Inspiring "Tails"

We are so fortunate to witness and be a part of some incredibility heartwarming transformations here at the Alvin Animal Adoption Center and we want to share them with you!

Read and see some of our incredible furbabies' inspiring "tails" below.




 Sydney’s Story

Sydney came to the Alvin Animal Adoption Center after a citizen witnessed her thrown from a moving vehicle two days after Christmas 2016. Sydney suffered from a shattered leg and her entire body was sore from the impact. After seven weeks of healing, Sydney went to her new furever family. Read their update below!

Update from Sydney's family:

“Kindly allow me to provide a final update on Sydney, as promised.  She was spayed on March 13th and recovered without any problems at all. She has gained 15 pounds since I picked her up and she has settled in nicely.  She’s a very sweet, loyal dog, who never gets very far away from me.  She is, of course, very energetic, and she loves her early morning walks.  She often takes the opportunity to “herd” our bulldog.  We will have her at the vet later this month to weigh her again.  We’ve been getting a single heart worm/tick pill every month because of her rapid weight gain.  Suffice it to say that she has a very different life, now, than the one she started out with, and we appreciate all the effort y’all put in taking care of her until we found her.”

  • Sydney at In-take

  • Sydney Update



 Hope’s road to Happiness

Hope was picked up by ACO Moore after being called about a dog who was struck by a vehicle. When ACO Moore arrived on-scene, she met Hope. Hope hadn’t been struck by a vehicle after all – she was extremely malnourished, full of intestinal parasites, underweight, and too weak to stand on her own. Hope only knew a cruel life but immediately felt love from her new friends at the Alvin Animal Adoption Center. After 5 1/2 MONTHS at the AAAC slowly gaining weight and getting healthier and stronger, Hope finally found the perfect furever family just for her!

  • Hope at in-take (09.2016)

  • Hope at in-take (09.2016)

  • Hope after some AAAC TLC (02.2017)

  • Hope enjoying her new home


 Tessa’s Triumph

Tessa had been struck by a vehicle and nearly killed. A citizen called for help and that’s when ACO LaChapelle responded to the horrific scene. Tessa was rushed to the vet and underwent emergency surgery to amputate her rear leg, tail, and to save her life. Just a few short days later, Tessa needed a second surgery to remove a bit more of her leg because she wasn’t healing properly. After spending almost two months recovering and learning to get around on three legs, Tessa was adopted just in time for Christmas!

  • Tessa at in-take (10.2016)

  • Tessa during recovery (12.2016)

  • Tessa waiting to meet her new siblings on Christmas!


 Windy’s big Win

Windy and her two brothers arrived at our shelter right after Harvey. Unfortunately their health quickly went downhill and Windy’s brothers both passed away from what we suspected to be panleukopenia. Windy also started to get very weak and show signs of panleukopenia as well. A citizen who was interested in adopting Windy stepped up and offered to fund any vetting Windy would need to try to save her life. After multiple visits to the vet, twice daily subcutaneous fluid injections by her foster, and lots of love, Windy pulled through and was finally in the clear. Windy beat the odds and proved to have a strong desire to live a happy life! Three weeks after arriving at the shelter, Windy was finally able to start her new life with her furever family.




If you are unable to adopt a shelter pet,

there are other ways to help!

Donations to the shelter can be made over the phone at 281.388.4331, in person at the shelter at 550 W Highway 6 in Alvin, sent to our mailing address 1500 S Gordon Street, Alvin, TX 77511 or via PayPal using the donation button below.

You can donate directly to our medical fund at the Veterinary Hospital of Alvin to help with our pets needing special medical attention. Donations may be made by phone at 281.331.6158 or in person at 1401 FM 1462 in Alvin.

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