Animal Adoption Availability

Note: Tri-City Animal Shelter reserves the right to refuse an adoption.

There is no guarantee that an animal will go up for adoption. Evaluation of an animal for adoption can take one to several days depending on a variety of things.

We are required by ordinance to hold animals for a certain amount of time for an owner to claim them. We also hold animals for a variety of other reasons. Due to the nature of some of these situations, we cannot give out information as to why an animal is not available for adoption.

Adoption Process

You must be 18 years old, have a valid Texas driver’s license and fill out a pre-adoption request. State law requires that all pets adopted from an animal shelter be spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies. Adopted pets will be taken by shelter staff to a participating local veterinarian for sterilization within the next 2 business days. The adopter can pick up the pet from the vet clinic after the surgery has been completed. To ensure the highest quality adoption experience, viewing is available right up until closing but adoptions are not processed thirty minutes prior to closing.

Cat Pre-Adoption Request

Dog Pre-Adoption Request

Maximum Adoption Prices & Inclusions

(call for adoption specials)

Fee TypeFee Amount
Adoption Fee$105
Friends of Tri-City Donation-$30
Your Cost$75
Value of services provided to the animalover $300

Included with each Cat Adoption

FVRCP vaccination, Rabies vaccination, sterilization, deworming, microchip with registration, cardboard carrier, and collar.

Included with each Dog Adoption

DA2PP vaccination, Rabies vaccination, sterilization, deworming, heartworm test (if age appropriate), microchip with registration, leash and collar.

Pet Request Program

Looking for that special furry friend? Unfortunately, we have no inventory control, but if you complete an application letting us know what you are looking for, we will try to call you when we see it. The shelter gets short hair, long hair, big, little, pure breed, mixed breed, cat, dog, rabbit, guinea pig, and many more.

Pre-Adoption Application w/ Pet Request

Don’t see that purrfect feline friend?


Send in a pre-adoption application with a kitten request today to!

We have plenty of kittens in foster homes that are just about ready for adoption. We aren’t kitten around! We may have that purrfect match for you! Help us meowt and let us know what you are looking for!