The Austin Animal Center and Austin Humane Society are teaming up to offer adoption specials during the holiday season.
Starting on Thursday a person can adopt a pet of their choice at both shelters for $20. It is part of their Home for the Holidays adoption event.
People can also adopt two cats or kittens for $20. All pets over the age of five are free.
Puppies, however, will vary in price.
The Austin Humane Society said the holiday season is a great time to bring home a new member of the family.
"People really open up their hearts this time of the year," said Kelly Hanes with the Austin Humane Society. "They're looking for that opportunity to bring home that new family member to their extended family, and they're really looking for that opportunity of a great loving dog or great loving cat or in some cases 2 cats or 2 dogs.
"It's really important for us because our number one goal is get people to adopt from local shelters especially in the metro Austin area because we're all full. We're looking for the opportunity to match people who have opened up their hearts with the shelters and find them their perfect animal."
Home for the Holidays runs through January 7th at both shelters.