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.

Happy Tails


August 1-29th - CLEAR THE SHELTERS!

The Richland Hills Animal Shelter is participating in Clear The Shelters, an adoption event for the entire month of August! 

The shelter will have pets available by appointment only, so call them at 817-616-3769. 

Adoptions from August 4th-22nd are only $65 for cats and $80 for dogs.

Adoptions from August 25-28th are half-price - $30 for cats and $40 for dogs.

And for the August 29th, from 9am-5pm, there is NO adoption fees!

August 27, 2020 - Richland Hills Animal Services Center - Vax Shack - for spay/neuter, please call the shelter at 817-616-3769 for an appointment. Drop off between 8am and 9am, and pickup between 3pm and 4pm. 

No appointment needed for vaccinations & microchips. Bring your pets between 10am - 1pm 

*Due to COVID-19 concerns, only 1 person at a time is allowed inside the shelter, and everyone MUST wear a mask *