Staff at the Richardson Animal Shelter are relocating into temporary office spaces ahead of a planned renovation of the city facility.

The temporary facility is located at 1330 Columbia Drive, which is near the current shelter, according to a city news release. Richardson City Council received an update on the project’s scope during a December work session.

The overview

The renovation of the animal shelter will cost more than $4.3 million and was part of the city’s 2021 bond with additional funding through cost savings on other projects, interest earning and 2022 funding for the bond contingency. Per the news release, there are several upgrades planned for the updated animal shelter.
  • A new main entrance
  • An entry facade
  • Expanded staff offices
  • New storage rooms
  • Updated staff and public restrooms
  • Updated break room
The shelter was closed March 4-5 to allow staff to move into the temporary space, but adoptions will still be allowed, although parking will be limited to the eastern portion of the property during construction. Signage to reflect the changes will be posted, according to the news release.

What’s next?

The renovation of the Animal Shelter is set to finish in early 2025.