Companion Connection

Shadow Cats

If you donít find the perfect kitty at Companion Connection, try Shadow Cats.† They are a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of abused, abandoned, feral, stray, and injured cats in Round Rock, Austin and surrounding areas. We do not take in owner-released animals, but instead focus our efforts into helping un-owned stray and feral cats and kittens, through Trap-Neuter-Return-Maintain and/or other socialization and relocation programs.

Other Rescue Groups

Did you not find the perfect companion animal on our website?† Then please check out these sites as they have many wonderful rescues just waiting for their person to come take them to their forever home.† Remember, adopting a companion animal is a life-long commitment and not just a whim of an idea.† Be sure you are ready to commit your time, energy and home to your new forever companion.

Austin Boxer Rescue

If you donít find the perfect dog at Companion Connection, try this great boxer rescue.† Austin Boxer Rescue, located in Austin Texas, is a non-profit organization that branched off from Lone Star Boxer Rescue of Houston. ABR is made up entirely of volunteers who are dedicated to removing dogs from bad situations and placing them into loving permanent homes. We receive dogs from shelters, owners, and dogs found as strays. The dogs in rescue are rehabilitated medically, socialized and are taught basic manners.  We service Austin, San Antonio, Temple, and the surrounding areas.

Tejas Coonhound Rescue & American Foxhound Rescuers is a coalition of tall scent hound rescue groups throughout Texas and southern Oklahoma.  This coalition does not have a specific website.  If you are looking for tall scent hounds - coonhounds, foxhounds or Bloodhounds - please contact Jerry Dunham (, founder and moderator of the TejasCoonhoundRescue Yahoo! group.


From The Heart Animal Rescue:† Our mission is to serve the underserved -- the abandoned, orphaned, abused, injured and special needs animals which have nowhere else to turn and to provide the love and care they never had until a forever home is found.

Ay Chihuahua Rescue is a newly formed, all volunteer-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the Chihuahua breed.  We are a Texas Nonprofit Corporation and are actively working toward our 501(c)3 designation.† Our love of the Chihuahua breed urged us to action when the plea for a breed specific rescue group was placed.  Chihuahuas have the second highest euthanasia rate in Central Texas and it is our belief this is due to overpopulation.  We strive not only to rescue, but to owner-educate and provide spay/neuter options when available.  We are a lifelong resource for all dogs adopted through our program and hold annual meet-ups for continuing education and assistance.† Email:

Katyís Promise Rottweiler Rescue:

This rescue focuses on puppies, often dumped in shelters and on the streets, unwanted by their indiscriminate breeders.  Often very ill, these new lives are nurtured in a home setting, provided extensive medical care and socialization with other animals and people of all ages.  Only when they are physically and emotionally prepared for their new lives, fully vaccinated and altered, are they offered for placement with exceptional families.

Fax: 512-285-5614


Companion Connection

P.O. Box 875

Elgin, TX† 78621-0875

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated...

I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." -Mahatma Gandhi-

Other Shelter Friendly Rescue Groups

This webpage is a wonderful resource for rescue groups, adopters and pet guardians.† It is a list of rescue groups and shelters in the Austin area.

We are a non profit

organization.† Please make a tax deductible donation† today!

German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas strives to save German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes from neglect, abuse, and premature death. We give rescued dogs a chance to have the good life they deserve through rescue, adoption, referrals, and behavior counseling. We do not sell dogs. We adopt intelligent, sensitive beings into homes where their personalities and potential will be valued.

San Antonio Great Dane Rescue is also known as Homeward Bound Dog Rescue when rescuing breeds other than Danes.  In addition to Danes, they work quite a bit with all of the scenthound breeds and the Mastiffs, including Bullmastiffs.† Mission: To protect homeless, abandoned and mistreated Great Danes and other dog breeds within our volunteer care organization.

Adopt a Pet

Adoption is the loving optionÖ consider adoption before buying a companion from a pet store or breeder.†

The Animal Rescue Site