Austin Pets Alive is a pet adoption group here is Austin that takes animals that are scheduled to be euthanized and puts them up for adoption. This is how we got our lovely Riley. This group has been fantastic to work with and even did a follow up to make sure she was fitting in to our household. I have purchased and adopted several pets before but none of them have ever bothered to follow up.
If you are looking for a pet to add to your home or just looking for a great organization to donate to, I highly recommend Austin Pets Alive.