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Animal Advocates / Shelters/Rescue

  •  All Things Wild:

  • Amanda's Farm/Animal Sitting Service:


 Let's Keep our Pets Safe!!
     Animal Poisonous Plant/Flower Guide:  Link Provided by Samantha


 austinpetsalive.orgAustin Pets Alive!

 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703





  • Bastrop Animal Control:  512-581-4080

        Go to to view adoptable animals and for more         shelter details.

  •  Bastrop County Animal Shelter:




 Animal Shelter
  • Bastrop County Humane Society

1192 Highway 304
bastrop, Texas 78602
Phone: 512-303-3924
Adopt a pet from Bastrop County Humane Society

Bastrop County Humane Society directions and map

Below is a map for Bastrop County Humane Society, please call for specific directions.




  • The Collie Cottage:  Pet Resort and Spa.  Boarding and Doggie Day Care!  15805 Giese Lane, #B, Manor, TX 78653.  512-285-3442.

             Great Facilities                                   Excellent Staff

         Large Fenced Yards                         Unlimited Personal Attention

           Interactive Play                             Large Enclosures, No Crates



          Director -Nancy, 512-796-0046, Elgin, TX.




Lost and Found 

 Animal Resources

Dreamtime Animal Sanctuary - area wide all animals - 512-796-0046 

Elgin Police Department - within Elgin city limits only - 512-285-4445



  •   Friends of Bastrop Animal Shelter:  P.O. Box 2219, Bastrop, TX, 512-581-7377


    More than 3 million animals are

    needlessly put to death each year in the U.S.  Is it

    time for you to lay out the welcome mat?





    • Journey's Love Animal Rescue

    •  The Humane Society Of The United States:




    Trap and Release Program for Stray Cats

    Call Deborah Wright for details!



    Feral Cat Program 

     A free stry cat spay/nueter program for stray/free roamimg

    cats is under way. Reservations are required.

    Clinics are open every Wednesday and Thursday, check-in

    time is 6:30 - 8:30 a.m.  -  pick-up time is 6:30 p.m.

    To schedule a visit

    or contact Deborah Wright at 512-423-3215.

    •  Vicki's German Shepherd Ranch 

    Reserve your Registered/Papered German Shepherd Puppy M/F.







    Contact Person:  Gina



    •  Wild Cat Trappers of Central Texas   Diane - 512-281-2535





     Your Dog May Be Dying


    We understand you meant to be kind taking your dog with you today, but you could be risking his life.

    On a hot summer day the inside of a car heats very quickly. On an 85 degree day, for example, the temperature inside your car--with the windows slightly opened--will reach 102 degrees in 10 minutes.  In 30 minutes it will go up to 120 degrees. On warmer days it will go even higher.

    A dog's normal body temperature is 101.5 to 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit.  A dog can withstand a body temperature of 107-108 degrees Fahrenheit for only a very short time before suffering irreparable brain damage--or even death.  The closed car interferes with the dog's normal cooling process, that is, evaporation through panting.





    All About the Animals

     The link below was brought to our attention by a young lady named Addison, who wants to become a veterinarian.  Way to go Addison!!  

    The information in the link will help pet proof your home.


    Safe Pet Travel - Click Below






    Dog Saves Puppy in Pool

    Wildlife Rescue Resources

    Sometimes wildlife around Elgin could use a helping hand. Below are a few of the resource contacts:

      Barbra Sellers, specializes in small mammal rescue and an provide wildlife rehabilitation. This does not include deer or deer fawns.  Contact her at:  512.773.4371 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

      Preston Doughty of McDade specializes in mammal rehabilitation and rescue including deer.  Doughty can be reached at: 512.913.9090, anytime.

      Natalie Hayden in  Manor, songbird rescue and/ or rehabilitation.   Specializes in doves and small mammals excluding fawns.  She WILL accept skunks.   Hayden can be reached at: 512.4024320 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or email her at: 

      Karen Davis in Bastrop can assist with small mammals,  she specializes in raccoons and bobcats.   Contact her at: 512.924.9556, 24 hours a day; or at 512.251.2274 Mondays and Tuesdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.


