Every day the new CCHS@RAAC (Collin County Humane Society @Rockwall Animal Adoption Center) accepts lost, homeless or unwanted animals. Every single one is in need of compassionate help. The lost animal needs to find its’ family, the homeless and unwanted need a loving and permanent ‘furever’ home
GENERAL ADOPTION Dogs and Cats come in all shapes, sizes, colors, hair length, temperament, activity level, and personality. Mixed breeds, purebreds and ‘designer’ dogs. A breed’s lineage is ‘determined’ from their outward appearance. If it looks like a LAB, but has very short legs – you might speculate a LAB/Corgi mix – yes, that has happened!! The only way to confirm is by DNA if you just can’t stand the mystery. Expensive, but not without warrant – knowing the breed/mix of your pet will help you explain behavior and health.
Adoptable Dogs and Cats have been examined by a Veterinarian, spayed or neutered, wormed, vaccinated (age appropriate), heartworm tested if over 6 months old (dogs), and micro-chipped. Dogs that test negative for heartworm are placed on Heartworm Preventative until they are adopted. These wonderful cats and dogs are ready for you to make them a part of your family.
SPECIAL ADOPTION Dogs that test positive for heartworm are also placed on Heartworm Preventative to prevent the disease from progressing, but they need to be ‘treated’ to kill the heartworms. Untreated HW is fatal. These dogs are Adoptable, but will require special care and a loving commitment from the family to follow the treatment regime. The task seems formidable at first, but as the family soon discovers, very doable. The care required is called ‘quiet time’ and it is 30 – 60 days of restricted activity: walking on a leash to potty, no roughhousing, and no running, just ‘taking it easy’ and following the Veterinarian’s instructions. After treatment, monthly HW preventative is continued just like for any other dog that never had HW disease. Caring for a HW + dog is rewarding, exciting, fulfilling – you have saved your dog’s life TWICE. Once by adopting them and once by treating them.
Rockwall PAWS pays for the treatment and all of those ‘good’ feelings are why we continue our program – and why we just accepted dog #70.
All cats (age appropriate) are tested for FIV and Feline Leukemia. Considered special needs cats, they may be adopted, as well. It is just important that the new family understand about the condition. Sounds formidable, again, but we find it very doable.
Stop by and visit at 1825 Airport Road. Your new family member is waiting for you. They are open Monday through Friday from 9AM – 6 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM. Phone number 972-771-7750.
List of currently adoptable dogs in the Rockwall area.
List of currently adoptable cats in the Rockwall area.
Directions to the Rockwall Animal Services and Adoption Center.