Category Archives: Foster

On paper and at the shelter Plex may have seemed like an “unadoptable” dog

  A Guest Post by Tabitha Szarko I first met Plex while working at Austin Pets Alive! last summer. He was not the hard-to- control beast that I had heard whispers of — the one who broke off several teeth trying … Continue reading

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Meet Senior Gal Icelandia!

Icelandia is a beautiful and regal 16yr old senior cat that has been with APA since Feb 2015! She is a calm cat and loves to snuggle with people. She is not finicky and has a quiet temperament. Icelandia is … Continue reading

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Forever wouldn’t be long enough with Stardust

Forever wouldn’t be long enough with Stardust A Guest Post By Natascha Hamman Stardust came to me two days after the death of my hospice foster Browder. I wasn’t anticipating another hospice foster so soon, but everyone knows I’m a sucker … Continue reading

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Neo’s APA! Story

A Guest Post By Shorey Russell On November 3rd I received a transport plea that 2 cats were needing a rescue ride from a local shelter to Austin Pets Alive! As someone who loves being a transport volunteer, I jump … Continue reading

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Flooding Update

Follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information. We are open regular business hours for adoptions. Saturday, October 31 Happy Halloween!!! Thanks to our AMAZING volunteers and staff, all dogs were evacuated to flood free areas and 42 went … Continue reading

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Vickie Is Ready For Her Home Sweet Home, Is It Yours?

  A Guest Post by Katie Mellon   Vickie has been with APA! since December 2012 after she was transferred from the city shelter where she was picked up as a stray. Her behavior quickly deteriorated in the high stress … Continue reading

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LYRPD KittyPALOOZA!

Love Your Rescue Pet Day KITTYPALOOZA is Saturday, July 18th from 12-6pm. Come meet your new best kitten friend. We’re having a kitty party in honor of our fabulous foster felines! Give a deserving cat a fur-ever home. All kitties … Continue reading

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Ringworm: Fight the Fear, Fight the Fungus!

Fight the Fear, Fight the Fungus! by Rachel Sherinian “What scaly, patchy fur? He’s my best bud!” Two of Ranelle’s current foster kittens, Othello and Yoda, chilling on a Friday night. It’s likely that you’ve heard of ringworm before. You … Continue reading

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