Get the latest FRAs news and additional resources for the wellbeing of your pet.

Friends of Rowlett Animals (FRAs) is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer non-profit founded in 2004.

FRAs News

FRAs Store Holiday Special

The FRAs store has new holiday shirts and styles for the cold weather! Our awesome mugs and logo shirts are also back. These are great gifts for animal lovers for the upcoming holiday season. All purchases in the FRAs shop directly support the shelter pets!

FRAs Official Store is Back

The FRAs store is back! We have several new items ranging from T-shirts to coffee mugs. There are new designs available in short and long sleeve options and in multiple colors. All purchases in the FRAs shop directly support the shelter pets!

Canine Cruisers is now at the Garland Animal Shelter

In addition to our expansion to Garland Animal Services, FRAs have partnered with the Garland Shelter to be a part of Canine Cruisers. It is a wonderful program for shelter dogs to socialize and escape the stressors of the shelter. Not only can we give these pups relaxation, but on Saturdays, they...

North Texas Giving Day

Thanks to 82 donations we have raised $6,292 for North Texas Giving Day! A special shoutout to Barnaby Air & Heating for their $1,000 matching fund. We are truly grateful for everyone's support and this is more than we raised last year!

Fur-Ever Loved

Support Friends of Rowlett Animals on North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 17th! Our work to save the lives of shelter pets in Rowlett in Garland is making a difference! Your help allows each shelter pet to get the care and medical attention they deserve, and a home where they are wanted...

Rescue of the Week Podcast

We were recently featured as the Rescue of the Week podcast on doobert.com! So, check us out by clicking on the image to learn about the work we are doing.

Expanding Our Outreach to Garland Animal Services

Friends of Rowlett Animals is excited to announce that we will be expanding our outreach to Garland Animal Services! We are thankful for the opportunity to help more pets find forever homes and receive much needed medical care. Moreover, FRAs is thrilled to join the ranks of many amazing volunteer...

Another successful year! December 2019

Happy holidays!  Thanks to you, our supporter, another successful year of saving pets lives is in the books!  Whether you adopted, donated, shared and/or volunteered - you truly make a difference!  You are the reason hundreds of dogs and cats now have homes and the Rowlett Animal Shelter maintains...

Rowlett Animal Shelter & FRAs Assistance

Friends of Rowlett Animals is working WITH the Rowlett Animal Shelter.  In other words, we are actually on-site at the City of Rowlett animal shelter,  4402 Industrial St. We assist the Animal Control Officers on the phones, cleaning kennels, sorting donations, walking dogs, cleaning cat crates,...


Animal Abuse

If you suspect or observe animal abuse, whether it be cats and dogs or even livestock, the first step is to contact local law enforcement.

Animal Investigation and Response 

Vaccinations & Spay/Neuter

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics – held at the Rowlett Animal Shelter every 3rd Saturday of the month

Cause for Paws 
Garland Pawsibilities
Rescue the Animals SPCA 
Spay Neuter Network 
Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) 

Pet Medical Information
Food Banks & Pantries

Don’t Forget to Feed Me 
Life Messages – Helps low income families with various needs 
North Texas Pet Food Pantry 
Pets of the Homeless 



DFW’s FurGotten Friends 
East Dallas Pet Rescue 


Feral Friends (for help with feral colonies) 


While we do not have the resources to take your pet in, we can help market your pet on our Facebook page and in the various Pet Portals like PetFinder and Adopt-a-Pet. This is called a Courtesy Post. You would continue to have your pet at home, but the public would be able to review the photos and information while looking for their pawfect pet!

More information

Surrendering Your Pet

While some may feel that there are always options other than taking your pet to a shelter, we know that there are times that you have no other choice.

DFW Humane Society
East Lake Pet Orphanage
Humane Society of Dallas County
Operation Kindness
SPCA of Texas

These resources are not affiliated with FRAs. They can help you with many things, and there are other groups that are not listed here that can help as well.

How you can help

Woman holding a kitten



Adult Torbie and White DSH cat

Trap, Neuter, Return