Category Archives: Grapevine Animal Shelter

How much is that doggie in the window? And where’s the window?

By Stacey Doud

AnimalSvcsSite2For folks that are hoping to adopt a dog or cat from the Grapevine Animal Shelter, a surprise may be in store for them instead of a family pet.

Right now, only rubble occupies the lot at 500 Shady Brook Drive. The shelter was relocated to Coppell at the end of November 2019 so that the existing building could be demolished. A new, larger facility will take its place. This new building will be almost three times larger than the original.

The project is being paid for by a 2017 bond election.

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Graphic Courtesy of the City of Grapevine

“We are very excited to provide a functional and beautiful building that will be meet best practices and provide health and safety for the animals, visitors, volunteers, and staff,” a representative of the shelter said.

“The thing that struck me about the building that used to be here was the size. I could see why they would want to increase the size of the new building and give it a lot more footage,” said Jim Goucher, Superintendent of Steele & Freeman, Inc. Construction Managers.

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“We have a Fall 2020 completion date, and the weather can play a big factor in that. Right now, we are tracking on target for that,” Goucher said. “We are getting beat on by the rainy weather, but we anticipate an on-time finish. Currently we are setting the foundation into place, along with the grade support beams, the plumbing and the slab. Once we get that done, it gives us something to go straight up with,” Goucher explained.

Goucher also said that several citizens have come to the site, either because they weren’t aware of the construction or had questions about where they can go to adopt a pet.

All adoptable Grapevine animals are still available at Coppell Animal Services, located at 821 S. Coppell Rd. Coppell, TX 75019. They are open Monday – Saturday from 9am – 5pm and Sunday from 1pm – 5pm. The phone number at the Coppell location is 972.304.3515.

Cats are available at the Southlake PetSmart store, located at 200 Village Center Drive. The phone number at PetSmart is 817.251.6848 and they are open Monday – Saturday from 9am until 9pm and Sunday from 10am until 7pm.

To reach Grapevine Animal Services, call 817.410.3370. They continue to provide field services, such as responding to animal concerns and loose/stray animals, deceased animal pickup, ordinance enforcement, and animal bite reporting.

To learn more about Grapevine Animal Services, visit https://www.grapevinetexas.gov/1251/Animal-Services\

‘Clear the Shelters’ event at Grapevine Animal Shelter August 17

We are just one week away from the annual Clear the Shelters event at Grapevine Animal Shelter and Adoption Center on Saturday, August 17. Adoption fees will be waived for all available dogs and cats in Grapevine. Whether you’re looking for your first pet, or just want an addition to your family, come check out the animals we have ready and waiting for adoption.

Our shelter will be open 9:30-5:00 on Saturday, August 17 for Clear the Shelters. The address is: 500 Shady Brook Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051. Hope to see you there!

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Adoptable pups chilled out at Grapevine PD for National Take Your Dog to Work Day

DogsAtWorkThe 21st annual “Take Your Dog To Work Day” took place on Friday, June 21. This “holiday” was first celebrated in 1999 and was created by Pet Sitters International as a time to encourage employers and employees to experience the benefits of pets in the workplace, as well as promote pet adoptions from local shelters.

This year, Grapevine Animal Services partnered with the Records Department of the Police Department to bring several different pups from the shelter to hang out in the Records Office and the Front Office. Animal Services operates under the umbrella of the Police Department.

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Hooch gets excited about a treat

The idea for this event in the Public Safety Building came from the ladies in the Records Department, as this was the first time they had invited dogs into the building, with the exception of K-9 Police Officers, of course.

“The folks in the Records Department found out about National Take Your Dog to Work Day and they basically asked for it to happen and came up with a plan. They even had t-shirts made. Basically, all I did was make the dogs show up,” said Animal Services Manager Kristina Valentine with a grin.

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The lovely ladies in the Records Department pose with Hooch

“Their idea was that since we can’t bring our own personal pets to work, we could showcase some from the animal shelter. So, as part of the Police Department, Records and Animal Services are working together to have the dogs come to Records for the day. The idea is to get them out of the shelter environment. Sometimes you can’t get to know their personalities when they are kept in the shelter. Sure, you can play with them, but that’s such a short thing. This is more of an office environment – it’s quiet and there are people in and out, and so they really just enjoy the time to roam around and just be a dog,” Valentine added.

The ladies invited me into the Records room to meet Hooch, a very friendly “mutt.” Valentine said that she’s not sure of his breed – she guessed part Mastiff – but she is sure of his sweet demeanor and love for people and other dogs. He’s still a young pup – less than two years old.

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Lola gives her new friend in Records a paw shake

In the front office, I got to meet Lola, a beautiful black and white mix, who is also less than two years old.

Both dogs were selected for their calm demeanors, but Valentine was ready to take them back to the shelter if they didn’t take to the office environment.

“You’d think they’d been here every day,” Valentine said. “They are having a good time and have not been violent or even growly to anyone all day.”

Hooch and Lola, as well as the other animals at Grapevine Animal Shelter, will be available for adoption on Saturday, June 22 from 9:00am until 12:00pm at the Shelter, which is located at 500 Shady Brook Drive. For more information, call 817-410-3370 or visit https://www.grapevinetexas.gov/1284/Adopt.

Grapevine Animal Shelter offers low-cost vaccinations

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When: Saturday, September 8 & Saturday, November 3 from 10am – 12pm

Where: Grapevine Animal Shelter and Adoption Center: 500 Shady Brook Dr.

Details

Dogs:
  • Rabies: $5 
  • DHPP: $10 
  • Bordetella: $10 
  • Heartworm Test: $20 
  • Heartworm Preventative: $25-$35 
  • Canine Influenza: $15 
  • Lepto $10
  • Lyme: $15

Cats:

  • Rabies: $5
  • FVRCP: $10 
  • FelV: $10 
  • FelV/FIV Test: $20

Other Services:

  • General Dewormer Strongid-T $5.00 
  • Tick/Flea Prevention $12.00 
  • Tapeworm Dewormer Droncit $10.00 
  • Home Again Microchip $30.00 

No appointment necessary! Services provided by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection:
www.texasforthem.org.

For more information, call (817) 410-3370 or visit animalservices.grapevinetexas.gov.