With more than 500 available cats and dogs every day, we’re sure to have the right pet for your family. At Austin Animal Center, you can find all breeds, ages, types and personality types.
Steps to Adopt During COVID-19
*Due to COVID-19, our adoption process has changed*
Weekends - Pet Pass
No appointment is needed to visit the shelter on Saturdays and Sundays with our Pet Pass program! Pet Pass helps us limit the number of people in the shelter at one time by assigning a time frame that day for you to come back and go inside. Passes begin being handed out at 10am and are first come, first served. Pet Passes are limited to two people per pass.
1. Fill out an adoption application.
2. Wait for further instructions! Staff will contact you to setup an appointment to meet potential new family members! *due to the current volume of applications, wait time is approximately 5-7 days and appointments are being scheduled several weeks out.
To see cats who need you most, visit our Cactus Cats page!