Want to add a shaggy ball of four-legged love and affection to your family and do something good for the Austin community at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! Many pound animals are still looking for their forever home and facilities are still working to place pets with families.
Over 6 million pets and other companion animals are surrendered to adoption facilities each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only half of all shelter animals — about 3.2 million — are adopted each year, ASPCA data shows. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Austin area — are still waiting for their forever homes.
With help from our friends at Petfinder, Patch has compiled this week’s list of animals available for adoption near you. Whether you’re looking for cuddles or companionship, one of these animals could be the perfect fit for your family.
Click on any listing for more information or to start the adoption process.
Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. If you’re a local shelter looking to see your adoptable pets appear on Patch, you’ll need to list them through Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report errors or other feedback to [email protected]