Austin Pets Alive! is not your average animal shelter. We maintain comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the animals most at risk for euthanasia.
What Is No Kill?
Dog behavior training is a big part of what makes Austin a No Kill city.
from the blog
On paper and at the shelter Plex may have seemed like an “unadoptable” dog
A Guest Post by Tabitha Szarko I first met Plex while working at Austin Pets Alive! last summer. He was not the hard Read more »
In addition to his glowing personality, Edgar is pretty much ready to join a new family as-is. He's already house trained, and he's excellent on a leash. He's super cuddly and loving. 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, June 18th 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 »
Litters of Kittens
When you find a litter of kittens
When coming across “abandoned” kittens please don't automatically assume that these kittens are in dire need of human care and take unnecessary action - check these signs first. Read more »
Love Your Rescue Pet Day
LYRPD - July 16, 2016
Saturday, July 16, is Austin Pets Alive!'s fourth annual Love Your Rescue Pet Day. This is a city-wide fundraising event celebrating Austin's love of its rescue pets Read more »
Independent, Diva, Playful. Beyonce is a sweet and independent cat who loves to play. She zooms around the house leaping over backpacks, stacks of books, and... Read more »