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.

We at Helping Paws of North Texas are committed to the safety of our volunteers and members. We will continue to support the staff and animals of the Richland Hills Animal Shelter but have no public events scheduled at this time. 


In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of our citizens and employees, The City of Richland Hills facilities are temporarily closed to public access until April 6, 2020.

City business may be conducted online, via email or by phone.

The animal shelter is closed to public access

through May 15, 2020.

Adoptions are available by APPOINTMENT ONLY

during this time. Email vfisk@richlandhills.com for an appointment.


     1. Must wear a mask!

     2. Only 1 person inside at a time (including families).

     3. Must have a valid ID or driver's license.

For animal information or general assistance from the

Animal Services Department,

during business hours please call 817-616-3769.

The Animal Control Officer will continue to respond to animal emergencies. 

For after-hours animal emergencies, please call 817-281-1000

Happy Tails


May 28, 2020 - Vax Shack Outdoor shot clinic at Richland Hills Animal Services 10am - 1pm