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Here are some great resources to help you find that new companion to bring joy to your life. And if you already have a cherished four-legged friend (or two) all of the groups below welcome and appreciate volunteers. Contact them and see how you can help!
Fostering for Love
Fostering for Love is a volunteer group who takes in and takes care of puppies, kittens, cats and dogs from our Local Shelter ( Austin Animal Center) and area Rescue Groups. We love them, raise them, get them healthy and then assist in placing them in wonderful Forever Homes. We don’t get paid for our time…we Foster for the Love of helping the animals who need us.
Click here to learn more about the animals looking for Forever Homes currently being fostered by our volunteers.

German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas
Mission Statement
German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas strives to save German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes from neglect, abuse, and premature death. We give rescued dogs a chance to have the good life they deserve through rescue, adoption, referrals, and behavior counseling. We do not sell dogs. We adopt intelligent, sensitive beings into homes where their personalities and potential will be valued.

German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. Equipment and supplies are purchased using the personal funds of our volunteers, or are donated or purchased using contributions and adoption fees. All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and current on heartworm prevention and flea medication at time of adoption.
Click here to learn more about German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas.

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary
Mission Statement
Thundering Paws is a no-kill, non-profit animal sanctuary located near Austin in Dripping Springs, Texas. We are home to an ever-changing number of animals, mostly cats, a few dogs and rabbits. We provide our residents shelter, food, water, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, veterinary care, and a lot of love and attention. All cats are tested for FIV and feline leukemia.

Why are we working so hard to do this? Due to the overpopulation of companion animals in the United States, many often face unhappy fates. Our aim is to stop this suffering altogether. This is a goal of a lifetime, perhaps several lifetimes, but Thundering Paws is committed to doing all we can about it today!
Click to learn more about Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary.

SARA Sanctuary
SARA’s mission: love, life, food, shelter
Southern Animal Rescue Association, SARA, provides homeless companion animals with unconditional life – food, shelter, love and life in a permanent, safe, and healthy environment, despite special health needs or temperament. We seek loving adoptive homes for our animals, but when adoption is impossible, the animals live the rest of their natural lives at the sanctuary in the company of other animals and human caregivers.
Click to learn more about SARA Sanctuary.
Animal Trustees of Austin
Their Mission
ATA's mission is to promote and ensure humane treatment, compassion, and respect for animals by:
1. Providing quality and affordable sterilization surgery to prevent the birth of unwanted dogs and cats;
2. Responsibly rescuing, fostering, and rehoming homeless dogs and cats in our community;
3. Providing affordable wellness care to preserve the health of dogs and cats;
4. Advocating for animal care and protection through public awareness, education, and legislation;and
5. Promoting and supporting responsible animal guardianship.
Our History
Animal Trustees of Austin was founded by concerned citizens desiring to help lost, abused and abandoned animals in Austin and Travis county. Being a volunteer organization, ATA is made up of volunteers from all walks of life, that contribute widely-varied skills, but are united by one common interest -- the welfare of the animals.
Click here to learn more about Animal Trustees of Austin.

Lucky Mutts
Their Mission
* Treat the cause of animal overpopulation by educating the community about the importance of spay/neuter and making a lifetime commitment to their pets.
* Uncover and polish the hidden potential of dogs in our program and send them off to qualified homes as examples of what every dog can be.
* Actively foster our community's good stewardship for all living things.
Our Vision : beyond rescue
* Millions of animals die in shelters across the country every year because there are too many of them. We want to reduce that number to zero.
Click here to learn more about Lucky Mutts.

Catahoula Rescue Inc.
We actively rescue primarily Catahoulas and Catahoula mixes in Texas. We are a 501c3 corporation. We have a regular adoption day in conjunction with Austin Aussie Rescue at the Brodie Lane Petco the last Saturday of each month. We are approved to rescue from TLAC and we also pull dogs from Williamson county, Cedar Park, Bastrop, Taylor, Lockhart, and Kyle.
Click to learn more about Catahoula Rescue, Inc.

Gold Ribbon Rescue
Gold Ribbon Rescue, Inc. was founded in 1998 to meet three objectives. GRR's main function is to provide a network for sheltering, rehabilitation and placing Golden Retrievers in permanent homes. GRR's second function is to provide public education about responsible dog ownership and, in particular, about the Golden Retriever breed. Third, GRR provides a forum for Golden Retriever fanciers to meet.
Who but another Golden owner can appreciate one's fondness for that special dog?
GRR members assist each other with advice and information about training, health problems, and local dog activities. Occasional social activities include the dogs and give GRR members and friends a chance to meet and enjoy the company of Golden Retrievers.
Click here to learn more about Gold Ribbon Rescue.


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