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Ready? Let’s go!

Adopting an animal at the Austin Humane Society is a simple process, and we have a dedicated staff of Adoption Counselors to help you through the process.

How to Adopt an Animal at AHS:

  1. Browse the animals online, then fill out our adoption questionnaire (cuestionario de adopción en español).
  2. Stop by the shelter to visit with any available animals in person. Please leave your other pets at home, we can schedule dog introductions at a later date as needed.
  3. Speak with an Adoption Counselor. They’ll pull up your questionnaire and tell you more about the animal—their personality, their history, what to expect, etc.
  4. Get to know the animal! Play with them, pet them, or just sit with them.
  5. Once you’ve decided to adopt, you’ll fill out the paperwork onsite. Many animals are ready to go home that day!
  6. Enjoy your lifetime of unconditional love.
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When you adopt from AHS, you are receiving over $500 of services included in your adoption fee.
  • Current vaccinations
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Microchip & chip registration
  • Deworming
  • FeLV/FIV test for cats (when applicable)
  • Heartworm test for dogs (when applicable)
  • Basic life skills training for dogs
  • Socialization
  • Dog food sample
  • Local pet store & service discounts

Come to AHS to adopt today and you’ll get the most valuable thing of all: unconditional love!

Meet Your Match & Save a Life

At AHS, our adoption prices vary according to the age, breed, and size of an animal. Our most popular breeds have higher adoption fees in order to leave a financial legacy for animals in our program that need specialized medical care or training in order to find a loving home. Check the profile of a specific animal to determine their adoption fee.

Adoption fees vary for each animal. Please visit the animal’s bio page to view adoption prices.