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Shelters & Rescues are Overcrowded… How can you help?

Shelters & Rescues are Overcrowded… How can you help?

Shelters & Rescues are Overcrowded… How can you help?

Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas (ASVT) has found homes for more than 400 animals during 2023 in our foster program and it is a revolving door – we take them in – give medical care – spay and neuter and find them homes – take in more & repeat. Every animal has a story and how it came to us.

Every dog has a story…

Hi World! I’m Olivia! I’m a fun loving beautiful girl. I’m about 5 ½ years young and weigh about 58 pounds. Best guess is I’m a Rhodesian Ridgeback and Lab mix breed. I was adopted in 2019 as just a puppy. My family had me for more than 4 years and decided to return me. A new family member moved into our home and that new family member didn’t like me. I was very sad! I’m housetrained and know how to use a doggie door. I’m healthy. devoted, playful, loving and want to be your lap dog. I love toys and I am playful in a gentle way! I would love to come live with you and bring happiness to your family! Please let Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas know if you would like to meet me!

    Olivia loves life!

Hi Everyone! It’s me Teddy! I’m a little guy weighing in at about 10 pounds and I’m a young 5 year old. My foster mom says I’m a good boy. I was so lucky to wander into the yard of a wonderful family. They took me in and took care of me. I had some itchy skin and they put lotion on me to make me feel better. They contacted ASVT and here I am! SAVED! I play well with other dogs and get along with cats and children. Foster mom thinks I’m a mix of Rat Terrier and Chihuahua. That’s why I’m a little guy. I love playing with toys, but also like to relax and snuggle. I’m leash trained and crate trained. I love to ride in the car! I’m a perfect little dog! Please let Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas know if you would like to meet me!

  Teddy loves to have fun with his family!

ASVT takes in unwanted, discarded, community animals to lighten the load on shelters and we place them in temporary ASVT foster homes until adopted. Unfortunately we can’t take them all. Unwanted animals are at an all-time high and the local shelters are bursting at the seams and there is no sign of slowdown in sight.

We thank Dock Line Magazine for allowing us to share information on what is happening right under our noses here in our Community. This is not meant to sadden the public but to share awareness of the issues and the options for helping improve the situation.

Montgomery County Animal Shelter (MCAS), located on Hwy 242 houses hundreds of animals, plus has hundreds in foster care! Can you visualize what that must be like? They arrive unwanted, some starving, sick and neglected. Quite often you will see MCAS personnel going beyond their regular work hours and volunteering extra hours to help the animals in need.

Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas is a foster based rescue organization. We depend on foster parents to help us improve the quality of lives for animals in our community. ASVT has been active in rescuing homeless and abandoned pets since 2010.

ASVT is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. We are dedicated to helping abandoned, abused and neglected animals. NO ONE IS PAID and we appreciate the Donations, Fosters and Volunteers to help us continue.

I personally became involved with fostering for ASVT about 10 years ago. I was asked if I would like to foster an injured Chihuahua named Soldier that was having his leg amputated. My first thought was how can I ever love a dog and then let him go. Everyone assured me I could do it, so I went with it. Well, I was right. When it came time for his first meet and greet I was in tears. Soldier was my first “foster fail”. But, I did try again and it didn’t become easier to let them go, but I realized I was saving a life and making sure my fosters were placed in a safe and loving home. After more than 300 fosters, many tears of joy, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.

All fosters shown here are waiting to be adopted. Please consider adopting a rescue pet.

WHAT IS A PET FOSTER HOME? Being a pet foster parent, you provide a temporary home for a pet on the way to adoption. The number of pets that ASVT can save depends on the number of fosters who open their homes and hearts to foster them.

WHY DO ANIMALS NEED FOSTER CARE? Fostering saves two animals lives when shelters are full. The one you foster and the one that can now use the kennel freed at the shelter.

Whatever the reason, these pets need extra love and care before they can be adopted. Providing foster care can be a lifesaving gift for a homeless pet.

Fosters find their forever homes by ASVT networking on numerous pet finder websites, on our website, Facebook page and adoption events. This gives people looking to adopt a rescue pet a wide venue to look for their dream pet.


If you would like to help the homeless pets of our community and become an ASVT foster, just visit our website and submit a foster application. We would love for you to foster volunteer, adopt or donate.



Kroger grocery stores will donate a percentage of your purchases to ASVT. Every time you shop, be sure to use your Kroger Plus Card or Alt-ID at checkout.
Use the link below to sign in or create a Kroger account. When you edit your Kroger Community Rewards information, be sure to enter ASVTs NPO# HJ136. THANK YOU Kroger shoppers!




You can visit our website to sign up to foster and donate using our DONATE button. Donations help us pay for medical expenses, food, supplies and transporting animals to areas with high adoption needs.

ASVT also sponsors a Spay/Neuter Program for community animals whose owners cannot afford to have their pets altered. This helps decrease the rise of community puppies and kittens that will end up in the shelters.

The accomplishments of ASVT would not be possible without partners like Wiesner Automotive, Ransoms Steakhouse, Animal Hospital of Montgomery, Bruce and Toni Sellers, Dock Line Magazine and so many more.

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