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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.

Please note that at this time we are operating by appointment only. Please contact us at or 512-685-0115.

How to Adopt an Animal at AHS

1. Browse the animals online and contact us during our shelter hours.

2. Fill out an adoption application, then get to know the animal. Play with them, take them for a quick walk, or just sit with them.

3. Talk to your Adoption Counselor about the animal—their personality, their history, what to expect, etc.

4. Once you’ve decided to adopt, you’ll fill out the paperwork onsite and go home that day!

5. Enjoy your lifetime of unconditional love.

Find out about our adoption fees.