The Richardson Animal Shelter is an open intake and adoption facility that focuses on animal welfare and humane treatment of all animals. The Richardson Animal Shelter cares for more than 4,500 animals annually, maintains active foster programs, offers public education programs, promotes responsible pet ownership and regularly works with local animal rescue organizations. Learn how you can help us reach the ultimate goal of finding a forever home for every pet that comes to our facility.Richardson’s dog park, Bush Central Barkway, is a six acre site located under and along the President George Bush Turnpike west of US75. It includes separate areas for large and small dogs and a rental area is available. Learn about opportunities to support the Bush Central Barkway.