Collin County’s Animal Services is experiencing a spike in available, adoptable dogs and cats. So, the volunteers who dedicate their time to helping find new homes for the growing number of “residents” in the shelter are offering pet adoption specials in the coming weeks.

Senior Special

For starters, the shelter has implemented a discount program for “senior animals,” in which folks can adopt older dogs and cats at a discounted price. Many of these pets have been abandoned by their previous owners and simply need a good home with caring people.

There are tags placed on the kennels identifying the discounted adoption fee, or you can check with the shelter staff to see which animals fit into this category. The price includes vaccines, microchip and spay/neutering if needed.

Memorial Day

From May 24-27, all dog and cat adoption fees are reduced to $20 for any military, police, fire or emergency medical service workers. Just show proof of your profession. Also, remember that these prices include spay/neutering, microchip and basic vaccines.

School’s Out Special

From May 31 through June 3, the shelter is offering a $25 adoption special for all dogs and cats so the kids can have a new best friend – and not just for the summer! Again, the fee includes spay/neutering, microchip and basic vaccines.

Also, make sure you check the shelter’s Facebook page ( for special vaccine clinics, discounted spay-neuter clinics and other adoption specials.

The shelter ( is located at 4750 Community Blvd. in McKinney. It's open Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.


About the author: Tim Wyatt is a public information officer for Collin County.