Austin Pets Alive! | 5-Star Foster Program

Five Star Foster Program

APA!’s Five-Star Foster Program places dogs with specific behavior management needs into appropriate foster homes in order to reduce their stress, continue their training, and teach them what a loving home environment is.

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What’s a Five Star Foster?

Five Star Fosters provide a temporary home for APA! dogs that may be more challenging to place, many of whom might have behavior or medical needs that require extra patience, training and support. Austin Pets Alive! takes in around 5,000 dogs every year that are at risk of euthanasia in shelters that don’t have enough space or resources to care for them. Many fosters find it incredibly rewarding to work with these dogs and watch them transform as they learn to adjust to life outside of the shelter and heal.


What perks do you receive as a Five Star Foster?

  • Access to a private Facebook group, where you can connect with other Five Star Fosters
  • Exclusive T-shirts only available to Five Star Foster
  • Spotlight on your foster dog via the APA! social media channels
  • Direct access to a dedicated APA! Behavior Team trainer to address various behavior topics and challenges
  • Surprise perks when your foster dog gets adopted
  • Invites to special meetups and events
  • Seeing your foster dog blossom and thrive

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Monty

APA-A-40017
Top Dog
  • 9 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Boxer / Mix
  • TLAC
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Rio

APA-A-45785
Top Dog
  • 8 Years
    6 Months
  • Male
  • Mixed Breed (Large) / Great Dane
  • In Foster
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French Fry

APA-A-54121
Top Dog
  • 6 Years
    8 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
  • TLAC
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Breeze

APA-A-63077
Top Dog
  • 7 Years
    10 Months
  • Female
  • Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
  • TLAC
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Bob Clef Schneider

APA-A-69440
  • 5 Years
    5 Months
  • Male
  • Mixed Breed (Large)
  • In Foster
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Rascal

APA-A-70688
Top Dog
  • 5 Years
    5 Months
  • Male
  • Shepherd / Mix
  • TLAC
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Rousseau

APA-A-37585
Top Dog
  • 8 Years
    5 Months
  • Female
  • Coonhound, Bluetick / Mix
  • Off Site - On a sleepover! Please email [email protected] to inquire
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Bastian

APA-A-71506
Top Dog
  • 7 Years
    4 Months
  • Male
  • Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • TLAC
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Petal

APA-A-73085
  • 7 Years
    1 Months
  • Female
  • Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
  • Off Site - On a sleepover! Please email [email protected] to inquire
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Magnolia

APA-A-73151
  • 6 Years
    1 Months
  • Female
  • Pointer / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Grizelda

APA-A-62273
  • 6 Years
    4 Months
  • Female
  • Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix
  • TLAC
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Missio

APA-A-77311
Top Dog
  • 7 Years
    9 Months
  • Male
  • Cattle Dog / Mix
  • TLAC
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Beatrix

APA-A-77760
  • 7 Years
    1 Months
  • Female
  • Shepherd, German / Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • In Foster
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Honey Bun

APA-A-41281
  • 10 Years
    1 Months
  • Female
  • Cattle Dog, Australian (Blue Heeler) / Mix
  • TLAC
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Blaine

APA-A-78424
  • 8 Years
    6 Months
  • Male
  • Shepherd / Retriever, Labrador
  • In Foster
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Rudder

APA-A-79727
  • 12 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Blue Lacy
  • In Foster
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Camber

APA-A-80439
  • 4 Years
    4 Months
  • Female
  • Shepherd, German
  • TLAC
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Celis

APA-A-80833
  • 4 Years
    4 Months
  • Male
  • Shepherd / Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • In Foster
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Petey

APA-A-83069
  • 4 Years
    6 Months
  • Male
  • American Blue Heeler / Retriever, Black Labrador
  • In Foster
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Bernstein

APA-A-83289
Top Dog
  • 4 Years
    7 Months
  • Male
  • Black Mouth Cur / Mix
  • TLAC
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Vin Diesel

APA-A-82602
Top Dog
  • 6 Years
    4 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier, American Staffordshire / Mix
  • In Foster
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Mycah

APA-A-45339
Top Dog
  • 7 Years
    8 Months
  • Male
  • Retriever, Black Labrador
  • TLAC
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Bruce

APA-A-43851
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  • 14 Years
    0 Months
  • Male
  • Retriever, Labrador / Mix
  • In Foster
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Bash

APA-A-84953
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  • 4 Years
    3 Months
  • Male
  • Retriever, Labrador / Mix
  • TLAC
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