Animal Shelter Tour

Visit and Animal Shelter

People visit the animal shelter to either look for a missing pet, turn in an animal they can’t keep, or to adopt.  

Many families adopt pets through an animal shelter. Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes?

2-1-1 Texas Hotline

Find animal shelters in your area. Learn how to report incidences of animal cruelty. Get information on low-cost vaccines and more.

Dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, and find information about resources in your local community, no matter where you live in Texas. Or visit

2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24/7.

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What should I think about before I adopt a pet?

Think about: 


  • The main reason you want a pet 

  • The type of breed you like best 

  • The age of the animal you would like to take home 

  • Your experience living with a pet 

  • How you will afford routine and emergency medical care 

  • The other occupants in your home or on your property 

  • The time your pet will spend alone during the week and on weekends 

  • Where the pet will be when people are home and when no one is home 

  • How you’ll train, exercise, and keep your pet from getting bored while it is alone 

If you want to adopt a pet, you may have to answer a

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