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About Lifelong Friends

Our Mission

Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions is a non-profit 501c(3), no-kill pet rescue center dedicated to preventing animal suffering, rescuing and caring for stray and abandoned dogs and cats and finding homes for these animals, educating the public about responsible pet ownership, and encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their animals.

We refuse to participate in the killing of hundreds of healthy, homeless animals that takes place every 60 seconds in America. In the rare event that a cat or dog has a terminal disease, such as cancer, or it has extensive injuries from which it cannot recover, the animal will be humanely euthanized to prevent suffering.

We are a volunteer organization, and it has been your continued support and compassion that has allowed us to manage animal rescue challenges, operate and maintain our facility, and facilitate hundreds of adoptions over the past twenty years.

Fact Sheet

Since 1997, Lifelong Friends has been providing a safe haven for abandoned and abused animals. Over 2,000 animals have passed through our doors. Since being founded as a no-kill pet rescue center, we have mainly been operated by volunteers. Assistance with medical treatment and spay/neuter initiatives has been made possible by funding from various grants awarded from corporations like PetSmart and agencies like LCRA and the Texas State Animal Friendly License Plate Foundation. Volunteers work hard caring for the animals and are as dedicated to improving community awareness. The rescue center has improved and expanded its facilities and operation by the grace of fundraisers like Strut Your Mutt, Amplify Austin, and the generous assistance of our many supporters.

We are located in Lago Vista, Texas, approximately 15 miles northwest of Austin.