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Ready to Adopt?

Dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are soooo cute! And they look so helpless and appealing.

But, bringing a pet into your life is a HUGE COMMITMENT in time, money, and energy. You must be prepared, mentally and emotionally, to meet this commitment

Young animals are like any youngster, even human ones. They go through "growing pains" - house-breaking, obedience training, and teething - plus they require time kitten and attention. All the fun and cute antics that make the puppy or kitten adorable can be more of a challenge than you imagined.

Adult dogs have gone through their growing pains but may bring “baggage” from their previous lives with them, typically lack of attention, but often abuse. So, it may take some time for your new dog to adjust to you and your home.

Cats are less prone than dogs to adjustment problems, but it will still take time for a new cat to settle in.

When you adopt a pet, you accept responsibility for an animal’s life and well-being. Your reward will be unconditional love, companionship and a lifelong friend.

The Adoption Process at the Hill Country SPCA

The adoption process at the Hill Country SPCA is a matchmaking process. We strive to match the best possible pet with the best possible home and family.

A typical adoption goes something like this…

  1. Stop in and visit us at the Hill Country SPCA.
  2. Find a dog or cat you are interested in.
  3. Our staff will find space either inside or outside for you to spend some one-on-one time and get to know each other.
  4. Once you have decided on one of our pets, complete and submit an adoption application. It takes us approximately 24 hours to process each pet application.  Pets do not go home the same day the application is submitted.
  5. When the application has been processed, a staff member will call to let you know if you have been approved.
  6. Upon approval, we will arrange a time when you are able to come back to Hill Country SPCA, complete final adoption paperwork, and pick up your new pet.

When picking up your pet, be prepared with a pet carrier for transportation. HCSPCA does not provide or loan pet carriers or crates.

Hill Country SPCA Dog Adoption Application (Word)

Hill Country SPCA Dog Adoption Application (PDF)

Hill Country SPCA Cat Adoption Application (Word)

Hill Country SPCA Cat Adoption Application (PDF)

Drop off, mail, fax, or email completed Adoption Applications to:

Hill Country SPCA

2981 S Hwy 16
Fredericksburg TX 78624
PH (830) 990-9085
FX (830) 990-9080

email  info@hillcountryspca.com

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Selecting a Pet

When preparing to adopt a pet, consider what you want and what your home environment is like.

  • Do you want to adopt:  An adult dog?  An adult cat?  A puppy?  A kitten?
  • Why are you adopting a new pet:  Child’s pet?  Family pet?  Companion?  Companion for another pet? Barn cat/mouser?  Watch dog?
  • How many people live in your household?
  • What are the number and ages of your children?
  • Do you live in a:  House?  Apartment?  Condo?  Duplex?  Mobile home?
  • Do you have a fenced yard?

Careful answers to such questions will help you and your Trudy Brune Hill Country SPCA adoption counselor better select a pet that will be a loving addition to your household.

Hill Country SPCA Adoption Fees


Adults 6 months and up


Kittens 6 months and under


Purebred all ages




Adults 6 months and up


Puppies 6 months and under


Purebred all ages

Varies with breed


When you adopt a dog or cat from the Hill Country SPCA, he or she has been vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and has also received various medical treatments. The adoption fee you pay helps to cover these costs.

Here is what we do to treat your new pet and representative costs to have your vet perform these services.

Cat Dog
Treatment Cost* Treatment Cost*


$40 and up


$50 and up


$35 and up


$40 and up

FIV/Felv Test


Heartworm Test




















Flea Treatment, ea


Flea Treatment, ea.



Heartworm, ea.


Total Cost:
$165 and up
Total Cost: $198 and up

As you can see, the adoption fee for a pet from The Hill Country SPCA is considerably less than the cost of having a vet provide the same quality of healthcare for a pet obtained elsewhere.

Please consider adopting one of our homeless animals.


Hill Country SPCA Guides to New Pets

New Puppy Guide (PDF)

New Adult Dog Guide (PDF)

New Cat and Kitten Guide (PDF)

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Make a Donation for the Animals in Our Care

We spend more than $50 a month to provide food, shelter, and medical attention for each animal in our care.

If you would like to help us, please visit Help the Animals to make a secure online donation.

The Hill Country SPCA respects the privacy of its donors and does not sell or exchange any donor information.

Remember…. It’s all about the animals!

The Hill Country SPCA
2981 South Highway 16
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
(830) 990-9085