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If you’re ready to add a new pet to your family, we have lots of great animals. Search the pet database, and then visit the shelter Monday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Animal Bite Report

All animal bites must be reported to Animal Protection. If medical attention has been received after a bite, download an Animal Bite Report and fax it to 512-978-0617.

Animal Rescue and Partner Groups

Groups are carefully screened, reviewed and monitored by the shelter. Apply to become an Austin Animal Center rescue partner.

Dangerous and Vicious Dogs

Animal Protection handles dangerous and vicious dogs in Travis County. Call 9-1-1 if a dog seems dangerous and is threatening. View the Dangerous and Vicious Dogs page to find up-to-date dangerous dogs lists and a map of locations.

You can get pet behavior advice from ASPCA experts 24 hours a day, right from your computer. Simply type your pet’s behavior problem into the easy-to-use database, and you’ll receive step-by-step advice.

Pet Foster Care

Foster care takes vulnerable and at-risk pets out of the shelter and into caring homes, allowing them time to grow and become healthy so they can be adopted into a forever home.

As soon as possible, come to the Center to look for your pet. Some animals may be held for only three days after intake. View the online list of found pets.

Support the Animal Center

Animal protection accepts dog house and fencing donations and and gives them to residents in need. For information on donating or requesting fencing or doghouses, please view the Support the Animal Center page.

Surrender a Pet

The City asks that owners exhaust all options before deciding to bring a pet to the shelter. Check with family, friends, coworkers and other rescue organizations. Advertise your pet for adoption. View the Surrendering a Pet page for more options or information on surrendering your pet to the Animal Center.

Volunteer at the Animal Center

To apply to become an Austin Animal Center volunteer, please complete the volunteer applications. These forms, as well as information for submission, can be found on the volunteer webpage.