Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions (formerly Lago Vista Pet Adoption and Welfare Service, Inc. (LV PAWS)), started in 1997, is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to preventing animal suffering, rescuing and caring for stray and abandoned dogs and cats and finding good homes for these animals, educating the public about responsible pet ownership, and encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their animals.
The shelter was built entirely from donated community funds, labor, and materials (on leased land). We are funded by donations only. Currently, 100% of our incoming donations are used to care for the homeless animals and to maintain the facility.
The services we provide include sheltering and caring for homeless dogs and cats; administering medical care (which includes vaccinations, FIV/FeLV testing for cats, heartworm testing for dogs, sterilization for animals who are of an appropriate age and are deemed to be in good health by a licensed veterinarian), socializing stray/abandoned cats and dogs, facilitating pet adoptions, providing spay/neuter vouchers for animals that must be sterilized after adoptions, promoting pet education, counseling pet owners, coordinating and promoting a low-cost community spay/neuter program and a feral cat spay/neuter and release program, and microchipping shelter animals in an effort to ensure that lost pets are reunited with their owners.
Adopting a Lifelong Friend
If you are interested in meeting our shelter dogs and/or cats, please call Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions at 512.267.6876 to schedule an appointment. Because we are volunteers, we do not have someone available to answer the phone at all times. Please leave a message and an adoption counselor will get back to you as soon as possible. We also have adoption days at some pet stores and at our shelter. Click here to learn the latest times and places.
Come Visit Us!
Lifelong Friends is located in Lago Vista on FM 1431. The shelter is on the left-hand side of the highway if you are traveling west on FM 1431. We are a couple blocks past the traffic light, next door to Lago Vista Animal Clinic.
Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions Center 20803 FM 1431
P.O. Box 4100
Lago Vista, TX 78645