Shelters, Rescues, Hotlines & Useful Services
PAWS Shelter of Central Texas, a non-profit organization based in Kyle, provides care and love to homeless, abandoned, and abused animals in Central Texas. PAWS is a no-kill shelter that believes in second chances. Manchaca Village Veterinary Care encourages you to visit this shelter when deciding to foster or adopt a pet, and we will provide free exams for new pets adopted here within 30 days of adoption.
Hours: Saturday-Monday 12-5pm, Tuesday-Friday 12-6pm.
500 FM 150 East, Kyle, TX 78640
APA! is dedicated to stopping the killing of Austin’s adoptable dogs and cats.
Their mission is to see the end of the killing of the homeless pets in Austin and Central Texas.
Hours: 11:30am-7pm Daily
Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78703
Lost pet shelter, animal protection and adoption services.
Open 11:00am-7:00pm seven days a week, closed on city holidays.
7201 Levander Loop, Blgd. A, Austin, 78702
Volunteering opportunities, support groups and general animal advocacy.
After-hours emergency hospital as well as specialist services. Open late nights, weekends and holidays.
Open late nights, weekends and holidays.
Door-to-door pet relocation services, anywhere in the world. International Travel is a nightmare if you don’t know what is needed. This company comes highly recommended.
Service dogs have been found to be very beneficial for some children and adults with autism. Click this link to view a list of resources from “Autism Speaks” to help you learn more about service dogs and connect you with organizations that may be able to help you and your family find a service dog that is right for you.
This page explains how to make a pet emergency plan. It also provides tips and planning tools on how to make a plan.
Excellent local and national resources available to qualifying pet owners who need assistance with veterinary bills when their dog or cat experiences either a medical emergency or requires extraordinary care, like surgery.
Adopting a pet while you’re in recovery for a substance use or mental health disorder can be advantageous, both to you and the animal. It can essentially improve your overall mood, slake your loneliness, and give you a sense of purpose while lowering the chances of drug and alcohol abuse. Click here to learn more about this benefit.
Service and Guide Dog Resources