Agencies indicated by a star have been thoroughly audited for both efficiency and outcomes by one of the following large grantors: Austin Community Foundation, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Glimmer of Hope Foundation, Impact Austin, Junior League of Austin and/or United Way Capital Area within the last two years.
Animal Trustees of Austin serves the animals of our community by providing affordable, humane treatment, with compassion and respect for all.
We are committed to ending overpopulation by making spay/neuter surgery for dogs and cats affordable and accessible to the general public, and wellness care an option for all pet owners regardless of income.
Austin Dog Alliance improves the health and well being of individuals and families through programs incorporating the powerful connection between dogs and humans.
To achieve our mission we
* Promote the valuable role of pet therapy in our community
* Implement animal assisted programs in nursing homes, hospitals and rehabilitation centers
* Enhance student reading skills by utilizing Bow Wow Reading Dog pet therapy teams at schools and libraries
* Provide a variety of fun and educational programs designed to build self-esteem and teach children to love and respect dogs
* Provide programs for children and their families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special learning needs
* Provide professional and positive dog training classes
* Carefully place rescued dogs into forever homes
The Austin Humane Society (AHS) offers comprehensive, humane, life-saving animal services, transforming the lives of animals and those who love them. Because we believe homeless animals deserve a chance to thrive in a loving environment, we offer innovative, nationally recognized programs that save the lives of thousands of dogs and cats each year. AHS’ approach to addressing animal homelessness encompasses both finding animals homes through adoption as well as preventing future homelessness through spay/neuter programs.
Founded on the belief that all life should be valued and treated with dignity and respect, Austin Siamese Rescue, Inc. has a long-term commitment to responsible rescue, rehabilitation and the re-homing of Siamese cats and their non-Siamese companions in the Central Texas area.
All of the cats fostered in Austin are cared for in private homes by individuals who dedicate their spare time to this effort.
Our cats come from a variety of backgrounds. Some faced death at the shelter, while others came from abusive and neglectful households. Still others were treasured companions of guardians who could no longer care for them. What they all have in common is a need for a forever home, where they can live their lives as the happy, pampered cats they all deserve to be. We're looking for the perfect inside home for them!
Emancipet is on a mission to make spay/neuter and preventive veterinary care affordable and accessible to all pet guardians. We envision a future where all pets are happy, healthy, and living with families whose lives they enrich through the human-animal bond.
We provide free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and preventive veterinary wellness through our stationary clinic on Levander Loop and via our two mobile spay/neuter clinics. Our mobile clinics bring low-cost sterilization services to Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties Monday – Wednesday, and offer free, first-come first-served surgeries in targeted Austin neighborhoods Thursday – Saturday.
Emancipet sterilizes over 18,500 pets annually, and provides preventive veterinary wellness services to over 18,000.
Friends of Austin Animal Center is dedicated to bridging the gap between animal needs and funds budgeted by the City of Austin for the Austin Animal Center. We raise funds for capital improvements to the shelter and sponsor volunteer-led and -run programs to help the neediest and most at-risk animals at the shelter. These programs include Desperate Housecats, Hard Luck Hounds, Classic Canines, Paw Aid Brigade, and Shade the Shelter. Desperate Housecats recently celebrated it's 500th cat adoption. Hard Luck Hounds has found homes for over 150 of the shelter's longest-stay dogs. Classic Canines has helped place over 100 senior dogs with adopters. Paw Aid is our new medical needs fund for treating animals with special medical needs that cannot be addressed by the shelter.
PAWS' mission is to prevent cruelty to all animals by promoting humane standards through education and example, to provide care and shelter for homeless animals, aid in the reduction of domestic animal overpopulation, and aid in the enforcement of laws, including the investigation of animal cruelty and abuse.
The mission of PALS is to end pet euthanasia and pet homelessness in Central Texas through our programs of spay/neuter, humane education, TrapNeuterReturn of feral cats, and Pet Food Pantry. PALS is an all volunteer organization. We have our own Cat Spay/Neuter clinic held once or twice monthly. Our TNR rescues kittens and tame cats from feral colonies, fosters them and adopts them to loving homes. Our services are for the underprivileged in our community. Our mission will be complete when the shelters are empty and every pet has a loving forever home.
