Rachael Ray is donating $10,000 to Austin Pets Alive! thanks to Brooklyn Decker

Rachael Ray is spreading the cheer this holiday season, and an Austin organization is one of the lucky recipients of her generosity.

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For the second year in a row, Ray’s “Santa Paws” campaign is donating money from Rachael Ray Nutrish pet food proceeds to animal rescue organizations chosen by her famous animal-loving friends.

Stars like Miranda Lambert and Denise Richards chose their favorite animal organizations, and Austin’s own Brooklyn Decker chose Austin Pets Alive! to receive a $10,000 donation.

Looks like it’ll be a good Christmas for APA! this year.

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Pets of the Week: August 17, 2015

Austin Animal Center

Cookie & Blue soloCookie and Blue (IDs A697187 & A697188)

6 year old Terrier mixes, Spayed female & Neutered Male

 

They have been at Austin Animal Center far too long! It was 6 long months ago that their owner surrendered them due to moving and breed restrictions. Despite being slightly confused about life at the shelter, these two are the sweetest, most loving dogs you will ever meet. They love to go for walks together, sleep together and ride in the car together!  They are gentle with children and other dogs and always love to meet new people.  Shelter life has started taking a toll on these pups because they truly miss being around people. House-trained and well-mannered inside, they have become staff favorites and love to lay under the desks of staffers as they works.

KatieKatie (ID A706297)

8 year old Labrador Retriever mix, Spayed Female

Katie is affectionate and playful, but at eight years old, she is also mature and well behaved. Katie’s foster family reports that she is house trained, not destructive when left alone inside (with doggy door access to the yard for potty breaks), and gets along well with the other dogs in the home. Katie has shown interest in chasing neighborhood cats while out walking with her foster parents, so she would probably do best in a home without cats or other small animals. 

StewartStewart (ID A709066)

1 year old Tabby, Neutered Male

Stewart is super affectionate and easy to be around. Stewart was actually breaking into homes trying to find a home! Finally some of the neighbors decided to bring him to the shelter, in hopes that he could find a forever home that will allow him to live indoors!

Annie-1Annie (ID A697537)

3 year old Pit Bull mix, Spayed Female

Enough though Annie came to us is very bad shape back in February, we have learned that she’s a sweet, playful, goofy girl who has a great personality! Fetch, swimming, and going for walks are some of her favorite things to do! Annie knows sit and seems house-trained!! We are sure that she is going to bring  much joy to someone’s life.

Austin Pets Alive

PeachesPeaches

Bull Terrier/Australian Kelpie, female, 6 years, 7 months

Who doesn’t love a peach? Peaches is a fun, smart dog who is just the right size and temperament for a family with older children. She is quite affectionate once she becomes comfortable with new people, which usually doesn’t take too long. She loves to run and play fetch, and with her intelligence and focus we even think she would make a good candidate for agility work. Peaches needs to be your only pet in the home because she wants you all to herself.

HouseHouse

Pointer mix, male, 5 years, 9 months

House arrived at APA quite nervous and confused. But now that he has gotten more used to his surroundings, he has shown us a sweet temperament that makes him a pleasure to be around. House loves to stay close to people so that he can get some attention and affection. However, he is not a jumpy, needy dog. When he was first introduced to other dogs here at the shelter, House didn’t seem to know what to make of them. But he has started to loosen up, and now seems much more relaxed around other dogs.

RenoReno

Pit Bull Terrier, male, 2 years, 10 months

Reno wears his heart on his sleeve. And it’s a huge heart. Even though his greetings are lively, Reno is a very mellow boy who mostly prefers to hang out with his people. Reno needs a person, or family, who will commit to spending time with him and patiently train him to be the best boy he can be. Reno has a gentle temperament around kids and has done well with most of the dogs he’s met. He does need a cat-free home, though.

 

Hop a LongHop a Long

Domestic Shorthair, female, 11 years, 6 months

Hop a Long has a chronic eye issue which causes her to squint a bit and look perpetually grumpy, but once you meet her you’ll realize that she’s actually a very sweet and affectionate cat! She loves being pet and stroked and gently loved on by humans. She doesn’t mind living with other cats as long as they stay out of her business and just let her be the cool, mellow, independent kitty that she is. At this senior stage of her life, Hop a Long would rather not be living with dogs or kids who could stress her out.

Texas Humane Heroes

ChloeChloe

Domestic Shorthair/Mix, female, 5 years

Meet Chloe! She is a sweet girl that loves human attention! She will be the first to greet you at the door and tell you how her day went. She loves being pet and scratched and could spend all day lounging around with you and enjoying a warm day. She is the perfect addition to any home looking for a sweet and affectionate cat.

BrookeBrooke

Domestic Shorthair/Mix, female, 7 months

Introducing Brooke! Brooke is a fun and feisty girl that loves to play! Her favorite toy just happens to be one that she will never lose- her tail! She could play for hours and would love to have you for a play mate. When she isn’t having an adventure, she is ready to spend the evening relaxing in your lap and getting some love and pets.

QuincyQuincy

Pit Bull Terrier Mix, male, 2 years

Howdy, I’m Quincy! I’m a fun-loving pooch looking for good times and good eats! I go with the flow, and I always have a smile on my face. I would be a great companion for most families. We could go for hikes and runs, or relax on the couch with a movie! Come meet me and lets talk it over.