    All Things Wild Rehabilitation in Austin specializes in mammals and birds including raptors.  Contact them at: 512.897.0806.

    Austin Wildlife Rescue specializes in mammals including deer, birds, reptiles and amphibians.  Their intake center is at 5401 E. MLK Blvd in Austin.  The intake center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.   Contact them anytime at 512.472.9453. 



    Publisher's Note

    Elgin, TX

    Welcomes You!

    By Amy Dittrich, Publisher

    The city of Elgin was incorporated on May 13, 1872. The City is named after Robert Morris Elgin, the Railroad Land Commissioner in the 1870's. Elgin is a community rich in history. The community offers fun for family and friends at annual events listed in our Calendar.

    Also check with our Elgin Chamber of Commerce office 512-285-4515 for information - you might want to become a member. Our town invites all to join in our community and get to know us and let us know you.

    The following pages will show you only a few of the businesses we have in our area. There is more to Elgin than you think. Call 512-285-4309 for more information from your customer service person. If you can't find it in Elgin, look here anyway... we list Bastrop, Manor, Taylor, Smithville, Paige as well.

    Advertising is your life blood line. Keep your name out there for people to keep you and your business in mind. New people move in every day! New people view this site every day! Technology is here to stay... is the way of the future. We are on 65 search engines and are mobile. Advertise with us, and you'll be out there too!!

    Thank you for taking the time,

    Amy - Publisher


    "We Are Elgin, TX" - Welcome

    "We Are Elgin, TX" - Welcome

    Click the links below to vieiw Dowtown Elgin

    Shopping Guides and Map

    Heritage Walking Tour

    Shop Elgin First

    Elgin, Texas - My Hometown

    Local Businesses Featured

    Josh and Jamie Hausladen, Owners

    Phone: (512) 361-5440

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Saturday & Sunday  Closed

    Emergency service available 24/7.

    Service Area:


    and surrounding areas.

    Businesses New To Town or New To Our Web-Site

    Businesses New To Town or New To Our Web-Site


    Kelly Eartherton - Piano Lessons - 512.629.1836

    Sames Bastrop Ford Dealership - 512.303.3000

    Tex Propane - 1.800.343.7065

    Panda Express - 512.285.2266

    Lugi's Italian Restaurant - 512.229.3791

    Bastrop Senior Center - 512.303.0072

    Evergreen Acupuncture - 512.658.0282

    Harbor Hospice - 512.443.7100

    TX Dept. of Aging and Disability Services - 855.937.2372

    Family Health Center of Bastrop @Elgin - 512.285.6073

                      Osborn Plumbing - 512.321.6098                 



    Best of Elgin 2018 List Below

    Congrats To All!!


    Food & Beverage


    1st - Quiche & Crumb

    2nd - Super Donut


    1st - Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse

    2nd - Southside Market


    1st - Lucy's Diner

    2nd - Azteca

    Chicken Fried Steak:

    1st - Lucy's DIner

    2nd - Good Luck Grill

    Chinese Food:

    1st - Hong Kong

    2nd Katie's

    Craft Beer:

    1st - Aviator's Pizza


    1st - McDonald's

    2nd Lucy's DIner

    Fast Food:

    1st - Sonic

    2nd - Golden Chick

    French Fries:

    1st - McDonalds

    2nd - Chic-Fil-A


    1st Place - Superior Burger

    2nd Sonic

    Health Food:

    1st - Elgin Wellness Center

    2nd - Elgin Local Goods

    Ice Cream:

    1st - Dairy Queen

    Iced Tea:

    1st - Sonic

    2nd - Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse

    Italian Food:

    1st - Luigi's

    2nd - Cedar's Grill (Bastrop)


    1st - Jalisco's

    2nd - Morelia

    Mexican Food:

    1st - Azteca

    2nd - Jalisco


    1st - Lucy'sPizza:

    1st - Aviator's

    2nd - Luigi's


    1st - Schlotzky's

    2nd - Elgin Local Goods


    1st - Elgin Local Goods

    2nd - Luigi's


    Accounting Service:

    1st - Gladys Markert

    Business Banking:

    1st - Frontier Bank

    2nd - First National Bank

    Financial Advisor:

