Animal Hope opened its doors as a standalone shelter on February 1, 2015, but existed in the form of two separate rescue operations previously.
One of those organizations was Tugg’s Pink House of Wuff, a 501c3 rescue organization founded by two municipal animal control officers… Kim and Blake Ovard. Inspired by Tugg, a bull terrier puppy they found in desperate straits and who has since gone one to star in a comic book, make appearances on the Rachael Ray show, Cowboy Stadium, and ComiCon among many others, and inspire others to not give up in the face of adversity.
The other organization was Animal Hope, a small rescue operated out of Animal Hospital Southwest. As the municipal veterinarian for the city of Fort Worth, Animal Hospital Southwest frequently pulled difficult cases that the city was not equipped to treat and rehabilitate due to budgetary and time constraints.
From these organizations was born the Animal Hope shelter, a rescue focusing on rehabilitation and “second chance” adoptions.
Come Meet Our Pets...
We are open Tuesday through Sunday, from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. We also participate periodically in remote adoption events.
Come visit our available and rehabilitating animals at 6708 S. Hulen in Fort Worth!
Our Adoption Process...
Most of our dogs adopt out at $225.00, and cats at $100.00. Our shelter mission focuses on medical and behavioral rehab cases, so our adoption fees never cover our costs.
We have an adoption application for dogs and cats and will check a vet reference as well as information regarding your home situation and pet compatibility.
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NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.