General Resources

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.

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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
  • Kim the Dog Trainer: Offers an 8 week course or private sessions.  Contact Kim at 512.796.5783 or email hidden; JavaScript is required for more information.
  • Steve DeBono, CPDT-KA

Feral Cats and Kittens

Lost and Found Pets

Low-cost veterinary care

  • Emancipet offers low-cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, and other services.

Other veterinary services

Other Austin rescue groups

Austin Rescue has links to all of the rescue groups in Austin, including breed-specific groups.