SandySandy

Chihuahua, Short Coat Mix, female, 4 years

Hi, I’m Sandy! I enjoy long walks on the beach at sunset and the occasional paw-garita. I’m very sweet and playful, I have lots of dog and human friends here. I’m a professional snuggler too! I can’t wait to be someone’s ray of sunshine, will that be you?

AmosAmos

Terrier Mix, male, 1 year

Hi, my name’s Amos! I’m a happy, carefree, sweeter-than-a-cookie pup. My life wasn’t so great before coming here but you wouldn’t know it when you meet me! I love my toys and the yummy treats people give me. I have dog friends here too and we have so much fun! I’m a bit of a wall-flower, I’m still getting used to living in People World. Will you be the one to help me gain confidence and be the best pup I can be?

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

clementine[1]Clementine

5 months, Female, Domestic Shorthair

 

 

danika[1]Danika

4 months, Female, Domestic Shorthair

Danika, the little stunt driver, always on the move until she runs out of gas and crashes on you lap for a long nap.

malik[1]Malik

6 months, Male, Domestic Shorthair

 

AngeloBlue1[1]Angelo Blue

1 year, Male, Domestic Shorthair

Hi, there! My name is Angelo Blue but my friends just call me Blue. I am a very independent kitty. I’m a lover, not a fighter, and am also pretty laid back. I’m not that big on being carried around but will sit in your lap sometimes. I enjoy the company of other kitties very much because I love to play and be silly. I live with several dogs and like them a lot, too.

CASSIDY---CLOSE-UP---CHP-ml_0[1]Cassidy

1 year, Female, Retriever Mix

Hello! My name is Cassidy and I so want a forever home! I had a rough start, but now that I have a foster family I hope the rest of my life will be great! I do a good job pleasing and obeying my family. I love attention and I look adoringly at my foster dad with my big brown eyes! My family says that there is a lot of expression in my eyes. At first, I may seem a little shy, but if you will show me love, I’ll warm up to you.

 

Pets of the Week: August 10, 2015

Austin Animal Center

AnnieAnnie (ID A697537)

3 year old Pit Bull mix, Spayed Female, Kennel 2 at Town Lake Animal Center

Enough though Annie came to us is very bad shape back in February, she’s a sweet, playful, goofy girl who has a great personality. She is going to bring so much joy to someone’s life. Fetch, swimming, and going for walks are some of her favorite things to do! Annie knows sit and seems house-trained!! Come meet this special girl at Town Lake Animal Center and give her the home she truly deserves.

CaitlynCaitlyn (ID A699227)

4 month old Cream tabby, Spayed Female, In Foster

Caitlyn is loveable with a laid back personality.  She loves to play, but is just as happy hanging out in your lap, snuggling with you  or another sibling! She is looking for an indoor-only home where she will never be declawed!

Blue1Blue (ID A649782)

8 year old Pit Bull mix, Neutered Male, In Foster

Blue is a sweet, goofy, laid back boy who knows basic commands and is house-trained, loves playing fetch with his jolly ball, taking walks, hanging by your side at dog friendly restaurants and bars, car rides and relaxing with his human. He has lived with cats and other dogs. Rowdy and loud dogs are not his favorite type, mellow, like him is best!

SandySandy (ID A676266)

8 year old German Shepherd mix, Spayed Female, In Foster

477 days! Sandy was in very poor shape when she was 1st brought to Austin Animal Center, as a stray back in April of 2014. Now with TLC and a loving foster home, she is the best shape ever. We do know that she is blind in one eye and pretty hard of hearing over all! Yet, she is very gentle and easy going, knows sit and enjoys just hanging around with her foster.

SavannahSavannah (ID A708601)

4 year old Domestic Short hair, Spayed Female, Cat Condo

Savannah is searching for her dream home! Her previous owner could no longer care for her and now she waits here at the shelter for a new beginning. Calm, quiet and loving she has perfect manners.

Austin Pets Alive!

vickieVickie

American Pit Bull Terrier, female, 3 years, 10 months

This sweet girl looks for affection from any of her people, those she lives with and brand new acquaintances, nudging with her nose and then leaning into them for petting and rubdowns. Vickie walks beautifully on her leash for long walks, and she especially loves playing fetch with ropes and tennis balls until exhaustion sets in. She has not been comfortable in the company of other dogs or kids and hasn’t been observed with cats, so she’ll probably do best as the only pet in a home with adults.

manchasManchas

Plott Hound, male, 7 years, 2 months

This smart and curious boy loves to meet new people. His signature move when making new acquaintances is a polite sit and a gentlemanly paw shake, followed by flopping onto his back for a belly rub. This brindle beauty is a quick learner and very disciplined. Part of the reason he’s so easy to train is his love of treats; he’s as eager for food as he is to please, making him a fun dog to work with. He gets along with many other dogs, but a meet and greet will be the best way to find out how he does with any potential canine siblings. We are not sure how he is around cats or children.

