Animal Services

Clear the Shelter Campaign

How much is that puppy / kitten in the window?
$0, Free, Nada, Zip, Zich!

The North Richland Hills Animal Adoption & Rescue Center is once again teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need with the Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign. During the month of August all adoption fees at the Animal Adoption & Rescue Center will be WAIVED in hopes of finding a fur-ever home for all of our wonderful four-legged friends. Don’t delay, hurry out today and meet your new best friend today. 

Clear the Shelters Announcement

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

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