Bryan Animal Center
Valentine’s Adoption Special
Don’t have a Valentine this year? Then adopt one! Find love for a lifetime for only $14 this February. This adoption special applies to dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens. All adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip, basic vaccinations, and a sample food bag, and a pet toy.
Adopting an animal is a rewarding experience for both you and you new pet. Millions of animals are left homeless each year. If you are thinking about getting a new pet, considering adoption from your local shelter. The Bryan Animal Center is your best source when looking for a pet. Not only do we have a great selection of animals, but we have educated staff to help you find the perfect fit.
Steps to adopt
- Fill out the appropriate adoption application online.
- Visit the Bryan Animal Center during business hours.
- Sign in at the front desk.
- Meet with up to two pets per day.
- If the pet you are interested in is spayed or neutered, you can complete your adoption and take your pet with you.
What to bring for adoptions
All you need to bring is a valid photo ID when you’re ready to adopt. We accept driver’s license, US or international passport, government or other official photo identification.
Dog adoption fees
- Less than six months: $90
Includes: Pyrantel Deworming, DHPP vaccination, Bordetella vaccination, microchip and, sterilization
- Six months and older: $80
Includes: Pyrantel Deworming, Heartworm tested, DHPP vaccination, Bordetella vaccination, microchip and, sterilization
Cat adoption fees
- Less than six months: $60
Includes: Pyrantel Deworming, FeLv tested, FVRCP vaccination, microchip, and sterilization
- Six months and older: $50
Includes: Pyrantel Deworming, FIV/FeLV/Heartworm tested, FVRCP vaccination, microchip, and sterilization
If you’ve lost your pet
- Visit the Bryan Animal Center to search for your lost pet. Animals are held three business days with no identification before they are evaluated for adoption, rescue or foster. So be sure to visit as quickly as possible and come in person to look for you missing pet.
- If your animal is at the Bryan Animal Center, owners must provide proof of ownership when claiming their pet(s) via photos, vet records, etc.
- If your pet isn’t at our facility, please fill out our lost and found form online. This gives staff the ability to view pictures of your missing pet and compare it to the animals at our facility.
- Check here for you lost pet in our online database every day.
- Visit local Facebook pages to post photos and information about your pet.
Tips for finding your lost pet
- Start searching immediately.
- Create and distribute flyers and post signs in your neighborhood and high traffic areas.
- Distribute flyers in vet clinics, pet stores, groomers, pet boarding facilities, animal shelters, and other local businesses.
- Don’t give up! Some lost pets are found within hours, days or months after disappearing.
If you’ve found a pet
- Fill out our found pet form online.
- This report is sent to all Animal Services staff including our Animal Control Officers.
- Take the found pet to a veterinarian or local animal shelter to have the pet’s entire body scanned for a microchips. You can also call Animal Control at (979) 361-3888 to have them scan the animal during regular business hours.
- If you have found a stray pet, you can bring it to the Bryan Animal Center during regular business hours: Tuesday through Friday from noon – 6 p.m., and Saturday from noon – 4 p.m.
The Bryan Animal Center has a Foster Program to help animals recover from medical issues or provide socialization skills. Opening your home to a shelter pet temporarily give an animal the time to decompress and heal faster without the full commitment of adoption. All supplies and food will be provided to you.
Types of animals needing foster
- Adult dogs and cats needing a break from the shelter. This can be anywhere from a couple of days to several months, depending on the type of pet and its particular needs.
- Dogs and cats with special behavioral needs. Some of our animals lack socialization and training, and time spent in a foster working on obedience and basic skills can be truly lifesaving!
- Neonatal kittens and puppies! They need bottle feedings every two to six hours, depending on their age a medical needs.
- Animals who are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery. If you don’t have any other pets, or, have a large, quiet area of your home, separate form other pets, we need you most of all for these types of pets. Having a quiet place to rest and recover makes a huge difference!
Foster home requirements
- Fill out the Bryan Animal Center Foster Application
- Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in our Foster Care Guidelines (Create)
- Access to text and email regularly and provide transportation to and from the Bryan Animal Center.
- Stay in contact with the Animal Center Programs Coordinator and provide updates and pictures of your foster pets progress.
- Have up to date rabies vaccinations for all animals living in your home.
The Bryan Animal Center welcomes volunteers to assist in the care of the animals in our facility. Providing love, care and attention to the more than 2,000 animals the shelter intakes each year is no small feat. We need the support of volunteers to ensure our dogs get daily exercise and enrichment, and help match pets with their forever families. Join our lifesaving volunteer team at the Bryan Animal Center and make a difference for homeless pets in your community.
Whether you’re a group looking for a one-time opportunity, a youth group needing service hours, or an individual who wants to commit to regular volunteering, we have a place for you here at the Bryan Animal Center. Volunteers can participate with a variety of jobs including animal care and enrichment, dog walking, cleaning and organizing, and special projects like videos, photography and shelter improvement projects.
