Tag Archives: Behavior

Dogs Like Max Are What APA! Is All About

From Scared Sick Puppy to Friendly Goofball, Meet Max! Every once in a while, a dog or cat comes along that reminds us exactly what Austin Pets Alive! is all about. Right now, that dog is Max. Max is a … Continue reading

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Adam Update: Now With More Wagging Tail

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to a new dog at Austin Pets Alive: Adam. Just as we expected, Adam is starting to blossom into a very special dog. Where he was once shy and nervous, Adam is beginning … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead: Helping Adam Find His Forever Home

We’d like you to meet Adam. He’s new to Austin Pets Alive!, and we see great potential in his eyes. Adam was dropped off by his owner recently at the city shelter. He was an outside dog, and he had … Continue reading

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Leash Gremlins, Dog Tornadoes, and Reactivity

We could also call this post, “Things that make you say woof.”   Or, on a sadder note, things that prevent dogs from getting adopted or cause them to be surrendered to the shelter.  Reactivity.  To other dogs, to people, to … Continue reading

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Behavior Surprises… Saving Dogs as They Come

As we continue our dialogue about saving the last 10% of savable dogs still dying at Austin’s city shelter, there is an interesting piece of this puzzle that bears mentioning.  Not every dog who ends up in our behavior program … Continue reading

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Adopt This Dog! (Cupcake… Falling in love with the last 10%)

I’ve been volunteering with APA! for several years now and have been a giant dog nerd pretty much since birth. As a child, I drew up contracts for my mother about all of the things I was willing to offer would she … Continue reading

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Oliver…Falling in Love with the “Last 10%”

Ollie, Ollie, Ollenpig!  What can you say about this dog and his ridiculous cuteness?  He is snuggly.  He is snorty.  He is a complete cuddlebug with a big ‘ol head who thinks he can fit in your lap.  He loves belly … Continue reading

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Louise… Falling in Love with the “Last 10%”

Louise makes it nearly impossible not to fall in love with her.  The first word that comes to mind when thinking about this beautiful oreo cookie colored girl is lovely.  Louise is lovely inside and out.  And that sweet face … Continue reading

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