Canine Cruisers is a program where shelter dogs can be taken out of the shelter for a much needed break from the stressors they undergo while at the shelter. You can take the dogs for a short walk, a trip to a dog friendly store or restaurant, even take them home for a night or two.
On Saturdays, the dogs at the shelter are able to get their glamour shots done so they have a pretty picture to use to help them find their forever family. The dog would be picked up from the shelter and transported to the Friends of Rowlett Animals Center, where they would have their picture taken before being taken back to the shelter. Although, I'm sure none of them would mind if you stopped for a little ice cream before returning them!
It is our organization’s mission to: come to the aid of homeless pets in Rowlett and the surrounding communities; create community awareness about the plight of these animals; educate the public about how they can improve the lives of homeless pets in Rowlett and surrounding communities; enrich the lives of the homeless pets while they are being sheltered in our community; and end the killing of homeless pets in our community.
Friends of Rowlett Animals (FRAs) is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer non-profit organization. FRAs was founded in 2004 and started off with 4 volunteers that wanted to support the Rowlett Animal Shelter . These volunteers sponsored 1 or 2 pets per month and reduced the adoption fees for these highlighted pets in an effort to increase adoptions for the Shelter. Our organization has grown to 100 volunteers and while the Shelter is not an official No-Kill shelter, FRAs has helped the Rowlett Animal Shelter maintain a 98% or better Live Release Rate since 2013! No Kill Shelters must only maintain a 90% or better to be considered No Kill. With this growth now we are able to host multiple off-site adoption events , sponsor heartworm treatments for all dogs in the shelter that test positive for heartworms, sponsor a Barn Cat program for the feral cats , and so much more! FRAs has not only grown in our volunteer size, but we have grown to meet the needs of our community.