Pints for Pups April 18

Join us for beer, live music and trivia, and show your support for the Georgetown Animal Shelter! $1 of every Rentsch Texas Lager will be donated to the Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter, and there will be a few baskets for raffle. Free trivia starts at 7 p.m., with teams of four. The Dog Pound food truck will be onsite.

Adoption Special for April

During our Adopt Don’t Shop! special, all of our dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens are only $50 through January.

Come visit us at 110 W L Walden Drive Monday – Friday 11am to 6pm (closed Wednesdays) and Saturday – Sunday 12pm to 4pm to find your new furever best friend.

Shelter maintains no-kill status

For the fourth year in a row, the Georgetown Animal Shelter has achieved a live outcome rate above 90 percent, which means it is considered a no-kill shelter. The save rate was 94 percent for the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30.

The live outcome rate is notable for an open-admission public shelter. Factors in the 94 percent live outcome rate include a high rate of animal adoptions, the number of animals returned to owners, and the cleanliness of the shelter which results in healthy animals.

Other notable milestones for the 2018 fiscal year include:

  • A record 29 percent of animals returned to their owners, including 384 dogs and 64 cats
  • 888 animals, or 57 percent of all impounded animals, adopted or transferred to rescue groups
  • 648 cats and dogs vaccinated at low-cost vaccine clinics
  • 113 cats spayed or neutered at the free spay/neuter clinics for cats and the animal shelter’s public assistance program
  • 213 volunteers recorded 7,036 volunteer hours

The Georgetown Animal Shelter is located at 110 W.L. Walden Drive.

Contact the shelter at (512) 930-3592, animalsvc@georgetown.org or online at pets.georgetown.org.

Adoption Special for January

During our Adopt Don’t Shop! special, all of our dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens are only $50 through January.

Come visit us at 110 W L Walden Drive Monday – Friday 11am to 6pm (closed Wednesdays) and Saturday – Sunday 12pm to 4pm to find your new furever best friend.

Fantastic Beasts for Adoption

All of our Beasts are Fantastic, and we want to celebrate by having a Tails of Georgetown adoption special beginning now until the end of 2018! ALL adult cats and large breed dogs are only $25 (with an approved application).

Take home something magical for the holidays! 🐕🐈🎄🧙‍♂️

Christmas Stroll and Wishing Tree

We are ready to have a jolly time at the Christmas Stroll on Saturday!  We’ll have adoptable dogs looking for forever homes, as well as t-shirts for sale.

Pupology picked up lots of ornaments from our Wishing Tree. If you want to help out our shelter pets in a different way, stop by the Pupology booth at the Christmas Stroll this weekend and snag an ornament. 🎄

Each ornament has a shelter pet’s face on the front and what they want for Christmas on the back. It’s simple: you get the item on the back, bring it to the shelter, and get to keep the ornament to hang on your own tree at home! Thank you, Pupology!

We have the Wishing Tree at the shelter so please come visit us at the shelter, too.

The Barn Cat Initiative

We are excited to announce that we now have a Barn Cat Project, and we need your help finding safe homes for our feral cats. It’s easy, and we’ll walk you through it!

Want the best form of rodent and pest control ever? We have environmentally safe working cats that are seeking full-time employment. Barn cats, or working cats, provide a 100% all-natural solution to mice, rats, snakes and assorted vermin!  The adoption fee is $25 to cover costs.  Contact us by calling 512-930-3592 or emailing tonia.hermann@georgetown.org to get on the list!

Georgetown Animal Shelter sees uptick in Parvovirus cases

Since Sept. 24, Georgetown Animal Shelter has confirmed 12 cases of Canine Parvovirus in dogs that have been brought in from different parts of the city.

To prevent Canine Parvovirus or “Parvo” animals should be fully vaccinated. Until a puppy has received its complete series of vaccinations, pet owners should not take them to public places where the virus could be living, such as grassy areas, pet shops, parks, puppy classes, dog parks, doggy daycare, kennels, and dog groomers. To protect adult dogs, pet owners should be sure that their dog’s Parvovirus vaccination is updated every 1-3 years. Finally, do not let puppies or adult dogs come into contact with the fecal waste of other dogs. Always promptly dispose of your own dog’s feces.

The Georgetown Animal Shelter will host a low-cost vaccine clinic on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8:30-11 a.m. Three vaccinations for dogs are available including Rabies for $5, Bordetella for $5, and Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus for $10. Vaccinations also include a free microchip. Only cash payments are accepted.

Parvo is a highly contagious disease that can affect all dogs, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies younger than four months old are the most at risk. The virus affects the gastrointestinal tract and is spread by direct dog-to-dog contact and contact with contaminated feces, environments, or people. The virus can also contaminate kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars, leashes, and the hands and clothing of people who handle infected dogs. It is weather resistant and can survive in the environment for long periods of time.

Signs of Parvo include lethargy, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, fever or low body temperature, vomiting, and severe, often bloody, diarrhea. Persistent vomiting and diarrhea can cause rapid dehydration and damage to the intestines and immune system, which can cause septic shock. Most deaths from Parvo occur within 48 to 72 hours following the onset of clinical signs. If your dog or puppy shows any of these signs, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.

For more information on Canine Parvovirus, visit www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/canine-parvovirus.aspx.

One Day Only – Name Your Price Sale

For the first time ever in the history of our shelter, we are having a one-day-only Name Your Price Sale!!

On Thursday 10/11/18, all adult dogs over 35 pounds sale are applicable for Name Your Price. 🤯

Your application will still need to be approved and a $5 city license fee will apply for those applicants who reside in the city limits of Georgetown.

Help clear our shelter in 1 day and stop by on Thursday 10/11/18 for Name Your Price adoptions!

*EARLY BIRD SPECIAL* Come by Tuesday 10/09/18 from 11am-6pm to get your pick of the litter for only $25!

Low Cost Shot Clinic for Pets Sept. 22

Valentina wants you to know that vaccinations are included in every adoption.

The Georgetown Animal Shelter will conduct its next low-cost vaccination clinic of the year on Saturday, September 22, 8:30-11 a.m.  The walk-in clinic is for cats and dogs. Help protect your pet from diseases they can pick up outside!

Pets may also get a FREE microchip with the purchase of any vaccine. No appointments. Cash or check only. The shelter is located at 110 Walden Dr., Georgetown, next to the McMaster Athletic Fields.

Dog Vaccines:
Rabies $5
DHPP Combo $10 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parafluenza, Parvo)
Bordetella $5 (Kennel cough)

Cat Vaccines:
Rabies $5
FVRCP Combo $10 (Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)

All dogs must be on a leash and cats should be in a carrier.  Payment is by cash or check only. (Debit or credit cards not accepted.)

The final low-cost clinics of the year will be Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The clinic will be held at the City of Georgetown Animal Shelter at 110 W.L. Walden Drive near the McMaster Athletic Fields. Contact the shelter at (512) 930-3592 or by email at animalsvc@georgetown.org. The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter website is pets.georgetown.org.