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Male Adult American Bulldog

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About Herbert

With his soft fur, compact body and sweet, smooshable face, Herbert has been described as a 'stuffed animal made of velvet. At first glance he may look like a lazy dog, just sitting there without a care in the world, but then he'll bust out in zoomies, do playbows and flop over to get some belly rubs. It turns out Herbert has quite a bit of energy, though he is known to play up his low key appearance. His trainer says he's very intelligent and learns things quickly, but he may not always DO them quickly. Herbert is very affectionate once he gets to know someone, and his friends say he's always ready for cuddles and giving kisses. He's lived with dogs in the past, enjoys going to playgroup to see his doggie pals and could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. He's also completely house and crate-trained. Herbert has proved to be an impressive scholar in APA!'s Total Obedience Program and now that he's learned all the skills in his training plan, he is TOP Dog Ready! The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Dogs in the program learn skills including walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means Herbert will go to a specific place in your home on command. Herbert has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Herbert doesn't ask for much, but he'd love a home with an active person to help him get his zoomies out and continue his training. In return he'll let you smoosh that amazing face all you want. Come meet him!

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Name
Herbert
Age
Adult
Gender
Male
Size
Small
Shots up to date
Not Sure
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
Not Sure
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
Not Sure
Ok with cats
Not Sure
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Achilles

American Bulldog

Achilles was found as a stray, but he has so much affection for people that we think he may not have always been on his own. He constant... show more

Achilles was found as a stray, but he has so much affection for people that we think he may not have always been on his own. He constantly wants to snuggle and when he sees his people coming, he wags his little tail with all his might! He loves to be by your side and will lay his big adorable head on your leg Or lean his whole body against you. His APA! friends rave about his kisses and how speedy and sneaky he is with them. Achilles is great on leash and loves to go on long walks. He's also a very patient guy and is perfectly content to let you stop and chat with people along the way. He's not particularly interested in other dogs and seems to prefer just spending his time with his people, but he has become enamored with playing fetch, if fetch means running around with the ball in his mouth. He hasn't figured out the other half of fetch yet, but we're working on it. Achilles is also working on being the best dog he can be in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Achilles has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' and coming when called. Once Achilles successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready. Achilles is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA! staff to continue to build a training relationship with Achilles after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 This easy-going pooch is a joy to be around and can't wait to meet his family. A more loyal companion you'll never find. Come meet him! Follow Achilles on Instragram @achilles_austin show less

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Adam

Domestic Short Hair

Handsome, Snack-lover, Playful One look at Adam's handsome stripes and beautiful eyes, and you'll be mesmerized. This guy is a bit of th... show more

Handsome, Snack-lover, Playful One look at Adam's handsome stripes and beautiful eyes, and you'll be mesmerized. This guy is a bit of the handsome brooding type, making him irresistible! He's pretty friendly, but he won't seek out attention because he's too cool. If you pick him up and put him in your lap though, he'll gladly accept chin rubs and pets. He's not crazy about all the activity going on in the shelter right now, so he can be pretty wary of the other cats at times. He's typically happy just curled up in his bed minding his own business. Adam is still a young cat, so he does love to play. His very favorite toy is a feather wand! Sometimes you'll catch him channeling his inner derp sitting in silly positions trying to get comfy! This guy is full of charm and will likely blossom into a very happy kitty in a loving home. Adam is a healthy FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) cat. FIV+ cats typically live long, healthy lives! For more information, please contact APA! or read this FAQ: http://bit.ly/2DPxI43 Adam has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Adam is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Adam, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Adele

Domestic Short Hair

Private, Demure, Careful Adele has a sweet, loving side, but she will keep it hidden until she's comfortable being in a new environment... show more

Private, Demure, Careful Adele has a sweet, loving side, but she will keep it hidden until she's comfortable being in a new environment with new people. We don't know what happened in her past to make her so timid, but since she's been in her foster home she has gradually developed trust. Adele is open to gentle affection as long as she's not startled when approached. And after a while, she will join you on the sofa for some quiet companionship - and may give you her goofy 'derp' face! She prefers to give affection rather than to receive it, purring and rubbing against you. And don't be surprised when one day, out of the blue, she hops into your lap to make some biscuits! Adele will play with her catnip mice and other toys - as well as stealing bottle caps and batting them around! She's adorable to watch when she's caught up in the moment, swatting her toys across the room and chasing them with wild abandon, zooming around and bouncing off surfaces. This girl has some moves! It's a journey with Adele - today she may be easy around you, but tomorrow she may be alarmed by something, and then she will retreat until she feels safe again. Her new humans should be cat-experienced, understanding, patient, and kind. Adele just needs some extra loving care and time. She likes to wander the house, curiously checking things out, and discovering cozy places to nap. Her favorite places are quiet, shadowy places high off the floor; for example, in a closet snuggled up on a piece of luggage, or in a hallway nook perched on top of a chair that's tucked away behind coats. She also enjoys a pile of pillows on the bed, where she can nap or gaze out the window. She does sometimes hop up on a counter or a desk to see what you're up to, but never bothers the drapes or blinds. Adele can be fine with other cats, as well as dogs. It took her a while, but she eventually started playing with the other cat in her foster home! But she might be best as the only pet in her home. Adele's ideal home would be stable, consistent, and quiet. She needs dependable people who are adept at reading feline body language, able to understand her signals when she's simply not in the mood. If Adele has touched your heart, contact us today to arrange a meet & greet! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Adele, please email us at adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Admit

Domestic Short Hair

Outgoing, Loving, Playful Admit may have a peculiar name, but he's one cool cat. He makes friends everywhere he goes -- a total social b... show more

Outgoing, Loving, Playful Admit may have a peculiar name, but he's one cool cat. He makes friends everywhere he goes -- a total social butterfly! Whether it's romping around with his BFF Snidget or cuddling up next to you after a long day, it's love and interaction that keep this sweet boy going. He's great with kids and other cats. And though he has yet to meet any dogs, we're pretty sure he would get along with them famously! Even though Admit is a Felvie (more on that later), he has plenty of playful energy and loves to cut loose! He's fond of feather toys and anything you can bat around, but he loves playing with other cats the most, especially MacReady, who is also adoptable. And if his orange tabby coat and cool, yellow eyes didn't make him cute enough, he chirps while he plays and when he's in the car! Seriously, it's the cutest thing -- it'll melt your heart every time. Speaking of adorable, he loves to lay on his back while he plays, showing off his precious lil tummy! When playtime is over, it's time for some serious cuddles. You can catch Admit regularly snuggling up and grooming MacReady, his BFF. But he's got plenty of love for people, too! He loves napping next to you and receiving all the pets (his chin is especially soft). Admit would do best in a home with lots of attention and love to suit his social nature. As mentioned above, Admit and MacReady are best friends! They met in their foster home and instantly bonded -- they spend just about every waking moment together...and napping moment too, now that we mention it! They would love to be adopted as a pair so they can stay best friends forever! Check out MacReady at https://bit.ly/2uzHOTr Admit is FeLV+ (Feline Leukemia Virus), which causes a weakened immune system and requires special care. APA! provides some medical assistance after adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan. Admit is not contagious to people or dogs, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Admit, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Alexander

American Staffordshire Terrier

Alexander is a super lovebug who greets everyone with a smile. He loves giving hugs to his new human friends and seems to adore everyone... show more

Alexander is a super lovebug who greets everyone with a smile. He loves giving hugs to his new human friends and seems to adore everyone he meets. It's not long before he's rolled over on his back looking for belly-rubs and then jumping up to show off his adorable zoomies. This playful guy loves to play catch and tug of war, and as much as Alexander loves toys, if there aren't any around, he'll entertain himself running around holding his own leash. While he's full of energy during playtime, Alexander is also well-mannered and knows when to chill out and settle for some cuddle time. It's times like these where he just seems to radiate calmness, sometimes finding a nice sunbeam to lay in and take a long siesta. At night Alexander loves to sleep with you or on his own bed where you'll be treated to his adorable (but soft) snoring. That's until you show him a toy - then he's up and ready to party! Alexander loves going for rides in the car and, very adorably, in a golf cart. He's also quite the waterbug and loves to run and splash in the water on a hot Summer day. We love how happy Alexander looks even when he's just rolling around on the grass to scratch his back or holding up his favorite toy between his paws to better admire it. Alexander has proven to be the perfect example of man's best friend in his foster home, and he recently became TOP Dog Ready! This means he has already learned all the skills in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Dogs in the program learn skills including sit and down, walking nicely on a leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in sit or down until told 'free', coming when called and 'place' which means Alexander will go to a specific place in your home on command. Alexander has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, and as part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based https://vimeo.com/89434193 Alexander's soulful eyes tell you he's grateful to be part of the APA! family but hopes to become a new addition to a home with new people and new toys to play with. Come meet this amazing pup! Follow Alexander on Instagram @doggiegohome_alexander show less

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Alfalfa

Retriever (Unknown Type)

Despite technically being a senior, Alfalfa has a very puppy-like personality and is full of enthusiastic energy. This beautiful guy is... show more

Despite technically being a senior, Alfalfa has a very puppy-like personality and is full of enthusiastic energy. This beautiful guy is easy to fall in love with, especially when you see how excited he is to see you when you get home! Alfalfa really loves his humans and just seems so appreciative to get to spend time with them. He's also very friendly and eager to meet new people, pulling towards them every chance he gets, hoping to get some attention and seeing if they also happen to have something tasty in their hand. While he does well left alone in his crate, Alfalfa's raring to go do some adventuring once he's let out. He loves taking long walks and would make a great running or hiking partner for an active owner who can help him burn off all that energy. He also enjoys playing with his canine pals in playgroup at the shelter and is excited to see other dogs when out on walks. Alfalfa is super curious about the world and everything in it, and he likes to sniff and have a taste of whatever he encounters when out and about. At home, chew toys and durable stuffed toys help keep him occupied - he likes to toss them to himself and would probably love having some puzzle toys to work on. Rawhide bones are also a big favorite. He's working on his house manners, and that big brain would likely benefit from some training sessions, especially if treats are involved. This sweet guy is looking for a an active family that will give him plenty of attention and include him in their activities, and a nice roomy backyard to explore would be a big plus. If that sounds like yours, come meet Alfalfa! show less

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Amma

Australian Cattle Dog

Amma is wicked smart.' Beautiful and athletic, Amma is dog that that thrives on clear boundaries, love and exercise and likes to be chal... show more

Amma is wicked smart.' Beautiful and athletic, Amma is dog that that thrives on clear boundaries, love and exercise and likes to be challenged to keep that amazing mind stimulated. As much as Amma loves hanging out with her person, she is definitely not up for being a full-time couch potato. What she is up for is whatever you want to do and is just so happy to have you with her! Amma's a very happy pup and her tail is always wagging - she wiggles and wiggles when her friends come to get her out of the kennel, and she loves getting their pets and attention. While Amma can be wary with strangers, she becomes very devoted to her people and is so eager to do what is asked of her. Once she's completed a command, she looks at you for approval and is so thrilled when you are pleased! A medium to high energy pup, Amma likes running around the yard chasing squirrels and absolutely loves to go for walks. She follows your lead to know that new things are safe, and she also just started agility training, which is helping her build her confidence. Amma's also an amazing houseguest, is very house-trained and never had an accident on extended sleepovers with volunteers. She never counter-surfs and can be left home for long hours uncrated without any issues. Amma's volunteer trainer says Amma is one of the smartest, if not the smartest, dog she's ever known, so it should come as no surprise that she's thriving in APA's Total Obedience Program, so much so that she recently became TOP Dog Ready, which means Amma has already learned all the skills in her training plan. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP Dog, Amma has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! Dogs in the program learn skills including sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called (Amma's recall is perfect) and 'place, which means Amma will go to a specific place in your home on command. Amma can easily generalize and find a new 'place' very quickly (She and her trainer practice doing this on rocks outside). Amma also knows 'walk away' for when she's too fixated on something, and she will walk away and leave it alone. And she can shake with both paws! Amma has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Amma after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Amma is looking for a home with someone who is willing to continue her training, and she'd love one with a back yard for her to play in. If that sounds like yours, come meet this amazing pup! show less

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Amy Lee

Australian Kelpie

Amy Lee is as sweet as she is adorable - she has soft fur, one ear that's always up and one that's always down, and she doesn't even she... show more

Amy Lee is as sweet as she is adorable - she has soft fur, one ear that's always up and one that's always down, and she doesn't even shed! She loves belly rubs and butt scratches and gives very gentle kisses. She also gives her foster mom hugs every time she gets home from work - she walks right up and lays her head on her chest, waiting for the embrace. Amy can be shy with strangers, but she warms up quickly, and once she's comfortable, her eyes are filled with love and affection whenever she looks at her people. Amy's preferred mode of play is to chase or be chased. Her favorite thing is to get a ball and then wait for someone to try to get it from her. Then she runs around the yard and stops, waits for you to try to get it, then she's off again: repeat until you're tired. When you're all chased out, Amy's happy to go practice on the squirrels. As much as she loves her walks and playtime, Amy overall has a pretty moderate energy level and is content to spend a lot of time just snoozing around the house. Amy is also an excellent houseguest - she's house-trained, and while she enjoys being in her crate, she behaves perfectly when left home alone outside of one, and she sleeps quietly through the night. She walks well on leash and is even up for a jog if you are. She's super smart too and already knows sit, down, roll over, stay and come. Feisty, well-trained, playful and and so very sweet, Amy Lee is a dog who's impossible not to fall in love with. She'd make a wonderful addition to any number of loving homes, but we think she'd prefer one with a yard full of squirrels. If that sounds like yours, come meet this great pup! show less

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Apple 25

Domestic Short Hair

Apple is well on her way to perfecting her deft climbing skills. She will practice on practically anything, but dreams of having her own... show more

Apple is well on her way to perfecting her deft climbing skills. She will practice on practically anything, but dreams of having her own cat tower one day(the taller the better!). For now she scales the sides of her crate to hone her talent. Apple is comfortable in her crate, but is no stranger to love and cuddles. She will make sure you know how happy she is when you hold her. Her purring capabilities are also a special talent of hers! While Apple may not be as outgoing as her siblings, she is not unfriendly in any way. She just likes to take the time to get to know any new people or animals in her life before becoming official friends. She is excited to meet her forever human(s) though, and can easily be won over with treats and cuddles! Apple has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV related medical care is covered. Apple is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Apple, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Arthur Lee

Domestic Short Hair

Arthur Lee is a special kitty with special needs. Though he is partially blind, he gets around his foster home just fine. He is also a b... show more

Arthur Lee is a special kitty with special needs. Though he is partially blind, he gets around his foster home just fine. He is also a bit wobbly but is otherwise in great health. He loves to lie in the sunshine! He may be able to see sunbeams, and he sure can feel their warmth. He'll also play with small soft toys. Arthur Lee gets along well with other cats, but can be startled if they hiss or growl at him. He may also cry at night until he feels comfortable in his environment. This guy just needs to know that he's safe and loved, and then he's one happy dude! He's an affectionate cat who loves kids. He especially loves his kitty buddy Donovan, who is in foster with him. Though the pair is not what we formally consider 'bonded, they sure do like each other, and it would be great if they could be adopted together. That would ease their transition into their forever home. Donovan has his own bio, so check it out: https://bit.ly/2tUvAEU Arthur Lee has great house manners and impeccable litter box habits! He does not jump up on counters or kitchen tables. Do you have a sunny spot for him to lie in, and a place in your heart to love him? If so, contact us today to set up a meet and greet! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Arthur Lee, please email us at adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Asparagus 25

Domestic Short Hair

Asparagus may be the smallest of her litter, but that has not slowed her down in any way! She has the sweetest disposition with humans,... show more

Asparagus may be the smallest of her litter, but that has not slowed her down in any way! She has the sweetest disposition with humans, and happily accepts pets and cuddles. Though she has not completely warmed up to other animals yet, Asparagus definitely loves her kitty siblings. She has met a few dogs, but it took a few introductions and some time to start to become comfortable. Playtime with her siblings, or toys, will bring Asparagus back to her usual sweet nature. She favors little balls with bells on them, or stuffed animals that can be played with and then cuddled. Asparagus is in the process of undergoing a little eye procedure, but hasn't let it hinder her playful nature or sweet nature. She would do great in a forever home with plenty of toys and space to roam, and lots of opportunities for pets and cuddles! Asparagus has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV related medical care is covered. Asparagus is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Asparagus, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Aubrey

Domestic Short Hair

Affectionate, Talkative, Resilient Oh my gosh y'all, can you believe it?! AUBREY is at APA! That's right, we've been blessed to scoop up... show more

Affectionate, Talkative, Resilient Oh my gosh y'all, can you believe it?! AUBREY is at APA! That's right, we've been blessed to scoop up Austin's Sweetheart Aubrey and we cannot believe our good fortune! The only person luckier than us is the one that brings her into their forever home, where this superstar can shine for the rest of her days. In case you hadn't heard, Miss Aubrey came in to the Austin Animal Center in rough shape with a fractured tailbone, but this legend demonstrated her trademark resilience and hasn't let it slow her down. She still loves to chase and pounce on anything that looks even remotely like a string or a feather like she's a cat half her age. After all, all the greats know age ain't nothing but a number, honey. When she isn't practicing her pouncing abilities, you can absolutely find Aubrey right in your lap. She's old enough to know what she wants, when she wants it, and she's not afraid to go after it! She'll use her unique meow and a gentle pat on the arm to make it clear that she would like some space in your lap, please. Once she's nestled, Aubrey is happy to lounge and receive all the pets and scratches you'll give her. Her favorite thing is head scratches, and she'll let you know you've found a good spot by closing her eyes and sticking her tongue out a little. She even likes to give hugs! Aubrey is so people-oriented, she's more than happy to carry on a conversation with you. A creature of the media, she loves to hear all the hot gossip and will comment back on everything you tell her. Despite her star-power, her perfect home doesn't have to be a mansion. So long as it has people in it that love her and talk to her and give her room to explore, she'll be on cloud nine! Her back legs are healing up beautifully from her injury, but in the meantime, some comfortable lower surfaces she can readily access and steps up to the couch will go a long way toward making this gem comfortable. Quick, before someone else realizes that a living legend is lounging in foster care, come scoop up this famous beauty and bring home your new best friend! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Aubrey, please emailadopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Axel

Pointer

Hi Hi Hi. What do you want to do? I'm up for anything!' Axel loves to play and is so adorable when he's doing it! He's like a big happy... show more

Hi Hi Hi. What do you want to do? I'm up for anything!' Axel loves to play and is so adorable when he's doing it! He's like a big happy puppy - he loves all toys and is a big fan of playing fetch and tug of war. While he can be shy when meeting new men, once he warms up, he becomes a very affectionate guy who wants to be pet all over and will climb right up in your lap to smother you with kisses! Axel gets all happy and wiggly when he knows he's going for a walk - he's amazing on leash, loves to go for runs and stays right by your side, making great eye contact. Axel is so eager to please his people and is very treat-motivated, so training's a snap. He's also fully house and crate-trained, hasn't shown any destructive tendencies in the home, and he knows how to shake with both paws! As much as Axel loves to play and go on adventures, he has a medium energy level and settles in nicely at home, happy to snuggle in close for a night in. Axel is learning all kinds of new skills in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Axel has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Axel is learning skills like sit and down, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place, which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Axel successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Axel is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Axel after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Fun-loving, gentle and so very sweet, Axel will make some lucky person very happy. When he looks at you with those adoring eyes, we think you'll be won over instantly. Come meet this great pup! show less

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Babaganoosh

Domestic Short Hair

Sweet, Playful, Beautiful Babaganoosh is a beautiful little lady with amazing and distinct markings and big, green eyes that will melt y... show more

Sweet, Playful, Beautiful Babaganoosh is a beautiful little lady with amazing and distinct markings and big, green eyes that will melt your heart!! She LOVES to play with wand toys and will go full speed at play until she exhausts herself and is ready for a snack and a snooze. She loves belly rubs and will rub her head on your if you stop petting her before she's done. She doesn't mind being picked and will snuggle into your lap once she is tuckered out. Her ideal FURever home would be one with lots of treats, wand toys, and hands to give her loving. She's not needy, she can entertain herself, or with another feline friend, but will love to hang out when you are home! Babaganoosh is a healthy FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) cat. FIV+ cats typically live long, healthy lives! For more information, please contact APA! or read this FAQ: http://bit.ly/2DPxI43 Babaganoosh has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Babaganoosh is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Babaganoosh, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Bean

Domestic Short Hair

Affectionate, Playful, Bold Bean (aka Beanie Baby) is beautifully patterned Calico with an affectionate, playful, and bold personality -... show more

Affectionate, Playful, Bold Bean (aka Beanie Baby) is beautifully patterned Calico with an affectionate, playful, and bold personality - with bold coloring under her chin to match! She's quick to welcome you home and appreciates spending quality time with you - especially when there's brushing involved. Bean equally enjoys her lounge time, relaxing on a high ledge and peeking out the window. She is a water lover, too - she is known to hop in the shower while it's running! When she gets too wet, she is quick to get out, only to hop right back in! Bean is a young cat, so she's still pretty playful. She loves toy mice, though a random hair tie on the floor is probably her favorite prey! And she is super clever and extra adorable when she plays fetch with you. She's an only cat right now in her foster home, but she's been around other cats before and does just fine. This cuddly girl would be the perfect addition to a family looking for a well-behaved, smart young kitty to grow with. Bean has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Bean is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Bean, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Benito

Pit Bull Terrier

When Benito looks at you with those giant saucer eyes, it's hard not to melt. His eyes are so pretty, we swear he must be sneaking on so... show more

When Benito looks at you with those giant saucer eyes, it's hard not to melt. His eyes are so pretty, we swear he must be sneaking on some eyeliner when nobody's looking. He has one adorably expressive ear and one stoic one, and between the two of them, you can always tell what Benito's thinking. And when he needs something, he gently paws at your knee to let you know. Benito has a real zest for life and loves to go on long walks and hikes and would likely make a great running partner. Benito also LOVES to play and tennis balls and rope toys are his favorite things. He loves to play fetch and even tosses the ball around for himself and has a collection of toys in his foster home that he's great at keeping himself entertained with. Benito does get pretty amped up during playtime, but once he gets it out of his system, he's relaxed and chill and happy to be a couch potato. As energetic as he is, Benito is the sweetest snuggler and likes to drape himself over your chest and snore softly. Benito learns commands very quickly and clearly wants to please his person. He's a very intuitive pup and seems to understand what's expected of him and obliges. If you want him to stop doing something, all you have to do is tell him and he instantly stops. He's ready to play when you feel like playing and stops on a dime when it's time to chill and lays his head in your lap. Benito wasn't crazy about kennel life and took it out on his bed and toys, but since spending time in his current foster home, he hasn't exhibited any of that destructive behavior. He's a completely different dog out of shelter and has transformed into a happy little mush-ball. He's fully house and crate-trained and goes into his crate easily and never makes a peep. Benito is friendly with meeting new people and may also do well with a doggie sibling that shares his rough and rowdy play style. He already knows 'sit', is working on 'drop' and learning all kinds of skills in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Benito has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Benito is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Benito successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Benito is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Benito after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Benito would love to become part of an active household that will play with him to his heart's content. In return, he'll love you forever. Come meet this sweet pup! show less

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Bertram

Chihuahua

Bertram will come up for the occasional scratch behind the ears, but he's really quite an independent old chap who likes to nap and enjo... show more

