with compassion for those animals that can not speak for themselves. Our staff has been recognized both at the state and national level for outstanding excellence in both programs and performance of duties.


  • Enforce city ordinances
  • Provide a safe haven for lost, abandoned and unwanted pets
  • Reduce pet overpopulation
  • Return lost pets to their homes
  • Provide information and resources for urban wildlife
  • Re-home pets into loving, permanent homes

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Thank You to Our Donors 

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The North Richland Hills community contributed more than $1,075,000 to help pay for the construction of our new facility, which opened in 2015. We are thankful for each and every contribution, no matter how big or small. Major Donors List