SPCA of Texas
Location: Dallas, Texas
The SPCA of Texas transformed this structure, originally a printing manufacturing warehouse, into one of the best animal re-homing centers in the country. Today, it is a frequent destination for residents of Dallas.
Using retail techniques to showcase the animals has led to skyrocketing adoptions since the facility opened. Dogs are displayed in colorful glass-enclosed rooms that are visible to people passing by. Visitation rooms are large and in plentiful numbers to make the meet-and-greet process easy and enjoyable for both dogs and families. The cat rotunda showcases the cats in large, glass-fronted cages that are brightly lit and creatively arranged to give the cats private, secure habitats. Separate areas are provided for new arrivals, veterinary care, rescue and cruelty investigations, and administration offices.