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My name is *ANGUS!

I'm being cared for by
Austin Animal Center
Adoption process

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Facts about me

American Pit Bull Terrier
4 years 4 months old, Adult
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Hi friends. My name is Angus, and I am awesome. My volunteer friends describe me as a charmingly goofy, hilariously silly, adoringly affectionate dog with a permanently serious face. It’s my look and I own it!

Sometimes my serious face can make people think I’m not happy to see them. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, I LOVE people — young, old, short, tall, big, small, and the one’s carrying cheese most of all! My shelter friends are really proud of how far I’ve come. I wasn’t always the outgoing bundle of joy you see before you now. I arrived at AAC last winter all out of sorts. My face was beat up, my personality was shut down, and I had just about given up hope of living a happy life.

While my vet staff friends worked hard to mend my face, my ODC volunteer friends worked hard to mend my broken heart. It wasn’t long before I made so many new friends. Today I help train and mentor new volunteers, I’m a staff and volunteer favorite, and I’ve even graduated from an off-campus confidence building class. Not only am I the comeback kid of the year, but I’d also win Mister Personality if superlatives were a thing around here.

The only thing missing from my nearly complete life is a family to call my own. My friends think I’d transition nicely into a variety of homes, but here’s my highlight reel: I’m house trained and know a few cues too. I enjoy going on car rides and venturing out into the real world. I’m an easy walking buddy and won’t react to passing pooches. I’ll wear Halloween and winter costumes, but might look grumpy about it. My face always looks serious, but the only thing I take seriously are treats. I love my humans with my whole heart… after all, they helped mend it.

Want to chat more about me with one of my humans?!? Of course you do!!! I’ve enlisted the volunteer run advocacy group known as the Orange Dot Crew to help sing my praises. Technically I’m not on their roster, but they’ve known me since I arrived at the shelter and have helped me every step of the way.

Adopt Awesome Angus and I’ll do my best to make you laugh and smile every day. I promise!

Austin Animal Center

Contact info
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visit us 11-7 daily
7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX 78702

Their adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

Additional adoption info

Our shelter has more than 500 available cats and dogs every day!
For pets at the shelter: Adoptions must be completed in-person at the shelter. AAC is open for adoption walk-ins every day from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. A shelter pet’s availability can change at any time, so we recommend choosing a few favorites.
For pets in foster: Go to to find the pet's profile and click that pet's pink “Adopt Me” button. This will prompt you to complete an adoption questionnaire. Submitting an application does not hold the animal for you.
We have dozens of animals that won't be listed online yet because they're still in their stray hold period, but can be pre-adopted at the shelter in case their owner doesn't come for them.

Adoption Fees:
$80 cats & kittens up to 6 years old
$80 dogs 6 months to 6 years, 30 lbs and up
$100 dogs under 30 lbs and/or under 6 months
$30 small animals
No fee for senior pets 7 years and older

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The Austin Animal Center is open for adoptions every day from 11:00am to 7:00pm. We're closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Thanksgiving Day to give our staff some time with family.
Interested adopters should come to the shelter during business hours to meet with a counselor start looking for a pet who'll be a good fit. Our counselors and volunteers are happy to help with that process.

More about this shelter

Austin Animal Center is the largest open-intake animal shelter in central Texas and we work very hard to try to save 90% or more of the thousands of animals we shelter every year. We always need volunteers and both monetary and in-kind donations to help us in our sheltering and prevention activities. Visit our website to find out how you can help!