Welcome to Heart To Home, previously known as the Temple Animal Shelter. In the last year, we've dedicated ourselves to transforming the shelter into a space that enhances the lives of our animals and betters the experience for both residents and staff. Our vision at Heart To Home is to reimagine the animal adoption process, ensuring a seamless and delightful experience at our facility, all while increasing our ability to care for more animals.
Upcoming Events: Join us on Wednesday, January 10th, from 4-6 pm for the grand reopening of the Heart To Home Animal Adoption Center, formerly known as the Temple Animal Shelter. We're celebrating the rebranding of our beloved adoption center with a ribbon cutting, tours of the newly renovated space, giveaways, and half-priced animal adoptions! We hope you'll join us to witness the exciting changes we've made!
Adoption Agreement & Fees
Below are the regular-priced adoption fees Cat Adoption Fees $65 – Male cats neutered by the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care $75 – Female cats spayed by the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care $40 – Male or Female cats previously spayed or neutered $10 – Unaltered cats with the optional $55 neuter voucher for males or $65 spay voucher for females
Dog Adoption Fees $75 – Male dogs neutered by the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care $85 – Female dogs spayed by the Greater Temple-Belton Foundation for Animal Care $50 – Male or Female dogs previously spayed or neutered $20 – Unaltered dogs with the optional $55 neuter voucher for males or $65 spay voucher for females
The new owner of an adopted unaltered pet must have the pet spayed or neutered within 2 weeks of the adoption date or by the pet’s six (6) month birthday, whichever occurs last.
Surrender Fees Surrender (turn in) fees are $45.00 per adult and/or $45.00 per litter (under 3 months old) for Temple residents. We do not take out-of-town animals, we only service City of Temple residents.
Please call 254-298-5732 to make an appointment.
Why Adopt? Public and private animal shelters in nearly every community across the United States are filled with dogs and cats. There are lost pets whose owners cannot be found. There are pets whose owners can no longer keep them. There are younger animals, older animals, mixed breeds and purebreds. They have all one thing in common: Each hoping for a permanent and loving home.
Unfortunately for most of these animals, there will be no new home. Why? Not enough people choose to adopt their animal companions from a shelter. The solution to this tragic problem starts WITH YOU! First, spay and neuter your current pets. Second, when you are ready to add a cat or dog to your family, visit the City of Temple's Animal Shelter.
Lost Pets vs. Adoptable Pets Stray pets are held for 3 calendar days and may be available to the public for adoption. Please remember, it is against the law if your pet is not wearing vaccination tags - this will also help if your pet becomes lost.
An impounded dog or cat which is not claimed by an owner within the three days following the day of its impoundment may be released to any person for a fee of twenty dollars ($20). The decision to place an animal for adoption is in the sole discretion of the authorized custodian of the animal shelter.
Reclamation Fees $20 plus $5 for each additional day it is held. You have 3 days until your pet is available for adoption.
Donations for Heart to Home
Temple Animal Services gratefully accepts donations to help with caring for homeless animals at the shelter.