laceyLacey

Black Mouth Cur, female, 2 years, 9 months

Lacey is a sweet and sensitive dog who would love nothing more than a new home. She is not too crazy about the loud environment here at the shelter, and we can’t blame her. Add in the fact that she recently had a litter of pups, and this is one confused mama who is looking to change her fortunes! Even though she is very cautious and stoic around the shelter, we can tell that she is a curious dog who is interested in her surroundings. It does take her a bit of time to feel comfortable around new people, and she will need a calm, stable environment to help her relax and build confidence.

dumaDuma

Domestic Shorthair, male, 7 years, 11 months

Duma loves people, although he may not be so crazy about cats. His previous owner had to let him go because he wasn’t getting along with the other cat of the house. He’s currently in a foster home, where he spends most of his time curled up next to any available human. This guy isn’t too interested in cat toys, but he does love the tunnels and crawling into tiny spaces. He is declawed so he never even attempts to scratch furniture.  Duma doesn’t need a lot of space, but he seems to prefer being an only kitty. He needs someone who understands and appreciates his small quirks and he will repay them tenfold in loyalty and love.

chloeChloe

Domestic Shorthair, female, 6 years, 10 months

Chloe is a mellow and affectionate kitty with soft black fur. She is looking for a home where she could bond with one particular person and enjoy a kicked-back life of companionship. She is a super chill cat who would thrive in a quiet environment with a person who shares her relaxed temperament. Being a mellow sort of kitty, Chloe is startled by loud noises and quick movements. She just wants to curl up in your lap when you’re reading and purr herself to sleep while you pet or brush her.

Texas Humane Heroes

Capeice-P4PCapeice

Domestic Shorthair/Mix, female, 4 years

Meet Capeice! Her name is as unique as her personality! She’s the type of cat that will meet you by the door when you come home, a loyal little girl! She’s a very fun and outgoing cat who loves to explore and look out windows. She has to know what all the buzz is about for everything. She would make a great companion to any family that would spend time with her, playing and cuddling. Come meet her today and see for yourself.

Little BitLittle Bit

Domestic Shorthair/Mix, female, 2 years

Meet Little Bit! Little Bit loves her space and is good at letting you want she wants! She’s a sweet girl, with a playful side as well. Come in, and you’ll see, just how great Little Bit is!

Kal3Kal

Pit Bull Terrier Mix, male, 2 years

Hi! My name is Kal and I am a sweet, lovable boy who just wants to climb in your lap and hang out. Need a running partner? Let’s go! Need a cuddle buddy? I’m your boy! Come check me out and I’ll be best your new best friend! I get along with all people I have met here, including respectful older children. I would prefer to be the only dog in your heart.

EliEli

Terrier Mix, male, 2 years

Eli is a sweet little dude who loves to play with his canine buddies. Eli would be great in any home environment and with respectful children of all ages.

Smiley Jr.Smiley Jr.

Hound Mix, female, 7 months

Hi, I’m Smiley! I’m a quiet, polite lady with a beautiful smile! I’m a little shy, but I am gaining confidence everyday! I love other dogs, adjusting to a new home might be a little easier with siblings to teach me. Either way, I’m very sweet and gentle with people. I just need a little patience and an open heart!

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

cheriseCherise

4 months, Female, Domestic Shorthair

Cherise is inquisitive and loves to explore.  She is sweet and affectionate, and also loves to play.  She is dainty but still knows how to play with the boys.

GypsyGypsy

4 months, Female, Domestic Shorthair

Very pretty and feminine but strong and outspoken.  She can be quite vocal and sometimes bossy.  Smart, sassy but affectionate and playful with lots of attitude.  She is a calico after all!

sterlingSterling

4 months, Male, Domestic Shorthair

Sterling seems to be quite intelligent, a thinker.  He loves to play but also likes to be picked up and cuddled.  He is affectionate and is well socialized with both humans and other cats.  He is a handsome fellow with beautiful white feet, tiger stripes, and spots on his tummy.

bradley2Bradley

3 years, Male, Domestic Shorthair

Hello, there. I’m Bradley. The good folks at Thundering Paws rescued me from a bad situation. I’m a healthy boy with a nice, shiny coat and really like my wet food in the morning. My human friends who care for me during the day say I’m a sweet cat who can be timid at first but then I warm up and get affectionate and playful. One also says I enjoy her singing! I’m glad to jump up into their laps and get petted around my neck and ears. Purrrrr! I also like to play with feathers and get along fine with other kitties although we don’t know how I do with dogs.

Piper1Piper

1 year, Female, Mix

Hi, my name is Piper and I am looking for my forever home. I was abandoned as a younger puppy and had a hard time because no one wanted me. But I’m happy now that I have a foster home and I am excited about finding a home where I’ll belong for good! I am a very spirited pooch and I love to run and play! I am great on a leash and we can have fun walks and jogs together. I have met some other dogs and children and I think I would love to play with them.

