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Austin Siamese Rescue in Austin, Texas is a non-profit organization founded on the belief that all life should be valued and treated with dignity and respect. They focus their efforts on the 14 breeds of the Royal Thai Family, including Siamese, Balinese, Javanese, Oriental Shorthairs and Longhairs, Birmans, Burmese, Himalayans, Ocicats, Ragdolls, Snowshoes, and Tonkinese.
All rescued cats are fostered in private homes by individuals who dedicate their spare time caring for cats that come from a variety of backgrounds:
What they all have in common is a need for a forever home where they can live their lives as the happy, pampered cats they deserve to be!
Thinking about adopting a lucky cat from Austin Siamese Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Austin Siamese Rescue has a straightforward adoption process:
Adoption fees at Austin Siamese Rescue are as follows:
*Includes kittens in the Oriental cat family including, but not limited to, Ragdoll, Balinese, Himalayan, Birman, and Burmese.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, FeLV/FIV testing, required vaccinations, flea prevention, deworming, ear mite treatment, a vet exam, pre-surgical blood work (if necessary), and dental treatment for older cats.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.