APA! Behavior Support
If you are an adopter of an Austin Pets Alive! animal and are experiencing issues in the home that might prevent a successful long-term adoption, please contact our behavior team.
Find out more about our Dog Behavior team and their life saving programs now!
Other Dog Training
- Taurus Academy offers training and boarding options at their multiple Austin locations. Taurus Academy is a recognized community partner of Austin Pets Alive!, spotlighting and training select dogs through their Taurus Prep Program each month.
- Free/Low Cost Training: The Schrodi Memorial Training Fund was created to help owners who can’t afford top dollar training, be able to train and keep their dogs.
- Free/Low Cost Training: Hearts and Paws has a free Home Manners Class to help manage and eliminate common dog behavior problems.
- The Center for Canine Training and Behavior
- Steve DeBono, CPDT-KA
Feral Cats and Kittens
- The Austin Humane Society has a fabulous TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program for feral cats.
- Shadow Cats is another great resource.
- There is also a feral cat food bank of Austin, if you need help providing food.
- Information on socializing feral kittens can be found here.
- If you are interested in fostering any unweaned kittens you find, check out our “Found Baby Kittens” page.
Lost and Found Pets
- Lose or find a pet? Missing Pet Partnership is the expert in finding lost pets. In addition to a vast collection of recovery advice, they also have tips for what to do when you’ve found a stray.
- Austin has a certified Missing Pet Partnership specialist trained to find lost cats for a fee.
- We recommend checking your shelter every day. Austin Animal Center displays all of the found pets at their shelter online.
- We also recommend posting and checking on both the Lost and Found and Pets sections of Craiglist.
- There is a large group on Facebook dedicated to Austin’s Lost and Found Pets that can also be used as a resource.
Low-cost veterinary care
- Emancipet offers low-cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, and other services.
Other veterinary services
- Compassionate Pet Vet provides peaceful and compassionate in-home euthanasia services.
Other Austin rescue groups
Austin Rescue has links to all of the rescue groups in Austin, including breed-specific groups.