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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Doc

APA-A-110027
  • 6 Years
    4 Months
  • Male
  • Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Jingle

APA-A-110154
Top Dog
  • 6 Years
    1 Months
  • Female
  • Terrier, American Pit Bull
  • TLAC
20240506173044

Jada

APA-A-34083
Top Dog
  • 9 Years
    7 Months
  • Female
  • Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • Off Site - On a sleepover! Please email [email protected] to inquire
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Ducky

APA-A-110506
  • 3 Years
    0 Months
  • Male
  • Retriever, Labrador / Terrier
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Bridget Jones

APA-A-110693
  • 4 Years
    0 Months
  • Female
  • Terrier, Jack Russell / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Kermit

APA-A-111141
  • 2 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier, American Pit Bull / American Blue Heeler
  • In Foster
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Chavo

APA-A-111209
  • 4 Years
    6 Months
  • Male
  • Rottweiler / Bulldog, American
  • Off Site - On a sleepover! Please email [email protected] to inquire
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Widget

APA-A-111376
Top Dog
  • 4 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Collie, Border / Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • TLAC
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Liz Lemon

APA-A-111401
  • 6 Years
    3 Months
  • Female
  • Chinese Shar-Pei / Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Roxanna

APA-A-111417
  • 9 Years
    11 Months
  • Female
  • Shepherd, German
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Chio

APA-A-111416
  • 3 Years
    11 Months
  • Male
  • Retriever, Labrador / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
20220810140513

Linda

APA-A-111732
  • 6 Years
    11 Months
  • Female
  • Shepherd, German / Retriever, Labrador
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Fletcher

APA-A-111763
  • 7 Years
    11 Months
  • Male
  • Retriever, Labrador
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Seashell

APA-A-112005
  • 8 Years
    10 Months
  • Female
  • Cattle Dog / Mix
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Cheddar Cheese

APA-A-112263
Top Dog
  • 5 Years
    10 Months
  • Male
  • Retriever, Labrador / Mix
  • TLAC
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Oakly

APA-A-112436
  • 3 Years
    0 Months
  • Male
  • Akbash / Pyrenees, Great
  • At a Rescue Partner
20230328120247

Lelou

APA-A-112519
Parvo Icon
  • 2 Years
    1 Months
  • Female
  • Pointer, English
  • In Foster
20230407141718

Modelo

APA-A-112583
  • 3 Years
    1 Months
  • Male
  • Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • In Foster
20220920152652

Nessa

APA-A-113133
  • 2 Years
    9 Months
  • Unknown
  • Hound
  • At a Rescue Partner
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Sand Dune

APA-A-113145
  • 3 Years
    1 Months
  • Male
  • Terrier, Pit Bull
  • TLAC
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Sweet Pea

APA-A-113189
  • 2 Years
    7 Months
  • Female
  • Shepherd, German / Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • At a Rescue Partner
20240621134800

Destiny

APA-A-113315
  • 9 Years
    9 Months
  • Female
  • Mixed Breed (Medium)
  • In Foster
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Augustus

APA-A-113457
Top Dog
  • 6 Years
    3 Months
  • Male
  • Bulldog, American
  • TLAC
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Tucker

APA-A-113456
CGC Icon
  • 5 Years
    2 Months
  • Male
  • Bulldog, American
  • TLAC
Red Banner Dog