Programs and Services

Surrendering a Pet

There are those times in life where caring for a pet becomes difficult. Since we are a true "no-kill" shelter, our ability to accept a pet is determined by how much hospital space we have at that time. In most cases, we are full and will need to schedule you an appointment that could be 2-4 weeks away. Need to make an appointment, click here.


Volunteering is easy at the Animal Defense League of Texas! Our volunteers wear different hats and are crucial to successfully delivering our mission. From caring for dogs & cats to providing support at off-site events (and just about everything in between), volunteers of all ages make a real difference at ADL. Families, friends, retirees, teens, millennials, social groups – everyone is welcome!

Foster Volunteer

Our foster program is key to the success of saving as many lives as we can. The foster program provides temporary homes for animals who need a break from shelter life, they are too young for adoption or they need time to recover from a health issue. Moving these animals into foster homes not only makes their lives better, it also saves the lives of those who take their place. More information and our foster application.

Spay and Neuter Services

Besides controlling the pet population, spay/neuter is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your pet has a healthy, happy, and longer life. Our spay and neuter services are available to the public by appointment only. For the cost, appointments, and other resources, please click here.

Pet Wellness Clinic | Low-Cost Vaccinations

We are committed to helping all of our pet parents keep their pets healthy year-round. The Animal Defense League offers a Pet Wellness Clinic on a first come, first served basis and as time allows on every Saturday from 10:30 am - Noon. For pricing and information, please click here.

Pet Insurance, Wellness, and Microchipping

If you're looking for information on pet insurance, a way to save money while keeping your pet healthy with Perrin-410 Animal Hos, or microchipping, click here

Humane Education

The Animal Defense League of Texas is committed to educating the community about being responsible pet owners and proper pet care. We encourage any school to schedule a humane education program with the Animal Defense League of Texas.Book a presentation

Dog Training

The Animal Defense League advocates the use of positive reinforcement pet-training methods for puppies and dogs. We are committed to showing dog owners how loving, not harsh training methods resulting in a happier and safer pet. Our Certified Dog Trainer is ready to teach your dog basic obedience and strengthen the bond between you and your pet. Find out more information or reserve your spot now!

Seniors for Seniors

The Seniors for Seniors program places senior cats and dogs (typically over 7 years of age) with senior citizens who are 60 years of age or older, allowing participants to discover the joys of having a cat or dog in their lives. Click here to see animals that qualify.