Surrendering a Pet

Since we're a no-kill shelter, our ability to accept a pet is determined by how much hospital space we have at that time. Learn more about our intake procedures.


From caring for dogs & cats to providing support at off-site events, volunteers of all ages make a real difference at ADL. Families, retirees, teens, social groups – everyone is welcome!

Foster Volunteer

Our foster program is key to the success of saving as many furry lives as we can. Moving animals into foster homes not only makes their lives better, it also saves the lives of those who take their place.

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 cost, appointments and resources, visit our page.

Pet Wellness Clinic | Low-Income Vaccinations

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.

Pet Champion

Your child can volunteer as a Pet Champion! ADL’s Pet Champions program is a great opportunity for younger pet advocates to volunteer with their parents. All ages are welcome to join this children’s volunteer program!

Humane Education

We're 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.

Seniors for Seniors

The Seniors for Seniors program places senior cats and dogs (typically over 7 years of age) with senior citizens who are 65 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.

Offsite Adoption Request

Online form for offsite request events. Event requests must be submitted in full to ADL at minimum three weeks prior to the event date to allow for planning.