Category Archives: Behavior

Austin Pets Alive’s Dobby needs your help

Dobby has been one of APA’s most challenging cases to date. Dobby came to APA in August of 2012 and we quickly discovered that she was in need of more than we could have imagined. In addition to Dobby’s significant, multiple medical … Continue reading

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Three Things Your Dog’s Looks Can’t Tell You

1. Personality and preferences A dog’s appearance is determined by only 0.25% of their entire genome. That leaves 99.75% of their genome unaccounted for. To predict personality and preferences based on 0.25% of a genome is like predicting what a … Continue reading

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January Volunteer of the Month – Jess Borda

Austin Pets Alive! would like to extend many thanks to their January Volunteer of the Month: Jess Borda. Not only does Jess oversee the totaling of volunteer hours (no small task!), but she also organizes and implements the Walking Warriors, … Continue reading

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Austin Pets Alive! Celebrates our 5th Anniversary

When you ask someone about animal rescue in Austin, people often say, “Oh, I love Austin Pets Alive!” But why? What makes us different? Austin is a fortunate city. We have our main city shelter (Austin Animal Center) which works … Continue reading

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After 20 months at APA!, Louise is a story for the ages…

What does it mean for Austin to be a No-Kill city? It means a miracle like this can happen… My name is Cassandra and I’m the Matchmaker at Austin Pets Alive!. This weekend has been the best of my life. A … Continue reading

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Cafe is a charming, shy, almost 3 year-old American Bulldog mix who is currently living in an Austin Pets Alive! foster home. He’s one of those pups who has touched numerous people at Austin Pets Alive!. Café spent a great deal … Continue reading

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New Behavior Program Prepares Dogs for Canine Good Citizenship

Started by the American Kennel Club in 1989, the Canine Good Citizen Program rewards dogs with good manners not only at home but also in the community. Starting in the summer of 2013, some dogs at Austin Pets Alive! are … Continue reading

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Best Friends Forever: Chiquita and Blaze at APA!

Facebook is a great way to get the word out about animals…and that goes for not just rescue groups but individuals! For several weeks, local rescue groups and everyday animal lovers from as far away as Washington and Vermont shared … Continue reading

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