Where to adopt a cat, dog or other pets in the Austin area
Every animal deserves a loving home. If you're ready to bring a fur-ever friend into your life, shelters across Central Texas are full of potential pets. Most shelters will provide basic health services like vaccinations, spaying, neutering and other screenings before an animal is available to adopt.
7201 Levander Loop
The city-run shelter adopts out dogs, cats and other animals like rabbits. It also doubles as an intake facility for lost and surrendered animals.
124 W. Anderson Ln.
The North Austin shelter has dogs and cats available for adoption and regularly hosts community events to help pets in need.
1156 W. Cesar Chavez St.
Adopt a cat or dog at this shelter, which specializes in programs and initiatives to keep Austin a no-kill city.
This nonprofit focuses on finding homes for rabbits and also serves as "a network of house-rabbit enthusiasts."
500 FM 150, Kyle; 2965 FM 165 Dripping Springs
With two locations in the Austin area, pet adopters can choose between cats and dogs.
10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander
This no-kill shelter offers dogs and cats for adoption and even hosts a "live doggie cam" on its website.
12812 Shops Parkway #400, Bee Cave (Cat adoption center)
Based in Dripping Springs, this organization specializes in cats and hosts adoption events. Other animals are available from their foster program.
1855 S.E. Inner Loop, Georgetown
This shelter has dogs and cats up for adoption and offers other animals like birds, rodents, rabbits and reptiles when available.
Not ready to take on the long-term responsibilities of a pet but still want to help out? Check with each shelter to learn more about their options to foster pets, volunteer service or donate money and supplies.