Pets of the Week: August 3, 2015

Austin Pets Alive!

dawnDawn

Pit bull terrier, female, 5 years, 9 months

Dawn has a zest for life that is absolutely contagious. She is full of energy and loves a long walk. Her leash manners are pretty darn good, and she’s proving to be a fun student when it comes to learning commands. While she is happy to work for treats, her one true love is playing. Give her a squeaky toy or toss a tennis ball and Dawn will keep you entertained. Dawn needs to be the only pet in your home, but we think she’ll be plenty!

phantomPhantom

Boston Terrier/Staffordshire Bull Terrier, male, 10 years, 4 months

Don’t be scared of this Phantom! He is a mellow senior gentleman who is looking to take life easy. He has spent most of his life as an indoor family dog and knows his way around a home. He loves to go for a walk in the morning, and he’s had plenty of practice walking on a leash. He spends a good deal of time snoozing during the day, and also enjoys a second walk. Phantom would prefer to be the only dog in your home. He seems to love all people including children, and he has spent a lot of time around kids.

marieMarie

Boston Terrier, female, 6 years, 1 month

Marie just radiates happiness and fun. She’s full of life and just ready for any adventure that her person might take her on. This fun-loving girl was abandoned by a previous owner, who at least left a note with her name and information that she’s perfectly crate- and house-trained.  Marie has proved to be a lover of all toys. A half dozen or so toys are usually in the play pen at APA, and let off leash, she runs to every one of them trying to decide which to play with first. How Marie will relate to other dogs and cats isn’t yet known. She will do best in an adult-only home.

AnneAnne

Domestic Shorthair, female

 

 

antiochAntioch

Domestic Shorthair, male, 3 years, 5 months

 

 

Texas Humane Heroes

SylvesterSylvester

Domestic Medium Hair/Mix, male, 5 years

Introducing Sylvester! Sylvester is a big boy with a big heart! He loves to be brushed and enjoys relaxing in the window all day long! Come on in and meet the wonderful Sylvester!

CapeiceCapeice

Domestic Shorthair/ Mix, female, 4 years

Meet Capeice! Her name is as unique as her personality! She’s the type of cat that will meet you by the door when you come home, a loyal little girl! She’s a very fun and outgoing cat who loves to explore and look out windows. She has to know what all the buzz is about for everything. She would make a great companion to any family that would spend time with her, playing and cuddling.

TitoTito

Boxer Mix, male, 1 year

Meet Tito! He’s is a playful young boy that is ready to spend his days outside playing in the sun or inside playing with his toys on not so sunny days. He is very friendly and eager to make his family happy. If you’re looking for a goofy boy to keep your life exciting and full of smiles, then Tito is your boy!

HarlanHarlan

Labrador Retriever Mix, male, 2 years

Hey there, I’m Harlan! I’m a big guy with an even bigger heart! I love to run and play with my toys. I’m pretty smart, I even know how to sit! I’m a little socially awkward with other dogs, so meeting any future siblings in advance would be best. Join the lab-lovers fan club and take me home!

PattyPatty

Brussels Griffon Mix, female, 1 year

Meet Patty! She’s a sweet and friendly girl that gives everyone she meets a big kiss and a loving look. Now she is hoping to receive the same love that she gives in return. She is good with other dogs and friendly with people of all ages. She will make the perfect addition to any family looking for a laidback bundle of scruffy love!

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

greystokeGreystoke

5 months, Male, Domestic Shorthair

 

 

freckles_1Freckles

4 months, Male, Domestic Shorthair

Entitled! Takes his siblings’ food, toys, whatever.

Freckles’s favorite word is “Mine!”  But he will also take your heart as hops in your lap and invites you to love on him.  You will  be rewarded with lots of purrs and gentle play bites.  He is an awesome cat in the making.  Great tuxedo personality.

guidoGuido

4 months, Male, Domestic Shorthair

 

mufasa2Mufasa

5 months, Male, Domestic Shorthair

 

 

Piper1Piper

1 year, Female, Mix

Hi, my name is Piper and I am looking for my forever home. I was abandoned as a younger puppy and had a hard time because no one wanted me. But I’m happy now that I have a foster home and I am excited about finding a home where I’ll belong for good! I am a very spirited pooch and I love to run and play! I am great on a leash and we can have fun walks and jogs together. I have met some other dogs and children and I think I would love to play with them.

Pets of the Week: July 27, 2015

Austin Animal Center

Molly4Molly (ID A679685)

4 year old Pit Bull mix, Spayed female

Social, friendly and likes to play dress up! Loves everyone! House trained, crate trained, knows sit, walks great on leash!!

GeronimoGeronimo (ID A690822)

5 year old Domestic Medium long hair Tabby, Neutered Male

Sensitive and beautiful this boy is ready for a forever home. He can be moody and does not like other pets! Would like to adopt a gorgeous big cat that wants to be your only child! He is accustom to living indoors only and being pampered!  270 days with Austin Animal Center and now he is in foster, waiting for you!

ElsieElsie (ID A705738)

3 year old Chihuahua mix, Spayed Female

Shy at first but loving and really a lap dog! She is super easy to be with and loves to be held!!

DaisyDaisy (ID A707411)

4 year old Australian Shepherd mix, Spayed female

Daisy rides great in the car, knows sit and loves other dogs! Just don’t ask her to share her food. Always best to separate pets when they are eating!!

