News & Events

Sep 21, 2015

Join us Saturday, October 17th for Dogtoberfest. Dogtoberfest has been named Austin's Most Awesome-est Pet Related Event 6 years in a row. Bring your dog down for lots of activities, vendors, a costume contest, weiner dog races, and more. We will have some of our adoptable dogs there for you to meet and fall in love with.

Aug 11, 2015

Thank you Everyone we raised $9,506 which will be matched by an anonymous donor.

Strut Your Mutt is a dog walk, 5K run, and dog-themed festival benefiting animal welfare groups and Best Friends Animal Society as they work to save the lives of pets in shelters. Please join us either by registering for our team or donating to one of our team members. Your donation is tax-deductible and our organization keeps 100 percent of the money we raise (after transaction fees).

May 4, 2015

We are always looking for more volunteers to help take care of our cats and dogs. Cat care taking involves scooping litterboxes, feeding cats, giving medications, and takes about 2-3 hours. We like to have our cats taken care of in the morning. Dog care taking involves hosing down dog kennels, feeding, giving medications, and walking. There are 2 shifts - 7am and 5pm. The morning shift is very intense and takes about 6 hours, while the evening shift only takes about 2 hours. YOU MUST BE 18 OR OVER TO WORK WITH THE DOGS. IF YOU ARE BETWEEN 13 AND 17 YOU CAN WORK WITH CATS IF A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WORKS WITH YOU. NO EXCEPTIONS. Contact us for other volunteer opportunities.

If interested in volunteering please fill out an application at

Jan 1, 2015

Has a photo of a particular dog or cat tugged on your heartstrings? Would you like to get to know that animal a little better and contribute to his or her care here at the shelter?  For a small monthly donation you can virtually adopt that animal! We will send you an information package with a photo of the pet, how they came to live at the shelter, their birthday, and what they like to do during the day.  Once or twice a year we will also send out an update on the pet.  You can come down to the shelter to meet the pet and get your photo taken with him or her, or bring them a special toy or blanket or some treats.  If the pet finds its forever home we will notify you right away so you may transfer your donation to another pet at the shelter.  To get started just select a dog or cat, choose the sponsorship level, and click on the Sponsorship button on the animal’s profile page.

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