Texas Sweeties Dog Rescue is a group of dog lovers committed to rescuing and re-homing abandoned, stray, and neglected dogs of any size from animal shelters. We feel these unwanted or abandoned dogs deserve a loving, permanent home. We provide every dog with a nurturing foster home, quality care, and any necessary medical attention while in our program. All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and brought up-to-date on all age appropriate shots before adoption.
The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation ensures the health and welfare of animals in Texas and celebrating the human animal bond through education, public relations, research, fundraising and the development of people in the field of veterinary medicine.
The mission of Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary is to offer a safe haven for animals of all kinds, with an emphasis on domestic animals,who are homeless, neglected, injured or abused. Our goal is to respect animals as individual beings with spirits who deserve the right to live a happy and healthy life, regardless of their attitude toward humans and human contact.
Services include trap/spay/neuter/recovery/return of feral cats, with medical care if needed; advising public via phone and e-mail on problems with animals; hospice care for aging or infirm animals; temporary boarding; spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, adoption of dogs, cats, and rabbits; offering volunteering opportunities to adults and children; informing the public; participating in Hays Co. animal forum.
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation’s (WRR) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release native wildlife and to provide sanctuary, individualized care, and a voice for other animals in need. Over 7,000 orphaned, injured, and displaced wildlife pass through our doors each year, most of whom are rehabilitated and released back into their native habitat. WRR also provides permanent care in large natural habitats to farmed and unreleased wild animals. Among the latter are indigenous wildlife, non-native animals victimized by the pet trade and roadside zoos, and retirees from research facilities. Additionally, WRR serves as a wildlife educational advocate in Texas and receives over 10,000 calls a year on our emergency wildlife hotline which is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Wildlife rescue serves the cities of San Antonio and Austin, all of the surrounding counties, and much of the rest of the state.
"to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”
Austin Dog Rescue saves dogs from high-kill shelters in Austin and surrounding areas. These are dogs that were either picked up as strays and impounded or were surrendered to the shelter and were slated for euthanasia. We believe there is a wonderful home waiting for each dog our Rescue Team saves
Austin Pets Alive! is staffed entirely by volunteers. In a unique partnership with Austin’s municipal animal shelter, APA! is helping to stop the killing of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. We also promote spaying/neutering and subsidize these and other veterinary services in underserved communities.
The mission of Austin Zoo is to assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education. Austin Zoo is a rescue zoo with over 90% of our animal residents having been rescued from unfortunate circumstances. Residents range from former circus animals, monkeys who have spent their entire lives in laboratory research center, to exotic birds and animals kept inappropriately as pets. We provide sanctuary for these animals so they may live out their days in relative happiness and comfort. We also exist to educate the public on nature conservation and animal welfare.
Bat Conservation International (BCI) is devoted to conservation, education, and research initiatives involving bats and the ecosystems they serve. BCI’s mission is to teach people the value of bats, to protect and conserve critical bat habitats, and to advance scientific knowledge through research.
Dedicated to the placement of homeless dogs from local shelters into permanent, loving homes, we rescue all-breeds (and "mutts"). We have rehomed over 1,400 dogs in 8 years and partner with Meals on Wheels to deliver dog/cat food to their clients. We are an all-volunteer organization committed to spaying and neutering all companion animals.
Our mission is to improve the lives of equines by educating and helping owners, assisting law enforcement agencies, rehabilitating abused and neglected equines, and placing them into safe, permanent homes.
We rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome dachshunds in need of a second chance of life.
The Central Texas SPCA, a privately funded, no-kill shelter, finds forever families for homeless dogs and cats. Our personal attention and unique, homelike environment insure pets awaiting adoption are physically and emotionally healthy
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin is a 501(c)(3)all-volunteer nonprofit organization working to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome cocker spaniels in central Texas (and sometimes beyond).