Bertram will come up for the occasional scratch behind the ears, but he's really quite an independent old chap who likes to nap and enjoy his meals. Eat, potty, nap and repeat - and he's very appreciative of you sticking to that schedule, thank you, specifically the eating three times a day with snacks thrown in as well. Bertram would make a wonderful Hobbit. He loves being outdoors, wandering around and happily sniffing the yard and garden. But only food seems to get Bertram truly excited, and he always gives a little jump when he senses his food bowl is coming. As independent as he is, Bertram is attentive to where his person is and follows them from room to room, hoping to find a dog bed in each one. He's fine with all dogs and wags his tail when a new one comes on the scene. He's lived with two chihuahuas and has had lots of doggie visitors in the yard - Bertram likes to sniff them and wag his tail, but after he's said his hellos, he's happy to get back to exploring the garden. Bertram is deaf and sort of blind, but he learned his way around his foster's home fairly quickly. He's crate-trained and is perfectly content to sleep in his crate through the night and also when left home alone. He's a quiet fella to have around and doesn't get into any trouble. In fact, he's only ever barked once and that was to greet another dog. Dignified and plucky, Bertram wants nothing more than to be loved and kept on a predictable routine. An outdoor space to explore would be wonderful, and in return he promises to be quiet and non-demanding, a low-key companion just looking to celebrate his retirement. Come meet him! show less

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Beryl

Pit Bull Terrier

Beryl is a golden boy with a golden smile! If you're looking for a new best friend who will greet you with full-body wags and kisses, Be... show more

Beryl is a golden boy with a golden smile! If you're looking for a new best friend who will greet you with full-body wags and kisses, Beryl is your boy. He loves his people and it shows when he flops over for belly rubs. When he's not cuddling with his volunteer friends, he's busy working on all his TOP (Total Obedience Program) skills. As a TOP dog, Beryl has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! He's eager to please, and it shows when he's working with his trainer on a number of skills including walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' and coming when called. Watch his video and you'll see that he goes to his 'place' on command and will wait patiently until he hears the word 'free'. Before coming to the shelter, Beryl lived in a home for several years, where he learned to be potty trained and respectful of his surroundings. He's the perfect match for anyone who's looking for a dog that can easily assimilate into the home. He shows some promise in going home to another well-matched doggie sibling. And Beryl would love a home with a backyard where he can run around and get his sillies out! Perhaps his biggest selling point is his steadfast devotion to the people he loves. He may seem shy at first, but it won't take long to win him over! So what do you say? Are you ready for a new best friend who will reward you each and every day with unconditional love? Stop by and meet this Beryl of love! And as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Beryl after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 show less

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Bethany

Labrador Retriever

Bethany is a sweet, happy, loving angel, and we think you'll fall in love with her as quickly as she falls in love with you! Bethany's t... show more

Bethany is a sweet, happy, loving angel, and we think you'll fall in love with her as quickly as she falls in love with you! Bethany's tail is always wagging and she's great with meeting strangers. She's a very affectionate pup and will accept their love and pets for as long as they're willing to give them. In between asking for pets by sweetly sliding her head into your hands, Bethany enthusiastically and fearlessly explores any new environment. Don't be fooled by her grey whiskers, because Bethany still knows how to play like a puppy. She's very spunky and likes running around the yard to burn off energy and gets hilariously rowdy when she hops into bed for the night. Then she'll flop right down at the end of the bed to settle in for some sweet dreams. This is not the dog who will be in your face waking you up before the sun either; she's perfectly content to get up when you are. But when she does hear you get up, you'll be treated to the THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP of her tail wagging against the bed. After a good play session or a long walk, Bethany is happy to entertain herself or just take a nap. She's not that interested in toys - when she's offered a tennis ball, she takes this as an offer to be loved on. But she does have one favorite stuffed toy she likes to chomp on and enjoys Kongs stuffed with treats. Smart and very trainable, Bethany LOVES treats, which makes working with her a breeze. She sits perfectly while she waits to be leashed up, she's 100% house-trained and has been left successfully in her crate. She also does well left home outside of one without getting into any trouble. She won't chew on anything but her Kong or favorite toy and doesn't get in the trash or anything that isn't hers. She does great on car rides and is just so happy for any chance to pal around with you. It's hard not to fall in love with Bethany's inquisitive, loving and joyful nature. Come meet this sweet girl! show less

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Bette Midler

Labrador Retriever

The first thing to know about Bette Midler is she LOVES squeaky toys. She has adorable jackal ears that stick straight up in the air, an... show more

The first thing to know about Bette Midler is she LOVES squeaky toys. She has adorable jackal ears that stick straight up in the air, and they twitch in excitement when she hears one. She likes to keep a low profile and will army crawl to the nearest toy and steal it back to the couch until she's got a nice collection piled up. They're all her babies. Sometimes she'll carry three at a time bringing them all to safety. She's also has an adorable way of sleuthing around the apartment when she thinks nobody's looking, preferring to sniff and check everything out on the sly. Bette was found as a stray with several of her siblings and is now getting used to humans and this whole beloved family dog thing. For the first few days in her foster home, Bette was too scared to interact with people, but will now cuddle with her foster mom on the couch and enjoys getting scratches under her collar. She also lets her foster parents pick her up, carry her around, bathe her and do her nails without issue. While initially unsure about new people, Bette definitely wants to trust them and isn't aggressive at all in her shyness. She'll even allow strangers to approach and pet her. Bette currently lives with a pittie mix and at first was frightened and wouldn't interact with him, but after two days they became best friends and now actively play for hours on end. When the resident dog comes to check on his mom in the other room, Bette will follow him, standing in the doorway like, 'Where did you go? I still want to play! and wag her tail until he runs back to join her. Bette's much quicker to trust dogs than people, so she'd likely do very well in a multiple pet household. She's also fully house-trained, loves her crate and does great left alone in it. It's her safe space and she likes having it next to the resident dog's bed to sleep in at night. She's also a very quiet pup to have around, so she'd do well in an apartment setting. Docile, shy, curious and so very sweet, Bette Midler would love a home with people who will let her on the couch, a doggie sibling to help show her the ropes, and of course LOTS of toys. If you think you can handle all that, come meet this sweet girl! show less

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Bianca

Domestic Short Hair

Friendly, Affectionate, Adorable When you have a gorgeous, tabby coat dappled with dazzling flecks of gold, people are going to sit up a... show more

Friendly, Affectionate, Adorable When you have a gorgeous, tabby coat dappled with dazzling flecks of gold, people are going to sit up and take notice. And so it goes with beautiful Bianca..but, she doesn't let it go to her head! She's an easy going gal who is incredibly friendly to humans of all ages. She has a self sufficient, independent side too and is perfectly happy sitting on a window sill taking in the world. Stop by her perch to say hello and she's quick to greet you and share her sweet affection. Bianca enjoys the company of other cats. In fact, her best buddy is a seven-month-old kitten! We haven't seen her around dogs. She has an adorable meow that she only seems to use when she rides in the car. Bianca has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV related medical care is covered. Bianca is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR The lovely appearance of that pretty girl in the picture will catch your attention, but the sweetness inside is what will ultimately win your heart! Contact us to meet Bianca today! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Bianca, please email us at adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Big Boy

Domestic Short Hair

Smart, social, companionable! Dressed in his best and ready to impress! Big Boy is a very dapper kitty who is always dressed for success... show more

Smart, social, companionable! Dressed in his best and ready to impress! Big Boy is a very dapper kitty who is always dressed for success in his handsome tuxedo coat! He's a sophisticated gentleman who will not be caught acting silly with any cat toys! He prefers to look out at the world through an ideally placed window or door! Big Boy isn't needy, but he will talk to you in his very soft meow if you ask him how he's doing. He will also follow you from room to room and greet you at the door when you come home! He will lead you over to his food bowl as he tells you about his day! He also uses his tail to communicate. He has an extremely powerful tail flick! Big Boy loves a cuddle and prefers to be in your lap getting a neck rub! He can 'leap tall buildings in a single bound' in utter silence. He also likes to 'help' when you are on the laptop and leaps onto the desk to walk the keyboard. All Big Boy wants out of life is to be around his people! Big Boy hasn't met any other cats, dogs, or children, but he would thrive in a furrever home where he can be with his person most of the day! He's a gentle soul who wants to be someone's companion for life! Big Boy has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Big Boy is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Big Boy, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Big Caesar

American Bulldog

Big Caesar spent four years in a home full of people and proved to be a wonderful family dog. Affectionate, low energy and low maintenan... show more

Big Caesar spent four years in a home full of people and proved to be a wonderful family dog. Affectionate, low energy and low maintenance, this sweet guy loves nothing more than hanging out with his people. Described as a very caring and affectionate teddy bear, Big Caesar has a human-like look in his eyes, he's really good at knowing when you're down and is always there to give kisses to make you feel better. Big Caesar will let you love on him anyway you wish and is up for cuddles whenever you are, laying his head in your lap to ask for pets. He thinks he's a big lap dog, but he's also happy just being by your side. He loves meeting people, but doesn't get jumpy about it, though he's usually playful right away and will bring them his rope toy to play with. While he's typically relaxed and lazy, he does like to play tug of war and fetch. When he want to play, he'll bring you his rope, then lay it down next to you and wait for you to pick it up. On top of being a total sweetheart, Big Caesar is also a very well-behaved pup to have around - he doesn't take food that isn't given to him, he doesn't whine, he's fully housebroken and is great being left home for extended periods of time. He doesn't need a crate, will only chew on his toys, and he'll spend most of the day just napping on his bed until you return. And this smart guy does just about anything on command: sit, lay down, stay, roll over, shake. He even plays dead. If treats are involved, you could probably get him to drive you to the store. Big Caesar is showing off his skills and learning more in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Big Caesar has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him expand his skill set to become the best dog he be! Skills such as walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, and 'Place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, Big Caesar will be considered TOP Dog Ready! He is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program, you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 As long as he has people to love on and a cozy bed to call is own, Big Caesar would be comfortable in any size home. Come meet this amazing pup! show less

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Bobbi

Domestic Short Hair

Social, Sweet, Companion Bobbi came to APA! as a stray, and despite her advanced years, is excited for a second chance at a wonderful li... show more

Social, Sweet, Companion Bobbi came to APA! as a stray, and despite her advanced years, is excited for a second chance at a wonderful life. She was in a temporary home before moving to APA!, but that temporary home quickly turned into her foster home! Bobbi is sort of a cat version of Sophia from the Golden Girls! She's opinionated, lovable, and a really cool chick. She likes warm soup for dinner, calls the kittens in her foster home 'whippersnappers', and her foster mom is thinking about getting her a crocheted shawl! Bobbi is a bit hard of hearing, but it doesn't bother her a bit. She is working through some allergy issues that make her skin itchy, and has allowed her foster mom to use a small vacuum attachment on her fur - it feels good on her itchy skin, so she loves it! Bobbi's foster home is on a ranch in Elgin, and she loves to sit on the window sill and watch the horses! But she is equally as happy sitting on the sofa and holding her foster mom's hand as they watch TV together. As a senior, Bobbi knows she has to stay mentally sharp, so she 'helps' her foster mom by sitting in on her work calls or webinars, keeping a close eye on the computer screen. Bobbi would love to stay in her foster home, but knows she has to make way for other cats in need, so she is excited to find her new forever home - maybe with a family who will make her the center of their life! She is a relaxed kitty who appreciates watching lazy days pass rather than playing with toys. She is the perfect senior companion cat! Bobbi is fine with the litter box, but needs some pee pads around the perimeter of the box, just in case. If you are looking for a cat like Bobbi to join your home, she would love to meet you. She would like to show you the horses out the window, and maybe even Pearl the Porch Pig! Bobbi is a sweet girl who deserves a terrific rest-of-her life! Contact us to arrange a meet & greet. All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Bobbi, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Bob Ross

Domestic Short Hair

Handsome, Sweet, Relaxed Meet Bob Ross, the kitty who can't resist some happy little cheek scratches. And it's no wonder why he loves ge... show more

Handsome, Sweet, Relaxed Meet Bob Ross, the kitty who can't resist some happy little cheek scratches. And it's no wonder why he loves getting cheek rubs, since there's a lot of ground to cover with those big kitty cheeks! Another one of Bob's distinctive traits is his perpetual sad face, but don't let that make you think he's a sad guy; Bob has plenty of love and happiness to share! Bob isn't a super social cat, so he won't come to you seeking affection, but once he feels trusting, he will happily enjoy pets and cheek rubs. And after that trust has been established, Bob loves to settle in his people's laps for some relaxation and petting. Bob hasn't been seen playing very often, but perhaps in the right home where he feels safe and loved, a playful side might emerge! Although not one for playing, Bob does love other cats. He likes snuggling up with his kitty pals and he was once caught straight up sitting on another kitty (we hope unintentionally!), so he is very comfortable around other cats! The perfect forever home for Bob Ross is one with some nice window sills and a high ledge or kitty tower to chill on, so he has a little safe space to perch himself and survey his surroundings. Being on the shyer side, a quieter home will be best with people and kids who respect his space and give him time to get settled. He would be fine living with or without other cats. Bob is a super chill cat who doesn't take much to please - just some happy little treats, happy little pets, and he'll be living in his own happy world! Bob Ross is a healthy FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) cat. FIV+ cats typically live long, healthy lives! For more information, please contact APA! or read this FAQ: http://bit.ly/2DPxI43 All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Bob Ross, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Braveheart

Canaan Dog

This beautiful pup may not embody the name 'Braveheart' right away, but her name is still well-deserved. Despite all she's been through,... show more

This beautiful pup may not embody the name 'Braveheart' right away, but her name is still well-deserved. Despite all she's been through, Braveheart continues to maintain a gentle demeanor and desire to trust others. While she's shy when meeting new people, Braveheart is very tolerant to accepting gentle pets, and once she's decided you're one of the good ones, she will show her trusting and loyal nature. After just a few days in her foster home, Braveheart was soliciting pets, rolling over so her foster mom could rub her belly and even offered gentle kisses. Braveheart is just getting used to people being nice to her, and much of the people world still confuses her - she's scared of stairs, but has definitely taken to fluffy doggie beds and loves rolling around in hers, wriggling back and forth until she finds the absolute perfect sleeping position. She also LOVES going for walks and is very confident on her leash strolling around the neighborhood. Braveheart has amazingly expressive ears to go with those sensitive eyes - her ears are perky and alert most of the time, but they relax as you gently pet her head and scratch behind her ears. She also comes in the perfect size - not too big, not too small. She is super sweet in the home, rarely barks and is already house-trained! Braveheart is looking for a chill home to match her quiet energy and one with people who will help her continue to come out of her shell. In return she promises to love you forever. Come meet this sweet pup! show less

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Breeze

Pit Bull Terrier

An energetic and affectionate gal with perfect perky ears, Breeze is a pup who's up for anything, and she lives to be her person's sidek... show more

An energetic and affectionate gal with perfect perky ears, Breeze is a pup who's up for anything, and she lives to be her person's sidekick. Breeze's ideal date would be a walk or run around the park, maybe a dip in the lake (she loves water), followed by relaxing with some head scratches and snuggles. When she's not burning off energy, Breeze LOVES being close to her human, resting her head on their shoulder or chest. And if you sit on the ground with her, she'll do the same thing and push you right over. There's no such thing as too close for this sweet girl. Breeze does fine meeting strangers - she's a bit aloof with new people at first, but warms up quickly, and once you have a relationship with her, she will stick by your side forever! Breeze gets along well with her doggie pals in playgroup, likes playing chase with them and has a rowdy play style that would be a good match with a doggie sibling who likes to mix it up as much as she does. She also really enjoys rope and puzzle toys to keep her mind occupied. Breeze is fully house-trained, walks well on leash, already knows 'sit' and 'down' and comes when you call. Smart as a whip, she's very treat-motivated, eager to please and is breezing through her training in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Breeze has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! Breeze is learning skills like walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free' and 'place', which means she will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Breeze successfully completes all the skills on her training plan, she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Breeze is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with her after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Breeze would love a home with active people who will include her in their adventures and ideally a doggie playmate to help get all that energy out. She can't wait to start playing and bonding with her forever family. Come meet her! show less

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Brennan

Pit Bull Terrier

Brennan is a sweet young lady who LOVES affection (giving and receiving!). Before she came to APA!, Brennan had a pretty rough life, but... show more

Brennan is a sweet young lady who LOVES affection (giving and receiving!). Before she came to APA!, Brennan had a pretty rough life, but other than not understanding what to do with toys at first, you could hardly tell with how cuddly she is. Brennan revels in the amounts of affection lavished on her by her friends at the shelter, and her absolute favorite thing is being in their laps. She particularly loves when her friends hold her like a baby and rock her back and forth. And we hope you like dog kisses, because Brennan loves to love her people right back! Brennan has a moderate energy level but still enjoys her walks and does well on leash. She also does fine being left home alone in her crate, as long as she has her beloved chew toys to keep her company. She's very treat-motivated and eager to please her people, and she's learning all kinds of new skills in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Brennan has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! Brennan is learning skills like sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free', coming when called and 'place', which means she will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Brennan successfully completes all the skills on her training plan, she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Brennan is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with her after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 The ideal home for Brennan will be one with affectionate humans who can lavish her with the attention and love she deserves. If you think you can handle all that, come meet this sweet pup! show less

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Brindle

Hound (Unknown Type)

The name 'Brindle' might seem generic, but we couldn't think of a better name for such a stunningly handsome boy with the most perfect c... show more

The name 'Brindle' might seem generic, but we couldn't think of a better name for such a stunningly handsome boy with the most perfect chevron markings. In a word, Brindle is gorgeous! He's also incredibly sweet and has the most soulful eyes to go with his amazing good looks and personality. If that's not reason enough to meet him, you should know that Brindle is a model houseguest with A+ ratings in the home. This elegant, long-legged boy really knows how to mind his manners. He's potty-trained, happy to go in his crate and a is good boy left on his own while his people are out doing human things. Though he loves his couch time, Brindle enjoys stretching those long legs out on the trail, where he will happily walk right by your side at a leisurely pace. And bust out the rope toy and he'll morph into a giant puppy - you'll know it's game time when he strikes his adorable play-bow! If you've got treats, Brindle will show you his tricks! This boy is super smart, already knows some some impressive skills and is very eager to please. He's also thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Brindle has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Brindle is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means he will go to a special place in your home on command. Once Brindle successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Brindle is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Brindle after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Trust us, when you meet Brindle you'll see he's all the dog you'll ever need. Come meet this handsome guy! Follow Brindle on Instagram @adoptbrindle show less

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Brock

American Pit Bull Terrier

Did you know we had a social media influencer in our midst? From the latest bridle coat to the 'in' on the floppiest ears, Brock knows h... show more

Did you know we had a social media influencer in our midst? From the latest bridle coat to the 'in' on the floppiest ears, Brock knows he's the voice of his doggy generation! Like any good social media guru, Brock has his own hashtag #brockstar! Back in the day, you could see him hanging out in many a public place as the exemplary spokesdog of APA! Of course, Brock isn't all fluff. He understands the finer things in life - a soft bed, green grass to lounge in and nice strolls around the block. He knows all the ins and outs of living in a home and has been able to co-exist with chickens in the past and could also go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. He's also quite the 'Brockstar' when it comes down to his skills. He walks nicely on leash, sits and shakes on commands and has the sweetest flop into your lap when he's ready for snuggles. As a Canine Good Citizen trainee Brock enjoys learning new things where he works with a volunteer trainer several times a week toward the goal of passing the American Kennel Club's CGC test. To pass the CGC test, a dog must demonstrate obedience and general reliability in real world situations. Dogs in the CGC program learn to sit calmly when approached by strangers or another dog, how to greet people appropriately, stay in a sit or down until told 'free,' and come when called. Brock has been working hard to be a dog you can take anywhere with pride, and as part of APA's CGC program you can work with APA to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and get officially CGC certified for free! Check out a video about CGC: https://vimeo.com/89434193 show less

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Brooks

American Staffordshire Terrier

Brooks is a happy, spirited and very talkative pup. A first-rate conversationalist, if you say something to Brooks, he will answer you!... show more

Brooks is a happy, spirited and very talkative pup. A first-rate conversationalist, if you say something to Brooks, he will answer you! This boy's got opinions and he's not shy about sharing them. Though he's not much of a barker, Brooks will go around harrumphing and grumbling and huffing his opinion on every situation. His expressive eyes also have a lot to say: 'You're my best friend,' 'Where's the treat?' and 'Let's go jump in the lake!' A sporty senior, Brooks is usually pretty mellow in the home, but he perks up on walks and loves when they go for a long time. He's also 100% water bug and he will launch himself into the lake fearlessly and without hesitation. He loves to retrieve sticks and especially loves it when you jump into the lake with him. Whether it's swimming, hiking or jogging, Brooks is happy to match your pace. He just loves to be outside in the sunshine and he relishes every moment adventuring with his person. As athletic as he is, Brooks is also the perfect, chilled-out house guest. Calm, house-trained and all around well-behaved in the home, Brooks is very good at keeping himself occupied, content to settle in with a good rawhide and some toys. But his favorite activity at home is getting scratches, particularly butt scratches, and you can easily buy his loyalty with them. And treats. Brooks will do just about anything for a treat. Brooks adores attention, and when his person greets houseguests warmly and invites them inside, Brooks takes a couple of sniffs, then expects them to give him butt scratches too. He also enjoys playing tug of war, and when he gets excited, he'll jump around on his hind legs and howl a little bit. He's up for playing with toys if you are, but otherwise is very content to snooze for hours at a time, especially if he is curled up next to you. This spirited guy is also thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Brooks has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Brooks is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, Brooks will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Brooks is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 This adorable, athletic cuddlebug is sure to bring lots of love and laughter to your home. Come meet him and we promise you'll have plenty to talk about! show less

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Brother

Retriever (Unknown Type)

With his goofy charm and ridiculous amount of enthusiasm, Brother is ready to be your workout buddy, adventurer and loyal friend. Brothe... show more

With his goofy charm and ridiculous amount of enthusiasm, Brother is ready to be your workout buddy, adventurer and loyal friend. Brother is looking for someone who will team up with him and explore all that Texas has to offer. His favorite activities include always wagging his tail, swimming, hiking, running in circles and playing the barking game at shadows and skateboarders going TOO fast! He's an active pup but isn't opposed to curing up and watching some Netflix (preferably with his favorite toy, Teddy), and in his downtime he excels in snuggling, licking faces/ears and being your #1 fan! Brother doesn't chew things he shouldn't (with the expectation of paper bags, because who can resist?) and he sleeps quietly in his crate through the night. He's a smart pup and already knows 'sit,' 'stay,' 'back up,' 'lay down' and 'vacuum' (where he cleans up all the yummy snacks off the floor, except carrots, gross). Brother really seems to love learning and is thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Brother has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! He is learning more skills like 'leave it', walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, Brother will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Brother is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Brother after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Brother is buckets of fun and will win you over with his passion for living life to the fullest. He has a ridiculous amounts of enthusiasm and more than anything is looking for a home where he can be speedy and active. If that sounds like yours, come make Brother your playmate for life! Follow Brother on Instagram @brother_atx show less

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Buddy

Bengal

Cheerful, Outgoing, Friendly Buddy is a friendly fella who is so ready to be your best pal! Whenever you approach him, he'll run right u... show more

Cheerful, Outgoing, Friendly Buddy is a friendly fella who is so ready to be your best pal! Whenever you approach him, he'll run right up to you and mew an enthusiastic greeting. When you open the door, he may even stick his little paw in the gap to try and push it open even faster so that he can say hello! He's outgoing and super comfortable around people and cats alike. Right now he's sharing an enclosure with several other cat buddies, and gets along great with them! He's just full of personality, and if his cheery outlook and enthusiastic demeanor don't charm you, his cute face and pretty grey stripes surely will. Buddy loves pretty much everything: play (he's got plenty of energy and loves to wrestle and chase toys), treats (he'll sniff them out with ardor), conversation (he always has something to say!), other cats (he's super easygoing and a friend to all who meet him), and best of all, people! He can't get enough of scratches and love. This guy truly lives up to his name. If you take him home, he'll throw himself into the job of being your best buddy, and you'll never be without a champion snuggler and loyal, frisky friend. All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Buddy, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Bun

