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About Austin Animal Center

Austin Animal Center, the largest municipal animal shelter in Central Texas, provides shelter to over 18,000 animals annually and services to Austin/Travis County. This facility accepts stray and owned animals regardless of age, health, species or breed.


Main Campus – Austin Animal Center

7201 Levander Loop
Bldg. A
Austin, Texas 78702

Town Lake Animal Center (Medium and large dogs for adoption only. No intake at this location. This location is shared with Austin Pets Alive! )

1156 W. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, Texas 78701


Contact the Shelter

For urgent, emergency or animal control-related questions, contact 311
To reach the shelter, call 512-978-0500


Here’s how to reach us by e-mail:

Customer Service

Foster Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator


Hours of Service

For adoptions and reclaim of pets, daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For animal intake, M – F, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To discuss options for surrendering your pet, click here.


News, Programs and Events

Visit the Austin Animal Center Calendar to view and sign up for upcoming opportunities.

Recent News

Senior Staff

Reports and Statistics


Employment Opportunities

With more than 100 full time staff members, the Austin Animal Center has frequent job openings. To find current job listings, visit the City of Austin Jobs career site

Read more about the No-Kill Plan.