Austin Pets Alive!

broccoliBroccoli

Pit Bull Terrier, female, 7 years, 1 month

If you’re looking for a calm, affectionate friend, look no further than Ms. Broccoli. This girl would love to relax on a soft spot in your home, or maybe spend some time in the evening lounging on the cool grass while you tend to your yard. She is quite timid around new people, but will still happily accept a nice scratch under the chin. Lots of action rattles her nerves a bit, too, so she’d prefer to stay away from busy farmer’s markets and the like. Broccoli previously lived with children and was wonderful with them, though she’d like to be the only dog in your home.

mercuryMercury

Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier, male, 2 years

Mercury is a playful, energetic adolescent who would be great for a family who likes to get their exercise. He will make a great hiking or running partner. But his favorite activity is chasing tennis balls. Mercury loves nothing better than a nice game of fetch. So far Mercury seems to behave inconsistently around other dogs. We’re working to give him some socialization. He might be able to share a home with a well-matched mate, but he wouldn’t mind being the only dog in the home either. His energy level might be too much for smaller children, but a home with active older kids who would love to engage with him would be great.

diabloDiablo

Labrador Retriever, male, 10 years, 11 months

Diablo is a sweet older dog that has maybe had a rough time in this past. Diablo is an easy-going soul at heart, who’s just trying not to rock the boat. He aims to please and listens to his foster family. He loves pets on the head but is a little uncomfortable with too much hugging and snuggling.  Diablo can be good with other dogs, but needs to be introduced carefully.  Slowly but surely, Diablo seems to be warming up to the idea of being a family dog. With some time, patience, and a steady routine, we think he can blossom into his full Lab-ness and be the loyal and loving companion he was meant to be.

maddieMaddie

Domestic Shorthair, female, 1 years, 1 month

They say that cats are curious creatures, and Maddie is one feline who lives up to the stereotype! An inquisitive kitty, she can often be found perched on a windowsill observing the outside world or waiting to greet visitors at the door. Once you’ve walked through that door, it won’t take long for Maddie to win you over like she’s charmed our staff and volunteers! She can be a bit reserved with strangers, but warms up quickly and lets her affectionate nature show. Before you know it, her little white paws will jump into your lap and she’ll curl up to be cuddled.

bettie pageBettie Page

Domestic Shorthair, female, 11 years, 3 months

 

 

Texas Humane Heroes

Daffodil (2)Daffodil

Domestic Shorthair/Mix, female, 1 year

Meet Daffodil! Daffodil is the flower of our eye, and we are wishing she would find her forever home. She is looking for a good lap snuggle up in and knows how to get your attention!

CaesarCeasar

Domestic Shorthair/Mix, male, 3 years

Introducing Ceasar! Ceaser is the funnest guy around, who loves all! Cats and humans beware, for Ceasar become your new BFF! Ceasar loves some good play time and would love a forever buddy to pal around with.

FriscoFrisco

Terrier/Mix, male, 1 year

Hi, I’m Frisco! I’m a reserved guy looking for a patient, loving home. I’m still learning how to be comfortable around people, but I’m getting better everyday! I bet we could bond over a Netflix marathon and some yummy treats! Will you show me how to love?

Little DoeLittle Doe

Chihuahua, Short Coat/Purebred, female, 6 years

Meet Little Doe! You won’t be able to resist this sweet girl! Little Doe has been with us for the past year. She was part of the backyard breeding rescue we took part in. All the dogs from that rescue have found their home but Little Doe still waits for hers. She is very friendly but is still getting use to humans. She eagerly will go up to you for a sniff and maybe even a quick kiss to the hand but is still a little shy. She loves to be held, though, and finds peace and comfort from the one who is holding her. She would do great in a quiet environment that will give her time to adjust to her new surroundings.

Kal-p4pKal

Terrier, Pit Bull/Mix, male, 2 years

Hi! My name is Kal and I am a sweet, lovable boy who just wants to climb in your lap and hang out. Need a running partner? Let’s go! Need a cuddle buddy? I’m your boy! Come check me out and I’ll be best your new best friend! I get along with all people I have met here, including respectful older children. I would prefer to be the only dog in your heart.

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

Tootsie1Tootsie

1 year, Female, Domestic Shorthair

Hi, I’m Tootsie. I’m a sweet, gentle girl who is a little shy with people. I’m still learning to trust but once I’m on your lap I will purr for you and enjoy being petted. I love snoozing in a hammock and watching through the window as birds come to the feeder. Like most kittens I love to play, and I have a good time romping around with my sister. I’ll do best in a fairly quiet home, and I wouldn’t mind having another kitty to play with. If you’re looking for a pair of kittens, please consider me and one of my siblings.

Stretch 2-14-15Stretch

1 year, Male, Domestic Shorthair

Because my sisters, brothers and I were homeless — without regular meals and human love, I admit I’m a little shy at first. But now I’ve learned how to purr like a little engine and stretch my arms out towards you when you walk in the room. I like other cats when they play with me and I’m learning about the dog that lives at my foster home. I’d do well in a home with adults or with a family with older kids. At first, I like to explore my surroundings room by room so I feel safe. Once that happens, I relax and feel at home. Maybe that could be your home?

clementineClementine

3 months, Female, Domestic Shorthair

 

 

matildaMatilda

5 months, Female, Domestic Shorthair

 

gizmoGizmo

3 months, Male, Domestic Shorthair

Gizmo the little gremlin is always into something, curious and ready to try anything, especially cuddles and hugs.

