When looking at the makeup of American families today, it’s rare to see a home where a pet isn’t part of the family. According to the most recent data from the APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 67% of households, or around 85 million homes, own a pet. Of these households, dogs and cats top the list of most popular pets, with 63.4 million and 42.7 million households owning dogs and cats, respectively.

In exploring the history of animal shelters and rescue organizations in the country, nothing proves as problematic as the lack of a centralized reporting system to collect data on these organizations. Most of the shelter statistics that are available and accepted today are estimates based on several period surveys, including the aforementioned APPA National Pet Owners Survey along with the AVMA U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. Without a nationally codified and streamlined process for collecting, organizing, and reporting on shelter data, there has been a grave lack of transparency around the country’s shelters. That makes it difficult not only to pinpoint accurate statistics regarding sheltered animals in America but also to understand the true state of animal welfare in the country, which is the first step to improving that welfare.

If you’ve been considering bringing home a furry companion, be sure to keep reading. Stacker compiled a list of dogs available for adoption in Dallas, Texas on Petfinder, ranging in age, breed composition, temperament, and needs. It’s important to note that pet adoption is a huge responsibility and requires available savings for emergency and routine veterinary care, a day-to-day routine and game plan for coverage if the pup needs to be left at home during the day (i.e. hiring a dog walker), and time and attention devoted to training your newest family member. Be sure to do due diligence on breed research to see what kind of dog will be the best fit for your lifestyle.

Without further ado, here are adoptable dogs in your home city.

You may also like: Highest and lowest paying health care jobs in Dallas

Petfinder

DAHLIA

– Gender: Female
– Age: Senior
– Breed: Labrador Retriever, Mixed Breed (mixed)
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

Maggie Priscilla

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Terrier
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

Snyder

– Gender: Male
– Age: Senior
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever (mixed)
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

RUBY

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

JAVA

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

You may also like: Highest-rated dessert shops in Dallas, according to Tripadvisor

Petfinder

THREE

– Gender: Male
– Age: Young
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

OLIVER

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

DIOR

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

CORNELIUS

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Chihuahua
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

TIFFANY

– Gender: Female
– Age: Senior
– Breed: Terrier
Read more on Petfinder

You may also like: Highest-rated breakfast restaurants in Dallas, according to Tripadvisor

Petfinder

TUTU

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

JAKE

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

Sweet Pea

– Gender: Female
– Age: Senior
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

Skippy

– Gender: Male
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Great Pyrenees, Golden Retriever (mixed)
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

LILY

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

You may also like: Cities with the most expensive homes in Dallas metro area

Petfinder

BANJO

– Gender: Male
– Age: Young
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

BELLA

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

ADENA

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

DREAMER

– Gender: Female
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

LUNA

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Siberian Husky
Read more on Petfinder

You may also like: Zip codes with the most expensive rent in Dallas

Petfinder

Pica

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Chihuahua
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

Nala

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Chihuahua (mixed)
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

Nala

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Chihuahua (mixed)
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

Madge

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Shepherd (mixed)
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

MILES

– Gender: Male
– Age: Young
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

You may also like: People from these metros are finding new jobs in Dallas

Petfinder

CAPTAIN

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

EILEEN

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: German Shepherd Dog, Mixed Breed (mixed)
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

EEVEE

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

Tiggy

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Australian Shepherd (mixed)
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

Cooper

– Gender: Male
– Age: Young
– Breed: Labrador Retriever (mixed)
Read more on Petfinder

You may also like: Highest-rated brunch restaurants in Dallas, according to Tripadvisor

Petfinder

JOEY

– Gender: Male
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Mixed Breed (mixed)
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

BUDDY

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

Lana

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Weimaraner (mixed)
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

Bo

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Weimaraner
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

MICHELL

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

You may also like: Cities with the fastest growing home prices in Dallas metro area

Petfinder

REYNA

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

PANSOLAS

– Gender: Male
– Age: Young
– Breed: Mixed Breed
Read more on Petfinder

Petfinder

Taco

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Chihuahua
Read more on Petfinder