Category Archives: Behavior

Luna’s down on her luck. Can you help her?

Luna is a beautiful 62 pound Weimeraner Mix that has been living at the Town Lake Animal Center with APA since February 2016. Sadly Luna was surrendered to the Austin Animal Center because her owners were having a baby and … Continue reading

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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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