Domestic Short Hair

Laid-back, Affectionate, Independent Bun is a lady that plays hard to get. She may act like she doesn't want your attention, but when sh... show more

Laid-back, Affectionate, Independent Bun is a lady that plays hard to get. She may act like she doesn't want your attention, but when she thinks you aren't paying attention she'll snuggle right up to you on the couch, at the foot of your bed, or even in your lap in a chair. Like most cats, Bun is an avid napper. She also loves exploring around the house for perches to nap on - desks, chairs, couches, etc. Her favorite place to relax is a windowsill - she can sit and watch the cars and squirrels all day. Bun hasn't really gotten a chance to know her fellow foster home cats quite yet, so she isn't sure how she feels about them. She would probably do fine with a quiet house mate who kept to itself or as an only pet. Bun's ideal home would have lots of windows for her to gaze pensively out of, and a human companion that needs a cat to warm their lap while working at a desk. Like many older cats, Bun's kidneys are not functioning as well as they once were. This condition is so common for seniors that APA! offers a special adoption package for them. Read more about renal failure and adoption details here: https://bit.ly/2I3nhvm Bun is one of hundreds of cats and kittens that APA! rescued from the perils of Hurricane Harvey. Most of these kitties have been adopted! Bun is hoping it's her turn to be a part of a forever family. Would you like to meet her? All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Bun, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Burrata

Domestic Short Hair

Cautious, Pretty, Shy Burrata isn't looking for snuggles or lap time. When it gets right down to it, she just as soon have you go away a... show more

Cautious, Pretty, Shy Burrata isn't looking for snuggles or lap time. When it gets right down to it, she just as soon have you go away and let her nap in peace. People simply cannot be trusted as far as Burrata is concerned, even when it comes to playing. Burrata wants nothing to do with humans or their feeble attempts at fun. But, this doesn't mean she doesn't have a playful side. We got a peek at her going to town with a mini slinky toy when she thought no one was looking. So good to know there's a carefree kitten in there somewhere. No telling what else is lurking behind this youngster's aloof exterior. We're working on socializing Burrata. But, it's difficult for most any uncertain kitty to open up in the confines of the shelter. Burrata is no exception and continues to rebuff our attempts at friendship. We totally understand and respect that a girl has to do what feels right. If you're looking to help a cat who doesn't want attention, but simply hopes to quietly curl up for naps, play when no one is looking and feel secure in a home of her own, Burrata is the kitty for you! Her checklist also includes comfy kitty beds, hidey holes and the chance to blossom at her own pace. Burrata may be much like the consummate roommate you never see or, it could just be that she has a warmer side that time, love and patience will reveal. If you're ready and willing to accept whatever Burrata has to offer, you can be her hero, and ours, today! Burrata is FeLV+ (Feline Leukemia Virus), which causes a weakened immune system and requires special care. APA! provides some medical assistance after adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan. Burrata is not contagious to people or dogs, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Burrata, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Button

Boxer

Button is aptly named because this sweet guy is as cute as any you've ever seen. Button always seems to be smiling, and his super-expres... show more

Button is aptly named because this sweet guy is as cute as any you've ever seen. Button always seems to be smiling, and his super-expressive ears perk up as soon as he sees his human friends, which is just about anyone. This handsome pup loves meeting new people and is ready to snuggle up to them immediately. Button is the perfect combination of couch potato and playmate and is down for whatever you are. But when he senses that it's playtime, Button quickly shifts into clown mode and loves to bounce around and have fun. Then when playtime is up, he's ready to snuggle again. Button is house-broken and does well in a crate, but is also fine when left free to roam the house. He's very eager to please and proving how trainable he is in APA!'s Total Obedience Program, so much so that he recently became TOP Dog Ready, which means Button has already learned all the skills in his training plan! The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Dogs in the program learn skills including sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means Button will go to a specific place in your home on command. Button has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Button would love a home with older kids to play with and a family that's comfortable setting boundaries. In return, he promises to be the best boy he can be. Come meet him! show less

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Call

Bombay

Social, Affectionate, Curious Who ya gonna call? Call, that is! He is an incredibly affectionate cat looking for love and cuddles in a f... show more

Social, Affectionate, Curious Who ya gonna call? Call, that is! He is an incredibly affectionate cat looking for love and cuddles in a fur-ever home! He is a laid-back boy who enjoys the finer things in life, like a warm place to sleep and belly rubs. When he wants snuggles, he will lean into your hand...and lean...and lean...until he eventually flops over against you. And if that isn't cute enough, sometimes he trills when you pet him! Given the choice, Call would choose pets over playing! But he when he plays, he particularly enjoys pouncing on a wand toy from under the bed and chasing the ball around its track. He is a social cat who likes company, and he would love a friendly feline buddy in his new home! He can get lonely if left on his own, and a cat friend that he could play with and snuggle with would be perfect. Call is perfectly fine playing with kids and receiving pets, but since he can get overwhelmed by high-energy children, he should live with older kids, or be supervised around little humans. Call seems okay with the dogs in his foster home, though he hasn't had direct contact with them because they don't care for cats - go figure! However, we think that with his sociable, open nature, he would be fine with a cat-friendly pup. As long as he has plenty of places to scratch, he is a happy boy! Overall, he is a pretty quiet little guy, but he isn't too shy to let you know when he needs some attention or a bite to eat. He would do great anywhere he could get love and attention pretty regularly, be it from a person, a feline buddy, a cat-friendly dog, and/or all of the above! Preferably someplace not too loud or hectic, because he can get a little nervous if things get too chaotic. He might be nervous about new things at first, but is also very curious; so as a compromise, he will select a hiding place, but will peek out to keep an eye on what's going on! Once he's comfortable, curiosity replaces his nervousness. Contact us today to meet Call! He's a doll! Call has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Call is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Call, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Calligator

American Short Hair

Sweet, Resilient, Precious Calligator - or Callie, for short - has a sweet and quiet spirit! She is ready to find her forever home and s... show more

Sweet, Resilient, Precious Calligator - or Callie, for short - has a sweet and quiet spirit! She is ready to find her forever home and start a new life with you. Access to windows is a major bonus for Callie. She prefers watching birds to playing with toys - they are so much more interesting to her! She is independent, but won't refuse the occasional pets and affection from her humans - and will purr her delight. She is not the fondest of being picked up, but is up for a chat if you need a kind and non-judgey ear to listen! Callie pretty much ignores other cats, and would not object to being your one-and-only kitty. She gets along best with adult humans, but could do well with older, cat-experienced children. Callie has bounced back from a couple of health issues, and has a funny little stance as she recovers from a lingering weakness in her back legs - but she can jump up on furniture, and gets around just fine & dandy. Callie's ideal home would be routine, stable, and quiet, because loud noises and unscripted chaos are not her jam. If you are the people she is looking for to establish a loving and respectful companionship, contact us sooner rather than later to meet Calligator! Callie has diabetes and requires some extra medical care, which may include regulated diet and insulin. Giving Callie her insulin shots is a breeze if you give them to her while she's eating - she's too busy chowing down to notice or care! For more information, please contact APA! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Calligator, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Captain Holt

Domestic Short Hair

Cuddly - Easy-going - Friendly Captain Holt has had a bit of a rough time, but this handsome, friendly boy doesn't let it get him down.... show more

Cuddly - Easy-going - Friendly Captain Holt has had a bit of a rough time, but this handsome, friendly boy doesn't let it get him down. He has an old leg fracture that healed incorrectly and will need amputation, but we anticipate that he will do just fine as a ginger tripod once he has healed from his surgery. You would never know from his purring good nature that he is in pain. His sweet disposition is what really makes this cat stand out from the crowd. Captain Holt is one of the most snuggly kitties we have ever met! He seems largely uninterested in playing, although that may change when his leg is feeling better. He would much rather snuggle. He is the textbook definition of a lap cat. He will crawl right into your lap while you watch Netflix and will purr, make biscuits, and snooze, just loving being so close to his favorite humans. He is a cat for someone who wants lots of snuggles and has lots of snuggles to give in return. Captain Holt loves other cats, children, and is even tolerant of dogs! He will be a good fit for any home where he can get lots of snuggles. All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Captain Holt, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Carrie

Domestic Short Hair

Social, Affectionate-to-the-hilt, Easy Wanna snuggle? Carrie will set you up! Her fosters describe her as 'the cuddliest cat known to ma... show more

Social, Affectionate-to-the-hilt, Easy Wanna snuggle? Carrie will set you up! Her fosters describe her as 'the cuddliest cat known to man' and say she's an absolute lovebug. Pets, belly rubs...you name it, all forms of loving make her happy. Her main purpose in life is finding a human to love and then, no holds barred, showing them affection ad infinitum! Carrie greets everyone at the door and you can hear her sweet purr going nonstop. She welcomes loving from all she meets regardless of their age. She doesn't demand attention, but her purr does go up a few notches when she gets it. She likes to chat--always ready to ask you about your day and to happily answer even the most provocative questions. She's a clever girl too and has taught herself how to open cabinets. She uses her scratching post like a champ and keeps her claws away from the furniture. Carrie adores her doggy friends and has so much fun playing with them. She has gotten along well with all of the furry acquaintances she's met and lets them know right off the bat that she gets to be in charge. Her patience with those who don't get the message is legendary. When a visiting dog decided to carry Carrie around in his mouth there were no claws or drama from this cool customer. Instead, she waited for the humans to put a stop to the dog's gentle, but not exactly welcome, cat transport. Carrie is precious, purry and ready to love 24/7. The number of people and furry friends in her forever home makes no difference, it's the love and affection that count. If you're looking for an adorable companion whose greatest pleasure is loving you, contact us to meet Carrie today! Carrie has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Carrie is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Carrie, please email us at adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Cat Van Catte

Domestic Medium Hair

Snuggly, Sweet, Foot Lover No need to stand on formality with Cat Van Catte. His name may be a bit stuffy, but this sweet, tuxedo boy is... show more

Snuggly, Sweet, Foot Lover No need to stand on formality with Cat Van Catte. His name may be a bit stuffy, but this sweet, tuxedo boy is all cuddles and purrs. He enjoys snuggling and being held and will sleep right next to you. That is, after he stops playing with your feet! He has a foot fetish, especially if yours are under the covers. Even if you hold them perfectly still, Cat Van Catte cannot resist! Cat Van Catte has adorable kitten playfulness, but, overall, he has a calm demeanor. He gets along well with other kitties and has a bestie, Starlight, who also lives in his foster home. These two cuties love to play with each other, snuggle together in their favorite basket and will even eat out of the same food bowl...true friends! Cat Van Catte hasn't met the large dogs in his foster home. But, he isn't rattled in the least when they walk by the glass door and he'll boldly stare right at them when the door is open. Cat Van Catte would acclimate nicely to most any loving home. He always has Starlight by his side, so he would enjoy a household that includes a kitty friend. Starlight, who is also up for adoption, would certainly be happy to be that cat! But, Cat Van Catte would likely get along well with any social feline. If you're ready to make Cat Van Catte's acquaintance he would love to meet you, crank up his purr motor and check out your feet! Contact us to set up an introduction today! Cat Van Catte has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Cat Van Catte is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Cat Van Catte, please email us at adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Chadwick

Domestic Short Hair

Nuzzly, Kind-hearted, Food Lover Chadwick, though wearing quite a dapper tuxedo coat, doesn't let his formal attire get in the way of pe... show more

Nuzzly, Kind-hearted, Food Lover Chadwick, though wearing quite a dapper tuxedo coat, doesn't let his formal attire get in the way of pets and playtime. He'll seek you out in the evenings on the couch or in bed for a daily dose of Vitamin L - Love - in the form of face scritches. He can be a little timid sometimes or easily startled, but when you pet him, he recovers almost immediately! Chad adorably chirps and squeaks when he wants pets, which he LOVES. And when it's mealtime, prepare to be entertained by Chad's uncontrollable excitement, singing, and little piggy snorts as he digs in to his wet food. He's only got a few teeth, but that doesn't impact his passion for food. Chadwick is a little shy, but he easily loosens up around another friendly cat. Chad is tolerant of his exuberant younger foster brother, and you can find them occasionally playing tag or peek-a-boo. Chad is most likely to be found relaxing or following his humans around, but if someone initiates playtime, he's game. He's been known to enjoy string toys and catnip mice. Chadwick's ideal forever family will provide him with some quiet places to sleep during the day, give affection in the evenings, understand that he's not comfortable with nail trims, and would be okay with Chad snuggling up for a night's sleep with them every once in a while! Chadwick has experienced minor episodes of stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth), but it has been easily controlled by his wet food diet. He is a healthy FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) cat. FIV+ cats typically live long, healthy lives! For more information, please contact APA! or read this FAQ: http://bit.ly/2DPxI43 All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Chadwick, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Cheshire

Domestic Short Hair

Friendly, Playful, Sweet The sweet fella loves to play! For Cheshire, everything is a toy! He'll have you laughing constantly while he b... show more

Friendly, Playful, Sweet The sweet fella loves to play! For Cheshire, everything is a toy! He'll have you laughing constantly while he battles whatever toy he has found at the moment. He LOVES balls on trackers, will play with any toy he can find and will go to great lengths to retrieve a lost one - he is often found half under his scratching pad struggling to get a stray toy! He is a very sweet boy who loves being petted and loved on, but doesn't want to be held. There is just too much to play with and holding him only holds him back from his play time! He's okay with other cats and even though he is content playing solo, if someone wants to join in he will let them. We don't know how he feels about dogs but bet he would be fine with a nice canine sibling. We also think a gentle kid would also be a great companion for Cheshire. His ideal home would be one where his parents don't mind fishing his toys out from underneath the oven and fridge - yup - he's that cat! He would be okay with another cat or on his own, as long as he has lots of toys and love! Contact us today to add Cheshire to your family, and we think you will walk around with a grin on your face and love in your heart! Cheshire has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Cheshire is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Cheshire, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Chickenfoot

Domestic Short Hair

Shy, Reserved, Cautious We don't know what in her history made Chickenfoot afraid of people; she hasn't been at APA! long, and will obse... show more

Shy, Reserved, Cautious We don't know what in her history made Chickenfoot afraid of people; she hasn't been at APA! long, and will observe us humans from a safe location. Though now she is more likely to observe from a distance behind something, rather than under something. That may sound like baby steps, but it's definitely progress! More recently she's felt safe enough to snuggle out in the open, though she still only will accept occasional pets for a second or two. But progress is progress! She's learning humans can be trusted. We're grateful that she now lounges out in the open, she's so beautiful, it's a treat just to look at her! Chickenfoot is beautiful, with bewitching eyes. She doesn't seem to mind other cats, and in fact seems laid-back around them. We haven't seen her play, but since she is a private gal, she might be playing when we aren't around! The ideal home for Chickenfoot would be a calm house where she can take her time getting to know her family and her surroundings. We think she would love to be your sentry kitty, if only she could find the perfect location! Contact us today if you think Chickenfoot could fit perfectly into your life! Chickenfoot has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Chickenfoot is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, plea All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Chickenfoot, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Chicken Noodle

Domestic Short Hair

Dainty, Senior, Sweet Isn't Chicken Noodle adorable? This little dumpling is a world-class lapcat who is waiting for a gentle home and l... show more

Dainty, Senior, Sweet Isn't Chicken Noodle adorable? This little dumpling is a world-class lapcat who is waiting for a gentle home and loving human to call her own. Her sweetness will charm you instantly and warm you from the inside out. She's a petite lady with a smooshed ear that's charmingly distinctive from your run-of-the-mill pointy version. Her pretty calico coat has the prettiest golden hues, and her soft, quiet mews and gentle face rubs are just heart-melting. Then there are those eyes... so expressive and loving. How could there be anything but a sweet soul inside just waiting for her special person to find her and love her? Could it be you?! Chicken Noodle is on a special diet for some GI issues. She is perfectly-behaved and is all about affection - she would do well with anyone who is loving, kind, and gentle with her. She is good for your soul! Contact us today to meet her. Chicken Noodle is a healthy FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) cat. FIV+ cats typically live long, healthy lives! For more information, please contact APA! or read this FAQ: http://bit.ly/2DPxI43 All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Chicken Noodle, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Chico

American Pit Bull Terrier

Chico is a chill and loving pup with the sweetest face and softest fur. He's one of those dogs that seems exists just to make your life... show more

Chico is a chill and loving pup with the sweetest face and softest fur. He's one of those dogs that seems exists just to make your life better, and he's comically low maintenance. His energy level is described as 'low low low', he doesn't need a lot of attention and has amazing manners in the home. He's fully house-trained, does just fine alone and will happily chew on his Kong in his crate while you're at work. Chico's so low key that he doesn't even bark at the doorbell, although he's always happy to see who's on the other side. He's quick to curl up next to new people, and if they come bearing treats, they have a friend for life! Chico LOVES treats and takes them very gently, and he shows people how much he loves them by giving gentle kisses. His calm and cheerful demeanor would probably make him a good companion to children as well. There's not a lot of toy playing going on with Chico, but this boy definitely likes his naps. If Chico had a favorite activity it's probably stretching out on the couch for belly rubs. He sleeps quietly through the night on his bed or the couch, and while he isn't a fan of getting up in the morning, he'll begrudgingly get up, eat some breakfast, then go back to bed. As lazy as he is most of the time, Chico is always up for taking long leisurely walks where he can stop and sniff the roses. Despite his chill demeanor, Chico is eager to please his people. This sweet guy adores home life and really just wants one that's willing to love on him and show him he's a part of the family. In return, he promises to love you forever. Come meet this beautiful couch potato! show less

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Chip

American Bulldog

Sir Charles Pibbles III, or known as 'Chip' to his friends, is a true gentleman who knows how to conduct himself in good company. This b... show more

Sir Charles Pibbles III, or known as 'Chip' to his friends, is a true gentleman who knows how to conduct himself in good company. This beautiful pup is house and crate-trained, walks well on leash and knows 'sit'. And while he won't climb onto your furniture unless cordially invited, once he has received his invitation, he's delighted to climb up for a snuggle. Chip's polite manners don't mean he doesn't know how to cut loose and have fun. Chip loves a romp in the backyard, and he's a connoisseur of squeaky toys. He'll zoom all over the house with squeaky in mouth, and he does this adorable thing where he'll take a tennis ball from your hand in slow motion. Chip also enjoys playgroup with his canine friends at the shelter and could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. While he can be shy with strangers, Chip loves his people and getting pets all over. He's also very intuitive, and on a recent sleepover with a volunteer, she was on the phone and raised her voice, so Chip crawled into her lap to calm her down. He definitely thinks he's a lap dog, so that's likely to happen anyway, but we're happy to give him credit for that one. Chip is in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, he has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Chip is learning new skills like down, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place, which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, Chip will be considered TOP Dog Ready! He is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Chip after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 If you've got a nice big yard, plenty of toys to play with and you're looking for a handsome gentleman to escort you through life, come meet this great pup! show less

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Chopper

American Pit Bull Terrier

Chopper is one of the most loving dogs you'll ever meet. He'll sit on your feet and is so happy to receive even the slightest bit of att... show more

Chopper is one of the most loving dogs you'll ever meet. He'll sit on your feet and is so happy to receive even the slightest bit of attention. He gets so excited when you give a belly rub, he might just explode of happiness! Chopper loves nothing more than being in your presence, even if you're just sitting next to each other, and he looks at you with the most endearing expression. He's down to play for a bit and then lounge it out with his person. A quick learner, Chopper does not want to disappoint his people. He listens to commands and always looks at you with the sweetest eyes that say 'I want to be good for you, human!' He's a very smart dog and loves to show you what a good boy he is. He is house-trained and is so respectful of the space he's in. He can be left alone uncrated with toys to distract him while you're gone, and he hardly ever barks. Chopper will sit for you on command, and he'll stay there until you tell him 'free', and he's learning all kinds of new skills in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Chopper has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! He is learning skills like walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, coming when called and 'place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Chopper successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Chopper is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Chopper after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Chopper would love a yard where he can run around, but overall he's a pretty low key pup. This handsome guy has so much love to give, and he's going to make some lucky person very happy. Come meet him! show less

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Chubbs

Hound (Unknown Type)

If we could learn one thing from dogs, it is to learn to enjoy the little things in life. Is it as simple as stopping to smell every bla... show more

If we could learn one thing from dogs, it is to learn to enjoy the little things in life. Is it as simple as stopping to smell every blade of grass? Or finding joy in a tennis ball flying through the air? Chubbs will show you how to love life for the little things. He adores chasing balls, then settling down for all kinds of love. Once you've earned his trust, Chubb's fun loving personality really begins to shine. He'll let you rub his speckled belly and rub his soft ears, and he's not above telling you that you are not nearly finished with the belly rubs should you stop too soon! Each and every day, Chubbs finds something else to enjoy. Maybe it's learning a new trick like place or a new tree he's never sniffed before but he teaches us to always stop and find the joy. If you want to find the way to Chubb's heart, it's definitely through his stomach. He'll roll out his whole bag of tricks for a delicious treat. First a sit where his little bottom starts wiggling. Then a paw, oh, wait the other paw too just in case! Then he'll show off by plopping into a down and crawling forward until his frog legs are stretched out behind him. You'll quickly be handing out the treats with each new trick! This smart pup is also thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Chubbs has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Chubbs is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Chubbs successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Chubbs is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Chubbs after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 If you would like to play and cuddle to your heart's content with an appreciative, happy, goofy, adorable, wonderful dog who would like nothing more than to be yours forever, come meet Chubbs! show less

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Churchill

Pit Bull Terrier

Churchill, much like his namesake, is quite the crowd-pleaser. He may not be able to give speeches, but those loving eyes have a lot to... show more

Churchill, much like his namesake, is quite the crowd-pleaser. He may not be able to give speeches, but those loving eyes have a lot to say. Gentle, sweet and stately, get Churchill some spectacles and a pipe and he would wear them well! He is a dog of the people and is super friendly when meeting strangers, giving gentle kisses and hoping he'll get some belly rubs in trade. There is something really special about this wise old-soul. Churchill trusted his foster family immediately and has so much gratitude toward them. Whatever his life was before, it's miles away for this super sweet and gentle pup. He is always thumping his tail when someone comes into view and has been known to make a piggy snorting noise when he is excited. He also has the best bark - putting the accent of the FFFF in WOOOFFFF. Even though he snores like a freight train, you can't help but smile when you hear him napping. Churchill is house-trained and has free reign of the house when left alone. Due to some mobility issues we're still trying to get to the bottom of, he hasn't been out on many walks. And in lieu of zoomies, he does adorable rapid-speed tippy-taps to show how happy he is. He's also done wonderfully with his foster doggie sibling, a 7 year-old Rottie mix, and he'd love a home with a doggie friend or two. Churchill is a truly amazing dog with so much love to give and he will make some lucky family very happy. Come meet this perfect pup! show less

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Clark

Boxer

Play? What's play? Let's cuddle!' Clark is a sweet and mellow gentleman who's primed to make a quick transition to his new home where he... show more

