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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Letty

APA-A-105451
  • 14 Years
    6 Months
  • Female
  • Schipperke / Retriever, Black Labrador
  • In Foster
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Boris

APA-A-105401
  • 3 Years
    4 Months
  • Male
  • Boxer / Mix
  • In Foster
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Felicity

APA-A-105948
  • 3 Years
    10 Months
  • Female
  • Hound, Plott / Mix
  • In Foster
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Gwennie

APA-A-106004
  • 3 Years
    7 Months
  • Female
  • Pyrenees, Great / Retriever, Labrador
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Jackob

APA-A-106384
  • 2 Years
    5 Months
  • Male
  • Chihuahua / Mixed Breed (Small)
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Orla

APA-A-106503
  • 3 Years
    3 Months
  • Female
  • Black Mouth Cur
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Shiner

APA-A-106515
  • 7 Years
    9 Months
  • Male
  • Canario, Presa
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Khonshu

APA-A-107715
  • 3 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
  • TLAC
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Freestyle

APA-A-108219
  • 4 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Cattle Dog, Australian (Red Heeler) / Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • In Foster
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Mother Superior

APA-A-108314
  • 4 Years
    2 Months
  • Female
  • Retriever / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Michigan

APA-A-108361
  • 2 Years
    4 Months
  • Male
  • Retriever / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Jimmy Two Times

APA-A-108413
  • 3 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier, American Pit Bull / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Always Sunny

APA-A-108527
  • 3 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Collie, Border / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Tara

APA-A-108533
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  • 2 Years
    4 Months
  • Female
  • Pyrenees, Great / Pinscher, Doberman
  • In Foster
Default Dog

Blaze

APA-A-108552
  • 3 Years
    7 Months
  • Male
  • Bulldog, American
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Renee

APA-A-108743
  • 2 Years
    4 Months
  • Female
  • Terrier / Mixed Breed (Small)
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Benny

APA-A-108830
  • 5 Years
    3 Months
  • Male
  • Corgi, Cardigan Welsh / Mix
  • In Foster
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Elastigirl

APA-A-109156
  • 2 Years
    11 Months
  • Female
  • Dogo Argentino
  • In Foster
  • Foster Needed 05/30/2024 - 06/04/2024
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Scrappy Doo

APA-A-109359
Parvo Icon
  • 2 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Bulldog, American
  • TLAC
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Ritzy

APA-A-109450
Parvo Icon
  • 3 Years
    1 Months
  • Male
  • Retriever, Chocolate Labrador / Mix
  • In Foster
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Frito Pie

APA-A-109496
  • 3 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Retriever, Labrador / Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • In Foster
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Cauliflower

APA-A-109539
  • 12 Years
    1 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
  • In Foster
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Boogie

APA-A-109912
  • 2 Years
    4 Months
  • Female
  • Pyrenees, Great / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Mindy

APA-A-109927
  • 5 Years
    0 Months
  • Female
  • Retriever, Labrador
  • In Foster
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