Tag Archives: Big Love

Bad Boy Manny Not So Bad After All

When Manfred was adopted as a puppy with a minor case of mange, he thought the stars had aligned. He knew his new family would help him heal and teach him all the things that a puppy should know. Less … Continue reading

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Love Sweets? Meet Lollipop!

For one hundred and eighty-five days, Lollipop has been waiting patiently for a home. (That’s 3.5 dog years!) This beautiful brindled girl was picked up roaming the streets of Austin as a stray. When the new city shelter became overcrowded, … Continue reading

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Saving a Spunky, Misguided Soul

Jenn was busy trying to make sense of her chaotic reality last September when the threat of fire forced her and many others to evacuate their Bastrop shelter. The frightened 40-pound pit bull terrier mix, blanketed in fleas and anxiety, … Continue reading

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Valerie and Delilah: Finding Big Love

Valerie had always been the proud pet parent to smaller dogs under 30 pounds, adopting them and raising them from puppies. That’s why when a ‘featured dog’ post on APA!’s website caught Valerie’s eye, it also caught her by surprise. … Continue reading

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Jessica: From Invisible to Best Friend

Jessica was everything a dog owner could want. She loved with her whole soul, smiled sweetly at passersby and presented a playful, silly spirit. But month after month — nine long months, to be exact — Jessica waited silently among … Continue reading

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Giving a Sweet Old Gal a Break

Xena’s first nine years were not what she expected. She spent her vulnerable puppy months and what should have been a happy and active adult life in someone’s backyard, lonely and often forgotten. The mange she’d developed stripped off much … Continue reading

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More Big Love: Meet Abby, Fannie and Patricia

Bigger and older dogs are getting the shorter end of the stick. Their benefits are plentiful — most are already house-trained, they’re appreciative of a loving home and they’re well beyond that chew-on-your-new-shoes phase of life. But for some reason, … Continue reading

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Bigger Dogs Wanna Go Home, Too

Many times, the small and young dogs get the majority of the attention, leaving the slightly older and “more-to-love” dogs waiting longer for their forever homes. Meet Glory, Cupcake and Keenan — all beautiful, well-trained and loving girls that have … Continue reading

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