Category Archives: Foster

At only 6 pounds Quinn needs major surgery

Quinn is TINY at only 5.75pounds! Little Quinn is a new arrival at APA. She was transferred to APA on July 15th after being tagged as “at risk” for euthanasia because of a dislocated hip. Quinn is requiring an FHO … Continue reading

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Big Boy strikes a pose for donations!

Look at that pose! Big Boy is such a ham trying to work it to find his forever home! Big Boy is an 8yr old Pit Mix that was owner surrendered to animal control officers while out in the city. … 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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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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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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