    1st - Edward D. Jones

    Insurance Agent:

    1st - McCrary Insurance

    2nd - Rosado Insurance Agency

    Law Firm:

    1st - Carter, Abero Law Firm

    2nd - Owens & Bogart

    Personal Banking:

    1st - Frontier Bank

    2nd - First National Bank

    Apparel and Jewelry


    1st - Dorothy's Jewelry


    1st - Beall's

    2nd - Ross (Bastrop)

    Western Wear:

    1st - Double R Hat House

    2nd - Elgin General Store

    Shoe & Purse Repair:

    1st McGee Brothers


    Auto Parts :

    1st - A-Line Auto Parts

    2nd - Auto Zone

    Auto Repai:r

    1st - Jay's

    2nd - Bobby's

    New Car Dealer:

    1st - Rush Chevorlet

    2nd - Lost Pines Toyota (Bastrop)

    Paint & Body:

    1st - Gruetzner's

    2nd - Bob Dorsett


    1st - Leal's

    2nd - Discount Tire


    Golf Course:

    1st - ColoVista Golf Club (Bastrop)

    Photo Studio:

    1st - Allison Edmond

    2nd - Miranda Nickel

    Wedding Venue:

    1st - ColoVista Golf Club

    Home Builder:

    1st - Nalle Custom Homes

    2nd - Pruneda Homes

    Ranch Real Estate:

    1st - Rainey Real Estate

    2nd - Jeanette Shelby Realty

    Real Estate Company

    1st - Jeanette Shelby Realty

    2nd - Winkler & Company Real Estate

    Real Estate Agent

    1st - Debra Cole

    2nd - Lexy Graham

    Title Company

    1st - Independent Title

    Home and Family:

    A/C Service

    1st - Abear Commercial Services

    2nd - Elgin Air Conditioning and Heating

    Dance Hall

    1st - SPJST Dance Hall

    Dry Cleaners

    1st - Modern Cleaners

    2nd - Elgin Dry Cleaners

    Funeral Home

    1st - Elgin Funeral Home

    2nd - Providence-Jones Funeral Home


    1st - Rogelio Minanda

    Lawn Care/Maintenance

    1st - Sonny Nash

    2nd -Eloy Moscarro

    Pest Control

    1st - Portus

    2nd - Hometown Pest Control

    Pet Service

    1st - Hollywoof

    Pet Store

    1st - Elgin General Store

    2nd - Whole Pets


    1st - Clopton's Plumbing

    2nd John's Plumbing

    Roofing Company

    1st - Ideal Image

    Storage Facility

    1st - Solid Ground Storage

    Pool Service

    1st - Blaine Cooper

    Veterinary Clinic

    1st - Elgin Family Pet Center

    2nd - Elgin Veterinary Clinic

    Home Furnishing:

    Antique Store

    1st - The Tattered Shutter

    2nd - Elgin Antique Store


    1st - A Flower Connection

    2nd - Elgin Flower & Gifts


    1st - Sam's Floor Designs


    1st - Elgin Antique Store

    2nd Milton's - Smithville


    Ranch Equipment

    1st - Tractor Supply

    Saddle & Tack

    1st - Elgin General Store

    Seed & Feed

    1st Elgin General Store

    2nd - Bastrop Feed

    Large Animal Veterinary

    1st - Elgin Veterinary Hospital


    Nursing Home

    1st - Elgin Nursing & Rehabilitation

    Home Health Care

    1st - Rainbow Ridge


    1st - Elgin Chiropractic Center


    1st - Stanley Bell, The Lighthouse

    2nd - Elgin Wellness Shoppe

    Dental Care

    1st - Elgin Smiles Dental

    2nd - Elgin Family Dental


    1st - Anytime Fitness

    2nd - Zumba with Val

    Hair Care

    1st - Lather's Hair and Nail Salon

    2nd - Heavenly Hair


    1st - Lather's Hair and Nail salon

    2nd Pro Nails


    1st - Elgin Medicine Shop

    2nd - HEB Pharmacy


    Community Leader

    1st - Amy Miller

    2nd - Chris Cannon

    Non-Profit Organization

    1st - Drive A Senior

    2nd - Down Home Ranch