Austin Pets Alive! has partnered with Town Lake Animal Center to provide additional adoption opportunities for their long-stay dogs. Freckles, a playful young male Shar Pei/Dalmation mix, was the latest dog to get a day away from the shelter under this innovative program. And what a day it was. Dogs at TLAC are housed separately and get very limited opportunities to socialize. Freckles was practically vibrating with joy on Sunday when he was put in a pen with 2 other dogs and finally got a chance to play. He also took a nice walk/run with a volunteer and proved himself to be a wonderful running buddy. Lots of treats and attention from passersby and volunteers rounded out his day. He was everybody’s favorite. Freckles didn’t get adopted, but we are keeping our fingers crossed. You can see more photos of Freckles at his online photo album.