Play? What's play? Let's cuddle!' Clark is a sweet and mellow gentleman who's primed to make a quick transition to his new home where he can bask in the type of quiet, relaxing life he's come to enjoy. His friends call him McDreamy because when he looks deep into your eyes, you'll fall deeply in love and know everything will be okay, and then you'll want to tell him all your secrets. This faithful guy loves his people deeply, and there's no place Clark would rather be than right by your side. He's highly affectionate with the ones he loves and much prefers receiving affection to playing. He's a total wiggle butt with adorable little helicopter ears, and he makes the cutest noises when his friends approach his kennel. As low energy as he is, Clark still loves going for walks, his only preferred outlet for physical exercise, and he doesn't pull on leash, so he's a pleasure to go adventuring with. But you'll likely find yourself stopping to cuddle with him along the way. There's just something about this guy. Clark plays it cool and isn't needy at all - he's a very low-maintenance fella and easy to care for. His manners at home are perfect and he even asks to get on furniture. He does great left alone free to roam the house, is completely house-trained, and he's happy to just chill by himself, looking out the window until you get back. Then he's ready for a nice walk, some chill time on the back patio or, even better, a night in cuddling on the couch. This smart pup already knows sit and down and is learning all kinds of neat tricks in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Clark has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Clark is learning skills like sit and down, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means Clark will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Clark successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Clark is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 The ideal family for Clark will make sure to keep him somewhat active, but more importantly will make time to spend with him. This homebody would be just right for a home with a slower pace of life, a predictable schedule and of course plenty of cuddle time. In return, he promises to love you forever. Come meet this great pup! Follow Clark on Instagram @clark.the.lapdog show less

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Count Orlok

Domestic Short Hair

Mischievous, playful and adventurous His little face! His black and pink nose and big yellow eyes make him quite the dreamboat and his l... show more

Mischievous, playful and adventurous His little face! His black and pink nose and big yellow eyes make him quite the dreamboat and his long monkey tail is absolutely adorable! This big boy is super animated and wild when he's roughhousing with his sister, Asami. He loves to climb on his cat tree and stare out the window over his kingdom. He LOVES treats and affection and will nap hard after a long day of play! Ollie is very playful and loves anything that moves. He will play with the kitty wand all day but his most favorite toy is his mouse. He can keep himself entertained for hours but he loves a partner to play with too. Ollie is a big love bug at feeding time and after play fights with his sister. He asks for more and more love each day. When he's 'on the hunt or looking to play he'll vocalize a bit, but he is usually pretty quiet. Very curious and playful with other cats. He loves to stalk them, even when aren't interested in playing! Ollie definitely needs a home with other animals to play with - He would love being in a home with his sister, Asami or other cats or dogs. Scratch boxes and poles are a must to keep him in prime toy hunting condition. Ollie has tested positive for Feline Leukemia (FeLV). It is possible for kittens six months and younger to shed this virus completely and test negative, so Ollie will be re-tested for FeLV at his six month birthday, at which time a definitive diagnosis can be assured. Until then, Ollie should live with no other cats or kittens to ensure the virus is not passed. Ollie is available for adoption now to adopters who can accommodate a feline leukemia positive, or negative, cat as she is not yet of age to have a definitive test. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Ollie, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Creature

Domestic Short Hair

Elegant. Playful Sweet. 'Kreacher will always fight for Master Regulus. Kreacher misses Master very much.' - Kreacher from the Harry Pot... show more

Elegant. Playful Sweet. 'Kreacher will always fight for Master Regulus. Kreacher misses Master very much.' - Kreacher from the Harry Potter series Creature is a shy guy with a big heart. Initially, he can be a little timid when introduced to new people, but as long as the introduction is made at a slower pace he'll eventually warm up to everyone he meets. If he feels like you're not going at the right speed for him he'll let you know it by backing away. Just give the boy his space and he'll be back! Putting in the extra time to show Creature that people can be trusted will be worth it. Once he feels safe and comfortable he loves to get full body pets and of course a good head scratch too. Recently he even started accepting belly rubs! While he hasn't shown interest in being a lap cat yet, we have a feeling that once he knows he's home he's got some snuggles in him. Creature loves to play. He loves to wrestle with other young male cats and is incredibly sweet with the female cats he's been introduced to. When he's not wrestling with other cats in the home, he loves to play with toy mice and jingle balls. Creature does well with other cats but isn't comfortable with dogs or little kids. So, his ideal home would be dog-free, and with an older, cat-savvy kid. While Creature gives off a warning hiss, he's typically pretty silent most of the day. Until dinner. Creature loves dinner. So around dinner time, you might hear him getting excited and letting out a few meows. Creature has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Creature is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Creature, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Cricket

Labrador Retriever

We hope you don't mind if we chirp about our Cricket. Besides the adorable way she tilts her head as she waits for a treat, the most imp... show more

We hope you don't mind if we chirp about our Cricket. Besides the adorable way she tilts her head as she waits for a treat, the most important thing to know about Cricket is that she is an admirer and collector of toys. Cricket LOVES toys and she always keeps several in her kennel. And she often proudly shows off one to her volunteer visitors. If she passes a toy while on a walk at APA! she must investigate and evaluate. If she were a human, she'd have a whole room 'mint in box.' Cricket is good with people of every type, big and small, and is great at meeting strangers. She will walk right up to them for pets but doesn't jump up on them. Cricket has lived with kids (aged 7 and 10) in foster, and she was very gentle and patient with them. She loved being petted and playing fetch and tug-of-war and also met a lot of the kids' friends and was great with meeting all of them. Cricket's just a great pup to have around - she's affectionate without being needy and high energy and playful when you want her to be. She will put her paw up on your to get attention or just lay her head on your lap to let you know it's time for pets. When indoors, she naps a lot and is happy to relax and lounge about. She has a tendency to sleep in really funny poses - curled up as small as possible like a cat, or on a chair with her head hanging off or sprawled out with her paws daintily crossed, or on her back with her paws in the air. But once she gets outside, her high-energy side comes out, and she loves to go on long hikes or runs or play fetch for as long as you can stand it. With her expressive eyes, constant wagging tail and big floppy funny ears, Cricket has a lot of personality and seems to exude gratitude anytime her people come near her. Cricket has great manners at home and quickly learned and obeyed which pieces of furniture she was and wasn't allowed on. She almost never barks in any situation and sleeps through the might in her crate. She walks pretty well with a gentle leader and gives great eye contract to keep those treats coming. In fact, Cricket is such a good training buddy that she recently became CGC Ready, which means she successfully passed the American Kennel Club's CGC test with her volunteer trainer! To pass the CGC test, a dog must demonstrate obedience and general reliability in real world situations. A CGC-Ready dog knows sit and down, walks nicely on leash, will sit calmly when approached by strangers or another dog, won't approach people or dogs without permission, greets people appropriately, stays in a sit or down until told 'free,' and comes when called. Cricket has been working hard to be a dog you can take anywhere with pride, and as part of APA!'s CGC program you can work with APA to continue to build a training relationship with her after adoption and get officially CGC certified for free! Check out a video about CGC: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Cricket but would be great for a single person, couple or family with kids. She would love a backyard romp around in as long as the fence is tall because this Cricket can jump! Cricket has got a lot of love to give, so if you're looking for a smart, happy, affectionate pup who's eager to learn and eager to please, come meet her! show less

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Crumpet

Oriental

Handsome, Crooner, Loving Crumpet has an exotic face, compliments of the Oriental Shorthair part of his genetic makeup - his face is rat... show more

Handsome, Crooner, Loving Crumpet has an exotic face, compliments of the Oriental Shorthair part of his genetic makeup - his face is rather long and pointy, and combine that with those green eyes, and he will captivate you! If one look doesn't convince you, then wait until you hear him sing - that's right, he's quite the crooner! He sings for his food, for love and snuggles, and for general communication. (His singing has been compared to Scuttle from the Little Mermaid.) Crumpet is a happy and friendly boy, appreciates attention, and is in total bliss when you are holding and cuddling him. Sometimes he will play with toys, but if you are around, you are the sun in his sky! Crumpet is okay with other cats, depending on his mood; sometimes he just wants to be left alone and will tell them so with his voice. Sometimes, he likes to make mischief! He would be fine in a home with another chill cat - and he definitely would be fine as your only kitty. We don't know for sure, but we suspect he'd be great with kids. Crumpet is looking for a loving home with people he can interact with, a sunny window to sit in, and food. Yes, he's a foodie and is always up for mealtime! Crumpet wants to be your sweetcake! Contact us today to meet him. Crumpet has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Crumpet is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Crumpet, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Dana 23

Domestic Short Hair

Sassy, Playful, Particular When Dana came to the APA! nursery, she fit in the palm of your hand. She had a tiny, scratchy meow and eyes... show more

Sassy, Playful, Particular When Dana came to the APA! nursery, she fit in the palm of your hand. She had a tiny, scratchy meow and eyes like the ocean. The nursery feeders soon learned that she had a sassy attitude twice her size! When Dana decided she was done eating, she would swish her tail (all of 3 inches of it, at the time), put her ears back, and make a fiercely-adorable growly sound. It was hard to take her seriously, being super-cute and all; and even back then there was the temptation to tag her as a diva! Then it was determined that Dana had digestive issues that caused megaesophagus (decreased movement of food from the throat to the stomach) - so it's no wonder that she got her attitude on when she was so little and being hand-fed, she was trying to tell everyone what was going on! She went to a foster home, started a special wet food diet regimen, and was prescribed meds to help with her digestion. Dana is still small (though much bigger than the palm of your hand, of course) and still has her spunky personality that will keep you on your toes! And any wand toy will get her on HER toes - Da Bird and Da Mouse are her two favorites. She likes to stay active and will always be a willing playmate! She's mischievous too and will steal people's chairs as soon as they get up. She gets a kick out of you moving her from her stolen spot because it's an excuse to playfully bite and swat at your hands...all in good fun, Dana style! Dana wants to lay on you, but doesn't want you to pet her when she does; she prefers to quietly sit with you. She will cuddle when she feels like it, and then it may turn into a wrestling match. She will use her claws and teeth, and while she doesn't break the skin, her human companions should be older and cat-experienced; she's not the companion for little kids. She's fine with other cats once she gets to know them, but will swat at them if she is hungry and they get between her and her food. Dana has meds that help her to feel her best. She may have a pain episode once or twice a day. But, they usually only last for about 10 to 30 minutes. She prefers to be left alone during these bouts, or if the pain doesn't seem to be stopping you can give her extra meds. Like many people when they don't feel well, she's not looking to be comforted. She is mostly stable, but will vomit some, and as a result needs to have her dental situation monitored. Dana is a little diva who was dealt a bit of a crummy hand! Her humans should be comfortable giving her meds and making sure she eats properly. And they should be able to see beyond her medical needs and absolutely love the firecracker spirit that is Dana. Contact us today to arrange a meet & greet! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Dana, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Darwin

Maine Coon

Friendly, Playful, Cuddly Darwin loves to play with other cats; he loves to play with cat-friendly dogs; he loves to play with people; h... show more

Friendly, Playful, Cuddly Darwin loves to play with other cats; he loves to play with cat-friendly dogs; he loves to play with people; he loves to play with balls, wand toys, and other toys. There is a theme developing here...! Darwin is a friendly and happy guy who loves to cuddle and be held probably as much as he loves to play. And given his superior good nature and cheerful personality, you may be surprised to learn that he is also paraplegic, with reduced motor and sensory function in his back legs. Occasionally he can move his back legs and even stand on them, so we are hopeful that this will continue to improve over time! He's still a young boy. In the meantime, it would be hard to meet a chummier or more affectionate cat! His ideal home would not only have people who could attend to his medical needs, but who would love him, give him attention, and - of course - play with him. Since he can't use his back legs normally, he is great at scooting along; he is very mobile! We think he would do well with kids who understand his condition and treat him gently, but appreciate and respect the loving and fun guy that he is. He adores interacting with people and the other companion animals in the house. For now, Darwin eats a supportive diet and takes medications for incontinence, and needs someone to express his bladder (a fancy way to say 'gently press on it to help him go pee') a few times a day. He is easy to medicate and express. Darwin is definitely a survivor - with all of his grace and effervescence intact. Contact us today to arrange a meet and greet! Darwin is incontinent and requires some extra medical care, which may include a regulated diet and/or manual expression. For more information, please contact APA! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Darwin, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Delmar

Domestic Short Hair

Friendly, Affectionate, Confident Delmar may not be tall and dark, but he sure is handsome! This sweet guy dons apricot tuxedo markings... show more

Friendly, Affectionate, Confident Delmar may not be tall and dark, but he sure is handsome! This sweet guy dons apricot tuxedo markings and short legs, a distinctive feature of Munchkin cats. The breed is also described as sweet-natured, playful, people-oriented, outgoing and intelligent, all of which are traits that undeniably fit Delmar's personality. With good looks AND a winning personality - what more could you ask for? Other than being a total cutie pie, Delmar is also a very affectionate guy, always seeking out his humans in full purr mode for some scratches or body rubs. When it's nap time, Delmar loves curling up next to his human or by their feet, purr motor running strong until he purrs himself to sleep. The closer he can be to his people, the better! It's not rare that you'll catch him following his human around the house! Delmar's playful side consists of playing with paper and noisy toys, hanging out in boxes, and chasing enticing things. He also loves other cats and won't hesitate to play with them! He hasn't met any dogs or kids yet, but his personality is so easygoing that they shouldn't be a probably for him, especially based on how confident he is when meeting new people. He also isn't shy about showing his excitement for dinner time, but that's pretty much the only thing that gets him meowing. For Delmar, cuddly humans are a must! Some good scratching fingers and a nice spot for him in the bed or on the couch are all it takes to make this sweet guy the happiest cat at his forever home. If you can handle all the love and affection, Delmar is ready to provide! Ask to meet him today! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Delmar, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Dennis

Labrador Retriever

Dennis is his name and smiling is his game! This compact little guy exudes happiness everywhere he goes. His tail wags nonstop when he's... show more

Dennis is his name and smiling is his game! This compact little guy exudes happiness everywhere he goes. His tail wags nonstop when he's off on one of his mini adventures with his favorite human friends by his side. And don't let his senior status fool you - this boy loves to play! Whether he's chasing after tennis balls, roaming the ball fields or splashing in the pond, Dennis is having the time of his life! Perhaps his most favorite activity is crashing on the couch when volunteers take him home on sleepovers. He loves curling up in a little black ball and snoozing in front of the TV. So if you're looking for a cute little couch companion, Dennis is up for the job! Dennis has proved to be a model houseguest in the home. He knows to go outside when nature calls and he will only chew on his toys and busy bones. And now, after mastering a number of skills in his TOP Dog obedience classes, he is more than ready to move into a home where he can prove to be the best friend you could ever hope for! Dennis is working with a trainer on a customized plan on a weekly basis. In class he shows off his skills with great pride. He loves being the teacher's pet, especially if treats are involved! Dogs in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP) learn skills including sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means Dennis will go to a specific place in your home on command. Dennis has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Dennis after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 After a long day of work, Dennis loves nothing more than flopping down on a bed of soft sheets and rolling over for belly rubs with a silly grin on his face. So if you're looking for a fun-loving dog without all the muss and fuss, please visit Dennis today! He's more than ready to move into a loving forever home. You can follow his many adventures (and costume parties) on his Instagram page @adopt_dennis show less

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Desmond

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

If Desmond had his way, he'd have a home where he could maximize his snuggle time during the day and then join in for an afternoon walk... show more

If Desmond had his way, he'd have a home where he could maximize his snuggle time during the day and then join in for an afternoon walk or jog. This sweet cuddlebug would make a great running or hiking companion for someone with an active lifestyle. Desmond has been doing really well in his foster home and gets along great with the little dogs he lives with. He's house-trained, isn't jumpy and doesn't counter-surf. Desmond prefers to spend as much time with his people as possible, and he also enjoys getting lots of mental stimulation. He does great with puzzle toys, Kongs and Kong wobblers - anything to keep that big brain occupied. This smart pup is also thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program, which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Desmond has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Desmond is learning skills like walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means Desmond will go to a special place in your home on command. Once Desmond successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Desmond is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Desmond after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Desmond doesn't ask for much - just a family that will give him a lot of attention and possibly one with older teenagers and a well-matched doggie sibling. In return he will give you all his love and loyalty. Come meet this great pup! show less

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Diane

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Diane is a sweet young lady who enjoys being pet and will paw at you if you stop. Other than looking for a bit of attention, Diane reall... show more

Diane is a sweet young lady who enjoys being pet and will paw at you if you stop. Other than looking for a bit of attention, Diane really doesn't ask for much and makes for a very low key companion. She just seems so appreciative having a soft bed and regular meals, and she was the perfect houseguest on an extended sleepover with her virtual foster, spending most of the time napping. In fact she was so quiet, her foster almost forgot she was there! Diane is pretty shy at first and likes to take her time with new people and places. When she first arrived at her foster's apartment, she took her time exploring the space, and then seemed to enjoy having a quiet place to stay out of the shelter. When she saw things were safe, she hopped up on the bed, then let out a long sigh before conking out and snoring contently. She'd occasionally come check on her person and wag her tail and get some pets, then ventured into the kitchen to see what was happening in there and was excited to find that's where they kept the string cheese! Diane is fully house-trained and is great about letting you know when she needs to go out. Out on walks, she doesn't pull on the leash and looks to her person for guidance as to what she's supposed to do. She also bravely hops right in and out of the car, even if she's a bit unsure of the destination. Low maintenance and so appreciative of her people, Diane would make a wonderful addition to any number of loving homes and maybe one with a well-matched doggie sibling to show her the ropes and help build her confidence. If that sounds like yours, come meet this sweet girl! show less

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Doctor Cattington 3

Domestic Short Hair

Affectionate, Playful, Best-Medicine The love doctor is in...meet Doctor Cattington! His go-to prescription for what ails ya or even if... show more

Affectionate, Playful, Best-Medicine The love doctor is in...meet Doctor Cattington! His go-to prescription for what ails ya or even if you're feeling fine? Cuddles and lots of them! He's an affectionate boy who practices what he preaches and will happily snuggle up with his humans most anytime. He'll cozy up to you at night too for a cuddly night's sleep. He likes to play, but not to the extreme, just enough to be super adorable! Doctor Cattington was adopted along with his sweet sister, Diggity, when they were kittens. Their owner recently returned them due to a move to a place that prohibits furry friends. These two sweeties get along well with kiddos and other cats, and are both very loving. Doctor Cattington enjoys a good petting and especially likes gentle head rubs, he thinks they're the best! Sometimes when Doctor Cattington and Diggity are feeling mischievous, they'll open doors. They can't help it...intelligence runs in the family and they just must find out what's on the other side! Doctor Cattington's presence alone will make you feel better. But, his loving ways will make you feel absolutely great! Ready to get extra heart healthy?! Contact us to meet Doctor Cattington today! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Doctor Cattington please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Doppelbock

Domestic Short Hair

Handsome, Playful, Loving Oh hi! Are you here to play? Because Doppelbock is ready to go! He loves wand toys (wave one in front of him t... show more

Handsome, Playful, Loving Oh hi! Are you here to play? Because Doppelbock is ready to go! He loves wand toys (wave one in front of him to get a good laugh) and chasing paper towels while you try to clean. He's really not particular about playtime! He loves snuggle time, he'll meow behind you asking for attention until you oblige, and then pick him up and he will turn that awesome purr motor on! Doppelbock gets along great with his foster siblings, he would be happy to go to a home with or without other feline friends. He LOVES head scratches and is VERY affectionate, so wherever he goes, he hopes his furever family is ready to shower him with love, plus provide some fun toys and room to play! Doppelbock is FeLV+ (Feline Leukemia Virus), which causes a weakened immune system and requires special care. APA! provides some medical assistance after adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan. Doppelbock is not contagious to people or dogs, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Doppelbock, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Dutch Chocolate

Domestic Short Hair

Curious, Smart, Goofy Dutch Chocolate is a petite powerhouse with a big personality and beautiful eyes! Cute and adorable, she is also a... show more

Curious, Smart, Goofy Dutch Chocolate is a petite powerhouse with a big personality and beautiful eyes! Cute and adorable, she is also attention-loving. Her ideal home would be with people who want to play with her and give her affection. She doesn't need ALL of your time, but she needs some one-on-one time with you, for sure; she's the kind of cat who is a companion and an active member of your family. Dutch is a smarty-pants-of-a-cat! She figured out how to use the cat door in her foster home without being shown (it took the resident cat almost an hour to learn). Her foster parents were in the garage, where the cat door exits, and Dutch wanted to be with them - so she simply sauntered through the door, no problem! She is similarly curious when you open the refrigerator or dishwasher, so you have to be on your toes to make sure she doesn't wander in there - but at least she hasn't figured out how to open those appliances on her own (yet!). You might enter the bathroom and find her sleeping in the sink; or playing with the water that slowly drips from the faucet; she likes to learn what everything is and check it out. Dutch prizes her quality time with people, and will show her excitement with a cute 'yip' sound when she sees you - she has developed her own distinctive chirp-that-sounds-like-a-yip. She loves for you to pet her super soft fur, and has only recently discovered the joy of a good belly rub - so she might have some lost time to make up for! And when you scratch her tail end, she will get her yoga on, sinking into a Downward-Facing Dog position. Or she may just flop over in complete bliss when you pet her, totally unaware that her short and fluffy tail may be in the nearby water bowl. As much as she loves pets, Dutch loves to play even more; she is young and active. She will bat toys around and chase a ball now and then, and is happy playing by herself or with you. Her favorite toy is plush and stuffed with catnip. After she's played a bit, she is ready to curl up on something soft, like a blanket, or your lap, or a blanket on your lap... Dutch is still learning how not to use her claws when she interacts with people - not in a defensive way and she doesn't scratch, just in a 'Hey, look, I have claws!' kind-of-way. Her foster parents are working with her on this. Dutch Chocolate is perfect for someone looking for an active, sometimes-silly cat who will interact affectionately with them. She is a sweet treat! Contact us today to arrange a meet & greet. Dutch Chocolate has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV related medical care is covered. Dutch Chocolate is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Dutch Chocolate, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Edison

Pointer

Let's go hiking!' This resilient pup is recovering from paralysis of his back legs, and now that he's getting back to normal, Edison is... show more

Let's go hiking!' This resilient pup is recovering from paralysis of his back legs, and now that he's getting back to normal, Edison is taking full advantage of his hard-earned mobility. When he gets outside, his silly, playful personality takes over, and he loves to run around the yard playing fetch and even tosses toys in the air to himself. He has an adventurous spirit and likes to go exploring, taking leisurely walks in the neighborhood to check out what's going on, and even likes to jog a little now that he's getting his muscle tone back. As long as he gets some exercise, Edison is relaxed and chill in the home and loves to sit in laps and get pets or a nice massage, but he's also good at keeping himself entertained with his toys or chewing on his bones. He's also super smart and will be easy to teach new things/obedience skills. He's house-trained and does well left home alone outside of a crate, staying quiet and not getting into any trouble. Loyal and loving, Edison is very devoted to his favorite humans. He isn't crazy about meeting strangers, and it takes him some time to warm up to new people, but once you're in the club, he'll love you forever! Edison would love to be your loyal sidekick on your outdoorsy adventures, and a yard to play in would be a plus. Come meet this amazing pup! show less

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Edison

Pointer

Let's go hiking!' This resilient pup is recovering from paralysis of his back legs, and now that he's getting back to normal, Edison is... show more

Let's go hiking!' This resilient pup is recovering from paralysis of his back legs, and now that he's getting back to normal, Edison is taking full advantage of his hard-earned mobility. When he gets outside, his silly, playful personality takes over, and he loves to run around the yard playing fetch and even tosses toys in the air to himself. He has an adventurous spirit and likes to go exploring, taking leisurely walks in the neighborhood to check out what's going on, and even likes to jog a little now that he's getting his muscle tone back. As long as he gets some exercise, Edison is relaxed and chill in the home and loves to sit in laps and get pets or a nice massage, but he's also good at keeping himself entertained with his toys or chewing on his bones. He's house-trained and does well left home alone outside of a crate, staying quiet and not getting into any trouble. Edison also super smart and will be easy to teach new things. He is currently in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, he has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place, which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, Edison will be considered TOP Dog Ready! He is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Loyal and loving, Edison is very devoted to his favorite humans. He isn't crazy about meeting strangers, and it takes him some time to warm up to new people, but once you're in the club, he'll love you forever! Edison would love to be your loyal sidekick on your outdoorsy adventures, and a yard to play in would be a plus. Come meet this amazing pup! show less

