About Us

The Dallas Companion Animal Project (DCAP) is a 501c3 non-profit organization created to implement the plan conceived of by the City of Dallas official Task Force to end the killing of all healthy, adoptable animals in our community.


The task force’s goal was to create a blueprint that the public sector and the private sector could use to work together to bring the necessary resources to Dallas so we could become a more humane community (some call it “no-kill”). Dallas had some of the necessary resources already in place, but to be successful we needed to have all the pieces of the puzzle (and a lot of money and time). The task force came up with a plan that identified the most important missing pieces.

DCAP was created in 2012 to help fill those gaps and get us where we needed to go. A merger between two existing organizations – Metroplex Animal Coalition and Dallas Animal Advocates

At one time, DCAP had 70+ non-profit, 501c3 partners that are working with us to make Dallas a better place for pets and the people who love them. We had over 200 volunteers who staffed our Pets For Life outreach events and assist with community events and promotions.


DCAP worked to bring everyone together – individuals, companies, organizations, non-profits, corporations, business and philanthropic leaders, and animal advocacy groups – working toward significantly reducing euthanasia rates community-wide and to:

  • Engage the community in the welfare of our animals
  • Make Dallas a pet-friendly place to live
  • Save taxpayer dollars
  • Result in a more educated and informed public
  • Encourage private/public partnerships
  • Improve the quality of life for pets and people in the City of Dallas


Regrettably, as of January 24, 2022, we have begun the process of distribution of all assets prior to dissolution of the non-profit corporation and ceased operation of all programs and activities, including our hugely successful Pets For Life program that brought free resources to underserved community in Dallas, the critically important Lucy Fund that provided emergency funding for pet owners for ill or injured pets, and Spay Days that provided free and low-cost spay/neuter to pets of all Dallas residents.

Thank you for your past support of our efforts.  If you have any question or concerns, please email us at info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)dallasanimals.org