Adoptions during COVID
On Monday, July 6, Georgetown Animal Shelter will begin operating by appointment again in order to promote the health and safety of community members and staff. As of July 3, masks are required when visiting the shelter.
People need to call (512) 930-3592 to schedule an appointment prior to coming to the shelter.
Most shelter pets make wonderful, loving additions to a family. The animal shelter usually has a variety of cats and dogs for adoption into new homes, everything from purebred dogs and cats to mutts and mixed breeds of almost every shape and color imaginable.
- Browse through the below list of available cats and dogs, which is updated daily, and send an email to express interest or ask questions about a specific pet.
- If you find a pet that you want to meet, submit the online adoption application found HERE.
- Once your application has been approved, we will set up an appointment for you to meet the animal – and take him or her home if you wish.
The normal adoption fee is $70 for non-residents and $75 for residents. Senior animals (7+ years) are $25 or less, as are Lonely Hearts (long-term shelter residents). Other adoption specials vary from month to month. All adoptions include:
- vaccinations including bordetella (appropriate to species and age)
- heartworm or feline leukemia test (appropriate to species and age)
- deworming medication
- small bag of food
- pet license (for Georgetown residents only)
Please consider carefully before adopting a pet. You should be willing to make a fifteen-year commitment to a new pet, providing it with whatever it needs for its physical, mental and emotional well-being for the rest of its natural life. Cats and dogs are totally dependent on us for their needs if they are to have a good quality of life. Puppies and kittens are lots of fun, but remember they will be adult dogs and cats in a year or so.