In conjunction with the City’s Veterans Partnership Initiative, Animal Services is waiving pet adoption fees at the Animal Shelter for all military veterans, year-round. Adoption fees normally range from $15-$35 depending on the type and age of pet.

Note that a $5 registration fee for Richardson residents will still apply. All regular adoption guidelines apply and new owners will still be required to have the pets spayed/neutered and vaccinated for rabies if it has not been done so already. A valid Texas driver’s license or ID is required and new owners must be 18 or older.

For more information on the Richardson Animal Shelter, visit For more information on the Veterans Partnership Initiative, visit