What It Means to Have a Non-Dog-Park Dog
A Guest Post by Sarah Gray
Dog. Everlasting companion. Co-pilot. Wingman/woman. From the first moment the thought of having a dog crept into your head, you’ve daydreamed about all the adventures you and your doggo will partake in and all the places you’ll go together.
But what if you fall for a dog that isn’t always jazzed about other dogs? Or maybe the puppo you got your sights on likes dogs, but you’re advised to be wary of dog parks. “Say what?” Here you were, walking around Dogtown, USA—otherwise known as Austin, Texas—seeing all these … more
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Despite valiant efforts to keep it going, the air conditioner in our main cattery has officially died. It is unsafe for the cats to be in the heat. Our good friends at Radiant Plumbing will replace the unit, but we need to raise approximately $9,000 to pay for the unit itself. Right now, the cats are cooped up in our conference room and we’d love to get them moved back home as soon as possible. Please help out by donating using the form below. UPDATE: Funds raised as of 9/23/16 total $3,280.
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A Guest Post by Adopter Kateri Molinaro
I am not a cat person. Like at all. So one night at work I’m looking on Craigslist for a dog. I come across this ad saying “Meet Vienna!” I knew about Austin Pets Alive and thought “Wow. What a pretty name for a pup.” So I clicked.
And here was the most beautiful, photogenic little kitten. And I decided to read the ad. She was perfect. Sweet, snuggly, and best of all, claw conscious! So I emailed APA asking to meet her. I never thought I’d get a response the very next day, let … more
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A Guest Post by Coleen Ellis of The Pet Loss Center
September 11th. Just saying that date brings a flood of emotion to everyone who walks the soil of this great country. Fifteen years later, many can still remember exactly what they were doing during every minute our nation was rocked that day.
For every September 11th since then, it’s a day of remembering. A day that makes us all want to hold those we love even closer. A day we remember those who tragically and senselessly lost their lives.
Every year, the second Sunday of September is set aside for another … more
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Austin Pets Alive! Asks For Help to Make Space for Dogs From Louisiana
September 7, 2016 (Austin, TX): Austin Pets Alive! is reaching out to the Austin community with an urgent need for adopters and long-term fosters for animals displaced due to flooding in Louisiana.
“APA! has been asked to take in approximately 25 dogs permanently displaced by flooding in Louisiana,” said Mike Kaviani, APA!’s Director of Lifesaving Operations. “We really want to help these animals, but can’t do so at the expense of our own community’s dogs and cats.” Kaviani said that in order for APA! to help, it needs to … more
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