 

Pets of the Week: July 20, 2015

Austin Animal Center

wilburWilbur (ID A699338)

1 year old Labrador mix, Neutered male

Wilbur is a classic Labrador! He knows sit, loves to go for walks, rides well in the car, likes to play fetch, loves water and keeps his kennel very clean. He has recovered from a broken leg that AAC completed the surgery on, and now is ready to go!

Dawn & DeltaDelta & Dawn  (IDs A705909 & A705010)

12 week old Domestic Short hair, Spayed Females

Outgoing and very curious these sisters would be a great adoption together! Please be sure you are ready to adopt, it is a lifetime commitment!

tuckerTucker (ID A705604)

3 month old Tabby, Neutered Male

Meet Tucker and be ready for a purr fest! Tucker is very social and loves to play! He would be a great addition to any family willing to keep him indoors and safe, you can easily keep him updated on all his health care needs by choosing a low cost wellness clinic.

martinMartin (ID A707343)

9 week old Domestic Long hair, Neutered Male

 

 

Austin Pets Alive!

vegaVega

7 years, 7 months, female, Pit Bull Terrier

Vega is truly one of the snuggliest, happiest, most joyful girls you’ll meet. She really NEVER stops smiling and is a big, mellow, lovable couch potato. Calm, quiet, and polite around the house this girl REALLY bonds with her people. She needs to be the only pet in the home, though she’s very social and loves human house guests. She’s a smart girl and very eager to please, making her ideal for training and teaching new commands.

 

clariceClarice

9 years, 9 months, female, Rat Terrier

Are you an experienced dog owner in a child-free, pet-free home? If so, read on. Clarice is a handful, we won’t pretend she’s not, but in the right environment she is a delightful dog. She is tolerant of the resident cats, until they get in her way. She doesn’t really know how to interact with dogs. A few very tolerant dogs have been able to coexist with Clarice by either ignoring her or putting her in her place. Clarice is not exactly a social butterfly. She loves being around her human, whoever that human is at the time, but is not very accepting of visitors.

tuggTugg

3 years, 5 months, male, American Staffordshire Terrier

Tugg is the perfect name for this cutie, since he loves for you to tug on toys with him! Will you be his new tug buddy? This energetic pup wants anyone and everyone to play with him. He loves to run and will play fetch all day. He adores his toys and shows them off to his people by proudly prancing around with them in his mouth. He has excellent leash skills and is a great walking partner. This boy would do best in an adult-only home. If there are other dogs in the home where Tugg would be living, a meet and greet would be the best way to find out if everyone gets along.

Miss KittyMiss Kitty

9 years, 10 months, female, Domestic Shorthair

Miss Kitty was very afraid when she came into her foster home. She did not want to be touched at all. She hid in cabinets, ate very little, and only when she was alone. The owner that surrendered her to the shelter said she was fearful, aloof, and quiet. This is the exact opposite of the cat we know today. She is an extreme lap cat, she is vocal, friendly, and she comes right up to rub on new people. Miss Kitty does not get along with other cats. She is not aggressive, but she definitely does not want other cats in her space. We have never seen her around dogs.
trevorTrevor

14 years, 5 months, male, Domestic Shorthair

Trevor is an older gentleman of stocky build and unique coloring. He has a simultaneously goofy and regal nature. Got a rambunctious kitten who’s always in everyone’s business? Trevor doesn’t care. Got a needy dog who wags and wiggles all over the house? Trevor doesn’t pay any mind. He just wants to hang out. Trevor is on the stockier side as far as cats go and has arthritis. Trevor has arthritis and certain actions are pretty difficult for him. Sometimes will pee in his sleep because it’s difficult for him to get up; Trevor will need a pretty understanding, cat-savvy home with people who aren’t strangers to cleaning up after them.

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GeorgioGeorgio

4 years, male, Domestic Longhair/Mix

Meet Georgio! He has a beautiful fluffy coat that no one can resist! He is a sweet boy that likes to watch the world go by from the safety of a window. He is looking for a home that he can relax in and be the cat’s meow!

OliviaOlivia

2 years, female, Domestic Longhair/Mix

Meet Olivia! Olivia is a sweet girl that has a “Momma” personality. She baby’s everyone and everything! But Olivia still loves to be babied herself. Come in and love on the awesome Olivia to see just how great she is.

DukeDuke

4 years, male, Chihuahua, Short Coat/Mix

Meet Duke! He is the Duke of Cuddles! Duke loves spending quality time snuggling up with his human. He is the the ultimate lap dog! But don’t let that fool you, he loves being outdoors, running and playing! He gets along great with other dogs and would love another canine companion but as long as he has a safe and loving home, he is happy. Won’t you be the one to give that to him?

ChipperChipper

2 years, male, Terrier/Mix

Hi, I’m Chipper! I’m a hip hound looking for a pad to call my own! I’m still getting used to being around all these new people, so don’t let first impressions worry you. I’m still learning how awesome people really can be. (Yummy treats sure help!) I would sure love to be your loyal Fido!

