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Animal Advocates / Shelters/Rescue

  • 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



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


    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?






    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



    • Journey's Love Animal Rescue


    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.




    Contact Person:  Gina


    •  Vicki's German Shepherd Ranch 

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




    •  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,


    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


    Shop in Elgin highly recommends Parobek Plumbing!

    Had hot water in less than 24 hours.

    Give them a call for your Plumbing Needs.


    Good Job Guys

    "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

    The New Morelia

    Open To The Public

    Call Elgin Chamber of Commerce for more info: 512.285.4515

    The Main Street Board

    Bastrop County Commissioners

    The Historic Review Board

    The Parks and Receation Advisory Board

    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


    H.W.O Computers - 521.271.8909

    Mi Celine Mercado - 512.285.6494

    Greater Texas Credit Union - 512.458.2558

    Elgin Meadowpark Apartments - 512.285.3755

    Patty Wagon Burgers - 101 South Main Street

    Daniel's Burgers - 121 Anderson Drive

    Mattress Firm - 512.285.9599

    AT&T - 512.281.0662

    EL Norteno - 511 N Main Street

    Elgin Music Company - 23 N Main Street

    Eltex Graphics and Apparel - 512.229.4100

    Joseph's Steak House - 512.285.6149

    Double R Hat House - 512.576.9110

    Gypsy Blue - 512.229.0037

    ATX Jerky - 512.7961210

    Eva Mae's - 512.285.6553

    Brique Restuarant - Old City Cafe Building CLOSED

    Great Clips - Hwy 290 & 95 NOW OPEN

    290 Eye Care - 512.285.2020

    Georgetown Farmers Market - 512.215.4193

    Freytag's Northwest Florist - 512.345.4142

    Brown Hearing Center - 512.281.5779

    Good Luck Grill Manor - 512.272.8777 

    Lucky Duck Cafe Taylor -  512.352.8777

    Asian Delights - 512.285.6302


    Elgin Seamless Gutters - 512.538.9039

    Vicki's German Shephard Ranch - 512.273.6005

    Iddy Biddy Bakery - 512.285.2250

    JP Septic - 512.229.6437

    Parobek Plumbing -512.303.4502

    Yoga With Sharon Moon - 512.406.1993

    Schlotzsky's 512.285.2867

    Tattered Shutter - 512.285.9864

    The Good Guys - 512.599.1617

    Kistler Fence & Repairs - 512.308.2143

    Elgin Lofts at the 44

    Regulators Sports Bar & Grill -512.285.3833

    Aviator Pizza & Brew House - 512.827.3553

    Two Shews - 512.704.5524


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    Congratulations Dianne!!

    Women in Business 2016 - 2017

     2017 The Women Of...

    Skinny Lane Farm

    Solid Ground Storage

    Frontier Bank

    Elgin Family Dental

    First State Bank

    Abreo & Carter Law Firm


    Elgin Pediatrics

    Martha's Market

    Elgin Smiles Dental Care

    Gypsie Blue

    Family Health Center

    Rush Chevrolet

    Double R Hat House

    Rosado Insurance

    A Flower Connection

    The Laurel Tree

    Body & Shine Wellness

    yoga on the go

    Abigail Klamert - Attorney

    ETX Travel

    State Farm Insurance

    First National Bank

    Debra Cole - Realtor

    Double JP Septic Pumping Service

    Gloria's Boutique

    A+ Learning Center

    Glady's Markert - CPA

    Elgin Wellness Center

    Dolores Lundgren - CPA

    Nancy's Keys

    Liberty Tree Tavern - Jennifer Tidwell, new half-owner

    The Tattered Shutter

    Winkler & Company Realtors

    Jeanette Shelby Realty

    The City of Elgin

    2016 The Women Of...

    Jeanette Shelby Realty

    First State Bank

    Jessica Bega

    Nancy's Keys


    Winkler & Company Realtors

    Frontier Bank

    Hutto Family Eye Care

     Enye Creative-Sonia Browder

    Elgin ISD

    Gladys Markert-CPA

    Elgin Pediatrics

    Edward Jones-Candace Elliott

    City Of Elgin

    Portus Pest Control

    The Tattered Shutter

    Debra Cole-Realtor

    Robertson Dental - NOW Elgin Smiles Dental

    Yoga on the Go

    Solid Ground Storage

    Delores Lundgren-CPA

    1008 Water St.

    Bastrop, Texas 78602


    Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm.

