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Eeyore: Let Some Gremlin Into Your Life

Learn How to Adopt Eeyore Is he part gremlin?  Or frog?  Or, wait, is that a donkey tail?  According to his breed DNA test he is a staffordshire/collie mix with a dash of Shetland sheepdog, but I swear I see … 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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Myley…Falling in Love with the “Last 10%”

It’s hard to convey all the awesomeness that is Myley – a “last 10%” gal – in a short-and-sweet blog post. So, I’ll start with the quick story that gets to the heart and soul of who she is: a … 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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Leroy… Falling in Love with the “Last 10%”

We’ve talked a lot lately about the “last 10%” of the dogs still dying at Austin Animal Center.  You’ve probably heard us refer to the final savable group not in need of hospice; medium to large breed dogs with behavior challenges.  … Continue reading

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