There are few experiences more rewarding than providing a forever home for a deserving dog or cat. Why not pay a visit to one of these local shelters and choose a companion for your pet-friendly Springs at Corpus Christi apartment home?
1. Gulf Coast Humane Society
3118 Cabaniss Pkwy
GCHS is the largest no-kill shelter in South Texas. They have been in operation since 1945 and moved into their current facility in 1998. Save time by downloading and completing the application form before going in to select your pet. Dogs over 30 pounds (which Springs welcomes) require an at-home visit before final approval. All adoptees go home with a starter bag of food and a coupon for a wellness visit with a vet. Hours are 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon until 5 p.m. Sunday.
2. The Cattery
8201 Weber Rd
Felines take center stage at this no-kill, cage-free center for rescue cats. When you visit, a counselor will ask questions to determine what type of cat you're looking for, and then you get to spend time visiting with the "residents." All cats are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and chipped. The Cattery accepts applications for indoor cats only. The shelter and store are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.
3. Pets and Animals Life Shelter
1101 Navigation Blvd
PALS is a no-kill shelter that is funded completely through donations. In addition to adoptions, they have an on-site clinic that offers spaying, neutering and vaccines for a minimum cost. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday. Clinic hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, with spaying and neutering performed by appointment on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
4. Coastal Bend Small Breed Rescue
2512 Laguna Shores Rd
As the name states, CBSBR specializes in rescuing and re-homing dogs and cats weighing 20 pounds or less. In 1998 they saved "Ashley" from euthanization at the city shelter and kept her for 19 months until she was adopted. Since then they have successfully placed more than 2,000 companion pets. Hours are 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily except Wednesday, when the shelter opens at 4 p.m.
You and your new pet will have fun meeting other dogs and their "humans" at our on-site off-leash dog park.
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