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Eli

Retriever (Unknown Type)

Eli is really good at being a dog. He does all the dog stuff. He is truly excellent at playing fetch. He'll bring it right back to you a... show more

Eli is really good at being a dog. He does all the dog stuff. He is truly excellent at playing fetch. He'll bring it right back to you and drop the ball right in your hand. You don't have to wrestle it out of his mouth or anything. He makes an excellent trail runner/jogging partner. He chases cats, just a little, but what full blooded dog doesn't? He loves to get pets, he loves to sniff things, he loves to wag his tail and looks adoringly at you. He barks at the mailmen and he loves to roll in the grass outside... You know, dog stuff. Eli is good with meeting new people - he will jump up on them once or twice, then proceed to rub his butt against their knees. He likes to kiss his foster mom's face when she's laying on the couch and loves a good butt scratch. He also barks if you hug someone in front of him - he gets a little jealous and wants to be included in the love. Eli loves toys, but his favorite is his ball that he will lovingly fetch and return for HOURS. He is also a talker when he plays and will make cute growly/whiny noises waiting for you to throw the ball or tug on the other end of his rope. Overall, he has medium energy and a few hours a day of play is enough for him. Mostly, Eli just wants to be loved and accepted. He follows his foster mom around and lays next to the shower and couch or at the entrance to the kitchen. But he is definitely a major talker. He will make noises at you as if he's trying to have a conversation. His foster mom often responds just to make him feel heard. He talks at you when he wants to play, when he's hungry, when he wants out, when he wants pets, etc. But he will quiet down if you tell him 'hush'. Eli is also very well-trained. He is house and crate-trained and knows sit, shake, come and lay down. He walks well on a leash and rarely pulls. And he has done fine with the 2 year-old staffy mix in his foster home. In fact, Eli is so well-trained, he recently became TOP Dog Ready, which means he has already learned all the skills in his training plan. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test, and as a TOP Dog, Eli has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him become the best dog he can be! Dogs in the program learn skills like sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means Eli will go to a specific place in your home on command. Eli has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Loving and playful, well-trained and goofy, Eli is going to make some lucky person very happy. If you're looking for a tiny dog you can put in your bag and take to brunch, keep looking. But if you're looking for the full dog experience, if you want to run and jump and sniff, then you can't do better then Eli. Come meet him! show less

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Emerald

Domestic Short Hair

Beautiful, Sweet, Biscuit-maker Emerald is a beautiful, shy girl looking for a loving home to come out of her shell in. She's perfectly... show more

Beautiful, Sweet, Biscuit-maker Emerald is a beautiful, shy girl looking for a loving home to come out of her shell in. She's perfectly content curling up next to you and getting pets all day every day. She won't seek out attention herself, but once you start petting her, she's in heaven! She'll make biscuits and purr her little heart out. Right now she doesn't have much interest in toys, but that may change once she has a home to spread out in. Her behavior with cats, dogs, and kids is unknown, but her sweet and reserved personality would likely be just fine with cat-experienced pals. This girl is sweet as can be, and would love nothing more than to be your cuddle buddy for life. Emerald has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Emerald is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Emerald, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Enigma

Domestic Short Hair

Gorgeous, Soft, Laid-Back Why has a kitty this sweet and beautiful not been adopted yet?? That's truly an enigma. With her beautiful cal... show more

Gorgeous, Soft, Laid-Back Why has a kitty this sweet and beautiful not been adopted yet?? That's truly an enigma. With her beautiful calico coat, alluring eyes, and cute little white nose patch, this lady is truly a looker. Plus, from her dainty white paws to her thick fluffy tail, her coat is so SOFT! It's hypnotizing to run your hands over such touchably-cozy fur -- she's the softest cat EVER. And she has a sweet and laid-back personality to match her elegant appearance! Enigma's a calm, poised girl who loves to sleep and enjoys munching on treats and indulging in pets. If you're looking for a gorgeous gal to help ponder life's mysteries, you may find your answer in Enigma. Enigma has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Enigma is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Enigma, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Estelle

Coonhound

Estelle is a sweet and curious young mama with adoring eyes and a gentle demeanor. She's just getting used to how this whole beloved fam... show more

Estelle is a sweet and curious young mama with adoring eyes and a gentle demeanor. She's just getting used to how this whole beloved family dog thing works, but she definitely likes the sleeping indoors on a soft bed part of the deal. She's still figuring out how to walk on leash and doesn't quite know what to do with toys, but she's already developed an affinity for Kongs and rawhides and most of all, treats. Although Estelle is shy around people, treats are the way to her heart. She'll approach you when she wants some attention, and she seems to like the 8 and 10 year-old girls in her foster home. She's done wonderfully with the resident senior Jack Russell mix - the first time her foster parents saw her tail wag was when she met her new doggie foster brother. She's also been fine with the resident kitty, not paying him any mind. Estelle is a very chill houseguest, happy to lounge around and keep an eye on what everyone's up to. She's perfect when left home alone (just keep those treats up high somewhere), she never barks at strangers or when someone knocks on the door. And she likes being in her crate, especially if there's a big soft pillow for her to chill on. And we should mention those glorious and scratchable ears that are truly a sight to behold! Gentle, beautiful and quiet, Estelle would make a wonderful addition to any number of loving homes, ideally one another dog to help show her the ropes. Before long we know she'll blossom into the adoring companion she's destined to be. Come meet this sweet girl! show less

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Fettie

Domestic Short Hair

Handsome, Chunky, Sweet One look at Fettie's chubby cheeks and you'll fall in love. Who doesn't love a chunky face? This guy is a big lo... show more

Handsome, Chunky, Sweet One look at Fettie's chubby cheeks and you'll fall in love. Who doesn't love a chunky face? This guy is a big love looking for a family to give him all the pets he craves. He won't demand cuddles, but once you start petting him he will gladly accept any and all belly rubs. He'll even let you pick him up and hug him! Fettie has what can only be described as a 'smoker's meow' which only adds to his adorable quirkiness. He doesn't seem to pay other cats any attention, and his behavior with dogs and kids is unknown. He's such a laid back and friendly guy that he'd probably be great with children or chill dogs! Fettie can be a bit unsure of new environments, so be patient while he gets the lay of the land for a few days. He's the cutest lap companion you'll ever meet, so don't hesitate to scoop this guy up. Fettie has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Fettie is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Fettie, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Fideo

Chihuahua

Fideo is low energy gal and a lover of relaxing pastimes like naps and sunbathing, but she's still pretty spry for her age and isn't bey... show more

Fideo is low energy gal and a lover of relaxing pastimes like naps and sunbathing, but she's still pretty spry for her age and isn't beyond a few zoomies around the house or a roll in the grass. But she's definitely up for napping anytime of the day and will try to nest in any spot that looks remotely soft, whether that be a pillow, a blanket or the laundry. Fideo doesn't demand a lot of attention, but expects it when she seeks it out. She will climb in your lap for pets and nudge you with her head to let you know you're not done. She's pretty independent and likes to be in the same room as you and sometimes nap next to you or on your lap. She seems curious with strangers, though she doesn't want any new person to touch her until she knows they're cool. But once she warms up, she'll greet you when you come home with a rapidly wagging tail and her adorable snaggle tooth smile. And she gives kisses! Fideo naps when left home alone and stays in an xpen with a puppy pad. She did figure out how to get out of the xpen on the first day (she just needed to scoot it over three feet and then she was out!), but she was well behaved for her few hours of freedom. She sleeps quietly through the night, is house-trained, hasn't shown any destructive behaviors and doesn't whine. Fideo goes on 'walks' in the backyard, and while she doesn't seem to know any commands, she's great on leash and loves exploring the yard. She also likes to sweep the kitchen floor for crumbs. Fideo has lived with multiple dogs in the past and should do well with smaller or older pups. She hasn't lived with cats but totally ignores the neighbors cat when he is hanging out in the yard. Laid back, smart and independent, Fideo is a low maintenance lady who's just looking for a home that's as chill as she is. Come meet her! show less

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Frank

German Shepherd Dog

Sweet Frank is a Michael Phelps wannabe! He adores swimming and is fearless in the water. Next to swimming, Frank's favorite thing is go... show more

Sweet Frank is a Michael Phelps wannabe! He adores swimming and is fearless in the water. Next to swimming, Frank's favorite thing is going for walks and doing lots of sniffing and exploring with his volunteer friends at the shelter. Frank takes a while to warm up to new people, but once he's comfortable, that sweet and goofy personality comes out and he becomes very playful and just loads of fun to be around. He likes being close to his people (preferably in their laps), and he will rub his head affectionately on them (kinda like a cat!), and he also gives kisses. And when he gets really excited, he likes to do zoomies! Frank also has the BEST eyes. They're golden and go wonderfully with his dramatic facial expressions and adorable head tilts. Frank is also a very smart pup, and that big brain definitely thrives on physical mental stimulation. He picked up on this basic obedience skills quickly and has been a wonderful houseguest on sleepovers with volunteers: no begging for food, no getting on furniture and no accidents. And he's learning all kinds of new things in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Frank has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Frank is learning skills like walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Frank successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Frank is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Fluffy, handsome, active, smart, silly and unique, Frank will make a wonderful companion to some very lucky person. Come on down and check out this handsome ball of fluff! Follow Frank on Instagram @frank_the_shepherd show less

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Fredrick

Domestic Short Hair

Friendly, Playful, Happy OMG! Look at that big sweet boy!! He's a cat with a kitten face and has the prettiest markings! He is the kind... show more

Friendly, Playful, Happy OMG! Look at that big sweet boy!! He's a cat with a kitten face and has the prettiest markings! He is the kind of guy who will give you a look and whatever you were doing becomes unimportant. All you can do is surrender and give him love! Fredrick loves playing! Anything is a toy but wand toys are his favorite. He loves playing with other kitties but he's can sometimes play a little rough - he doesn't mean anything by it and is just having a good time. Fredrick loves affection and will greet you at the door to say hello. His only request is to please never pick him up, it really freaks him out! His PURRfect FURever home would be one with another kitty friend or at least lots of toys. He can't wait to have a whole home to run around in and stretch his legs! Fredrick is a healthy FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) cat. FIV+ cats typically live long, healthy lives! For more information, please contact APA! or read this FAQ: http://bit.ly/2DPxI43 Fredrick has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Fredrick is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Fredrick, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Frijoles

Pit Bull Terrier

Frijoles is a beautiful young pup with big, expressive eyes and an even bigger personality. He has so much love to give and wants to pla... show more

Frijoles is a beautiful young pup with big, expressive eyes and an even bigger personality. He has so much love to give and wants to play with everyone and everything! Frijoles is currently recovering from a wound on belly, but he doesn't seem bothered at all by his cone. He was a champ during all the treatments and being crated a lot, so some long walks will do him good! His foster parents have been taking it easy with him while he heals. but Frijoles will play with ANYTHING given the chance (toys by himself, other dogs, people). He has so much energy, as he is still a puppy at heart with 100% of his mind dedicated to squeaky balls, ropes, etc. He's still working on his manners as he's just so excited when he gets to meet new people, and his whole butt wiggles as he knocks stuff over. It's hard to really cuddle Frijoles at the moment because of the cone, but he will push that smooshable face right into yours and he loves having his ears scratched. He currently lives with a couple of Saint Bernards and a pittie, and he gets along with all of them. He also walks great on a leash, is house and crate-trained and will go in his crate on command. Playful, sweet, energetic and resilient, Frijoles is looking for a home with a yard and an active family who will include him their adventures and give him plenty of attention. If you're looking for a lovable playmate with personality to spare, come meet this great pup! show less

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Frosty

Siamese

Queen Bee, Playful, Beautiful Frosty the kitty is a jolly, pretty girl! This all white beauty is super friendly and loves attention, una... show more

Queen Bee, Playful, Beautiful Frosty the kitty is a jolly, pretty girl! This all white beauty is super friendly and loves attention, unafraid to make herself known and take her rightful place as queen bee. And as queen, Frosty requests frequent playtime, naps, and head pats! Frosty loves to play, and wand toys are some of her favorite play things! Bring out the wand toys, and Frosty will go nuts! She loves her big scratching post too, where she'll play queen of the castle. She might love her castle a little too much, though, since other cats are typically not welcome in her kingdom and will be reminded of that with the occasional hiss. Frosty definitely prefers to be the center of attention, and she hasn't shown much interest in hanging out with other cats. This might be because she's currently in a room full of male cats, so she might be more tolerant of other females. Her interactions with dogs are unknown, but what's known for sure is how much she loves humans of all ages! Frosty thrives among people and loves attention from anyone, especially if that involves being carried around and getting head pats! The perfect forever home for Frosty is one with a big scratching post, some comfy kitty beds, and people who will play with her and give her tons of attention! Frosty has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Frosty is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Frosty, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Gavino

German Shepherd Dog

What are you doing? I'll help! Here, I brought you a toy!' Gavino is a very silly guy who's always full of energy and has been described... show more

What are you doing? I'll help! Here, I brought you a toy!' Gavino is a very silly guy who's always full of energy and has been described by his friends at the shelter as 'having no chill whatsoever.' Fortunately, he's also very smart and picks up on training pretty quickly. And at the end of a long exciting day of being himself, Gavino will let you pet his fluffy face and admire those big ears that adorably flop to the same side. Gavino came to APA with a severely broken leg and had to have extensive surgery to repair it - he can walk and run just fine, just not for long distances. Despite his injury, this resilient guy seems to have boundless energy. Even after playgroup, working with his trainer and a game of fetch, Gavino's still rarin' to go. He has a rough and rowdy play style and enjoys mixing it up in playgroup with his canine friends at the shelter, so he could go home with a well-matched dog sibling who can help him burn off all that energy. He's also a first-rate waterbug and loves swimming more than anything. Gavino is fully house-trained and is reported to do fine left home alone. He can be shy when meeting new men, but warms up pretty quickly, and the way to his heart is tennis balls as he loves to play fetch. He's also working on honing his doggie manners and learning all kinds of great skills in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Gavino has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Gavino is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Gavino successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Gavino is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Come meet this fun pup! show less

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Glendale

American Pit Bull Terrier

Glendale is a very cuddly and affectionate young pup who's looking to be someone's forever shadow. Glendale likes to be with his favorit... show more

Glendale is a very cuddly and affectionate young pup who's looking to be someone's forever shadow. Glendale likes to be with his favorite people wherever they are in the house. He will seek out pets by leaning his body on you or by placing his head near your hand. He'll also try to lie on you to trick you into giving him belly rubs! And don't be fooled by his initial shyness when meeting new people. Glendale warms up quickly, and after he know a stranger is safe, he will go up and ask for pets. Glendale is a pretty chill guy and definitely has lower energy levels than the average dog of his age. He likes to play and get in some exercise, but he's also content to spend a lot of time lounging. He enjoys going for walks and does well on leash, but what he really loves is hanging out with his people and spending quality time with his toys, especially cloth toys that squeak. He's also a big fan of tennis balls, and will play some light fetch inside the house. He will come immediately to the sound of a squeaky toy or put his toy near you to let you know it's time to throw it. Because Glendale has abnormalities in his back legs that affect his mobility, his playtime is kept to a minimum, but he's a lower energy pup anyway, so he's fine with doing a lot of relaxing. The ideal home for Glendale would have few or no stairs as it is difficult for him to move up or down them (He can be carried and is really receptive to that). Glendale is house-trained and a really quiet pup to have around. He walks pretty well on leash, and he sits when his leash comes out or when you put out food. He doesn't seem to actually know the command sit, but he sits anyway when he knows he's supposed to. He's pretty calm whenever he gets bathed, he takes medication easily and is willing to do whatever you need him to do. His foster parents experimented by putting a raincoat on him and he was like 'Yeah, I guess that's fine, go ahead.' Glendale also wants to go say hi whenever he sees other calm dogs and could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. This sweet guy is full of love and he's sure to make some lucky family very happy. Come meet him! show less

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Goldman

Pit Bull Terrier

I'm awkward and I know it, BUT I'M SO MUCH FUN!' This handsome young pup spent most of his life stuck in a backyard, and while Goldman d... show more

I'm awkward and I know it, BUT I'M SO MUCH FUN!' This handsome young pup spent most of his life stuck in a backyard, and while Goldman doesn't have a lot of experience with this living indoors business or even being shown affection, once you're his friend, he will love you forever. Whenever he sees one of his friends at the shelter, he breaks out in that big smile and non-stop wiggles to let you know you're the most important person in the world! On sleepovers with volunteers, Goldman likes to be nearby but isn't annoying about it. He has a habit of jumping up on the table and getting stuck up there, but we're sure he'll figure out that's not a great idea sooner or later. He loves toys, but doesn't seem to know quite what to do with them. He will engage in some half-hearted tug of war, but gives up pretty easy as if to say 'Oh, so you want this? Okay you can have it.' But he's super wiggly the whole time and definitely likes that you're playing with him. Goldman seems to be house-trained and walks pretty well on leash. With his short snoot, stubby legs and crooked tail he cuts quite the figure when strutting around the neighborhood. He's eager to please his people, enjoys learning and is thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Goldman has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Goldman is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Goldman successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Goldman is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Awkward, silly, full of love, Goldman is looking for a chill home where he can continue to figure out how this beloved family dog thing works and heap all his love on his people. Come meet him! show less

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Gold Rush

Domestic Short Hair

Playful, Happy, Cuddly Gold Rush is the sweetest little ball of fur who loves to jump, play, and give snuggles and kisses. She absolutel... show more

Playful, Happy, Cuddly Gold Rush is the sweetest little ball of fur who loves to jump, play, and give snuggles and kisses. She absolutely adores her human companions and can lay around all day getting love and cuddles - when she isn't playing with her toy balls and kitty friend, Wanda. She is a beautiful girl with the traditional calico coloring and the cutest little white belly. Gold Rush has been through a lot; she suffered a spinal injury that left her with a incontinence issue - as her spinal injury heals, we are hoping her incontinence will also resolve. But Gold Rush will never let that get her down. Gold Rush loves other cats and is so sweet playing footsies under the door. While she hasn't been around dogs or kids, given her sweet and playful personality, she could probably learn to get along with them! Although it may be temporary, Gold Rush may need diapers and her purr-fect home would be one that understands her and gives her all the love and support she needs. Gold Rush is incontinent and requires some extra medical care, which may include a regulated diet and/or manual expression. For more information, please contact APA! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Gold Rush, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Grayson

Labrador Retriever

Grayson is an incredibly handsome dog with some of the softest bunny fur you've ever felt, but this active pup prefers you not dwell on... show more

Grayson is an incredibly handsome dog with some of the softest bunny fur you've ever felt, but this active pup prefers you not dwell on his good looks or how adorable he is - he's way too busy for all that. But if you're looking for a running sidekick or someone to help you stay active, Grayson's got you covered. This energetic pup can run fast and far, and he'd love to be your trail buddy! Grayson has boundless energy and he's not picky how he gets it out. Running, hiking, whatever he can do to keep moving, because this boy's got energy to burn. If you're looking for a fun playmate, Grayson is more than up for that, too. Grayson is really stoked that toys exist; he knows where the toy chest is and he can barely wait for you to pull one out. If he had to pick a favorite, he'd probably say anything he can fetch. He will sit and wait for you to throw the ball, or if you're the one sitting, he'll drop a toy in your lap until you get the picture that it's time to throw something. He also likes to play tug of war, but if playing with his human isn't an option, he'll pick out a toy to chew on and keep himself entertained. Grayson would love an active home with a yard and a maybe family with older children who can handle his rambunctious nature. He gets really excited to see kids and seems to know they'd make great playmates. If you think you can handle an adorable bundle of energy, come meet Grayson! show less

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Gremlin

Domestic Short Hair

Sweet, Easy-Going, Hopeful Remember Hurricane Harvey? Gremlin does. She was rescued from the path of that horrific storm, and things got... show more

Sweet, Easy-Going, Hopeful Remember Hurricane Harvey? Gremlin does. She was rescued from the path of that horrific storm, and things got significantly better for her! She is still looking for her happily-ever-after forever home, however, with loving and kind people. Read on to learn more about patient, hopeful, and grateful Gremlin! Gremlin is a cuddler! And she will purr when she snuggles with you. She likes for you to pet her while she gets comfortable on your tummy, your lap, your legs...wherever she can make contact with you! Gremlin prefers to cuddle and sleep than to play, but will play when she feels good. She has had dental issues, and sometimes that doesn't make her feel very good - she has meds to make her feel better, and a sure sign her mouth is bothering her is if she refuses to eat; her humans will need to be alert to any change like that. And a sure sign that she is feeling fine is that she finds a toy that is worthy of her interest! In folklore, gremlins are mischievous creatures that like to wreak havoc! Our little Gremlin is nothing like that; she wants a quiet home with kind people who take care of her and give her comfy places to laze around in, on, around, and under! She is an easy girl (though she may boycott your lap for an hour or two after you give her meds!) who doesn't mind being picked up. She's all about the love. Gremlin is a mostly black tuxedo cat with little white tuft on her chest! Super cute. Contact us today to give this sweet and affectionate girl the home she craves and deserves. Gremlin has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Gremlin is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Gremlin, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Hani

Siamese

Handsome, soft, sweet! Hani is a big handsome lover-boy! He might be a bit shy at first, but once he gets to know you, he'll start purri... show more

Handsome, soft, sweet! Hani is a big handsome lover-boy! He might be a bit shy at first, but once he gets to know you, he'll start purring as soon as he sees you! He loves chin and cheek rubs, and nothing makes him happier than a good belly rub. He'll even let you pick him up and hold him like a baby! Hani isn't much of a toy guy. He's been around other cats and is neither bothered by nor interested in them. All he really wants to do is nap in cozy places when you're gone, gaze adoringly at you when you're home, and get as many snuggles from you as you'll give him. Oh, and food, too. Hani does love his breakfast. And his dinner. And lunch if you're serving it, and whatever random tidbits might happen to fall on the floor... Hani has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Hani is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Hani, please email us at adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Hayes

Pit Bull Terrier

Hayes is a handsome pup who is full of love and affection. He's the perfect low maintenance companion who thrives on attention without b... show more

Hayes is a handsome pup who is full of love and affection. He's the perfect low maintenance companion who thrives on attention without being rude about it, and we think he's going to make some lucky person very happy. Hayes loves meeting people and immediately wants to cuddle them and kiss them all over. He snuggles like a champ and does a lot of napping - he will lay his head on your lap and cuddle his body as close to you as possible. He falls asleep fast and has an adorable snore, but when he's awake, Hayes has a lot of energy. He loves his playtime and will play until he's completely exhausted. He's always up for an adventure, would make a great running or hiking partner, and does great in the car, immediately sitting down to look out the window or laying down for a nap. Hayes is house and crate-trained and walks wonderfully on leash. He stays right by your side, doesn't pull and is very mindful of his person. He knows to sit and give you a kiss before he starts to eat and really just wants to please you and learn as much as he can to make sure he's being a good boy. He seems to say thank you throughout the day for everything you do for him; he is thankful for his toys, his bed, his food, and he shows it by giving you kisses, listening and always approaching you on your terms and not his. Hayes has been affectionate and playful with the Shitzu and boxer/pittie mix in his foster home, though him and the grumpy resident German Shepherd don't get along. He enjoys the company of dogs, but can have a rough and rowdy play-style, so would do best with a well-matched doggie sibling. On top of being a wonderful companion, Hayes is a seriously gorgeous dog. He has a shiny, silver coat with his chest and paws dipped in white, and his eyes are a beautiful olive brown. Be ready for compliments when you're out and about, because he's going to get lots of them. Hayes is truly a wonderful dog who doesn't ask for much - just a home with active people who will give him plenty of attention and include him on their adventures. If that sounds like yours, come meet him! show less