OliveOlive

1 year, female, Spaniel, English Cocker/Retriever, Labrador

Meet Olive! Olive is a loveable girl that’s a lot of fun to be around! She’s spunky and spry and is ready for a home that will love her to pieces! She enjoys the company of other canines and does great with kiddos! She is an all around great girl that is ready to find her family!

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

Tootsie1Tootsie

1 year, Female, Domestic Shorthair

Hi, I’m Tootsie. I’m a sweet, gentle girl who is a little shy with people. I’m still learning to trust but once I’m on your lap I will purr for you and enjoy being petted. I’ll do best in a fairly quiet home, and I wouldn’t mind having another kitty to play with. If you’re looking for a pair of kittens, please consider me and one of my siblings.

Stretch 2-14-15Stretch

1 year, Male, Domestic Shorthair

Because my sisters, brothers and I were homeless — without regular meals and human love, I admit I’m a little shy at first. But now I’ve learned how to purr like a little engine and stretch my arms out towards you when you walk in the room. I like other cats when they play with me and I’m learning about the dog that lives at my foster home. I’d do well in a home with adults or with a family with older kids.

clementineClementine

3 months, Female, Domestic Shorthair

 

 

matilda

Matilda

5 months, Female, Domestic Shorthair

 

gizmoGizmo

3 months, Male, Domestic Shorthair

Gizmo the little gremlin is always into something, curious and ready to try anything, especially cuddles and hugs.

Pets of the Week: July 13, 2015

Austin Animal Center

RoscoeRoscoe (ID A669582)

3-year-old Pit Bull mix, male

Roscoe is a ball-fetching champion who loves active games and he LOVES to go swimming and will readily leap into the water! He knows “sit,” and “down” and “drop it,” and seems to be housetrained. He’s been at the shelter for over a year and really needs to find his own active forever family! Although he’ll pass other dogs on the trail without batting an eye, he is fairly uncertain about close contact with other dogs so would be best as an only dog.

MajorMajor (ID A627376)

5-year-old Staffordshire mix, male

 

Big handsome Major is a staff favorite and we want to tell you all the reasons why!! He knows sit, walks great on his leash, seems housetrained, and loves people! We call him the ‘cuddle bug’! He needs to be an inside dog and be with his family!

LillyLilly (ID A699173)

12-week-old Domestic Short hair, female

 

Lilly arrived at AAC with a broken tail and in pain, our veterinarians decided it was best for her if the ‘broken’ part of the tail was surgically removed. Now Lilly needs a foster home for 1 month so she can heal!

ZeldaZelda (ID A697235)

3-year-old Harrier hound mix, female

 

We love Zelda at AAC, she is certainly a staff favorite for very good reason. When she arrived at AAC she was very underweight and had an infected wound on her side. Even while she was in pain she was always happy to see us. Zelda has suffered trauma to her hind leg and in fact her face is a bit sideway too, but we think she has a distinct and unique look that fits her loving personality!

MaxMax (ID A699725)

4-month-old Jack Russell terrier mix, male

 

Max is a very special pup that was hit by a car, literally crushed and very lucky to be alive now. Our veterinarians completed an incredible surgery and he is well on his way to recovery. He will need time to heal and his new owner should be able to care for him for the remainder of his life, and always keep your pets safely contained.

Austin Pets Alive!

StevieStevie

Australian Cattle Dog Pointer, male, 1 year, 11 months

Check out this great looking young dog. Stevie is just starting to mature into an adult and has loads of potential to become a great pet. He can be a bit tentative when meeting someone new, but once he’s warmed up he is all about affection. Stevie didn’t appear to have had much practice on a leash before he came to our shelter. But he is learning quickly and is fairly easy to walk. He’s also learning to sit, stay and down on command. He’s a people-pleaser and anxious to learn his manners so he can fit in well at your home. He is medium energy and really enjoys walks. He would do best in a home where he is the only dog, and should be in a home with teenagers or older.

BanjoBanjo

Bulldog, American Terrier, Staffordshire Bull, male, 9 years, 3 months

Banjo is a lover of people, cuddling, swimming, and sticks or tennis balls. Toss him one across the yard and let him entertain you with his proud prancing, happy wiggling, and earnest chewing. He is a sweet companion who is content to lie next to you while you go about your business, always making sure that at least a small part of his body is touching you. Banjo is very willing to learn, too! In fact, he has been working on his Canine Good Citizen skills with APA staff and volunteers.  Banjo does not like cats and would likely do best as the only dog in your home.

TigerwoodsTigerwoods

Terrier, Pit Bull Mix, male, 2 years, 6 months

Affectionately referred to as “T-Woo” by staff and volunteers, this handsome pup is more cat than dog. He loves to rub against people (and furniture), and he’s far more interested in attention than toys. After a walk or two around the block, he’ll snuggle up contentedly at your side. T-Woo is a smart boy who knows and continues to improve on several commands: sit, down, place, crate, recall, drop, shake (both paws!), and leave it. He is house and crate trained. He’s a dog who needs boundaries, but will thrive once he knows what’s expected of him and what will get him praise (and treats!). His disklikes include: cats, other dogs, rain, and being left alone. But he loves: people, kongs, his crate, playing tug, and bubbles.

