Virtual Animal Shelter Tour

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Virtual Animal Shelter Tour

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?  

Let’s peek inside to find out how these adorable animals in need are cared for until they find a new home. 

View the Virtual Shelter Tour

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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