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
The History of No Kill in Austin – Part 2: Advocacy to Action by Dr. Ellen Jefferson
This year Austin celebrates its fifth year as the largest No Kill City in the nation. And while that is a huge achievement Read more »
Warren Hood is better known as Fennec by his foster - like a Fennec Fox! This adorable dog with the magical ears has come a long way to get where he is today... 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 »
Sunday, July 18th 10am
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 »
Paddle For Puppies
Paddle For Puppies - August 28
Austin Subaru a dedicated sponsor to Austin Pets Alive! is hosting the 5th Annual Paddle for Puppies event which benefits our Parvo Puppy ICU. 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 »