Animal Services

Cat and Dog in Holiday Hats Adoption Special

November & December Adoption Special

This holiday season the North Richland Hills Animal Adoption & Rescue Center is trying to find a "Furever-Home For the Holidays" for all of our wonderful shelter pets. The shelter is beyond capacity and full of amazing dogs and cats looking to warm your home and heart with love that only a shelter pet can provide. Adoptions, which are normally $100, include spay/neuter, microchip, rabies vaccination, city registration and core vaccinations. 

  • Dogs: $30
  • Kittens (under 1 year old): $30
  • Cats (over 1 year old): FREE with a donated item of food or litter for our other shelter cats in our care.

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; 
  • Assist with urban wildlife conflicts;
  • Re-home pets into loving, permanent homes.

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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