Crowe’s Nest Farm is dedicated to fostering public appreciation, knoweledge, and wise stewardship of the agricultural and wildlife resources of Texas. The 100-acre farm is located in Manor, Texas and provides Austin-area school children and the general public with inovative programs through hands-on, life science learning. More than 250 animals can be found on this working farm along with more than 30 theme gardens, a working milk barn, a Faeriewood Trail, a Farm Products Building, Butterfly House and more which help to educate and entertain while providing refuge for native Texas animals which have been injured, orphaned, or are non-releasable.
We are dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education. We promote humne care and treatment for all animals in the Elgin area, seek to assist the return of lost animals to their owners and find suitable homes for animals without owners
Gold Ribbon Rescue, Inc. (GRR) was founded in 1998 to meet three objectives. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization as recognized by the IRS. GRR's main function is to provide a network for sheltering, rehabilitation and placing Golden Retrievers in permanent homes in Central Texas. GRR’s second function is to provide public education about responsible dog ownership and, in particular, about the Golden Retriever breed. Third, GRR provides a forum for Golden Retriever fanciers to meet.
Greyhound Pets of America-Central Texas’ mission is to find forever homes for greyhounds which fail to qualify or no longer qualify for the racetrack, to acquaint the public with the desirability of greyhounds as pets, and to inform the public of the availability of these dogs for adoption
The Heart of Texas Lab Rescue is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization based in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to rescue Labrador Retrievers from shelters, pounds, abandonment , and other situations, and place them in loving, caring homes. The HOT Lab Rescue serves Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding areas.
Hound Rescue started in Austin, Texas in 1998. We are a small group of individuals who foster dogs in our homes. Hound Rescue also provides placement assistance to both shelters and others who need to find homes for hounds who for whatever reason have become stray.
A no-kill animal shelter focused on community services and programs that will help ensure no adoptable pet is euthanized simply because he/she is homeless. Our mission is to provide innovative programs and services to eliminate pet overpopulation and improve the lives of pets and people in Williamson County.
Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions (formerly Lago Vista PAWS) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the lifelong partnership between people and pets. We are a true no-kill shelter in Lago Vista, Texas, which focuses on saving the lives of stray and abandoned dogs and cats.
We educate and advocate on behalf of the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Terrier, and the Bull Terrier (all breeds commonly referred to as "pit bulls") and pit bull mixes. The group encourages its members to serve as role models of responsible ownership.
The Lucky Mutts Rescue Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable aid for the rescue and rehabilitation of unwanted pets and the education of Responsible Pet Ownership for the general public and prospective adopters.
PAWS’ mission is to care for, protect and find quality homes for abandoned and neglected animals; to aid in the reduction of pet overpopulation; and to provide community education for the mutual benefit of animals and people
Th mission of PALS is to end pet euthanasia and pet homelessness in Central Texas through our programs of spay/neuter, humane education, TrapNeuterReturn of feral cats, and Pet Food Pantry. PALS is an all volunteer organization. We have our own Cat Spay/Neuter clinic held once or twice monthly. Our TNR rescues kittens and tame cats from feral colonies, fosters them and adopts them to loving homes. Our services are for the underprivileged in our community. Our mission will be complete when the shelters are empty and every pet has a loving forever home.
Pets America saves the lives of pets and the people who love them by teaching educational programs about Pet First Aid & Disaster Response, providing first responders with life-saving equipment for animals, and helping communities create effective plans for animals in disasters
Pug Rescue of Austin is dedicated to the rescue of abused, neglected and unwanted pugs. Our mission is to provide a safe refuge and to insure quality adoptive homes. PRA promotes responsible ownership thru public education about the unique needs of pugs and a mandatory spay/neuter policy.
Our mission is to reduce the feline population and reduce the intake numbers at area shelters in our communities by promoting spay/neuter, Trap, Neuter and Return programs and by providing services and hospice care to ill and injured cats. We also work to change outdated city ordinances regarding community cats.
We offer adoption and rehoming for tortoises and some turtles; educational programs to individuals, groups, families, libraries, schools, organizations, and to new turtle and tortoise caretakers. We teach protection and conservation of wild turtle and tortoise populations and their habitats.
Westie Rescue work to rescue, foster, rehabilitate and re-home westies, cairns, mini schnauzers and small shaggy terriers of mixed heritage.