Events

Due to COVID-19, all in-person tours and community activities have been suspended.  (We are not scheduling any events/tours/activities at this time.) Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for thinking of us as a participant at your event! Please read through these points to see if animals will work at your event. If you have any questions, please contact April at april.peiffer@wilco.org

  • The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is an open-intake shelter. We cannot guarantee what dogs and cats we will have at the shelter at the time of your event.
  • WCRAS will only take animals that we feel are compatible with your event. This may limit the number of animals attending your event. We will not guarantee a set number of animals.
  • All offsite events are run by volunteers on a volunteer basis. Scheduling and availability is based on the availability of our volunteers’ schedules. The percentage of dogs who get adopted from offsite adoption events is very low. Volunteers are more encouraged to participate in events which help the shelter in multiple ways. 
  • Events require at least two volunteers. Each event will have one lead volunteer. The helping volunteers may bring animals. This always leaves one volunteer to help with breaks and emergencies.
  • Volunteers work on a voluntary basis. WCRAS cannot guarantee a volunteer(s) will sign up for your event.
  • Please be realistic with our volunteers and our animals. Our shelter primarily has adult, large dogs living at the facility. This is who you can expect at your event.
  • All volunteers handling animals must have been trained through our orientation, 1:1, and additional trainings.
  • WCRAS handles domestic animal-related crisis situations for Hutto, Leander, Cedar Park, Round Rock, and Williamson County. If we are in a crisis situation, we may have to cancel our attendance to your event.
  • A minimum of three weeks' notice is needed so that a request to volunteers has time to be submitted.
  • Generally speaking, adoption events do not draw crowds. In order for events to be successful, either a crowd needs to already be present or marketing needs to be done to create a crowd for adoptions.
  • Generally speaking, dogs do not do well near loud, live music (especially with lots of percussion). If this applies to your event, please reserve a spot for us away from the live music. 
  • Water and weather play a part in our ability to participate. Our dogs must have easy access to water. Our dogs (and volunteers) cannot be in a sunny/hot area for long periods of time without shade or water. In addition, too extreme temperatures (cold and hot) or storms/rain may prevent us from attending.
  • Please complete this form and email it to April Peiffer: april.peiffer@wilco.org.

We are appreciative of all invites and are working with limited resources. We appreciate your understanding.

 
Special Events

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays is a foster drive held from November through early January that saves the lives of the lost and abandoned pets of Williamson County and raises awareness about the importance of pet adoption during the holiday season. More families bring a new pet home during the holiday season than at any other time of the year. Let's complete these families with a life saved.

All fosters dogs and cats must be one year or older, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before they go into foster homes.

All foster families must fill out a foster application and present a valid photo ID. Fill out your foster application here.

Foster dogs and cats will still be available for our adoption on our website. Potential adopters can email wcras@wilco.org to get in touch with foster families.

Foster families will either contact the potential adopters in 24 hours to chat about the foster pet or contact the shelter in 24 hours to complete the adoption.

Adoption fees are the special at that time.

The shelter is responsible for the foster's medical needs and helps with training needs. The foster family loves and cares for the foster as if he or she were their very own.

Fur Ball

Fur Ball Announcement


Please join us for our virtual 11th Annual Fur Ball on November 7th, 2020, at 7 p.m. 

Click here to purchase tickets or sponsorship.

Bets For Pets

Bets for Pets banner

Bets for Pets will be rescheduled. All purchased tickets and sponsorships will be honored. Please email Misty at mvalenta@wilco.org with questions.

When it comes to saving animals’ lives, you bet we can!

Join us for our inaugural Bets for Pets Casino Night benefiting the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter’s Medical Fund, Jane’s Fund. This event, presented by the Fans of Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, will raise the needed donations to help the sick and injured animals most in need of life-saving medical care.
Join us for games, heavy hor d'oeuvres, drinks, and fun - all while surrounded by a unique collection of pristine and vintage automobiles!

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM

Vehicles Unique, 3 Sierra Way, Georgetown, TX 78626

Share the event using hashtag #winningwilco by posing for photographs with the cars while making sure to not touch, enter or sit in them.

Purchase your tickets or sponsorships here.

Ticket and Sponsorship Breakdown:
(if preferred checks for sponsorship can be mailed to
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter
attn: Misty Valenta
1855 SE Inner Loop
Georgetown, TX 78626)

Tickets: $50
Tickets include entrance to the event, two drink tickets, and 10 game tokens.

Spotlight Sponsorships: $500
Each of these sponsorships includes two event tickets, four drink tickets, and 20 game tokens. Plus branding on game table, Tshirts, as well as advertising on social media.
Blackjack Table Sponsor four sponsorships available
Craps Table Sponsor one sponsorship available
Roulette Table Sponsor one sponsorship available
Texas Hold’em Poker Table Sponsor one sponsorship available

Pit Stop Sponsorship: $1000
Sponsorship includes four event tickets, one premium parking spot, eight drink tickets (two per person), and 40 game tokens. Plus, branding on napkins and food table, Tshirts, as well as advertising on social media.

Fueling Station Sponsorship: $1000
Sponsorships includes four event tickets, premium parking spot, eight drink tickets (two per person), and 40 game tokens. Plus, branding on napkins and bar, Tshirts, as well as advertising on social media.

Event Sponsorship: $5000
The Event Sponsor will be featured as the “presented by” sponsor on all marketing and media, branding on the token bucket and event video, public recognition during chip purchasing specials, eight event tickets, two premium parking spots, sixteen drink tickets (two per person), and 80 game tokens. Plus advertisement on social media.

Additional Tokens (purchased at the event): $20 for 10 tokens.

Purchase your tickets or sponsorships here.