TEXAS – It’s National Pet Day and if you’re looking for a new furry family member, here are some shelters near you where you can adopt one.


Austin Animals Alive! is a no kill hideaway located in the heart of downtown Austin. If you’re not ready for adoption yet, they’ve created a new placement program to help train dogs at the shelter so they can be adopted even faster. These are multi-week courses to help teach basic skills and manners. If you’re ready to bring home a new friend, you can go to two different locations. Pitches visit the available animals.

Austin Animal Center, as of April 6, is at 118% capacity for medium and large dogs. The center houses lost and abandoned animals in need of shelter. It is open for adoptions from Monday to Saturday. His goal is to place all adoptable animals in forever homes.

Austin Humane Society is the oldest nonprofit organization in Austin. Its foster care program allows you to help care for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens that are not yet ready for adoption. The Humane Society has many different programs you can participate in to make life a little bit better for these animals, including the Humane Heroes program for young children who can’t yet volunteer and the Community Cat program.


Dallas Animal Services welcomes any Dallas animal in need, regardless of space. It is open for in-person adoptions seven days a week and also offers daily pet assistance. All pets are free to adopt and come neutered, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

The Texas SPCA provides care and rehabilitation services to rescued and stray animals. It also offers free neutering and neutering services in parts of Dallas through mobile vehicles and full-service clinics. The non-profit organization has a live exit rate of 96%.

Humane Society of Dallas County requires adoptees to be 21 years old. The non-profit association only refuses admission when there is no room for the animals.

San Antonio

Animal Defense League of Texas has a sponsorship program that you can participate in if your home is not ready for a pet right now. You can choose a pet you want to sponsor on the site and fill out a form to complete the process. If the animal is adopted during your sponsorship period, you can transfer this sponsorship to another dog or cat. ADL is run by volunteers and support through donations and adoption fees.

San Antonio Animals Alive! is from the same branch as Austin Pets Alive! It was later founded in 2011 to help reduce euthanasia rates in the city. The non-profit organization boasts of saving 5,000 at-risk cats and dogs each year.

The goal of the San Antonio Humane Society is to end overpopulation and is a non-profit organization. It is open every day. The shelter has educational programs to teach the community about pet ownership and working behind the scenes and the importance of an animal shelter.