Give the gift of love and companionship for Christmas by adopting a dog or cat from the Georgetown Animal Shelter. The shelter is overflowing with good dogs and cats looking for soft beds and full bellies.
The best way to bring a new dog or cat into the family is to have the whole family participate in the adoption process in the weeks leading up to the holidays, rather than surprising a family member with a kitten or puppy.
- Start by looking at the available animals, read the descriptions, and think about what kind of qualities you want or need in a pet. Are you looking for a companion who is good or tolerant of other animals? One who is suitable for children? One who likes to go on walks?
- Complete the application found on the website, which allows staff to review it ahead of time and be prepared to offer recommendations.
- Make an appointment for one-on-one customer service.
If the meeting is successful and you adopt, then you can have fun including the pet in holiday gift-giving by purchasing toys, supplies, or even training. The shelter’s adoption fees are at an all-time low, so you will have extra funds to use. Dogs 8 months or older are $15 (small dogs excluded), and cats 8 months or older are free.
So please adopt, don’t shop this season. In addition to gaining a new furry friend, the adoption would free up a badly needed kennel for another animal.
Georgetown Animal Shelter is running out of dog kennel space. Are you looking for your new best friend or a four-legged family member for the holidays? Check out who’s available for adoption at our shelter!
Email email@example.com or call 512-930-3592 if you are interested in adopting.
And please let your friends know the shelter is in need of adopters!
Look for our trailer at the Christmas Stroll, and come say hi!
We’ll be there Friday 5-9 and Saturday 10-8 with dogs part of the time and free dog stocking stuffers.
The shelter will be closed Thursday-Friday for Thanksgiving (and we are always closed on Wednesdays). We will return to our usual schedule on Saturday, November 27. As always, Animal Control may be reached for urgent calls at 512-930-3510 x6 .
Come meet adoptable dogs, give ’em some lovin’ and maybe find the dog of your dreams! Plus you can pop in to Pupology to get some healthy treats and cute gear for your furry friends.
Aug 18, 2021
The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter is teaming up with KXAN for the sixth annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive Aug. 23 through Sept. 19. Clear The Shelters is an annual national adoption event spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.
This year, the campaign will combine a month-long virtual adoption campaign, with a single-day adoption celebration on Sept. 18.
During the entire event, the shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive, will reduce and even waive adoption fees. Dogs age 7 months or older may be adopted for $15 (medium to large size breeds only), while cats age 7 months or older may be adopted free of charge.
“This campaign couldn’t come at a better time,” Animal Services Manager April Haughey said. “Our small shelter has been overflowing with dogs and cats for the last month. We hope this campaign will reach potential adopters and truly clear the shelter.”
To see the list of available pets and learn how to adopt, visit pets.georgetown.org. The shelter is operating primarily by appointment, with adoption applications required in advance. This process ensures staff assistance and one-to-one interactions with animals.
For more information about the Clear the Shelters adoption drive, visit kxan.com/clear-the-shelters/.
The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter is the open-intake municipal shelter for Georgetown and has been serving the community since the 1970s. It recently celebrated its fifth consecutive year of achieving a live outcome rate above 90 percent, which means it is considered a no-kill shelter.
Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter is hosting Pints for Pups on September 18 from 5-9 p.m. at Rentsch Brewery located at 2500 NE Inner Loop in Georgetown. One dollar from the purchase of every Texas Lager and the new Puppy Pale Ale will go toward the animal shelter.
The venue is child- and dog-friendly; however, dogs must be leashed. There will be live music; Texas Red Entertainment will provide animal-themed trivia; and food will be available for purchase from a food truck.
In addition, a limited number of Friends t-shirts will be available for sale; a few select gift baskets will be raffled; and Friends will recognize its members. For more information, contact the Georgetown Animal Shelter at (512) 930-3592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kittens? In the library? Yes, indeed! Kittens from the Georgetown Animal Shelter will be looking for their FURever families at the Georgetown Public Library on Friday July 16, from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Adoption fees are only $35 per kitten during the event and kittens will be able to leave directly from the library. Cardboard carriers will be provided. Cash, check or credit card accepted.