About Lifelong Friends
Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions (formerly Lago Vista Pet Adoption and Welfare Service, Incorporated) 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 homes for these animals, educating the public about responsible pet ownership, and encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their animals.
We are NOT the average shelter and refuse to participate in the killing of hundreds of healthy, homeless animals that takes place every 60 seconds in America. We are an all volunteer organization, and it has been your continued support and compassion that has allowed us to manage animal rescue challenges, operate and maintain our shelter, and facilitate hundreds of adoptions.
Since 1997, Lifelong Friends (Lago Vista PAWS) has been providing a safe haven for abandoned and abused animals. Over 2,000 animals have passed through our doors. Operated solely by volunteers, our by-laws instill the philosophy of the founders as a no-kill shelter. Assistance with medical treatment and spay/neuter initiatives have been made possible by funding from various grants awarded from corporations like PetsMart and agencies like LCRA and the Texas State Animal Friendly License Plate Foundation.Volunteers work hard caring for the animals and are as dedicated to improving community awareness. The shelter has improved and expanded its facilities and operation by the grace of fundraisers like the Silent Auction, Garage Sales, Dog walks and the generous assistance of our many supporters.
We are located in Lago Vista, Texas, approximately 15 miles northwest of Austin.