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Happy National Humor Month!

The submissions are in and votes have been cast. Here are the top 15 funniest adopter submitted photos:
“Just keeping the pizza warm, dad”

Classic dog in the bluebonnets staple photo gone awry due to fly in the air…


“Also Mine”

We like to call this the “Lounging Acrobat”

Yes, there’s a cat in there…

“Don’t worry… This … more

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Three Things Your Dog’s Looks Can’t Tell You

great dog1. Personality and preferences
A dog’s appearance is determined by only 0.25% of their entire genome. That leaves 99.75% of their genome unaccounted for. To predict personality and preferences based on 0.25% of a genome is like predicting what a cake will taste like based on less than a teaspoon of an ingredient.
2. Breed
That’s right, when mixed breeds are visually assigned, most professionals get it wrong.

Several studies have shown that visually identified breed assignments do not usually match up with genetic testing. So even if we could assign personality and preferences … more

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New Volunteer Management System is Live!

Great news for APA! volunteers and team leaders! The new volunteer management system powered by Volunteer² is up and running!
There are several important reasons we have decided to move to this system, including:

Centralizing communications and scheduling systems (Vol² will replace Yahoo! Groups and Volunteer Spot)
Recognizing volunteers who make the biggest contributions of their time
More efficiently monitoring qualified candidates for upper-level dog behavior training
Collecting data required for grant applications

Here are some important links for accessing the new system:

Existing Volunteer Registration
New Volunteer Signup
Hours … more

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Help Lila get the spring in her step back!

lila3Meet sweet Lila and her floppy ear! Lila is a 10 month old German Shepard mix that has a luxated hip and needs orthopedic surgeryOnline fundraising for Help Lila get the spring in her step back! as soon as possible. She is doing well right now but her condition could become painful and we’d like for her to be on her road to recovery as soon as possible. Because she is still young she needs ton be able to run and jump and exercise … more

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Don’t be a Poo-petrator

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Dogs in Austin: 215,000 Dog poop in Austin: 100,000 pounds per day That’s 100,000 pounds of toxic material on the ground each day. When not disposed of properly, this toxic matter enters our waterways… and eventually our mouths. When you … Continue reading

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You can help keep Outkast with his mommy by helping to raise $300 for their apartment pet deposit.Outkast

Online fundraising for Outkast

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Thank you! Contribution Update Part 1

Thank you to all of the wonderful supporters who have donated money to help the homeless animals under the care of APA!.

Here is Part 1 of a brief update on how your money has saved lives.

Dolly is a senior lady with heart disease who has raised $100 of the $200 needed to buy her medications. She has started her medication and is doing well so far!

Leia was in need of behavior modification medications. She appeared friendly but would lash out at people even as … more

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Thank you! Contribution Update Part 2

This is a continuation of the “Thank you” Update for donors. Read Part 1 here.
Terry has severe environmental allergies and needs a safe medication to take long term. Dogs with on-going severe skin issues can be very difficult to adopt due to the cost associated with treatment. We’d like to provide Terry with the medication needed to help him and help ease adopters financial burden, ensuring that he stays in a happy forever home!


Lucky and Maximillano
maximilliano1  lucky1

Lucky and … more

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