Whether you’re thinking about adopting your first pet or you’re wanting to add another furry friend into the mix, check out our list of the best places in the city to adopt a pet. 


Looking for love? Stop in to the adoption lobby at AHS tomorrow from 1-5 and meet Aspen, a 5 month old pup who's ready to meet his match! pic.twitter.com/2cVvK1DqwR

— AustinHumaneSociety (@austinhumane) September 13, 2017Austin Humane Society: This nonprofit organization makes it easy to adopt your next pup. Just show up at the facility and one of its adoption counselors will help you pick your perfect match. 
Austin Pets Alive: Check out APA’s website for cute bios and pictures of all the pets available for adoption. There’s even a “featured pets” section that we guarantee will make you want to adopt a pet sooner rather than later. 

Ready to adopt, foster or volunteer? These are a couple of the cuties you'll run into at AAC! pic.twitter.com/XMFRf7voTP

— Austin Animal Center (@austinanimals) September 5, 2017Austin Animal Center: For a flat fee of $75, you can take home a new best friend. The adoption fee covers spay or neuter surgeries, vaccines, a microchip and a collar.  
PAWS for Austin: PAWS has a vast array of dogs but specializes in Great Danes. So if you’re wanting a huge addition to your family, visit PAWS in Austin. 

Meet Billie, she's a sweet puppy looking for all the attention she can get and a warm new home. Please go to - https://t.co/GX61QYiuAW pic.twitter.com/tjCyjyRmZH

— Desmond (@ATXFastPass) September 20, 2016Austin Dog Rescue: According to its website, Austin Dog Rescue picks up mix-breed dogs that aren’t chosen from other adoption centers in the hopes that they’ll find a home, too. (P.S. the dogs are adorable, and there’s one named after singer Lenny Kravitz that’s looking for a home.) 

Austin is a pet-loving city (if you’re needing proof, head to Zilker Park or any other outdoor place in the city) so join in on the fun and get your own -- or another -- four-legged friend. 

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