Monthly Archives: January 2009

Honey Update

Honey, the dog that was burned by chemicals, has been doing very well.  Her wounds are healing nicely and in the next few weeks she should be able to go to her forever home (which has yet to be chosen). … Continue reading

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Seth… A super-awesome snuggle bug

I have had the immense fortune to have played host to a lovely little gentleman, Seth.  If you have been following APA!’s news coverage, he may look familiar.  The black and white dog whose picture accompanied the front-page article on … Continue reading

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First-Time Foster Experience

Hopper was my first foster dog. I picked him up on a Sunday at Town Lake Animal Center. My friend Shanna agreed to “co-foster” with me since we both travel for work and have dogs of our own. We’d been … Continue reading

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Metric & Me…III?

Click Week 1 and Week 2 to get caught up.  As for week 3…the trainer had the flu this week, so we didn’t have class.  I know Metric was disappointed, as was I.  Check back next week, though, for Metric … Continue reading

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Unhappy update on Bitty, the Emaciated Dog (heartworms are bad AND preventable)

She did great for a few days and was so happy. Her foster loved on her every minute she could and Bitty seemed so grateful. She took a turn for the worse on Friday and her recheck revealed that her … Continue reading

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Unusual (?) Adoption Kitties

APA! has an adoption event this weekend for cats (we are limited to 1 per week due to lack of volunteers to “man” them) and believe it or not we are low on cats.  Our fosters are either unavailable or … Continue reading

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Emaciated Anemic Dog Finds New Life

This sweet dog is a year old but only weighs 20 lbs!  She is supposed to be at least 40 pounds.  She came to Town Lake Animal Center infested with fleas, ticks, and so weak that she couldn’t eat.  She … Continue reading

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Metric & Me Part II

Metric and I finished week two of our training class last night.  Click here to read about our first class: http://www.austinpetsalive.org/2009/01/14/metric-me/ This week, we added to what we learned last week.  Again, I’m learning that his training has more to … Continue reading

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