The Animal Center has wonderful pets looking for good homes. If you think you’re ready for the responsibility of adding a pet to your family, visit the Austin Animal Center today.
Steps to Adopting a Cat or Dog
Come to the shelter during 11am to 7pm any day.
Spend time getting to know the homeless animals.
Pick out your favorite.
Meet with an adoption counselor.
Sign a Pet Care Agreement.
Arrange for spay/neuter surgery and post-surgery pick-up.
Pay your adoption fee.
Provide a safe and happy home for your new pet.
What to Bring for Adoptions
All you need to bring is a valid photo ID at the time of your adoption application.
The adoption fee for all cats and dogs is waived during the month of September, as Austin Animal Center is partnering with Animal Planet and the A.S.P.C.A. for the R.O.A.R. to Their Rescue adoption promotion.
Spay/neuter surgery for healthy animals that are more than three pounds
All vaccinations the animal is old enough to receive, including a one-year rabies vaccination
Adjustable nylon collar (dogs only)
Fees are due at the time the animal is picked up. The shelter accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards, except American Express.
Important Things to Know
A basic physical exam is done on all pets prior to adoption, and all information we have about a pet's health and behavior will be shared with the adopter. The health or temperament of adopted pets cannot be guaranteed, and all will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.