DISTEMPER NOTICE 8/10/23: Austin Animal Center has seen an increase in canine distemper cases. Please see information for recent adopters here.
Our shelter has more than 500 available cats and dogs every day!
Animals are available for adoption on a first come, first served basis. Pets that are still on their strayhold will not show up online but pre-adopt requests can be placed in person.
For pets at the shelter: Adoptions must be completed in-person at the shelter. AAC is open for adoption walk-ins Friday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m, and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 7 p.m. Feel free to browse available pets online prior to your visit. You can also create a profile online to save your favorite pets! A shelter pet’s availability can change at any time, so we recommend choosing a few favorites.
NEW! Meet My Match: Overwhelmed by the choices or want someone to walk you through the shelter personally? Austin Animal Center will be open by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 11 am to 3 pm before opening for walk-ins from 3 to 7 pm. Schedule an appointment here.
For pets in foster: In the pet’s profile, click the pink “Adopt Me” button. This will prompt you to complete an adoption questionnaire. Submitting an application does not hold the animal for you, and you will receive a notification if an animal you have applied for has been adopted. The foster parent will work through applications; a response is not guaranteed if multiple applications have been received.
We have dozens of animals that won't be listed online yet because they're still in their stray hold period, but can be pre-adopted at the shelter in case their owner doesn't come for them.