HomeCity Real Estate sent a team of volunteers to the Austin Animal Center on July 24th 2014. The Austin Animal Center, the largest municipal animal shelter in Central Texas, provides care to over 20,000 animals annually. Focused on placing all adoptable pets in “forever homes” through adoptions, foster care or reuse partner groups, this facility helps to nurture and rehabilitate abandoned dogs, cats, and other animals. In fact, the Austin Animal Center accepts most stray and owned animals regardless of age, health, species or breed.

After attending a short orientation, the team of volunteers began choosing large dogs to walk, pet, and play with. The facilities are equipped with private caged play areas, grassy, shaded leash-walking areas, and small pools for drinking or cooling off. While dogs are not allowed to interact with each other (unless kenneled together), there is plenty of room for them to stretch their legs without issue. Dogs were fed treats, and allowed to play fetch or tug a rope during their turns.

HomeCity Real Estate’s commitment to community involvement is exemplified through its continued participation in community service events. The Austin Animal Shelter encourages the community to volunteer even an hour out of their day to visit with these animals. They are also encouraged to adopt a foster animal (short or long term), so that they can spend some time in a home environment. This helps their temperament and attitude, which in turn affects their adoptability. If you would like to adopt an animal, foster, or volunteer, you can contact the Austin Animal Center at 512-978-0500 or visit them online at http://www.austintexas.gov/department/animal-services

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HomeCity Real Estate is a technology based real estate company headquartered in Austin, TX. Founded in 2000, HomeCity expanded to Dallas/Fort Worth in 2007 with more than 75 agents combined today. For more information, or to buy or sell a home in Austin or Dallas visit www.homecity.com.