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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Fudge

APA-A-95067
Parvo Icon
  • 3 Years
    6 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier, Staffordshire Bull / Mix
  • In Foster
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Frodo

APA-A-47175
Top Dog
  • 9 Years
    6 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
  • In Foster
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Ralph

APA-A-95784
  • 5 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier / Mix
  • In Foster
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Scout

APA-A-96102
  • 4 Years
    1 Months
  • Male
  • Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • In Foster
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Emu

APA-A-96229
  • 3 Years
    3 Months
  • Male
  • Retriever, Labrador / Mix
  • In Foster
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Ollie

APA-A-96883
CGC Icon
  • 5 Years
    7 Months
  • Male
  • Bulldog, American / Mix
  • In Foster
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Bluebelle

APA-A-97693
Top Dog
  • 8 Years
    1 Months
  • Female
  • Shepherd, Australian / Mix
  • TLAC
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Lilith

APA-A-97810
  • 6 Years
    0 Months
  • Female
  • Retriever, Labrador / Mix
  • In Foster
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Cutie

APA-A-97809
  • 3 Years
    0 Months
  • Female
  • Retriever, Labrador / Mix
  • In Foster
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Estelle

APA-A-98004
  • 5 Years
    0 Months
  • Female
  • Shepherd / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Graham

APA-A-98119
  • 5 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Shepherd / Hound, Basset
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Luna

APA-A-98222
  • 5 Years
    11 Months
  • Female
  • Terrier, Pit Bull
  • In Foster
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Fabio

APA-A-98298
  • 3 Years
    6 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier, Pit Bull
  • TLAC
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Deb

APA-A-98348
  • 3 Years
    5 Months
  • Female
  • Retriever, Labrador / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
Default Dog

Andrew Glouberman

APA-A-98720
  • 3 Years
    1 Months
  • Female
  • Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Cash

APA-A-98841
Top Dog
  • 7 Years
    11 Months
  • Male
  • Pointer / Mix
  • TLAC
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Ursula

APA-A-98806
Parvo Icon Top Dog
  • 3 Years
    4 Months
  • Female
  • Terrier, Pit Bull
  • In Foster
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Hudson

APA-A-98904
Top Dog
  • 7 Years
    6 Months
  • Male
  • Cattle Dog, Australian (Blue Heeler) / Mix
  • In Foster
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Mattie

APA-A-99196
  • 3 Years
    1 Months
  • Female
  • Cattle Dog, Australian (Red Heeler) / Mix
  • In Foster
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Alani

APA-A-99357
Parvo Icon
  • 3 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • In Foster
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Carmen

APA-A-99406
  • 4 Years
    10 Months
  • Female
  • Retriever, Chesapeake Bay / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Moxy

APA-A-99390
  • 12 Years
    10 Months
  • Female
  • Bulldog
  • In Foster
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Snicker

APA-A-99705
  • 4 Years
    10 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Andrew Jackson

APA-A-99703
  • 3 Years
    1 Months
  • Male
  • Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • At a Rescue Partner
Red Banner Dog