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If you're prepared to make a life-long committment to love and care for a pet, we welcome you to download an application. Once you've completed the application, bring it to the shelter, email it to adoptions@ci.pasadena.tx.us, or fax it to 281-991-6981.  


We accept applications for pets based on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given to those who've met and interacted with the pet. Please keep in mind that applications take up to three days to process, though in many instances, the turnaround is faster. We'll contact you once you're approved.

Ready to move forward?

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Fostering a shelter pet is a rewarding, unique experience that provides a taste of pet ownership without the long-term commitment. To foster, you need to be 18+ years old, live within 25 miles of our shelter, have your personal pets vaccinated, and not be (currently) fostering for any other shelters or rescues. Click here for our foster handbook.


We're often in need of fosters for:

  • Sick and injured pets: Pasadena Animal Shelter is an open admissions, municipal shelter, so we often take in in animals that are too ill to go up for adoption. Some of them need a quiet place to recover.

  • Young pets: We often receive mama cats and dogs and their litters of kittens and puppies. The shelter environment is too challenging for such babies and their fragile immune systems. Sometimes babies just need a couple of weeks to grow, while others may need a few months.

  • Pets with behavioral needs: Some pets have never experienced kindness. They often need a few weeks with a gentle foster to learn that being with people can be a positive thing. Other pets become stressed at the shelter, and a foster home can provide a much-needed break.


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