We have many wonderful animals available for adoption. All of these animals were surrendered to us by their owner, have become the property of the City due to no owner claiming them after the required holding period, or are with us because they were rescued from a cruel or neglectful owner.
BAC has dogs and cats of varying breeds, sizes, colors, and ages that are looking for their forever home. We occasionally have rabbits, birds, ferrets, and other small mammals in need of permanent homes. The availability of any animal is subject to change at any time. The adoption fee for all animals is $90 for cats and $120 for dogs.
You can view our adoptable pets here, or visit our shelter. If you select an animal, you will be required to sign the adoption contract and sterilization agreement. By Texas State Law, all animals adopted from a releasing agency must be sterilized within 30 days of adoption, and vaccinated against the rabies virus as soon as the animal is 3 months old.
How do I adopt a pet?You must be 18 years old, have a valid Texas driver’s license and fill out a pre-adoption application. State law requires that all pets adopted from an animal shelter be spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies. If the pet you are adopting is not yet spayed or neutered and/or vaccinated against rabies, you will sign an agreement to have this done within a specified amount of time. You can fill out this adoption form at BAS or download it below. We are unable to place animals on hold. If you are a renter, we require written confirmation from your landlord that pets are acceptable in your home.
When will an animal go up for adoption?Pets that come into our shelter are generally put up for adoption within 72 hours, but there is no guarantee that an animal will go up for adoption. Evaluation of an animal can take several days, depending on signs of illness or temperament problems.
How long do you keep animals?We are required by ordinance to hold animals for a certain amount of time to give owners an opportunity to claim them. Due to the nature of some of these situations, we cannot give out information as to why an animal is not available for adoption.
Why are some animals not up for adoption?We are required by ordinance to hold animals for a certain amount of time to give owners an opportunity to claim them. Due to the nature of some of these situations, we cannot give out information as to why an animal is not available for adoption.