Category Archives: Behavior

UPDATE – Tipsy’s Last Chance

After having gone to Texas A&M for a 2nd heart surgery on May 6th we just recently found out that the surgery was not successful. Tipsy is 11 months old and has now undergone 2 surgeries this year to repair … 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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APA!’s Behavior Team Takes the Worry Out of Adopting an Adult Dog

A Guest Post by Elizabeth Stolle Adopting a dog from Austin Pets Alive! has many benefits. There are the usual benefits of 1) finding your best friend, and 2) saving a life. Did you also know that all dogs adopted from … Continue reading

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