Our Vision

Our Vision

Helping Paws of North Texas is an all-volunteer 501c3 nonprofit corporation. It was created in 2011, in an effort to help small-town shelters rehabilitate stray animals for adoption. We chose the Richland Hills Animal Shelter due to the vision and dedication of their staff. In the years since the Richland Hills Animal Shelter has become well-known for their efforts to find homes for every adoptable animal, and the selfless attitude of staff and volunteers. We are working to expand our reach to other small shelters and rescues, by donating money and supplies.


We welcome any and all donations of money, food, medicines and equipment that will help us continue our work to save and rehome as many adoptable animals as possible. We accept any animal care products, even if expired - as we know most things last well beyond their expiration date. 


We are always looking for volunteers who share our vision and goals. Our volunteers run adoption events, fundraisers, and assist at the shelter as needed. We can always use people who like to help with fundraising, event planning, and people that have computer or photography experience.

Want another way to support the animals of the Richland Hills Animal Shelter? How about ordering your own Helping Paws of North Texas tee shirt?

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Happy Tails


November 14th  - 8 am to 1 pm

Vax Shack - at Richland Hills Shelter

Vax Shack will be at the shelter to spay/neuter your dog or cat. 
Please call 817-616-3769 for an appointment. 
They also do low-cost vaccinations - no appointment necessary.

November 16th  - 11 am to 3 pm

20th Anniversary Celebration - at Richland Hills Shelter

Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the shelter - we'll have free hot dogs, a bounce house and face painting for the kids! Pet Supermarket is one of the on-site vendors, and K9 Direction will give a performance!

December 14th  - 11 am to 3 pm

Holiday Pawtraits by photographer Brian Clark

Holiday portraits with your pet(s) - for a $20 donation (per sitting) you can get holiday portraits to use for your Christmas cards or just for framing! Photographer Brian Clark is back again this year, donating his time. Dress your pets in their holiday best!