Category Archives: Behavior

Meet MacGyver!

You can’t go wrong knowing MacGyver! Just look at his handsome smile and great coat of fur! MacGyver is a young 4yrs old and is just full of life. But MacGyver has been thrown a curveball and needs your help … Continue reading

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Help Cane by fostering or sponsoring

Poor Cane needs a cane to walk! Cane is a 6yr old Pit Terrier mix that has a luxated patella, meaning his knee cap won’t stay in place. Unfortunately this is a very fairly common congenital issue that happens to … Continue reading

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Busting the Myths about No Kill, by Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Busting the Myths about No Kill, by Dr. Ellen Jefferson During APA!’s progress of helping Austin become a No Kill City, we encountered a number of myths. We will be talking about these myths in a series of blog posts … Continue reading

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An Interview with Max!

An Interview with Max! Hey Max! Thanks for sitting down to talk to us. I know you’ve been busy lately. Can you tell us about yourself? I’m almost four years old and have spent time in foster and in the shelter, … Continue reading

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Send House to Sanctuary

House has been at Austin Pets Alive! for a little over a year. In that time, he’s had the opportunity to know the peace and comfort of a foster home. His foster family fully committed to providing House with everything … Continue reading

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Are You Ready To Go To Playgroup?

A Guest Post By Jessica Borda It’s 8 a.m. at the shelter. Dogs are stretching their legs for the first time. A staff member comes to their kennel and asks “Are you ready to go to playgroup?!” And the full body … Continue reading

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Want skills? These dogs have ’em!!

A Guest Post by Jessica Borda As part of APA!’s Dog Behavior Program mission, each dog gets enrichment and training to prepare them for a life outside of the shelter, both in the community and in their actual home. Some … Continue reading

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When They Love a Little Too Much – Hope for Dogs with Separation Anxiety

A Guest Post By Stephanie Chaumont In my relatively short time volunteering at APA!, I’ve experienced the full gamut of emotions – from the highest highs when a pup I love gets adopted to the super low feeling I have … Continue reading

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