Category Archives: Behavior

MayTag

MayTag is one of the sweetest dogs, you would never believe how kind she is after hearing about the cruelty she has faced. She came to us covered in mud and actual maggots. She was totally emaciated, nothing on her … Continue reading

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Zuzu: A Re-Love Story by Rhonda Marple

Zuzu: A Re-Love Story by Rhonda Marple March 2015 marked one year since we adopted Zuzu. It was a year of ups and downs, to put it mildly. My husband and I had been looking for a young cat to … Continue reading

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When Johnny Met Fluffy

Our childhood animal friends bring so much joy to our lives, creating fond memories that we think about well into adulthood.  As parents, we want to enrich our own children’s lives with the same companionship that comes from a family … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about the Taurus Prep Program

Aust in Pets Alive! has teamed up with Taurus Training and Doggy Play Day to bolster the visibility of their canine residents and provide additional support to families planning to adopt from APA!. “We foster happier families by helping them develop … Continue reading

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Stop the Cat Scratching Blues

Cat scratching is no surprise. It’s one of the ways cats communicate, it’s how they deal with excess energy and it’s how they maintain their nails. But if you’re a new kitty mom or dad looking for a cure to … Continue reading

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Adding a Cat to the Family

Imagine handing out treats and name tags at the front door of your home for your new cat and your resident pets. Imagine happy munches and friendly meows or woofs as they blend and bond instantly and forever. Then blink … Continue reading

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Snapshot of Your Compassion

You help give second chances to unweaned kittens, puppies with parvovirus, cats with ringworm and dogs that need behavioral support in Central Texas. You believe that no life should  be taken for granted and that the programs at APA! make … Continue reading

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Dog Park… or No Dog Park?

Dog parks can be a saving grace for some canine guardians living in close quarters. They may also be the wrong choice for your family. The next time you have to decide, “dog park or no dog park?” ask yourself the … Continue reading

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