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Feb 26, 2024

City of Austin Landscape for Animals

We are happy that the resolution was amended to offer a six month waiting period before immediately taking action; the dogs with extreme bites on their records currently still have the opportunity to ...

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Aug 03, 2023

Foster a Pup...Save A Life!

Wile E. Coyote was so emaciated that he could not stand or walk but then Katie Plunkard decided to foster the shy, sweet-faced puppy. 

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Jul 21, 2023

Pet Safety Tips During Snake Season

Mid-summer is a peak time for snake activity, they may be cozied up in the shade of rocks on a favorite hiking trail, in the moist coolness around pot...

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Jul 20, 2023

APA! Gives Behavior Dogs a Second Lease on Life: Zeus

Zeus lived his first two years in a yard, largely left alone. APA!’s Dog Behavior Program is supporting Zeus who was struggling with behavioral chall...

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Jun 30, 2023

APA! Gives Behavior Dogs a Second Lease on Life: Girly & Cash

Our foster can observe behavior, take notes and implement training and behavior modifications under the guidance of APA!’s Dog Behavior Program team t...

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Jun 27, 2023

Fireworks Can be Scary for Our Pets

Fireworks can be scary for our pets. In the US, 4th of July has the highest number of reported lost pets.  Please keep pets inside, make sure they ha...

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Jun 23, 2023

APA! Gives Behavior Dogs a Second Lease on Life: Sylvester

APA!’s expert Dog Behavior Program gave Sylvester, a Chihuahua with trust and anxiety issues a second chance.

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Jun 15, 2023

APA! Gives Behavior Dogs a Second Lease on Life: Ruthie

Ruthie is a great example of a life saved thanks to APA!’s Behavior team taking a moment to read between the lines.

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Jun 12, 2023

Heat Safety Tips for Pets

The temperatures are rising! Follow these tips to ensure your pet's safety.

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Jun 01, 2023

APA! Gives Behavior Dogs a Second Lease on Life: Hudson

The Dog Behavior Program at APA! may be the lifeline for thousands of large adult dogs in need of grace by providing the precious pets with tools to c...

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