Classic Cats and Canines

Classic Canines and Cats is a program started by a group of dedicated volunteers in the fall of 2012 and was adopted as a sponsored program by Friends of AAC in December of 2012. In its first week of existence, they helped facilitate the adoptions of over 30 senior dogs and cats! Classic Cats and Canines has partnered with the Austin branch of AARP and their “Seniors helping Seniors” program.


Dedicated toward rehoming dogs and cats 5 years and older that have been displaced by transitional
situations such as housing, incapacity of a caretaker, or other circumstances out of their control. These
great animals are awaiting a new forever home at the Austin Animal Center and often represent the highest need
to exit the shelter system quickly and return to a suitable home environment after having been in a single home
their entire life and abruptly placed into the care of the shelter.

  1. Adopting an “older” animal will save it’s life.
  2. Older animals are usually trained and understand at least basic commands.
  3. Older animals are calmer and less energetic than younger ones.
  4. They are generally long over their younger “misbehaving” days.
  5. They have already been displaced and typically have waited much longer for a new home than their younger counterparts.
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