    Our members are an active group whotake part in regularly scheduled or special events such as:


    Line dancing

    Arts & Crafts

    Live music nights

    Exercise classes


    Holiday parties

    Day trip excursions to area attractions and events

    Group travel to America's fun, scenic and historical destinations

    Classes to help you learn new skills or lifestyle enrichment

    Health screening

    Chris Cannon sworn in as Mayor

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    Emergency Notifications

    The systems has been

    used to notify persons

    in the path of floodwaters

    to take immediate action

    to protect lives and property.

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    Learn more about the

    the Regional Notification System,

    and download the frequently

    asked questions sheet in

    English or Spanish at

    Drive A Senior is always looking for volunteers

    to help make a difference in the lives

    of their senior neighbors.

    Volunteers call 512.281.6065 or

    Extra, Extra 2014

    Women in Business - 2014

    The Women of....

    Amy Dittrich - Publisher of and Shop In Elgin Directory

    Jeanette Shelby REALTY

    Jeanette Shelby - Broker/REALTOR

    The Ladies of First State Bank

    Cathy Pena, Roxann Montemayor,

    Crystal Archer, Donna Shewmaker

    Debra Cole, REALTOR - John Horton REALTY

    Abero & Carter - Attorneys at Law

    The City of Elgin

    Yoga On The Go - Ruth Jansa, Owner & Instructor

    Delores Lundgren, CPA

    Portus Pest Control - Mary Portus, co-founder

    A Flower Connection - Paula Arbuckle

    Modern Cleaners - Debbie Webb, Owner

    The Women of Elgin Public Library

    The Women of Elgin ISD

    Dorothy's Jewelry & Gift Shop

    The Women of HEB

    Elgin Pediatrics - Dr. Karen English

    The Women of Frontier Bank

    Hutto Family Eye Care - Dr. Sarah Johle, Dr. Karen Summers

    Winkler & Co.

    Nancy's Keys - Nancy Barron

    The Women of Robertson Dental

    The Women of Elgin General Store

    The Women of A+ Fun Afterschool Learning Center

    The Elgin Courier Ladies

    Marie Ott, Heather Ott-Romine, Patty Finney,

    Tara Dreyer and Patricia Martin

    The Ladies of Elgin Funeral Home

    Paula Estes - Elgin Antique Mall

    Jane Juler - Tattered Shutter

    A Beautiful Exchange - Destinie L. McDaniel, Lisa M. Brady

    Elgin Funeral Home

    Address: 712 N Avenue C, Elgin, TX 78621

    Hours: Open 24 hours

    Phone: (512) 281-5697

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    "Freeze It"

    Firefighters of Elgin

    Chief Randy Reyna


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    Volunteer firefighters, first responders sought!  Number of volunteers has declined, workload has doubled in 10 years.  The volunteer fire and emergency medical services is a challenging, exciting and rewarding experience, conveniently condensed into one package.  It also offers several viable options which you can pursue as a volunteer.  You can be fully trained and state certified at no expense to you!

    Keeping Up With Training

    Elgin Fire Department seeks donations for

    Fire Pup Program

    The Elgin Volunteer Fire Department

    is expanding

    its community outreach in an

    effort to prevent devastating

    fires.  The "Fire Pup" program,

    created in partnership

    with the National Fire Safety Council,

    helps the department by

    providing educational materials.

    "These materials are just fun ways to

    connect to children," said Elgin

     Former Fire Chief Liston Crim. "If we can stop fire

     from ever happening, we don't

    have to go out there and

     hopefully it will saves lives.

    As our community grows,

    so does the need for more

    fire prevention education. "


    Upcoming Events:

    Thursday, Jul 12 at 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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    Thursday, Jul 12 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Friday, Jul 13 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM