Category Archives: Behavior

Meet Handsome Rangel!

Isn’t Rangel handsome! Rangel is a 1yr old Rottweiler/Shepard Mix that is always happy to say hello! He is a young, exuberant boy and loves to play with people and go out and expend some of his boundless energy! However … Continue reading

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Diego has been waiting a long time, Are you his one and only?

As part of APA!’s life saving mission, many dogs come to us with behavior issues that need to be worked through to help them be as adoptable as possible. Diego is one such dog and he came to APA! 900 … Continue reading

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Shamrock Gets A Better Outlook & A Better Chance At A Forever Family

Shamrock was a very misunderstood dog! He is a six year old Chihuahua that is diabetic and had vision loss due to cataracts. The cataracts were very likely caused by uncontrolled diabetes (from before his time with Austin Pets Alive!). There were times … 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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The Very Dapper Topper needs you again!

Meet the very dapper Topper! This sweet gentlemen is a 6yr old Lhasa Apso mix that loves playing with his 60lb house mates as well as laying in his fosters lap soaking up the love. Personality-wise, he’s affectionate, spunky, and … 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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