Animal Welfare Society
of Bandera County

Adoption Locations:


Monday - Friday


Saturday - Sunday


The Rim next to Hobby Lobby, The Summitt by Sams Club (410 & Evers), Bandera Point Shopping Center (next to Kohls at 1604 and Bandera Rd.)



12pm - 5pm

Bandera Point Shopping Center (next to Kohls at 1604 and Bandera Rd.)

from Lowes


Donations go a long way to help us get our dogs and cats ready for adoption. We are also in need of foster families.


Please visit our donation page to make a donation...Thank You!!

Companies that help us through donations...

Groups and Organizations that help us out with other services...

Mailing Address:

PO Box 64038

Pipe Creek, TX 78063

Animal Welfare Society of Bandera is a 501c3 “No Kill” organization.  We have been in business for 16+ years.  We rescue dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from high kill animal control facilities in hopes of saving as many precious pets as possible.

Welcome to AWSBC

What a year 2014 has been! We opened two new PetSmart stores (Bandera Pointe PetSmart & the Rim Shopping Center PetSmart). We are also back at our very first PetSmart at LaCima off Loop 410 – we were at this store for 14 years so it feels like going home again. Going from one store to three has been a HUGE development for us. We can only hope, pray, and work hard to make sure these stores will save even more precious pet’s lives!! We are certainly doing the “work hard” routine and I think it’s going to certainly be an adventure for all us – please wish us well!! We have taken in so many wonderful pets needing serious medical help - our little doggies Charity, Malcolm, and Mouse all needed major surgeries and we managed to get their surgeries for them. WHOOPEE!! And our little kitties, Ms. Jillian, Minnie Mouse, Lex, Mr. Balboa, and our two “arrow” kitties who were shot with bow and arrows. And, before I forget, our Ivan who will be having his surgery February 18th! We feel so fortunate to have been given the chance to save all of them – WHICH WE DID!!! We also feel fortunate to have had people donate to us to help these precious pets! Thanks to all of you who made a donation to help us get the treatment they needed! It has been really hectic trying to get all of them cared for and most had to go to specialty clinics (primarily South Texas Veterinary Specialist at Stone Oak). They have been so kind in lending a hand and helping us keep the cost(s) down as low as possible. This is an AWESOME place to take a pet that might need special assistance. I took our dog, Chancey, to them a few years ago for cancer treatment and they were all so kind and helpful during this time. Hopefully you’ll never have the need – but if you do, please consider going to this wonderful specialty clinic in Stone Oak! We also want to thank Dr. Meier at Leon Valley Vet Clinic (210-681-1391) for all his assistance – he has literally been a life-saver for all of us! We highly recommend this clinic. We have met some wonderful people that have adopted our dogs and cats which always bring smiles to our faces. We are so thankful when they contact our Facebook page and send updates on those adoptions. Please be sure to go to our FB page (AWSBC1) and take a look at what’s going on! Needless to say, we have had to have some fundraisers to help us pay for all these surgeries. I thank Amy Rodriquez, Cathy Rowley, and Linda Thorpe for all their time and energy to get these successful fundraisers for us. Hill Country Animal League in Boerne has always been there for us for our spay/neuters and vet care. This is a wonderful facility doing great work towards pet overpopulation issues. Please contact them if you need to have your pet altered or if you are a trap, neuter, return group. Their services are inexpensive and they do great work – 830-249-2341. Our wonderful dog ladies, Katy Cenicola and Elaine Casey have done a great job getting our doggies to and from adoption events. AND they are foster parents also! Way to go you two!! And our awesome kitty adoption counselors: Amy Rodriquez, Katy Cenicola, Cathy Rowley, Maria Spann, Miko Fujimoto, Marilyn Buchanan, Elaine Whitmore, and Allison Miffin have done an outstanding job at finding good homes for our kitties! You couldn’t ask for better people – hard workers, caring, and can answer any question you might have! Our foster parents have been the link to saving so many lives and we are so thankful for all their tlc they give to our wonderful pets. A big thank you goes out to: the McCandles’ family, Linda Thorpe, Cenicola family, Elaine Casey, Amy Rodriquez, Miko Fujimoto, Judy and Everett Rogers, Tina Cahill, and ????????????. Without them we couldn’t do what we do! Yep, 2014 was a good year but we’re looking forward to 2015 being an even bigger and better year! This will be our 19th year of doing rescue work. Wow, time has passed by so quickly! Over 10,000 animals’ lives have been saved by this little rescue group – we are all so proud of what has been accomplished. We are here to help with any pet issues you might encounter. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will help you with whatever you might need whether you adopted from us or from any other group. We just want what is best for all animals!

Donations always needed and accepted with many thanks