Austin Pets Alive! is not your average animal shelter. We maintain comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the animals most at risk for euthanasia.
Thank you to Petco Foundation and Meadows Foundation for supporting the BIG things happening at APA!
from the blog
Neo’s APA! Story
A Guest Post By Shorey Russell On November 3rd I received a transport plea that 2 cats were needing a rescue ride from a Read more »
A volunteer favorite! Choco's favorite things include walking trails, playing with his stuffed animals, and napping with his family nearby. Of course, he is always more than willing to... Read more »
Current Adoption Specials
Find out when adoption specials are running at Austin Pets Alive!. Read more »
Lives Worth Saving
Their Lives Are Worth Saving
In 2015, APA! took in more than 6700 dogs and cats. These animals were in danger of being euthanized and we took them because we believe their lives are worth saving. Read more »
Saturday, February 13th 10am
Town Lake Animal Center
We can't do it without YOU!
Volunteering with Austin Pets Alive! can be as easy as standing under a tent at some of Austin's coolest hang-outs. Read more »
No Kill Anniversary
Austins No Kill Anniversary Party
This February marks Austin’s fifth year as the largest No-Kill City in the nation, and to celebrate the community’s unwavering support... Read more »
A Home For Blackie
Why Blackies Story Matters
Over the past couple of days, we’ve been overjoyed to see Blackie, a dog saved by a “fospice” home, featured in multiple, national news outlets... Read more »
Beautiful, Gentle, Affectionate - Sandy is an all-white beauty with striking almond-shaped aquamarine eyes. She loves affection and especially likes to lie on your chest and purr. Read more »