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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Autumn

APA-A-99701
  • 3 Years
    10 Months
  • Female
  • Chihuahua, Short Coat
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Princess Zelda

APA-A-99738
  • 2 Years
    10 Months
  • Female
  • Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Marsala

APA-A-100043
Top Dog
  • 3 Years
    10 Months
  • Female
  • Boxer / Mix
  • TLAC
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Mole

APA-A-100264
  • 7 Years
    10 Months
  • Male
  • Ridgeback, Rhodesian
  • In Foster
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Lacy

APA-A-100380
  • 3 Years
    10 Months
  • Female
  • Black Mouth Cur
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Sicily

APA-A-100450
  • 8 Years
    4 Months
  • Female
  • Retriever, Chocolate Labrador / Mix
  • In Foster
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Harley

APA-A-100467
Top Dog
  • 10 Years
    5 Months
  • Male
  • Mixed Breed (Large) / Mix
  • TLAC
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Kitanna

APA-A-100605
  • 7 Years
    10 Months
  • Female
  • Collie, Border / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Hooligan

APA-A-100760
  • 3 Years
    1 Months
  • Male
  • Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Glen

APA-A-100957
  • 4 Years
    3 Months
  • Male
  • Black Mouth Cur
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Bunny

APA-A-101247
  • 3 Years
    0 Months
  • Female
  • Hound / Mix
  • In Foster
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Skip

APA-A-101619
  • 7 Years
    5 Months
  • Male
  • Shepherd / Mix
  • TLAC
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Kimmel

APA-A-102019
  • 3 Years
    8 Months
  • Male
  • Cattle Dog / Chihuahua
  • In Foster
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Bush

APA-A-102931
Parvo Icon Top Dog
  • 2 Years
    11 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier, American Pit Bull
  • TLAC
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Big Dawg

APA-A-102972
  • 2 Years
    8 Months
  • Female
  • Shepherd
  • TLAC
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Roses

APA-A-103300
  • 2 Years
    6 Months
  • Female
  • Cattle Dog / Retriever, Labrador
  • TLAC
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Betty White

APA-A-103798
Parvo Icon Top Dog
  • 3 Years
    5 Months
  • Female
  • Terrier, American Pit Bull
  • TLAC
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Helmar

APA-A-104342
Top Dog
  • 4 Years
    3 Months
  • Male
  • Shepherd, German / Mix
  • TLAC
20240621212639

Edna

APA-A-104486
Top Dog
  • 3 Years
    11 Months
  • Female
  • Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
  • TLAC
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Marc

APA-A-104583
  • 2 Years
    7 Months
  • Male
  • Shepherd, German / Mix
  • TLAC
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Macy

APA-A-104853
  • 4 Years
    10 Months
  • Female
  • Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix
  • TLAC
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Bree

APA-A-104925
Top Dog
  • 9 Years
    1 Months
  • Female
  • Mixed Breed (Medium) / Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • TLAC
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Peanut Butter Cup

APA-A-105314
Parvo Icon
  • 2 Years
    6 Months
  • Male
  • Shepherd
  • In Foster
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Magnum

APA-A-105419
  • 4 Years
    4 Months
  • Male
  • Cattle Dog, Australian (Blue Heeler)
  • Off Site - On a sleepover! Please email [email protected] to inquire
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