What a difference a few weeks makes

by Hilary Bentley • Posted in: Rescue

Three puppies saved from the shelter on June 21st

Three puppies saved from the shelter on June 21st

A few weeks ago Austin Pets Alive rescued a litter of 3 puppies that were scheduled to be killed at the city shelter. Why weren’t cute cuddly puppies deemed adoptable? Because they had spotty hairloss. As you can see, they were adorable even then. All three were adopted through our offsite adoption events. Today, I spotted one of the puppies, now named Abby, at a local Petsmart with her adoptive mom. Just a few weeks of love and good nutrition and see how wonderful she looks. Abby’s “mom” told me that they are always stopped on walks by people commenting on how beautiful Abby is.

Many conditions like hair loss can be solved with just short-term care or minor medial intervention, but they are deadly in a shelter. You can help save puppies like these by volunteering to be a foster home for Austin Pets Alive!

Abby with her new mom

Abby, one of the pups, with her new mom

Look at that beautiful fur

Look at that beautiful fur


3 Responses to "What a difference a few weeks makes"

  1. abbysmom08says: July 14, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Hi! This is Abby’s mom. We are so grateful that we found her with Pets Alive. She is a wonderful puppy and while we are going to be dealing with the “puppy growing up period” for a while, we know Abby will be a great pet for many many years. We hope anyone that can, will go to one of the adoption events (we got Abby at Petsmart Lakeline). She’s happily napping in her crate now after chewing on a Kong for a bit! Then we’re off for a walk and playtime later.

  2. snchartsays: July 15, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Abby looks adorable! Congrats on adopting such a great pet!!

  3. Samantha Huntsays: July 16, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Congratulations, Abby’s Mom! She’s beautiful and she will live a long life in a loving and happy home! I’m so glad you found eachother! Again, congrats and all the best!