Austin Pets Alive! Hosts $10 “Spring Cleaning” Adoptions

by Hilary Bentley • Posted in: Events, Press Releases

Austin Pets Alive! Hosts $10 “Spring Cleaning” Adoptions
Non-profit organization aims to increase adoptions in order to help Central Texas shelters with kitten and puppy season.

WHAT: To make room for the increased amount of pets coming into Town Lake Animal Center and shelters throughout Central Texas due to the Spring season, Austin Pets Alive! will be hosting $10 adoptions for cats over 6 months of age and dogs over 30 pounds. The organization hopes that with increased adoptions this weekend, they’ll have more room to pull animals at risk of euthanasia at surrounding-area shelters as Spring will crowd shelters with litters of puppies and kittens. Visuals of potential adopters looking at cats and dogs and interviews with APA! staff are available.

WHERE: The APA! Adoption and Resource Center at 2807 Manchaca Road and APA! adoption sites located throughout the city. All locations can be found at

WHEN: Saturday, March 12 through Sunday, March 13. All adoption locations will be open from 12p.m to 6 p.m.

19 Responses to "Austin Pets Alive! Hosts $10 “Spring Cleaning” Adoptions"

  1. Sidney Brimhallsays: March 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Are the cats fixed?

  2. austinpetsalivesays: March 12, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Yes, Sidney, the cats are fixed, microchipped, and have had all age-appropriate shots.

  3. cynthiasays: March 12, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Can you tell me what channel or who was filming today at HQ around 3:30?

  4. anniesays: March 13, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Wish Y’all would include your Spring Cleaning,for week -days also. Allot of people work on the week-ends(like me!) and can’t get there.

  5. austinpetsalivesays: March 13, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Hi Cynthia,
    It was YNN (formerly News8).

  6. austinpetsalivesays: March 13, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for the feedback, Annie! BTW, TLAC is starting an adoption special tomorrow (3/14).

  7. Chris Moralessays: March 13, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I am wanting to see Red at the Lakeline Petsmart. If I were to see her, like her, and wanting to adopt. What would be the best way to adopt her? Should I go straight to your office first?

  8. austinpetsalivesays: March 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Chris,
    You can adopt Red at whichever adoption site she’s at for the day. The special price is good at all adoption sites for dogs over 30lbs.

  9. April E. Petersonsays: March 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I really enjoyed Mr. Brown yesterday!

  10. April E. Petersonsays: March 13, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Went to see Mr. Brown today but he was packed up, I will check his location tomorrow!

  11. April E. Petersonsays: March 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Is Mr. Brown still available?

  12. SarahWeinsteinsays: March 14, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Hi April,

    Mr. Brown is still available. Visit to see his profile and find out where he will be each day.

  13. Robertsays: March 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Was it just for these 2 days (12th & 13th) or will there be other days to adopt for the spring clean

  14. austinpetsalivesays: March 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Robert,
    Our Spring Cleaning event was just for the 12th and 13th. TLAC just started their own promotion today, though!

  15. April E. Petersonsays: March 14, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I put an application in for Mr. Brown on the 12th, will the Spring Cleaning still apply. I went Sunday but they had him packed up at 5:45 and went to location today after work but couldn’t get there in time. It was 6:07 when I arrived.

  16. austinpetsalivesays: March 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Hi April,
    I’m not sure that Mr. Brown qualified for the $10 adoptions, as it was for dogs over 30 lbs. I’ll get you in touch with our adoptions team so you can discuss with them (email hidden; JavaScript is required). I’m sorry that he wasn’t available for you to adopt when you went to meet him yesterday.

  17. April E. Petersonsays: March 14, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Awesome! He was weighed at Petsmart on Sat. and weighed 34.6 pounds. I will wait to hear

  18. austinpetsalivesays: March 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Hi April,
    Yes, the $10 fee will apply for you and Mr. Brown. Our adoptions manager has authorized it and the counselors should know about it. Thank you so much for adopting a rescue dog!

  19. austinpetsalivesays: March 15, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Just heard the news. Congrats on your new family member! Sorry about the troubles you had with trying to adopt him!