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My name is *BRIGHTON!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 10 months ago

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

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Facts about me

Australian Cattle Dog/Labrador Retriever
Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - with White
6 years 11 months old, Senior
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Brighton`s a smart 6 yr old pup that likes three things: daily walks, fetch, and PM cuddle time. He likes his AM/PM walks the most (cold weather especially, easily gets tired when hot), a quick noon time play of fetch or outdoor stretch, and sometimes fetch/tug game/find the treat game.

He recently spent several months in foster and adjusted to home life very well. He`s come a long way and is ready for someone who is patient and caring. House trained, crate trained, does great in car and willing to accompany you to outings at the coffee shops / breweries.

He isn`t a teenager pup anymore and prefers routines rest time when he`s not on an adventure with you. We rate him as a medium energy dog. You`ll know this when you see his transformation into a cuddly couch potato after his AM/PM walk/meal. He does well with a yard, but he can enjoy play with a long leash on a field

Brighton likes your full attention as a cuddly buddy so he will need to be the only dog in the house. He prefers a predictable environment, ideally with older kids. We are currently working on refocusing attention during distraction moments. He`s pretty good at relaxing and can always practice recall in distraction filled spaces.

Brighton is looking for a home with a family that can keep his beautiful brain working and his beautiful body moving. In return, you`ll have the best dog/adventure buddy/exercise pal/friend you could ever ask for. In addition to Friends of AAC’s training vouchers, Brighton comes with the full support of his shelter besties, the Orange Dot Crew.

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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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Go meet their pets

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!