Becoming a Bryan Animal Center volunteer
- Complete our online volunteer application
- You must have regular access to email and an email address
- You must Be 14 years old or older. Volunteers ages 14 to 17 must have a parent or guardian sign the application to be eligible to volunteer.
- Please note that volunteers under the age of 18 will NOT be able to handle any animals at our facility.
Court-ordered community service
The Bryan Animal Center supports individuals who are needing to complete court-order community service hours. This is an invaluable partnership for us to get much needed help in areas of the shelter where staff and volunteers need extra assistance. Court-ordered community service volunteers help support the shelter and the animals in our care by doing laundry, dishes, enrichment activities, sanitizing kennels and other duties as needed. Physical requirements of assigned tasks involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying and use force equal to 50 pounds with or without accommodation.
- Fill out the online volunteer application and supply your court information in the application.
If you have any questions or needing more information, please contact the Animal Center Programs Coordinator at (979) 209-5264.
Services we provide
There are several benefits in getting your pet microchipped:
- The biggest benefit of microchipping your pet is that it is a permanent form of identification.
- The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin, and takes seconds to implant
- The Bryan Animal Center offers HomeAgain Microchips for your pet
Bryan Animal Services offers spay/neuter services for eligible City of Bryan residents’ cats and dogs. To participate in our voucher program, the pet owner must:
- Have a valid photo ID with an address within the city limits of Bryan
- Pet owners are able to receive up to four vouchers
There are multiple ways that you can make a donation to the Bryan Animal Center. Any and all donations are appreciated and used to provide animals with essential food, shelter, and veterinary care.
If donating by check, please make it out to “Bryan Animal Center” and mail it to:
- Bryan Animal Center
2207 Finfeather Road
Bryan, Texas 77801
The Bryan Animal Center has an Amazon Wishlist that has items that we are currently in need of, and are required for the daily care of the pets.
Donate items directly
If donated online isn’t your thing, you can still look at the items on our Amazon Wishlist, purchase those items independently, and drop them off at the Bryan Animal Center.
In person donations accepted, include:
- Non-clumping cat litter
- Gently-used towels
- Fleece blankets
- Canned kitten and cat food
Please note: While we would love to accept donations of gently used comforters, dogs beds, sheets, and pillows, we don’t have washers or dryers to accommodate sanitizing large loads.
Community Outreach and Engagement
Involving the Bryan community is essential to the success of Bryan Animal Services. Through community involvement, education and outreach, our goal is to be a resource for the residence of the City of Bryan on animal related issues and responsible pet ownership.
Because children are the most common victims of serious dogs bites, the logical primary audience for education is those at greatest risk. Bryan Animal Services accepts invitations to area schools to educate and inform students about rabies, dangerous animals, the Animal Control profession and how to be a loving a responsible pet owner for life.
Residents and pet owners alike need to be aware of the role that the Bryan Animal Services department has in our community. We accept invitations from local homeowners’ associations and civic groups to educate adults on the responsibilities of pet owners and the legal duties of our Animal Control Officers. These educational forums help to decrease the level of misunderstand that may occur between pet owners and Bryan Animal Services staff.
We also welcome invitations to participate in outside adoption events where we can showcase our department and/or available pets to the public.
For more information on having a Bryan Animal Services staff member (and pets!) visit your business, school or organization, please contact our Programs Coordinator at (979) 209-5264.
Responsible Pet Ownership
Being a responsible pet owner is much more than just providing adequate water, food, and shelter for you pet. Because our pets can’t speak for themselves, we each take on a responsibility as owners to advocate for them and provide the support and resources they need to live healthy, happy lives. Providing that support begins even before you bring a pet home.*
- Avoid impulsive decisions when selecting a pet
- Select a pet that’s suited to your home and lifestyle
- Keep only the type and number of pets for which you can provide appropriate food, water, shelter, health care and companionship
- Commit to the relationship for the life of your pet(s)
- Provide appropriate exercise and mental stimulation
- Properly socialize and train your pet
- Recognize that pet ownership requires an investment of time and money
- Make sure your pet received preventative health care (vaccinations parasite control, etc.), as well as care for any illnesses or injuries
- Budget for potential emergencies
- Clean up after your pet
- Obey all local ordinances, including licensing, leash requirements and noise control
- Don’t allow your pet to stray or become unsocialized
- Make sure your pet is properly identifiable (i.e., tags, microchip or sterilization tattoo) and keep its registration up-to-date
- Don’t contribute to our nations pet overpopulation problem: limit your pet’s reproduction through spay/neuter, containment or manage breeding
- Prepare for an emergency or disaster, including assembling an evacuation kit
- Make alternate arrangements if you can no longer provide care for your pet
- Recognize any decline in your pet’s quality of life and make timely decisions in consultation with your veterinarian