Morlock, The Poodle Mix with a Special Heart
Talent: Hide and seek. Morlock has such a keen sense of smell that his foster mates have a hard time hiding from him, whether hiding under the bed or behind the pantry door, Morlock is the reigning hide and seek champion in his foster home.
Exercise: He prefers to stretch his legs with a jaunt around the backyard or chasing his other dog friends.
Personality: He’s a lover not a fighter and loves getting attention from his foster mom.
What makes him special: He’s got a special heart. He has a grade 5 heart murmur … more
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Austin Pets Alive! Treats 3,000th Parvo Puppy
November 10, 2016 (Austin, TX): Austin Pets Alive! has taken in 3,000 puppies with parvo since 2008.
Number 3,000 – a terrier mix named Jackpot – arrived at APA! on October 23, 2016.
“APA! is the first organization in the country that began regularly treating puppies with parvovirus,” said Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Executive Director. “In the beginning, I treated them myself in my own home, and as APA! grew, we were able to take in more of these puppies each year. Now, our parvo treatment program is based … more
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Sidney Prescott is an incredibly sweet, loving, calm dog who’s been through a rough time recently, but is settling in to live the good life. She was found as a stray getting picked on by three dogs!
Poor Sidney suffers from vision and hearing loss so life as a stray must have been incredibly difficult and sad for Sidney.
Although nothing can be done to improve Sidney’s hearing we may be able to help her vision. Sidney suffers from a under-developed … more
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A Guest Post by Anna Crockett
In my three and half years of volunteering at Austin Pets Alive!, I’ve never met a dog quite like Banjo. This 10-year- old, sausage-shaped hunk of a dog caught my attention on the first day we met, and he’s been my favorite shelter dog ever since.
It’s hard to articulate why—maybe it’s his incredible smarts, maybe it’s his goofy, carefree nature, or maybe it’s his love of long walks around the lake. I have a feeling it’s a combination of all the above.
A few weeks ago, Banjo was … more
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