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Herbert

American Bulldog

With his soft fur, compact body and sweet, smooshable face, Herbert has been described as a 'stuffed animal made of velvet. At first gla... show more

With his soft fur, compact body and sweet, smooshable face, Herbert has been described as a 'stuffed animal made of velvet. At first glance he may look like a lazy dog, just sitting there without a care in the world, but then he'll bust out in zoomies, do playbows and flop over to get some belly rubs. It turns out Herbert has quite a bit of energy, though he is known to play up his low key appearance. His trainer says he's very intelligent and learns things quickly, but he may not always DO them quickly. Herbert is very affectionate once he gets to know someone, and his friends say he's always ready for cuddles and giving kisses. He's lived with dogs in the past, enjoys going to playgroup to see his doggie pals and could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. He's also completely house and crate-trained. Herbert has proved to be an impressive scholar in APA!'s Total Obedience Program and now that he's learned all the skills in his training plan, he is TOP Dog Ready! The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Dogs in the program learn skills including walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means Herbert will go to a specific place in your home on command. Herbert has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Herbert doesn't ask for much, but he'd love a home with an active person to help him get his zoomies out and continue his training. In return he'll let you smoosh that amazing face all you want. Come meet him! show less

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Howard

Australian Cattle Dog

Howard is an intelligent, lovable pooch with the cutest, most perky ears! He is so full of affection and can't wait to meet his forever... show more

Howard is an intelligent, lovable pooch with the cutest, most perky ears! He is so full of affection and can't wait to meet his forever family! Howard is an energy matcher - if you're excited, he's excited, if you're relaxed, he is too. He absolutely loves to romp around the yard and get you outside to play with him, but if it's time to chill, he's down for that too. Howard is a bit shy when he first meets new people, but once you've won him over, you have a friend for life! This well-behaved pup is house-trained, crate-trained, and has learned 'sit' and 'down'. He walks wonderfully on leash and is a big fan of trails! This quick learner and really aims to please his people and has excelled in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP Dog, Howard has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Howard is now TOP Dog Ready, which means he has already learned all the skills in his training plan, including walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' and coming when called. Howard has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Howard after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Howard would love to be a part of a home that loves activity! He has lots of energy and loves long walks and getting plenty of exercise. He mostly just wants lots of love and can't wait to meet his forever family! Come meet Howard, he promises to be the best pal he can be! Follow Howard on Instagram @howard.needs.a.home_apa show less

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Hugh

Domestic Short Hair

Playful, Loving, Hilarious Does this guy know how to rock a bow tie or what?! Meet Hugh! He's friendly, loving and playful and will keep... show more

Playful, Loving, Hilarious Does this guy know how to rock a bow tie or what?! Meet Hugh! He's friendly, loving and playful and will keep you in stitches...the good kind! Hugh is very affectionate and loves to climb on your shoulder and whisper sweet nothings in your ear. Well, it's more of a purr than a whisper, but the happiness and love he's expressing are undeniable and so sweet! While he's there, he'll give you little kisses too! This cutie will make a toy out of anything...wine corks, lip balm, dust bunnies or even his cat buddy's tail! He thinks traditional toys are fun too and will romp after balls and sticks and loves chewing on his catnip toys. He enjoys playing with his human friends, but also plays nicely by himself. He's the curious sort and will meticulously explore the fascinating contents of your laundry basket and is always the first on the scene to investigate if you drop food on the floor. You haven't truly lived until you've done a downward dog with a 'helpful' cat and Hugh is more than happy to assist! He will get face-to-face with you when you're in position and then go lick your feet! If you toss him a toy, then yoga time is over for this toy-lover...namaste...time to play! Hugh's idol is the 3-year-old, resident cat. Hugh likes to imitate him and wants to be just like him when he grows up! We haven't seen Hugh around kids. But, hard to imagine such a friendly sweetheart wouldn't do well with kind children. Hugh's happy-go-lucky spirit is even more impressive in light of the spinal damage he experienced prior to arriving at the shelter. Despite not having the use of one back leg as a result, he energetically runs using his other legs as if it's the most normal thing in the world. His foster is working on rehabilitating his injured leg and is seeing increasing movement. We have every reason to believe Hugh's progress in this regard will continue. Hugh's spinal injury has resulted in incontinence and he requires some extra medical care, which may include a regulated diet and/or manual expression. For more information, please contact APA!. His vet has indicated that as his spine continues to heal his incontinence could go away. Fortunately, Hugh's physical limitations don't stop him from being a carefree, affectionate kitty, and an especially lovable one! Whether it's snuggling in your lap, giving you gentle kisses or joyfully scampering after a toy, Hugh is an absolute delight. If you want to see what an unstoppable passion for life and love looks like, contact us to meet Hugh today! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Hugh, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Ichabod 24

Domestic Short Hair

Cuddly, Playful, Funny Ichabod is ready to love you! This incredibly handsome boy is at his happiest when he's around his people. He lov... show more

Cuddly, Playful, Funny Ichabod is ready to love you! This incredibly handsome boy is at his happiest when he's around his people. He loves being petted, will let you pick him up for snuggles and has a thing for laps. Affection is his cornerstone! Ichabod is beyond the high-energy kitten stage, yet he truly enjoys playing, especially with string toys. This sweetie gets so excited about eating, he will dance for his dinner! He jumps up and down and meows when he knows it's time to eat. Every meal is a party and he's especially pleased if you pet him while he dines! Ichabod was adopted when he was a kitten and as the only pet, he was pampered to the hilt. Due to a death in the family, he went to another home and was stressed by the other animals there. Now this sweetheart is looking for a home with no dogs, he thinks they're flat out scary, and with no small children. He would likely be fine with older, respectful kids who would play with him and give him lots of snuggles. He might be okay with an older, easy going cat who respected his space. The ideal home for Ichabod would be a quiet one where he's given a great deal of attention. He would do so well with morning, noon and night petting sessions and regular playtime. His heart is filled when he's interacting with you! If you're a person who spends a lot of time at home and has love to share with a sweet kitty, Ichabod is ready to meet you! Contact APA! to set up an introduction today. All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Ichabod, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Jackie-O

Domestic Short Hair

Affectionate, Classy, Adaptable Meet Jackie-O, a tabby as sweet and stylish as can be! This little celebrity is SUPER affectionate -- sh... show more

Affectionate, Classy, Adaptable Meet Jackie-O, a tabby as sweet and stylish as can be! This little celebrity is SUPER affectionate -- she loves to be petted, brushed, and fawned over by her fans. She's a total lap cat and socialite. She's not shy at all and is very adaptable, able to warm up to new faces practically within the hour. She's not excessively vocal, but boy is she a purr-machine if there ever was one! Jackie loves to perch on her cat tree and watch her foster siblings go about their business below. She sleeps and even eats up there (although this may be in part due to the fact that her playmate Jane tends to claim the bed for herself). An astute hunter of feathers and sparkly things, Jackie's strategy is to chase them, or rather watch them move, and then pounce. Jackie does very well with other cats and would preferably be adopted with her best friend, Jane, who came to APA! with Jackie as a shelter cat from Texas A&M. She may go through a brief hissing phase upon introduction to new felines, but in short time she will prove to be a great companion. Jackie is great with kids, too -- even smaller ones! However, she tends to avoid dogs, and while she isn't hostile towards them she would prefer to live with cats instead. Being a senior cat, Jackie can't wait to settle down in a loving forever home! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Jackie-O, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Jackson

Domestic Short Hair

Loving, Friendly, Shy Jackson is the sweetest hunk of furry love! He's hoping to find a quiet, loving home where he can share his kind h... show more

Loving, Friendly, Shy Jackson is the sweetest hunk of furry love! He's hoping to find a quiet, loving home where he can share his kind heart and get lots of affection. He absolutely adores having his soft coat petted and patted all over...cheek and head scratches, belly rubs or all out full body. They all mean bliss for Jackson! Jackson won't come bounding toward you for attention, he likes to play it cool. Well, that is unless you have treats, then that whole nonchalant kitty act goes right out the window and he's at your feet, pronto! Otherwise, he hangs out hoping you'll instigate some loving. He's shy initially. But, once he's had a few days to get comfortable he blossoms into such a friendly sweetheart. Jackson likes to fit a good, long nap or two into each day. But, if you bring out the wand toy, especially one with feathers, and wave it around...it starts out slow and then...wait for it...he springs into action! Jackson doesn't care one way or the other about other cats. He'd likely do well with gentle children if they give him time to warm up to them. Jackson just needs a little encouragement and time to feel comfortable before revealing the beautiful sunshine that's inside. This sweet boy is primed and ready to become a loving member of a family of his very own. If it could be yours, contact us to meet this honey today! Jackson has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Jackson is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Jackson, please email us at adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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James Purrl Jones

Russian Blue

Regal, Handsome, Chunky James Purrl Jones is reading to start his purr engines! With a little bit of patience and love, he will blow you... show more

Regal, Handsome, Chunky James Purrl Jones is reading to start his purr engines! With a little bit of patience and love, he will blow you away with his sweet purrs. Bonus purrs if you find his favorite areas to be scratched (we'll give you a hint, it's his cheeks and head!). Luckily his cheeks are irresistable and will attract your attention right away. James Purrl Jones may take a small amount of time to warm up to his new surroundings, but will happily snuggle into any kitty beds you are able to provide. This safe home base will allow him to slowly get comfortable with his surroundings, and warm up to the household. Other kitties or children seem to get along well with James Purrl Jones, as long as they can be patient and calm with him. His shy nature does tend to take some time to wear off, but he would be happy in a furrever home full love and understanding, and preferably with a human who will watch all of his favorite shows with him! If squishy cheeks and ample purrs are what you hope for most in a kitty, contact APA! today to meet this chubby sweetheart! James Purrl Jones is a healthy FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) cat. FIV+ cats typically live long, healthy lives! For more information, please contact APA! or read this FAQ: http://bit.ly/2DPxI43 James Purrl Jones has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. James Purrl Jones is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet James Purrl Jones, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Jane

Domestic Short Hair

Affectionate, Quirky, Excitable Meet Jane! Jane is a beautiful calico full of lovable quirks, one of which is how she stares not directl... show more

Affectionate, Quirky, Excitable Meet Jane! Jane is a beautiful calico full of lovable quirks, one of which is how she stares not directly at you but ever-so-slightly above your head. Jane is a classic girl. She loves to eat and laze about in her purple kennel despite the fact that she has an entire room in which to romp, and a soft, cuddly, pink bed in which to sleep (but which she does, at times, claim as hers!). The purple kennel will be going with her when she's adopted because she's just THAT attached to it. Jane loves a good game of chase-the-feather-wand and peek-a-boo. According to her foster, she's a little darling and a joy to have around. She makes a great companion to anyone wanting an affectionate and playful kitty. Jane hails from a Texas A&M shelter and appears to be a bit territorial with her foster siblings, perhaps due to being unaccustomed to sharing space. Although she's bashful at first, she fully blossoms under a kind, gentle hand within a day or two of coming home. She reminds her foster somewhat of Bill the Cat -- she's high strung and still a bit skittish, but if you are calm and patient with her, she will respond with affection and approachability. She's very loving, and she does like to take it easy most of the time. An ideal home for Jane would be one in which she is an only child or is adopted with her best friend, Jackie-O, who appears to be the only cat she tolerates. A calm home would be best, with no young children and preferably no dogs, to balance Jane's excitability. The transition from her old home was difficult for her, and after having gone through a lot of change in her life, she is very ready to settle down in a forever home with a family willing to nurture her and give her the love she deserves. All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Jane, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Jasmine

Labrador Retriever

Jasmine is sweet, cuddly and playful like a puppy. She has big paws and a goofy little trot and definitely thinks she's a lap dog. Jasmi... show more

Jasmine is sweet, cuddly and playful like a puppy. She has big paws and a goofy little trot and definitely thinks she's a lap dog. Jasmine's a curious pup and follows her human around the house so she can be in the same room as them. She is always up for any activity and especially loves car rides and napping on the couch with her human. She is house-trained and does extremely well in the crate when she's home alone. Jasmine is quiet, affectionate and extremely treat-motivated, which makes training easy. Jasmine is also in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Jasmine has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! Jasmine is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' and coming when called. Once Jasmine successfully completes all the skills on her training plan, she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Jasmine is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Jasmine after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Jasmine is a really special and loving girl and will provide a lifetime of love and loyalty. Come meet this amazing pup! show less

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Jaunty

Domestic Short Hair

Loving, Goofy, Independent Looking for a relaxed lounging buddy? Jaunty is your guy! He's a pro napper and skilled snuggler. Pick him up... show more

Loving, Goofy, Independent Looking for a relaxed lounging buddy? Jaunty is your guy! He's a pro napper and skilled snuggler. Pick him up in your arms and give him tons of kisses. He's all in! And then when he's gotten enough loves, he'll curl up somewhere for a nap. Jaunty has some neurological differences; he does some things a little differently, but he definitely doesn't know that he's any different from anybody else. Because he has trouble with balance and occasionally experiences tremors, he is unable to climb or jump. He needs supervision while on high surfaces like the bed or couch and help getting down, otherwise he'll just roll right off --- unlike other cats, Jaunty is unable to land on his feet. He walks in a low stance, and he frequently does a cute little head roll as if to look behind him. Jaunty will lay with other cats and could tolerate a calm, older dog that gives him space, but he doesn't play with his furry friends - he prefers to lounge around with them. He does like to get playful by swatting at a feather wand toy, and likes to roll around a felt ball! More toys are in his future, we predict... Jaunty's ideal home will have understanding humans who are home frequently and want to shower him with love. His forever family will be comfortable with monitoring Jaunty and making sure he doesn't get hurt going down stairs or rolling off a bed. He'll reward you with all the affection and cuteness! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Jaunty, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Jenga

American Bulldog

Jenga is a very affectionate and playful girl who loves hugs and cuddles and listening to Beyonce. She absolutely adores people and will... show more

Jenga is a very affectionate and playful girl who loves hugs and cuddles and listening to Beyonce. She absolutely adores people and will immediately dive in for snuggles. She gets so excited sometimes that she needs to burn off some energy before returning for the pets, but after some heavy playing, she is super duper cuddly and loves getting butt scritches. This spunky pup LOVES to play and will happily chase after rope toys and squeaky toys, and greeting her in her kennel is always a blast because she gets so excited to get some attention. To go with those gorgeous eyes and great smile, Jenga also has one of the best curious faces. If you point and excitedly say 'what's that??' she will look in the direction with her eyebrows furrowed and ears perked up, and then go investigate and make sure there isn't some squirrel up to no good. Jenga loves to explore new spaces and is always on the hunt for 4-legged 'friends.' Jenga is also always up for an adventure and very quick to learn new things. You can tell that she is always thinking, and she definitely benefits from mental stimulation. She's very treat-motivated and eager to please her person, and training and agility have been great for her. She learned 'shake' in a matter of minutes, and after she does something well, she revels in the praise and affection from her trainer. So far, Jenga knows sit, come, place, and shake. Her leash skills are coming along and she gives fantastic eye contact and is thriving in her TOP dog classes. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Jenga has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! Jenga is learning skills like walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place,' which means Jenga will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Jenga successfully completes all the skills on her training plan, she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Jenga is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with her after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Spunky, sassy, smart, loving, athletic, curious and gorgeous, Jenga will make a wonderful companion to any number of loving homes. She'd love a yard to burn off some energy, but if but as long as she can go on long hikes or runs, she should be one happy camper. She also may be able to go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. Come meet this great pup! show less

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Jet

Domestic Short Hair

Tiny - Adorable - Friendly Jet is an adorable marmalade tabby cat who is 'fun-size - he's extra-small and extra sweet. This little guy i... show more

Tiny - Adorable - Friendly Jet is an adorable marmalade tabby cat who is 'fun-size - he's extra-small and extra sweet. This little guy is very friendly - he loves to sit next to you while you're working/reading/watching TV. While he does like to cuddle, he's not one of those cats that just sits on your laptop. He likes to check in to make sure it's a good time to snuggle before he settles in. He loves pouncing on his toy mouse and chasing his toy feather, but he always makes a point to nap often in order to recharge for his next playtime. Jet will chirp softly to greet you, but is fairly quiet for a kitten. Jet also loves other kittens. He shares his foster home with another foster kitten named Heroic Coward. They are best friends! They love playing together and Jet enjoys chasing Heroic Coward around their foster home. He's also very sweet and patient with his friend. They would love to be adopted as a pair so they can stay best friends forever! Check out Heroic Coward at https://bit.ly/2N2EY4s. Jet has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV related medical care is covered. Jet is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Jet, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Jolly Rancher

Domestic Short Hair

Cuddly, Sweet, Playful Jolly Rancher is as sweet as candy! She's a precious gal who loves a good snuggle session and can't get enough of... show more

Cuddly, Sweet, Playful Jolly Rancher is as sweet as candy! She's a precious gal who loves a good snuggle session and can't get enough of people. Her fur is so soft and lovely that you'll never want to stop petting her, especially if she's got her little purr motor going and her eyes looking at you in that half-closed, loving way. She loves being stroked down her whole body, especially if you add a good chin or neck scratch into the mix. She'll roll over and show you her tummy, letting you know she loves and trusts you completely, even if you've only just met. When cuddle time is over, Jolly Rancher loves to play. She's a fun little sucker and has plenty of energy for hunting and wrestling. Plus, she's a chatterbox and will always let you know what's on her mind! There's never a dull moment with this adorable, energetic, talkative companion. Bring Jolly Rancher home and add a little sweetness to your life! Jolly Rancher has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Jolly Rancher is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Jolly Rancher, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Josie

Retriever (Unknown Type)

Josie loves being around people and is so excited to see her friends at the shelter that when they enter her kennel, she walks circles a... show more

Josie loves being around people and is so excited to see her friends at the shelter that when they enter her kennel, she walks circles around them, rubbing her face and body on their legs and then does these adorable little hops to show how happy she is to see them. As affectionate as she is, Josie doesn't give the big face kisses that make you scrunch your face. Instead, she'll get close, like she's sniffing you, and then daintily kisses your nose. Though Josie doesn't seem interested in playing with toys, whenever her friends at the shelter bring her a toy, she seems absolutely tickled and pleased that they've brought her a gift, like 'Oh, I can't use this right now, but thank you so much for thinking of me!' She walks wonderfully on leash, but is pretty low to medium energy and likes to sniff rather than go long distances. And she loves to roll around outside - not just in the grass, but also on the pavement, even if she's wearing a coat! But her favorite place in the world is definitely snuggled up next to you with her head in your lap. This good-natured young lady has really enjoyed playgroup in the past and be more than happy to go back to hanging with her canine buddies as soon as her knee is back to normal. She has an injured knee that needs surgery and is eager to find her loving home that will help her heal back to 100%. APA will handle her treatment, she just needs you to give her lots of love to help her recover. Josie can be a little shy at first with new people, but she'll be asking for pets by the end of the first meeting by rubbing her head and body against your legs and nudging your hand if you stop petting her, though with that irresistibly soft fur, that probably won't be an issue. This big cuddler loves affection more than treats, so much so, that when her trainers work with her, they primarily rewarding her with affection! She knows sit and is pretty good with recall and come, though it's hard to practice those, since Josie is kind of a velcro dog and wants to be by your side constantly! Josie is also APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Josie has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! Josie is learning skills like sit and down, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means Josie will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Josie successfully completes all the skills on her training plan, she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Josie is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Josie after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Loving, sweet and low key, Josie would make a wonderful companion and she can't wait to daintily smother you in her love and precious kisses! Come meet her! show less

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Joy

Domestic Short Hair

Sweet, Shy, Soft Joy is waiting for her chance to blossom! The shelter may not be her favorite or most comfortable place, but she is exc... show more

Sweet, Shy, Soft Joy is waiting for her chance to blossom! The shelter may not be her favorite or most comfortable place, but she is excited to settle in and thrive in her furrever home! Joy is soft to the touch, and with a little time and patience she will accept your slow and calm pets. Her shy nature will keep her from jumping right into a new environment with confidence, but she is anxious to start building up her trust and love with a new family! Due to her hesitance, she might do best in a home with older, respectful children who will allow her the space to settle in. She feels safest with other kitties around, and would do well in a home with other small animals that will also be kind and gentle with her. In her previous home she even lived with a small pup! Joy is awaiting her moment to come out of her shell, and truly open up to the perfect family. If you have the love and patience to give this sweet kitty a chance at happiness, contact APA! today to start building that trust and safe environment for her to thrive in! Joy has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Joy is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Joy, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Juanita

Pit Bull Terrier

One of the first things you may notice about Juanita is her beautiful smile, not to mention her absolutely stunning silver eyes - pictur... show more

One of the first things you may notice about Juanita is her beautiful smile, not to mention her absolutely stunning silver eyes - pictures do not do them justice! And there are plenty of opportunities for Juanita to smile and flash those pretty eyes because she's a party girl with lots and lots of energy to burn. Juanita loves rope toys and giving smooches to her humans and should make the perfect running partner for the trail. This smart pup is also thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Juanita has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! She is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means she will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once she successfully completes all the skills on her training plan, Juanita will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Juanita is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with her after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Juanita goes all out on anything you do with her, whether that be playing or learning new skills. One look from Juanita's eyes, and you'll be hooked. Come meet this amazing pup! show less

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Kai

Boxer

Kai is a bundle of sweetness and playfulness. In the home, Kai is easygoing and calm, though he can always be baited into play. Give him... show more

Kai is a bundle of sweetness and playfulness. In the home, Kai is easygoing and calm, though he can always be baited into play. Give him some bones and toys and he's happy to keep himself occupied. He is house and crate-trained but not destructive when left alone outside of one. Kai loves people and is socially savvy. He can read cues and will respect boundaries. He's not a complainer, whiner, or barker, so time with him is delightfully quiet. Kai respects human food time, and won't beg or bother. On leash, Kai is earnest but easily guided with a leader-type leash. Kai knows basic obedience commands like sit, down, and shake. He's a fast learner and is learning all kinds of new skills in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Kai has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Kai is learning skills like walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means Kai will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Kai successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Kai is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Kai after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Come meet this great pup! show less

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Kaiya 15

Domestic Short Hair

Playful, Pretty, Sweet Did you know that only about 20% of orange tabbies are female? And that Kaiya is not only a female orange tabby,... show more

Playful, Pretty, Sweet Did you know that only about 20% of orange tabbies are female? And that Kaiya is not only a female orange tabby, but that she is a stunningly gorgeous one? (You probably figured that last part out for yourself.) 'Kaiya' is the Japanese word for 'forgiveness' - though there seems to be some disagreement about that. So forgive us for preferring the urban definition of 'Kaiya', which is 'crazy beautiful'! No one can argue with that, for sure - our little Kaiya is definitely crazy beautiful. She is actually a sandy buff variation of the orange tabby coloration with very soft stripes showing through in places...simply beautiful! Kaiya and her, almost identical but slightly darker, sister Kana have been a dynamic duo from the start. As tiny orphans, they were put with a mom cat for some necessary feline nurturing. After graduating from their stepmother's care, they came to their current foster for finishing school where they are treated as part of the family by humans and the resident cats. They're in the process of graduating with top honors, getting along fabulously with all. In fact, the resident alpha cat has taken them under her wing and taught them kitten manners, as well as making them feel a part of the cat family. They have not been around dogs but should do fine with a careful introduction. Everyone knows dynamic duos stick together no matter what and Kaiya and Kana are no exception! They are very active and love every kind of toy, but this terrific twosome's favorite thing of all is being together. They enthusiastically chase each other with such zeal and when they have finished a few laps around the house they collapse into an adorable kitten pile to cuddle and recharge. Kaiya is bonded to Kana and they need to go home together! Check out Kana here - https://bit.ly/2N0JiC6 To see more about Kaiya, check her out on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/youneedakitten/ Contact us today to meet this sweet girl! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Kaiya, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Kana 15

