Animal Adoption & Rescue Center

Animal Adoption and Rescue Center

Clear the Shelter Update

Thanks to the generous support of our community, a record 79 pets were adopted in North Richland Hills on Clear the Shelter Day 2017. Visit our Clear the Shelter page to see a video and list of the many sponsors who helped make this day possible. 

Upcoming Events
Beach Bash

Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic
Saturday, September 30
 from 10 AM - 
12 PM at the AARC
We will be partnering with the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection again for our Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic. Please visit for prices. Residents of North Richland Hills will be required to register their pet(s) - $10 per pet. Dogs do need to be on leashes and cats in carriers.

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.


  • Reduce pet overpopulation 
  • Return lost pets to their homes 
  • Rescue unwanted animals 
  • Re-home pets in loving, protective homes

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Thank You to Our Donors 

The NRH Animal Adoption & Rescue Center is proudly supported by the Petco Foundation. 

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