Pet adoptions are becoming increasingly more popular. There are endless lists of organizations for all types of pets. Austin and surrounding areas alone offer many nonprofit shelters and breed rescues. Adoptions save lives.
If you don’t want to take on the responsibility of adopting a pet, there are plenty of fostering and volunteering opportunities. There is a rescue organization for almost every breed of dog and cat. Most of these have the pet examined, vaccinations updated, and neutered prior to adoption. A list of some of the groups in Austin and surrounding areas can be found at the Austin Rescue website.