Domestic Short Hair

Playful, Cuddly, Happy Did you know that only about 20% of orange tabbies are female? And that Kana is not only a female orange tabby, b... show more

Playful, Cuddly, Happy Did you know that only about 20% of orange tabbies are female? And that Kana is not only a female orange tabby, but that she is a stunningly gorgeous one? (You probably figured that last part out for yourself.) She is a dark buff tabby, a mixture of blue and orange which comes out looking like a dark sand-think Texas beach! Kana loves humans and other cats. She's always up for a game of chase but also loves a good cuddle. She is a happy-go-lucky kind of girl who will good naturedly go with the flow. Kana and her, almost identical but slightly lighter in color, sister Kaiya have been a dynamic duo from the start. As tiny orphans, they were put with a mom cat for some necessary feline nurturing. After graduating from their stepmother's care, they came to their current foster for finishing school where they are treated as part of the family by humans and the resident cats. They are in the process of graduating with top honors, getting along fabulously with all. In fact, the resident alpha cat has taken them under her wing and taught them kitten manners, as well as making them feel a part of the cat family. They have not been around dogs but should do fine with a careful introduction. Everyone knows dynamic duos stick together no matter what and Kaiya and Kana are no exception! They are very active and love every kind of toy, but this terrific twosome's favorite thing of all is being together. They chase each other with such zeal and when they have finished a few laps around the house they collapse into an adorable kitten pile to cuddle and recharge. Kana is bonded to Kaiya and they need to go home together! See more about Kaiya here - https://bit.ly/2NskfHq To see more about Kana, check her out on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/youneedakitten/ Contact us today to meet this wise and wonderful kitten! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Kana, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Keke

Labrador Retriever

OMG we're friends! BEST friends! We just met but I love you!!' This silly and adorable lady is up for anything. And me mean anything. Ke... show more

OMG we're friends! BEST friends! We just met but I love you!!' This silly and adorable lady is up for anything. And me mean anything. Keke is a real party animal and she comes with a super high energy level. She loves playing fetch more than anything, but she'd also make a great hiking or running partner. Keke is very dog-social and a playgroup rockstar. She's actually recommended to go home with another energetic dog, since she loves having another pup to mix it up with, and you'll appreciate the assist in helping get her ya-yas out. She's also a big fan of squeaky toys, so make sure you stock up on those. This sweet girl has never met a stranger and isn't shy about letting them know how excited she is to meet them. On top of being house and crate-trained, she's also a very smart girl and is coming a long way in APA!'s Total Obedience Program, which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Keke has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! Keke is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means she will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Keke successfully completes all the skills on her training plan, she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Keke is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with her after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Keke would love a home with another pup who can help her burn off all that energy along with active people who will get her out for adventures. A backyard to romp in would be lovely too. Come meet this fun pup! show less

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Kilauea

Domestic Short Hair

Spunky - Playful - Laid-back Kilauea LOVES to play! Kitty tunnels are her favorite, but she also adores wand toys, and would be very hap... show more

Spunky - Playful - Laid-back Kilauea LOVES to play! Kitty tunnels are her favorite, but she also adores wand toys, and would be very happy to go to a home where she can get lots of playtime. She enjoys being petted, but knows when to give you your space. Kilauea is good with humans of all ages, but prefers to be the only cat in the home if possible (she doesn't fight with other cats, but has made it clear she doesn't appreciate their presence). Kilauea's ideal home would be one where she gets lots of playtime and petting, where she can be the queen bee as the only kitty. Our favorite thing about this silly girl? How much she loves humans! If she isn't in the room with you you'll hear her meowing from elsewhere in the house, wondering where her love is. Don't worry, as soon as she can see you she quiets down. She also loves to run over to you and immediately flop over asking for belly rubs. We're happy to oblige since she is so soft! Kilauea has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Kilauea is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Kilauea, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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King Triton

Labrador Retriever

King Triton has been described as 50% legs 50% uncoordinated goof and 100% hilarious. This sweet boy is super fun and so so awkward, and... show more

King Triton has been described as 50% legs 50% uncoordinated goof and 100% hilarious. This sweet boy is super fun and so so awkward, and at 90-plus pounds is guaranteed to induce laughter at all the graceless galloping and tumbling over. He loves fetch but is always losing the ball, just to realize later that it's underneath him. He's classically handsome and looks oh so regal, though that isn't really the case. He also loves kiddie pools, though he's nearly too big for them - he runs into them at full speed and likes to splash around like a big goofy puppy. King Triton is shy with people at first, but once he becomes comfortable, he is very affectionate and playful with his person and we think would make for an amazing giant cuddle buddy. Treats are the way to his heart and it's not long before King Triton's tail is wagging as he tries to sucker more out of you. This also means he makes a great training partner. He's already housebroekn, walks well on leash with a gentle leader and is making great progress in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, King Triton has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! He's learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once King Triton successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! King Triton is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with King Triton after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 King Triton would love a home with someone willing to continue his training as well as help him get all that energy out. A nice yard to romp around in would be a bonus. In return he promises to keep you completely entertained and loved. Come meet this great pup! show less

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Kit

Labrador Retriever

Kit is a very distinguished gentleman. He has a regal look to him, but not so regal that he doesn't appreciate a good butt scratch! Kit... show more

Kit is a very distinguished gentleman. He has a regal look to him, but not so regal that he doesn't appreciate a good butt scratch! Kit is so overjoyed by a good butt scratch that he folds himself up into a fat furry donut of love and happiness when he gets them. Belly rubs too. It's not uncommon to look over and see Kit sitting nearby with a big smile on his face, waiting for you to give him some. This handsome guy is a huge fan of people and will follow you around the house and nudge you with his nose to let you know it's time for pets if it's been a while. And as long as Kit gets a healthy dose of affection, he's generally happy to lay by your feet while you work or watch tv. Kit really loves walking around with tennis balls in his mouth, and he'll even carefully select one out before he goes for a walk: 'Hmm, what are we in the mood for today, old chap? Perhaps a Penn 100? Smells like it was a good year.' Kit's also a pretty low maintenance pup to have around. He has wonderful manners in the home, he's house-trained and will tell you when he needs to go out. He walks great on leash as long as you keep an eye out for squirrels (this boy gets very excited about those darn squirrels), he knows 'sit' and is perfectly well-behaved when left home alone. Kit's one of those dogs who can't help but bring a smile to your face. And who doesn't need more of that in their life? Come meet this great pup! show less

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Kittyhawk

Russian Blue

Mellow, Reserved, Dog-Lover Kittyhawk is an easy, low-maintenance boy who, no doubt, is supremely handsome! He's not one to rush into th... show more

Mellow, Reserved, Dog-Lover Kittyhawk is an easy, low-maintenance boy who, no doubt, is supremely handsome! He's not one to rush into things. He's skittish around new people and it takes him awhile to feel comfortable enough not to run for the hills when you approach. But, patience is so worth it with this sweet kitty. Once he trusts you he loves getting scratches and loudly purrs when you pet him in all the right spots. He enjoys having his soft grey coat brushed and will even tolerate you carrying him around if you don't do it for too long. Kittyhawk marches to a different drummer when it comes to typical kitty preferences. He wants nothing to do with cat toys and when his foster gently placed him on a cat tree, he was so put out he jumped down and disdainfully walked away, never to return. He finds other cats to be a big bother. But, he will endure their existence as long as they give him his space and don't attempt anything annoying like trying to play with him. When it comes to dogs, it's a whole other matter. Kittyhawk immediately bonded with the resident dog and turned to him for comfort and security right from the get go. Kittyhawk is such a good, respectful boy. His fosters have never seen him try to scratch anything inappropriately and all he needs to be blissfully content is simply finding a quiet spot to lounge. Once he gets to know you, his place of choice could include a cozy corner on your bed. He really does like being around his people when he feels he can trust them. The ideal home for Kittyhawk would be a calm, low key one. He likes his alone time, so he'd be fine in a household where he's by himself during the day. A home with no other cats is ideal, but a cat-friendly dog would likely make this canine lover very happy. Due to his shy nature, a home with adults only would be best. If you're looking for an unassuming kitty who enjoys tranquility and is on the introverted, but loving side, Kittyhawk may just be the cat for you. Patience is key to getting to know him. Then, falling deeply in love with this gentle spirit is just a matter of time. Kittyhawk has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Kittyhawk is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Kittyhawk, please email us at adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Kline

Pit Bull Terrier

Kline is a whole lot of adorable, sweetness and fun wrapped up in a small package. This charming young pup will quickly make himself at... show more

Kline is a whole lot of adorable, sweetness and fun wrapped up in a small package. This charming young pup will quickly make himself at home and endear himself to the whole family. Kline loves to cuddle and will sit next to his person and lick their ears, then climb into their lap to snuggle in nice and close. While he's highly affectionate and adores people, he's also good at staying calm when meeting strangers. Kline would hate to overwhelm anyone with his cuteness. Kline enjoys chasing after balls and fluffy toys, but also assumes you won't want them back, so don't expect any of that retrieving business. He's fine if you want to throw another though! Kline has good manners, he walks nicely on leash and has the cutest little prance as he trots along. He's also a smart pup and already knows 'sit' and 'shake' and is learning a bunch of new skills in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Kline has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Kline is learning skills like down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, Kline will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Kline is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Kline after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 With his beautiful eyes and goofy, affectionate nature, Kline has become a staff and volunteer favorite and he's ready to become yours. Come meet this great pup! show less

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Koba

Pit Bull Terrier

Koba is a happy, smart, loving pup with an adventurous spirit and a gorgeous brindle coat. This handsome fella loves being loved on and... show more

Koba is a happy, smart, loving pup with an adventurous spirit and a gorgeous brindle coat. This handsome fella loves being loved on and will follow you around the house like an adorable shadow. But he isn't pushy about asking for affection - as long as he can be nearby, Koba's one happy little camper. He can be shy with new people, but once he warms up, he becomes the most loyal and loving companion. Medium to high-energy, Koba is still a youngster and likes getting plenty of exercise. He's lived with a dog in the past and enjoys mixing it up in playgroup with his canine friends at the shelter. He's a big fan of playing tug of war and fetch (with two balls though - you've got to trade him for the one he's got). He also has a goofy streak and likes jumping into empty bathtubs and will even help out with the yard work, breaking up all those big sticks. But Koba's not just a good time Charlie. He's extremely smart and well-trained, so much so that he recently became TOP Dog Ready! This means he has already learned all the skills in APA's Total Obedience Program, which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP Dog, Koba has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to practice the skills to be the best dog he can be! Dogs in the program learn skills including sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means Koba will go to a specific place in your home on command. Koba has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Koba doesn't ask for much - just a home with a yard, a doggie playmate to help him get his ya-yas out and a person to call his own. If that sounds like yours, come meet this amazing pup! show less

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Kyle

American Staffordshire Terrier

Kyle could be best described as a very stoic, but sweet, heating blanket. He likes to be as close to his person as possible, preferably... show more

Kyle could be best described as a very stoic, but sweet, heating blanket. He likes to be as close to his person as possible, preferably laying his whole body across you to keep you warm and show you how much he loves you. He's a bit aloof when meeting new people, but seems happy to see you the next time you visit. You'll know you're in the club when he climbs up to show what a great lapdog he thinks he'd make. Chill and affectionate, Kyle seems to enjoy the simple things in life - having a blast eating his meals out of a kong wobbler, taking in the great outdoors on walks around the neighborhood, and of course cuddling with his person. He may have a serious face, but he's really just a big clown, enjoying a romp around the yard to get his ya-yas out, then flopping down on top of you for some well-earned leisure time. He's been an impressive house-guest on sleepovers, quickly figuring out that he needs to potty outside and sleeping quietly through the night. This handsome guy already knows 'sit' and is learning all kinds of new skills APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Kyle has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! He is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Kyle successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Kyle is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Low key but full of personality, Kyle is an easy dog to please as long as there are laps available. While he's pretty adaptable and would likely do well in an apartment, we think he'd love a home with a yard to call his own. Come meet this great pup! show less

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Lady Red

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

We don't know much about Lady Red's past, but we are certain that her future is sunny, with a 100% chance of a forever family! Lady Red... show more

We don't know much about Lady Red's past, but we are certain that her future is sunny, with a 100% chance of a forever family! Lady Red currently resides in a very special and loving foster home, where she has proven over and over how perfect she is. A low maintenance gal, she is house and crate-trained and she loves nothing more than to meet and greet new people. With her striking beauty and soft manners, she'd be a good addition to most families. Lady Red's favorite activities are playing with toys, car rides and napping under the sun. She absolutely loves the feeling of soft wind and the shiny sun on her sweet face, and she can often be seen around town walking and exploring with her foster family. She has good leash manners and is learning basic commands. Just like us humans, our beautiful Lady comes with some quirks. She is partially blind, possibly due to having Canine Diabetes, which is managed by diet and insulin shots (watch her video - we promise it's really easy). This beauty is so intuitive that it took her no time to memorize her foster home's layout and breezes around the furniture with no problems. As you watch her navigate her environment, you'd swear she had no sight issues at all. Lady Red has come a long way to find her place in this world. If you'd like to walk this earth right next to her, don't delay! show less

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Laurie Strode

Domestic Short Hair

Cuddly, Playful, Curious How do you know when Laurie Strode has hit her stride? Sit down and prop your legs up, soon enough you'll have... show more

Cuddly, Playful, Curious How do you know when Laurie Strode has hit her stride? Sit down and prop your legs up, soon enough you'll have no doubt...she's hit it in a big way, or should we say, a cuddly one! Your lap is her happy place and she will eagerly and expertly join you there, getting all comfy, purring away, then drifting off to sleep...zzz! When it's officially bedtime, she'll pick a spot on your bed to curl up for sweet dreams; and in the morning, you'll likely find her on your pillow, sweetly snoozing right beside you! Laurie was shy when she first arrived at her foster home. We think she may never have had an owner or experienced the comfort and security of being a member of a household. But, she quickly learned the ropes and has become the most loving, caring cat. She's even volunteered for the role of guard kitty, bravely checking out any suspicious noise in the house. She really is such a sweetheart! When young kiddos visit, she always wants to cuddle up with them. She gets along great with other cats and really enjoys having a kitty playmate. She hasn't had much experience with dogs. But, she's curious and seems interested in making new, furry friends. Laurie will play with pretty much any toy. She especially likes her little football and her catnip stuffed bird. She loves playing chase and will run after hair ties or toys that you throw her. She has conveniently created her own playtime schedule...designated entertainment times are after each meal, before bed and post-nap! She has such a cute, quiet meow when she wants you. Meow back and she'll continue the chat! One of Laurie's coolest features is her combination of furry polka dots on her belly and stripes on her legs, you never get tired of looking at her pretty, tabby coat! Laurie is such a snuggly darling who would enjoy a household where there is plenty of lap time and play sessions. She'd fit into most any loving home with humans of all ages, as long as they are kind and bring on the affection! She would be happiest in a home that includes another playful cat, so she'll have a kitty friend to pal around with and love. Laurie has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Laurie is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Laurie Strode, please email us at adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Layla

Domestic Short Hair

Resilient, Tiny, Precious When Layla came to APA! she was in such poor shape that we designated her as a hospice cat. She must have seen... show more

Resilient, Tiny, Precious When Layla came to APA! she was in such poor shape that we designated her as a hospice cat. She must have seen this as a challenge, because she said, 'Wait a minute. Hold my beer.' And then she got better, thanks to the care and love from the medical staff and her foster mom! Yeah, Layla is blind, but she is navigating her foster home like a pro. She explores the house, interacts with the resident cats, and easily finds her way back to her preferred napping spot! Layla won't jump up on anything, but uses a set of kitty stairs to get to the window seat she loves so much. Blind cats are amazing; they easily memorize where everything is in the house and can walk around as if fully-sighted. If you move something, just show Layla where it is, and in no time at all she will commit the new item to memory. Blind cats also use their superior hearing to keep track of goings-on in the house. Layla has diabetes, but it's under control! It requires some extra medical care, which includes a regulated diet and insulin. (Giving Layla her insulin shots is a breeze because she thinks you're heading in for a snuggle session!) For more information, please contact APA! And speaking of snuggles...Layla is a big-time snuggler! The only time she isn't happily making biscuits is when she is asleep. She is chill and mellow, and while the other cats in the house play, she is content to sit and cuddle. As the grandma kitty in the house, it's her job to keep an eye on the youngsters! She is smaller than they are, but they all get along easily, and they respect her. 'What'll you do when you get lonely And nobody's waiting by your side?' - Layla, Eric Clapton You'll never be lonely with Layla by your side! Contact us today to meet sweet, amazing, ultra-lovable Layla. All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Layla, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Lee

Boxer

Lee is an easy-going, but very playful pup who wants nothing more than to find his best friend in the world. With his Texas-sized ears a... show more

Lee is an easy-going, but very playful pup who wants nothing more than to find his best friend in the world. With his Texas-sized ears and a hilarious goofy smile that he breaks out when playing fetch, Lee makes for a very endearing companion. This sharp-looking guy is very in tune to his people and is great at matching their energy - he's just as happy to chill with his person as he is to go for a long walk or play fetch, which is easily Lee's favorite pastime. He'd play fetch all day long if he could, that big smile beaming the entire time. And after he retrieves the ball, he will wait patiently by your feet until you're ready to throw it again. Lee can be shy with new people at first, but it doesn't take him long to warm up. And once he does, you'll be treated to gentle kisses and his cute little bunny hop when he's excited to see you! Lee also enjoys going to playgroup with his canine friends at the shelter and could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. A very smart pup and a fast learner, Lee is fully house-trained, mastered sit, down, and shake in no time, and he's learning all kinds of new skills in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Lee has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Lee is learning skills like walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Lee successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Lee is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Intelligent, fun, sweet, easy-going and athletic, Lee will make the most loyal sidekick you could could ever hope for. Come meet him! show less

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Leela

Domestic Short Hair

Sweet, Cuddly, Friendly Check out Leela's feet - she's a polydactyl (she has extra toes)! She is also extra cuddly, and her favorite act... show more

Sweet, Cuddly, Friendly Check out Leela's feet - she's a polydactyl (she has extra toes)! She is also extra cuddly, and her favorite activities are snuggling with people and getting cheek scratches. She is a gentle sweetheart and likes to be around people - preferably, sitting in your lap and getting pets. And at night, sleeping near you. Leela is a senior gal, tiny and almost kitten-sized! She could gain a pound, so she gets to eat gravy foods, which she loves to lap up (she may beg for it!). She enjoys watching you try to get her to play, but won't chase that ball that you toss with anything other than her eyes! Though playing may not interest her, she has a curious and inquisitive nature, and prefers to use her energy to check out every nook and cranny in the house. Leela is looking for a calm, chill household with adults/young adults to love and treat her kindly. She's the perfect companion for someone looking for friendly and social cat to hang out with. Other cats stress her out, as well as rambunctious little humans, so a cat-free and kid-free home would suit her supremely well. She did live with a mellow, senior dog for a while, and was perfectly fine with him. Leela will use a vertical scratching post with all of her toes - so she should have one in her new home. She gets subcutaneous fluids every few days to help keep her hydrated. She's doing really well for a gal her age! Leela adds warm fuzzies wherever she is - she would definitely add warmth and love to your home! Contact us today to meet her. All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Leela, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Lennon

German Shepherd Dog

Get ready to turn some heads when you're with Lennon! His stunning blue eyes, gorgeous brindle coat, and fox-like physique combine to ma... show more

Get ready to turn some heads when you're with Lennon! His stunning blue eyes, gorgeous brindle coat, and fox-like physique combine to make him one of the most unique pups you'll ever see. Lennon is quiet and sweet, but loves to run around and play with his doggie friends shelter. He has an adorable little trot and is happy to entertain himself by exploring the play yards, but also loves getting attention from his people and giving gentle kisses. He always has such a happy look on his face... maybe because he's constantly being told how handsome he is! Lennon is also thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, he has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Lennon is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Lennon successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Lennon is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Come meet this great pup today! show less

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Leslie

Domestic Short Hair

Cuddly, Curious, All About You Leslie lives for your love! She's just so interested in everything you do that she always wants to be nea... show more

Cuddly, Curious, All About You Leslie lives for your love! She's just so interested in everything you do that she always wants to be near you. If you're standing, she'll rub around your ankles and purr to ask for pets. If you're sitting at your desk, she'll lie at your feet or sit on your desk next to you, perhaps gently nudging your hand with her head. And if you're lounging on the couch or in bed, she'll purr her delight non-stop as she snuggles next to you. Love isn't a one-way street with this girl. One of the most amazing things about Leslie is that she can tell if you're sad or stressed, and if you are, she'll be right there with you to purr and cuddle your sadness away! She loves you so much that sometimes she'll gently take your finger or hand in her mouth as if she's literally trying to taste you! But don't worry, she won't bite you - she had a history of dental problems, which required that she have teeth extracted. She feels soooo much better now! Leslie enjoys gazing out the window and strolling around her home to explore her surroundings and find sweet napping and hiding spots. She rarely runs or leaps around, and she isn't really interested in toys. They're nowhere near as interesting as you are! She is talkative, and will let you know if she's hungry or in need of snuggles. Leslie's ideal home would be one where someone is around more often than not to give her all the love and attention she craves. In return, she'll shower you with love and soothe you whenever you're sad or stressed. All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Leslie, please email us at adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Levi Strauss

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Levi Strauss is the full package - athletic, playful and devastatingly handsome. If you're looking for a the best of both worlds - a pea... show more

Levi Strauss is the full package - athletic, playful and devastatingly handsome. If you're looking for a the best of both worlds - a peaceful homebody and an adventurous trail buddy - this big, beautiful dog is for you! Levi's idea of the perfect date involves long walks or runs around Lady Bird Lake, where he can sniff the good scents and maybe even take a little dip in the water. Later on, he'd like to jump in the car (where he's always on his best behavior) for an ice cream date and then cap it off with nice long nap on the couch. Then after he gets his second wind, Levi's ready to play fetch in the play yard and lope around like a big, goofy horse! Although he's an outdoorsy boy, Levi is a peaceful companion in the home. He's content to lay by your feet while you tap away at the computer or, better yet, snuggle up with you on the couch for some movie watching! Levi's also working on his skills with his TOP (Total Obedience Program) trainer, who is working with him on a customized training plan. So far he's proving to be a quick study, probably because he'll do anything to please his humans, especially if they have treats! The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Levi has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Levi is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once Levi successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Levi is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 We should also note that Levi could potentially go home to a well-matched doggy sibling. So what do you say? Are you ready to bring home a new best friend who will stay by your side through thick and thin? Come meet Levi Strauss today and we promise you'll love him 100 times more than your most favorite pair of jeans! Follow Levi Strauss on Instagram @adopt_levi_strauss show less

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Lexi

Labrador Retriever

Lexi is a sporty gal at heart whose maturity puts her at a solid medium pace. She loves to go on walks, run through the shallow water, p... show more

