AAR’s mission is to work towards ending pet overpopulation that results in the euthanasia of unwanted cats and dogs. We do this by providing a rescue and adoption center, by emphasizing the importance of spaying and neutering and by educating on humane animal ownership. AAR is committed to the emotional, physical, and behavioral well being of each animal in our care. In addition to providing a shelter for abandoned animals, AAR has foster families for special needs animals, litters, and rehabilitation.

AAR is a Cat & Dog Center that includes a limited intake adoption facility, community education outreach, and an affordable wellness and spay/neuter clinic through our partners at Texas Litter Control. Founded in 2002 by dedicated animal lovers Angie Fenton, Barbara Schulz, and James Gordon, AAR is entirely managed and maintained by volunteers.

AAR's Mission

Although our mission statement says we want to end the unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable cats and dogs, we know that is a distant destination. So with your support, AAR will continue working towards making our community a no-kill, safe haven for homeless pets.
 

Making a Difference

Because AAR realizes spay/neuter is the only solution to pet overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia, part of our mission is to provide affordable spay/neuter to the public and we do this through our partnership with Texas Litter Control. TLC is located in our facility and appointments can be booked online at texaslittercontrol.org.

The Volunteers

Chopper
Each day approximately 40-50 volunteers (from pre-teens to seniors) care for the animals, oversee adoptions, and staff the front office. Additionally, volunteers chair many fundraising events and participate in civic events.
 
AAR’s policy is to treat the animals in our care as we would our own pets; we never euthanize a healthy, treatable, rehabilitatable, manageable animal. AAR has spent thousands of dollars on medical care and behavioral training; AAR has never euthanized to make space.  We had Chopper for almost five years before he was adopted by a wonderful loving couple.

The History of AAR

Humble Beginnings

AAR was born in a leased liquor store that we converted into a tiny shelter with a small lobby, one room for spay/neuter surgery, and two small rooms for rescued cats and dogs.

2003

Moving On

Although it was exciting to get started, we knew we wanted more.  It took about three  years, but with the support of several major donors, AAR purchased one acre with a large building on it. This allowed for the ability to shelter about 30 dogs, 20 cats, and have a large surgery room. With more community support, we purchased the 5 acres behind the Hufsmith location. Our plans were to build a 10,000 sq ft brand new building on the back of the property. 

2006

The New Chapter

Unfortunately, building codes and the shape of the second property made adding on impossible with the money we had raised.

In 2016, after looking at numerous properties, we purchased seven acres in Magnolia. The large 2-story /3-car garage property was transformed into Offices, Lobby, Cattery, and Clinic. The larger dogs received new kennels with indoor/outdoor access. The grounds were transformed to include an interactive dog exercise area – Clark’s Bark Park – in memory of a young animal lover.

Nov 09, 2017
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