Senior for Senior Program

Senior Cat

Pets who are 6 years old or over are available for adoption at no cost to adopters who are age 65 and older!
*NOTE* Adoption prices may vary at offsite locations

Why should seniors adopt a senior?

Having a pet to care for brings joy and purpose to your life, gives you a reason to get out and exercise, helps you live longer, and best of all, brings you unconditional love, which is definitely beneficial to your health!

Plus, studies have shown the following benefits to having a cat or dog:

  • lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • reduced stress
  • reduced risk of heart disease
  • faster surgical recovery
  • helps to fight loneliness and depression
  • stimulus to exercise
  • longer, happier life in general!


Training Programs

Teacher's Pet Program Logo of Cartoon Dog in a Scholar's Cap


Teacher’s Pet is pilot program in partnership with the Fans of Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. This program aims to encourage the successful adoption of some of the shelter’s longest-stay dogs by providing up to 5 FREE training sessions once the dog has been adopted.

There are 5 dogs in the Teacher’s Pet program to start, selected by shelter staff. All an adopter needs to do to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity is contact Every Dog Behavioral Training to make arrangements. The first training session is held virtually; further training sessions may be virtual or in-person, at the discretion of Every Dog.

Look for the Teacher's Pet logo on the select dogs' profiles.








Honor Roll Logo


The shelter pays for a positive-reinforcement-based trainer to train select dogs in the shelter twice a week. This training helps the dogs learn good manners and makes their transition into a new home go more smoothly. Once adopted, the Honor Roll dogs' adopters may receive a free session with the trainer in order to learn what the dog has been taught through this program. Going forward, training may continue with the same trainer at a discounted rate.

If you're a positive-reinforcement-based trainer interested in participating in the Honor Roll program, email [email protected].








GoodPup Logo


Williamson County Regional Animal is excited to announce our partnership with GoodPup, the nation's leading dog training service over live 1-on-1 video chat. Every WCRAS community member will receive 1 FREE week of training + 20% Off for Life, AND GoodPup will make a generous donation to WCRAS to help us care for more animals! 

Outdoorsy Cats


Barn Cat Quartet

Have a barn, factory, stable, winery, or other indoor/outdoor space? You need an outdoorsy cat! The outdoorsy cats prefer to live in barns or similar environments where they have full access to the outdoors. Many cats we receive are feral and cannot be re-homed into a home environment.  Email [email protected] to check availability of adoptable outdoorsy cats or to be placed on our wait list.

Our Outdoorsy Cats:

  • Are spayed/neutered
  • Are rabies vaccinated
  • Need food, water, and shelter
  • Help control pest population
  • Keep other cats off your property
  • Are always a Free Adoption to a good home
Rescue Group Application


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Are you a rescue group interested in partnering with us?  Fill out this Rescue Group Application.

You will need:

  • 501(c)3 documentation;
  • Vaccination & spay/neuter policy;
  • Adoption application.

Questions?  Email [email protected].