Lexi is a sporty gal at heart whose maturity puts her at a solid medium pace. She loves to go on walks, run through the shallow water, play with toys and pretend like she can still catch a squirrel. But she will do all of these for a perfectly reasonable amount of time before she's pooped and ready for a nap. Two or three fifteen minute walks a day wear her out nicely. Lexi is house-trained and polite in the home. She knows sit, lay down, paw and catch. She won't get on the furniture, except when she's left home alone, and the only spot she wants is the one on the couch that you occupy. She's just keeping it warm for you until you return. And if you leave a bone for her while you're gone, she always waits until you're back and sitting by her side before she'll chew on it. When you get home from work, she likes to celebrate your return by bringing you ALL of her toys. Squeaky toys are her favorite, probably because they are what she imagines a squirrel would be like if she could catch one. And at bedtime, she surrounds herself with all of her toys before falling asleep. Lexi is grateful to be in a cozy bed on the floor of your bedroom at night and loves that you understand her need to be outside as soon as the sun rises, so she can wake up the squirrels. She will give you gentle kisses on your hands in the morning to let you know it's time to go. Lexi can be shy with new people, but once she trusts you, there's nothing she loves more than being scratched behind the years. Loving, low key and low maintenance, Lexi will be so happy just to be a part of your life. Come meet this sweet girl! show less

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Lillian

Domestic Short Hair

Shy, Grateful, Looking for Love Lillian is a retiring mama cat who's on the shyer side but ready for all of the attention to finally be... show more

Shy, Grateful, Looking for Love Lillian is a retiring mama cat who's on the shyer side but ready for all of the attention to finally be on her! She was likely a teen mom kitty and raised as a feral kitten, so Lillian never had a chance to learn how to play or receive affection, but now is her chance to find her perfect loving forever home! When Lillian first came to her foster, her kittens were about four weeks old, so she was very protective of them and would growl. But within a few days of getting regular food, she let her foster person help her care for her kittens and pet her. Now Lillian has come such a long way! She greets her foster person at the door every day after work and follows her from room to room, making sure she's always in her sight. Lillian likes to sit a foot or two away from her person and will occasionally curl up next to her legs on the bed. She has gone from hiding in the corner behind furniture to sleeping out in the open and always close to her person, and we think she's just going to improve more and more in the coming weeks! Playing is another thing Lillian has improved so much with! Before, she was just too scared to play at all, and now she'll play with toys and the resident adult cats. The two resident cats have actually become her best friends. She's very affectionate towards them, rubbing her head and body against them, and will even let one of them cuddle and groom her kittens. Lillian is very much a homebody with no interest of going outside. She likes the security of being inside where she has all of her toys and food, which she absolutely loves. Food of any kind interests her, which is great considering how skinny she was when she first came to her foster home. As far as her manners go, Lillian is a pretty quiet cat and has great litter box habits. She's good about using her scratch pad and hasn't been caught scratching any furniture yet. Being picked up, getting her nails trimmed, and getting into a cat carrier are Lillian's main weaknesses, so she'll need some patience with these things! Lillian would be happiest in a quiet home with someone who will be patient with her to earn her trust. Since she's been so happy with her current cat roommates, she would probably do well with a kitty companion or two. All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Lillian, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Lily

Domestic Short Hair

Lily is the sweetest, most laid-back cat! And just like her name, she is a beautiful flower. She's a soft-spoken sweetheart with a knack... show more

Lily is the sweetest, most laid-back cat! And just like her name, she is a beautiful flower. She's a soft-spoken sweetheart with a knack for nurturing; she adores playing mama-cat to her little kitty roommates. She wasn't found with any kittens, so her cat parenting skills are just a part of her gentle spirit! Lily also has a spunky side; she likes to play! A mouse toy will keep this tenderhearted tabby happy. Lily will come find her favorite human and recharge with a cuddly cat nap. She doesn't mind if she's not in the spotlight, and is happiest sitting quietly next to you and purring herself to sleep. Though she appreciates any head scratches you give her! Lily is so polite that she'll let you get your beauty rest, quietly sitting at the foot of your bed in the morning; she will patiently wait while you hit the snooze button a few times before she welcomes you to the new day. She is more on the independent side, which is great if you work that 9-to-5; she'll hold down the fort at home while you're away. If she could, we think she'd have dinner on the table when you got home! Lily is great with other cats - once she gets to know them - but does best with smaller-sized cats; she doesn't do well with larger cats. Or with dogs. Or high-energy kids. Her ideal home is quiet, with moderate to low activity. Lily is FeLV+ (Feline Leukemia Virus), which causes a weakened immune system and requires special care. APA! provides some medical assistance after adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan. Lily is not contagious to people or dogs, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR You won't find a more compassionate and sweet kitty as Lily! Contact us today to meet her. All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Lily, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Lizard

Pit Bull Terrier

Lizard is a lovable softy with a big ole head and beautiful brindle coloring. He's a very affectionate fella, and his sweet and goofy de... show more

Lizard is a lovable softy with a big ole head and beautiful brindle coloring. He's a very affectionate fella, and his sweet and goofy demeanor is sure to melt your heart. Lizard has been reported to be a wonderful houseguest on sleepovers with volunteers - he's house-trained and was left home alone uncrated without any issues. He really seems to appreciate the peace and quiet outside of the shelter and was happy to chill or follow his person around the house like an adorable shadow. Lizard has a low to medium energy level, but he's still quite an entertaining companion. He ADORES belly rubs and will roll over and squirm around hoping you'll scritch and scratch his whole body, and he does his silly squirm to show how happy he is just laying next to you in bed. Lizard is the consummate cuddlebug, and he seems his most content when he's relaxing with his person, leaning his big body against them while they watch tv. His floppy jowls are just the cutest, and he's a big fan of his peanut butter filled Kongs and really any sort of chew bone. When Lizard looks into your eyes he seems to be saying so much... 'I'm a good boy, I trust you, and thank you for loving me.' He really is a special guy who can't wait to meet his forever family and show what a great companion he'll be. Come meet him! show less

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Louis

Domestic Short Hair

Louis is the perfect, well-rounded little kitten. He came to Austin to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, which... show more

Louis is the perfect, well-rounded little kitten. He came to Austin to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, which might explain his fascination with water - he always wants to dabble his little paws in the bathroom sink! Once you're done with the faucet, Louis will follow you around the house, right up until he finds a crinkle ball and then it's time to pounce! He loves to play with anything he can bat across the floor, and he adores wrestling with his sister. Once he's done with playtime, Louis acts like he's too cool for tummy rubs and chin scratches, but don't believe him. Louis is a cuddle bug in the making! It's easy to want to give him all the affection, what with his cute, expressive face. His foster mom especially loves his 'bewildered face and his 'judgmental face! Louis' perfect home is pretty wide open - his only requirement is a little bit of an adjustment period for him to get used to his new space, as he can sometimes be a bit shy at first. After that though, Louis is your best buddy for life! Louis has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV related medical care is covered. Louis is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Louis, please emailadopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Lovebug

Pit Bull Terrier

Lovebug proved to be a perfectly fitting name as she is just the wiggliest, sweetest girl! And those big, puppy-dog eyes only make you f... show more

Lovebug proved to be a perfectly fitting name as she is just the wiggliest, sweetest girl! And those big, puppy-dog eyes only make you fall in love with her further. Her foster mom lovingly calls her Snugglebug because she insists on getting as close to you as she can. Lovebug can be shy when meeting new people, but she warms up quickly and then will try to climb into your lap any chance she gets (even when you're standing!). She loves to be the center of attention, and she will let you know with a nose boop if she feels like you aren't giving her all of the attention she deserves. And if she falls asleep on her back, be ready to hear her snore! She also has very expressive ears, and they always let you how she is feeling. Now that she's feeling better, Lovebug likes to run and jump around, enjoys playing with stuffed animals and tug of war is her favorite game. For a two-year-old, Lovebug has already had a rough go at life. When she began experiencing hair loss, her previous family took her to a vet to get treated. Only a week after she was put on medication, the family surrendered her to their local shelter. A rescue partner of APA! reached out to us in an attempt to save Lovebug's life, and there were no questions asked. We scooped her up and delivered her into the arms of her current foster mom. Once Lovebug was in APA!'s care, the APA! Medical Triage & Wellness Clinic was able to determine that Lovebug was suffering from Demodex mange, which is the most common form of mange and is not contagious to other pets or to humans. Lovebug's fur is finally coming back in and she's more than ready to find her forever home. At 2 years-old, Lovebug still has a very puppyish personality, but she has excellent manners in the home - she's house-trained and does well being crated or left out to roam free while left home alone without any destructive tendencies. And she's done well with the small dogs she lives with. She's a goofy, kind and all around amazing young lady, and she can't wait to cuddle with you! Come meet this perfect pup! show less

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Lucio

Great Dane

Lucio is basically a pocket Great Dane. All the looks but not all the size! He's still a big dog, but not massive, and he's such the pol... show more

Lucio is basically a pocket Great Dane. All the looks but not all the size! He's still a big dog, but not massive, and he's such the polite gentleman. After getting to know you a bit he's so excited to see you and heads right in for kisses! Not by jumping however. Lucio is too polite for all that. This handsome guy has enough energy for walks, fetch, and fun, but not overwhelming so. Lucio is the perfect fetch machine. He brings the ball right back to you, dropping it at your feet and sometimes dropping it right in your hand. Even when engaged in his favorite activity, he's still very much a gentleman. Lucio can be a bit shy, but after your first walk with him, he warms up and to start giving kisses. As much as he enjoys his playtime, he's quite content to settle down for snuggles with his humans. Lucio is also thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Lucio has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! He is learning skills like down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Lucio is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Lucio is hoping for a home with someone who will play with him and take him for walks, but also make time for those snuggles. A yard where he can play fetch would be ideal. Come meet this perfect pup! show less

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Ludwig

Bernese Mountain Dog

Ludwig is a party animal who thinks training sessions are the best kind of playtime. This smart pup is always excited to see his trainer... show more

Ludwig is a party animal who thinks training sessions are the best kind of playtime. This smart pup is always excited to see his trainer arrive because he knows it's time to practice his many skills and learn new ones. He's very eager to please and performs his commands enthusiastically, especially when treats are involved. When he's not in school, Ludwig loves chasing toys, playing tug-o-war and trying to jump in people's laps. While Ludwig is always up for an adventures and ready to party, he also tires out pretty easily and then is ready to settle down for some cuddles. Ludwig has been thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program and recently became TOP Dog Ready, which means he has already learned all the skills in his training plan. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Dogs in the program learn skills including sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means Ludwig will go to a specific place in your home on command. As a TOP Dog, Ludwig has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Ludwig makes sure to keeps training fun with his goofy expressions and the adorable way he insists he knows best how to do new skills before adapting to the trainer's way. He is very affectionate with his friends, forms attachments quickly and has bonded very closely with his trainers. Ludwig would love a home with a yard and people who are willing to continue his training. In return he promises to keep you entertained and shower you with love and affection. Come meet this amazing pup! show less

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Mack

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Looking for a low energy lovebug? Mack is a well-trained, loyal, loving and snuggly guy who prefers low-key lounging to high energy shen... show more

Looking for a low energy lovebug? Mack is a well-trained, loyal, loving and snuggly guy who prefers low-key lounging to high energy shenanigans. As chill as he is, Mack does like to get a big of exercise in. He's easy on leash and enjoys going for walks and even runs, but overall is pretty low energy and definitely prefers cuddles to playing with toys. He's muscular, but still a compact size and easy to manage. He's terrific riding in the car, patient when getting baths and has been well-behaved on sleepovers with volunteers. Mack previously lived with a cat in a foster home, and while he can be shy with new men, he has the sweetest disposition once he's made their acquaintance. This handsome pup is also enjoying learning new skills in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Mack has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Mack is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, Mack will be considered TOP Dog Ready! He is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Mack after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 Mack has been charming the staff and volunteers at APA, but he's looking to leave the shelter environment behind as soon as possible. This black-and-white charmer is looking for a chill, low-key household to match his personality. In return, he promises to love you forever. Come meet this great pup! show less

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MacReady

Domestic Short Hair

Get ready for MacReady! He is playful, smart, and super handsome in his tuxedo. He may be a little bit shy when you first meet him, but... show more

Get ready for MacReady! He is playful, smart, and super handsome in his tuxedo. He may be a little bit shy when you first meet him, but warms up quickly into the total sweetheart that he is. He will follow his foster mom around, sit on her lap, and generally stay near her so he can keep an eye on her! MacReady loves to play and likes to show off his speed and his smarts - he will capture every toy you dangle in front of him! When he is not playing he wants to be snuggled up in your lap. He's had good interactions with another foster cat. MacReady has not met any dogs or kids. To learn more about MacReady, check him out on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/crystalcatsatx/ MacReady has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. MacReady is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet MacReady, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Mamba

Domestic Short Hair

Mamba is like a gift inside of a beautiful box. On the outside she is a gorgeous gal - her adorable torbie face is perfectly split down... show more

Mamba is like a gift inside of a beautiful box. On the outside she is a gorgeous gal - her adorable torbie face is perfectly split down the middle with grey on the left and orange on the right. On the inside, she is even sweeter. While she is shy at first, once she warms up to you, she is a total love bug! Mamba loves to snuggle up in her human's arms and rub up against their face. You will be bombarded with nuzzles and cuddles all day long! Mamba is also an active kitty. She loves playing with her toys, and better yet, other cats. A home with other feline friends would be purrfect for her - she really enjoys sharing the fun! Mamba has dislocated hip joints that caused her back legs to break, and it affects how she walks. She will likely have orthopedic surgery to repair her joints, but for now she just hops around a bit to chase after her toys. And while she initially comes across as a loner, her love bug personality shines through in no time and she will let you come over to her to pick her up! No doubt about it - this is one special cat! Mamba needs lots of love and a home that will be patient with her while she acclimates in her own time. Once you show your love, she will shower you with hers! Mamba has tested positive for FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). FeLV cats have a virus that causes a weaker immune system - they do not have cancer! For the most part, felvies are just like any other cat. You could not pick one out of the crowd, and they generally do not require much additional care. As a bonus, we waive their adoption fees! APA! provides full coverage and treatment for any FeLV-related issues that arise after the time of adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan - we like to compare it to the lifespan of adopting a senior kitty, with the added benefit that they don't have chronic senior health problems, and that FeLV-related medical care is covered. Mamba is not contagious to people, dogs or other animals, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Mamba, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Manning

Labrador Retriever

When Manning sits at your feet and looks at you with those stunning blue eyes, you can't help but be mesmerized. When he gives you his p... show more

When Manning sits at your feet and looks at you with those stunning blue eyes, you can't help but be mesmerized. When he gives you his paw, he's letting you know that it's okay, he knows he's beautiful and you can be friends now. Energetic, smart and extremely playful, Manning loves rope toys and anything that bounces (the bigger the ball the better). He'll fetch but he would really prefer that you to chase him around the yard. You'll always know when it's playtime when Manning's around because you'll catch those intense blue eyes staring intently at you while he wiggles with excitement: 'Come chase me, human!'. Manning really hates it when play time is over will wait until you're just about to grab his leash, then he'll play bow and run circles around you hoping that you'll chase him again. Manning can be a little shy with new people, but the best way to break the ice is to break out a giant ball or a rope toy. If your taste in toys is that good, Manning figures you must be okay. Manning enjoys going to playgroup and hanging out with his canine friends and should do well with a well-matched doggie sibling. He'd also obviously love a yard to romp in with his favorite people. When you call his name, Manning will come right over, look up and hand you his paw. He's house-trained, knows 'sit,' and with his great eye contact and how focused he is on his person, he's doing great in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Manning has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! He is learning more skills like down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told 'free,' coming when called and 'Place', which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command. Once he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Manning is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Manning after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193 This spirited pup will make a wonderful companion to the right family. Come meet Manning and prepared to be dazzled! show less

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Maple

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Maple is a calm and sweet lady who's still working out this beloved family pet thing. And stairs. Maple can walk up the stairs to the se... show more

Maple is a calm and sweet lady who's still working out this beloved family pet thing. And stairs. Maple can walk up the stairs to the second floor of her foster home, but she's still trying to figure out the going down part. But she's got the squirrel thing down already. Maple has a hilarious obsession with squirrel watching, and she likes nothing more than being out in the backyard, keeping an eye on them and chasing them when they're up to no good. After five days in her foster home, Maple figured out what toys are for, and now her favorite pastime (besides squirrel-hunting) is throwing her purple squeaky bunny in the air and play bowing to it. She also likes to be where the people are and will follow them around the house like an adorable shadow. She loves back and ear scratches and mostly prefers to lay in her bed next to where you are sitting, but will occasionally rub her face and body against you like a cat. Maple has been great with with the 4 and 8 year-olds kid in her foster home and is very gentle with them, though she seems to prefer the chiller energy of the older one. She's also calm around the resident kitties, mostly ignoring them. While she likes her walks and chasing squirrels in the back yard, she has a low to medium energy level and takes several long naps during the day. Maple is house-trained and fantastic on her leash. She responds well to 'leave it and comes when you call her. She is crated during the day, and while she's not crazy about it, she settles down after a bit. She does fine being left out at night and will happily sleep in her dog bed next to her foster parents. Maple would thrive in a loving home with people who will help her build her confidence as she continues to blossom into her playful and happy self. She loves walks and loves her people, and as long as she has that and a good squirrel-watching spot, Maple will be one happy camper. Come meet this sweet girl! show less

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Marty

Jack Russell Terrier

Marty has a way of coming across as a gruff dude, but he just likes to take his time to get to know and trust his new human friends, the... show more

Marty has a way of coming across as a gruff dude, but he just likes to take his time to get to know and trust his new human friends, then he proves to be a happy and loving little guy. When he sees his trusted friends arrive, he always runs to greet them, and will kiss your fingers if he really likes you. Tennis balls seem to be the way to his heart. When he gets excited his adorable ears bouncing up and down, then he grabs his ball and settles down nearby. He has the best smiley face and it feels special when you see that you've made him happy. An independent pup, Marty likes to be near his people, but it's kind of like living with a little furry version of your grumpy neighbor who's really just a soft marshmallow inside. He likes having his space, but he's very easy to make happy - he just wants a bit of attention, a cushy bed. And food. Marty LOVES his food and he's great at letting you know it's dinner time! Marty takes his time to warm up to other dogs, but he's gotten along well with smaller ones, seeming to prefer the ladies. He also walks well on leash, is house-trained and does well left alone in his little xpen suite, so he should transition well to crate-training . Marty would love a quiet household who'd like a little hangout buddy but one that will take occasional kisses in lieu of cuddling. Come meet this adorable pup! show less

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Mary Pitt

Pit Bull Terrier

Mary is a beautiful young lady who is happy to go with the flow and do whatever you want to do. She loves to cuddle and lie with you for... show more

Mary is a beautiful young lady who is happy to go with the flow and do whatever you want to do. She loves to cuddle and lie with you for hours watching tv, but she also enjoys going for walks and loves to play. She adores her rope toy and Kong, and is a big fan of anything filled with peanut butter. Mary gets incredibly happy whenever she sees her person, and on the occasions she's being lazy, she will stare at you and move her face as if she was talking to you just by looking at you! Every morning when she hears you wake up, she'll come running to the bedroom door, super-excited and playful and just so happy that you made it! While Mary can be nervous with new people, once she warms up, she'll be your best friend forever. Mary is so well-behaved in the home, her fosters say she's almost human. She'll follow you around the house while you do your chores, but without getting in your way, just making great company and being an adorable shadow. On top of being crate and house-trained, Mary knows commands like sit, down, stay, pop up and low five. And if you tell her to wait, she will wait in front of her food until you tell her it's ok to eat. She also previously lived with a pair of kitties and did fine with them. She rides great in the car, sheds very little and comes in the perfect size - not too big, not too little. A great mix of joyful playmate and cuddly couch potato, Mary would do well in a house or apartment and will make a loving and loyal companion to some very lucky person. Come meet this sweet pup! show less

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Master

Pit Bull Terrier

Master is a friendly and wiggly pup with unconventional good looks, namely a crooked smile and an adorably misshapen head to go with it,... show more

Master is a friendly and wiggly pup with unconventional good looks, namely a crooked smile and an adorably misshapen head to go with it, and his mission in life is to bring lots of love to his humans! Master is a big fan of humans and will happily greet new people. When volunteers leash him up for the first time, they think he's raising his lips at them until they realize that's just how his face is. Master has such a friendly and trusting demeanor and wants you to know right away that you're already good friends. When you sit down, he'll lay his head in your lap and look longingly into your eyes. And all on the first date! He also comes in the perfect size - not too big, not too small. He knows sit, walks well on leash, is non-reactive to other animals on his walks and responds well to corrections. This energetic fella loves to run and jump and do zoomies all over the yard. He can run and run, but he will always drop what he's doing when you call him over. Master loves to be loved on and butt scratches put him on cloud 9. He does the most hilarious wiggle to show you just how thrilled he is to be receiving them, but his absolute favorite thing is having his ears rubbed. Happy, trusting and affectionate, Master will make some lucky humans very happy, and he may be able to go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. His ideal setup would have some outdoor space for him to stretch his legs and run, but as long as he has a home that will give him plenty of exercise and cuddle time, we think he'll be thrilled. Master doesn't ask for much - just your loving company will make him the happiest dog in the world. Come meet this sweet guy! show less

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Mel

Domestic Short Hair

Sweet, wise, chill We can tell that Mel is so grateful to be in the loving Felvie Sanctuary. He's sweet, laid back, and well-behaved. He... show more

Sweet, wise, chill We can tell that Mel is so grateful to be in the loving Felvie Sanctuary. He's sweet, laid back, and well-behaved. He's polite to the other cats in his room, and he has great house manners. He'll meow at mealtimes to thank you for his food, but he's otherwise a quiet little dude. We haven't seen him with dogs or kids, but since he's polite and calm, he'd probably be OK with gentle dogs and kids. Mel purrs up a storm as soon as you start petting him and scratching his head! Though he's not much of a lap-sitter, he does love it when you hold him and stroke him. All Mel really asks of life is a forever home with people he can trust to love and care for him. He'd be good with another cat-friendly cat, but he'd also be fine as a solo cat. He wouldn't mind if you're gone all day, as long as you give him lots of love when you get home. Mel really is the perfect companion for anyone looking for a sweet, easy, no-drama kitty! Mel is FeLV+ (Feline Leukemia Virus), which causes a weakened immune system and requires special care. APA! provides some medical assistance after adoption. Cats with FeLV typically have a shortened lifespan. Mel is not contagious to people or dogs, but should live only with other FeLV+ cats. For more information, please contact APA! or read more by our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society: http://bit.ly/2FwYCxR Mel is also a healthy FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) cat. FIV+ cats typically live long, healthy lives! For more information, please contact APA! or read this FAQ: http://bit.ly/2DPxI43 All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Mel, please email us at adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less

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Merle Highchurch

Domestic Short Hair

Calm. Shy. Affectionate. Merle Highchurch is at first glance a shy, reserved guy but you can get his attention with pets! He is cautious... show more

Calm. Shy. Affectionate. Merle Highchurch is at first glance a shy, reserved guy but you can get his attention with pets! He is cautious from his past experiences but is responding really well to being treated with kindness. With time and patience, he'll make a great lap cat in a quiet home. Merle's orange tabby fur makes him look so sweet and elegant. He is well behaved and loves to be high where he can see what's going on, so a place where he can perch himself and survey his surroundings would be great for Merle. Most of the time Merle is quiet and reserved, but at times he turns into a curious boy who likes to seek out head scratches. Just like in the old adage says, 'Cats choose us, we don't own them.' While it's not known how Merle does with other cats or dogs, Merle would be happy as the only pet but would do okay with fur friends as long as they are friendly and as long as a proper introduction is done. When you visit, just whisper 'Hello, Merle!' and he'll trot up to the door to greet you. He is very affectionate to a kind touch and is okay being picked up. You just need to go slow with this fella. With time, love and affection Merle will be a great lap kitty. What do his caretakers have to say? 'We absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the little guy!' Merle is on a wet food diet to keep his digestive system running well, and takes medication for hyperthyroidism. He's been feeling much better since being on a steady diet, and worth a bit of extra attention! All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team. For further information or to meet Merle Highchurch, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org. show less