The following answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive:

Is PAWS Shelter of Central Texas affiliated with any other PAWS shelters?

No. PAWS Shelter of Central Texas is a private, independent organization.

Can you provide veterinary services or spay/neuter my pet?

We do not offer veterinary services to the public and do not offer spay or neuter services, however:

Emancipet is a low cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinic with a mobile unit that comes to our parking lot twice a month. To schedule an appointment please contact Emancipet (512) 587-7729 or www.emacipet.org.

PALS (Prevent A Litter) offers vouchers for those that qualify for free spay/neuter. You can complete an application at www.preventalitter.com or call (512) 754-7257.

Vanguard Veterinary Associates offers low cost vaccinations. You can visit their website for hours and locations www.lowcostvacc.com.

I need to re-home my dog/cat. Can you take it?

PAWS is not an open intake facility. We do accept surrendered pets but there is a process. Please see our Rehoming & Assistance page for information on surrendering your pet.

I lost or found a pet, what do I do? 

PAWS is not a facility capable of accepting stray animals. If you have a lost or found pet, please click here for more information on what your next steps should be.

Can I volunteer at PAWS?
Yes! PAWS volunteers are a very important to us. We need volunteers to help socialize the animals and increase their chances for adoption.

Volunteers must be 16 or older and complete and orientation session. For more information, visit our VOLUNTEER page.

Can I volunteer if I am younger than 16?

Absolutely! Volunteers over 12 but under the age of 16 must complete an orientation session with their parent/guardian and the parent/guardian must accompany the minor whenever they come to volunteer. Only the parent/guardian is allowed to hold the leash while walking a dog. We are not currently accepting volunteers younger than 12 years old.

I need to do some community service hours for a violation/offense. Can I do my hours at PAWS?

Yes! Community services workers must be 18 or older, be at the shelter at 9:00 AM any day of the week, plan on staying a minimum of four hours, wear closed toed shoes, something you don’t mind getting dirty, and be comfortable working around dogs and cats. Please bring a picture ID with you as well. We are not able to provide community service for any violent offenses.

What are your hours?
For our most current hours, please see our CONTACT page.

What do you need for donations?
For our current needs, please see our DONATE page.