Sanctuaries, Rescues, and Rehabs

Looking to volunteer in Texas at a shelter, or a sanctuary or rehab outside of the state? There’s no shortage of need, so whether you’re in the Lone-Star State or abroad, there’s always a place looking for volunteers near by. Looking to start your own rescue? Scroll below to find more links to get you on the right path!

Sanctuaries, Rescues, and Rehabs

All Things Wild (georgetown)

Animal Angels Texas (Fort Worth)

Austin Bat Refuge

Austin Boxer Rescue

Austin Dog Rescue

Austin Farm Sanctuary 

Austin German Shepherd Rescue

Austin Pets Alive

Austin Siamese Rescue

Austin Wildlife Rescue

Austin Zoo

Bastrop Animal Rescue

Bastrop Cats

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society (College Station)

Center for Animal Research and Education (Bridgeport)

Central Texas Feline Rescue (Round Rock)

Central Texas Pig Rescue (Bastrop)

Central Texas SPCA (Leander)

Central Texas Tortoise Rescue (San Marcos)

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch | The Fund for Animals (Murchison)

Dreamtime Animal Sanctuary (Elgin)

Emerald Eyes Animal Sanctuary Inc. , Pet Adoption | Brazoria, TX

House Rabbit Resource Network (Austin)

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (Boyd)

Life Long Friends (Lago Vista)

PAWS of Central Texas (Kyle)

Pflugerville Pets Alive

Pride Rock – Wildlife Refuge (Dallas)

Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary (Woodlands)

Ranch Hands Rescue (Argyle and Denton)

Rescued Sanctuary for Animals (Florence)

Rowdy Girl Sanctuary (Brazoria County)

Safe in Austin Rescue Ranch

SARA Sanctuary (Seguine)

Texas Humane Heroes (Leander and Kileen)

Thundering Paws (Dripping Springs)

Tiger Creek Wildlife RefugeAnimal Sanctuary (Tyler)

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc. (San Antonio)

Wimberly Adoption and Recue

Outside of Texas, and Beyond

To find animal sanctuaries, rescues and rehabs outside of Texas, use these links:

Farm Animal Sanctuary Directory: Visit Shelters Worldwide –

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries 

Starting Your Own

Looking to go the extra step and open up your own animal sanctuary or rescue? Here are some helpful resources and guides:

How to Start an Animal Sanctuary | Best Friends Animal Society

How to Start a Farm Animal Sanctuary (Guide)

How to Start and Animal Rescue