Central Texas SPCA

Cortez2Cortez

German Shepherd, male, 1 year

Here’s Cortez! Cortez is a shepherd mix, but no one knows where he got those long legs from! Still young, Cortez has some growing to do, and many situations are new to him, so he’ll need a good friend to show him the way. Cortez seems to get along well with other dogs, and has that shepherdy-sweetness that makes his breed such a wonderful family friend. Cortez would do well with an active family and a good sized yard. Shepherds tend to roam, though, so supervision is a must. Cortez has a big future ahead of him, and you should be part of it! No cats please!

Annie1Annie

Domestic Short Hair, female, 10 months

Annie is a very distinctive young kitty with a very unique face that points out her Egyptian heritage. She is not furless, but rather very lightly covered in short hair in a lovely orange and cream coloring. Annie has a gravelly sort of meow that sounds more like a hiss, but this kitty is full of hugs and purrs! Quiet and loving, this kitty will make a perfect apartment companion. Come down and meet Miss Annie today!

DodgerDodger

Border Collie and Anatolian Shepherd, male, 2 years

Dodger, aka the “kissing bandit”, is the resident love bug of the shelter. Any chance he gets, Dodger is kissing and loving on everyone. He’s a smart boy who already knows how to sit on command and we’re sure that he’ll learn other commands in a jiffy! He’s got a gorgeous, soft, longer coat that’s great to pet. With dewclaws on his back feet, we reckon that he’s got some Anatolian shepherd mixed with Border collie. Dodger is an absolute sweetheart and we’re sure he’d be happy to be your new best friend!

ToroToro

Domestic Short Hair, male, 2 months

Toro is a feisty young man with a lot of love to give. He loves to play and his favorite activity is hunting his mouse toys. Toro loves to cuddle, and his purr can be heard from miles away when he’s snuggling with his favorite person. At just 8 weeks old, he’s still got a ton of kitten energy and sweetness. You should definitely stop by and play, he’d be happy to meet you!

simba4Simba

Domestic Medium Hair, male, 1 year

Simba is a fun little guy who loves people. Any chance he gets, he’s climbing all over everyone in hopes of getting attention. His long haired orange tabby coat is reminiscent of his namesake, and he takes the same hakuna matata attitude towards life. Although Simba is super sweet with people, he’s not a big fan of dogs. We think he’d do best in a single cat home with a loving family. Come by and see him today, we’re sure you’ll be won over by his charm!

Texas Humane Heroes

Miss PrissMiss Priss

Domestic Shorthair/Mix, female, 1 year

Hi! I’m Miss Priss! You’ll have to excuse my shyness…I’m getting used to living indoors! I’m a sweet girl and am ready for a home so that I can share my love. Once I have a chance to adjust to my surroundings, I look forward to being your new friend!

Cattywhompas2Cattywhompas

Domestic Shorthair/Mix, female, 2 years

Introducing Cattywhompas! Cattywhompas is the name and silly is the game. She loves to explore and will be the queen bee of the house. She enjoys playing games and is an active girl. She likes to cuddle but only after she decides she’s had enough playtime.

DukeDuke

Chihuahua, Short Coat/Mix, male, 4 years

Meet Duke! He is the Duke of Cuddles! Duke loves spending quality time snuggling up with his human. He is the the ultimate lap dog! But don’t let that fool you, he loves being outdoors, running and playing! He gets along great with other dogs and would love another canine companion but as long as he has a safe and loving home, he is happy. Won’t you be the one to give that to him?

Alex (2)Alex

Terrier/Mix, male, 1 year

Hey, I’m Alex! I’m a sensitive pup looking for a patient, loving home! I’m still learning how to connect with humans, you guys are just so big and make so many noises! But I promise to be the best dog I can be. Will you be the one to teach me?

GusGus

Basset Hound/Mix, male, 4 years

Meet Gus! Gus is a happy little boy that is ready for a home of his own! He enjoys playing with his people and even other dogs! He would make a perfect fit into any home! As long as they aren’t too active, his little legs can only go so fast!

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

Tootsie3Tootsie

1 year, Female, Domestic Shorthair

Hi, I’m Tootsie. I’m a sweet, gentle girl who is a little shy with people. I’m still learning to trust but once I’m on your lap I will purr for you and enjoy being petted. I love snoozing in a hammock and watching through the window as birds come to the feeder. Like most kittens I love to play, and I have a good time romping around with my sister.

My foster mom says I have a lot of “potential” (whatever that means) and will blossom over time when I find the right family. I’ll do best in a fairly quiet home, and I wouldn’t mind having another kitty to play with. If you’re looking for a pair of kittens, please consider me and one of my siblings.

Stretch7Stretch

1 year, Male, Domestic Shorthair

Because my sisters, brothers and I were homeless — without regular meals and human love, I admit I’m a little shy at first. But now I’ve learned how to purr like a little engine and stretch my arms out towards you when you walk in the room. That’s why Stretch is my name and cuddling with you is my favorite game. I like other cats when they play with me and I’m learning about the dog that lives at my foster home. He seems nice enough. I’d do well in a home with adults or with a family with older kids. At first, I like to explore my surroundings room by room so I feel safe. Once that happens, I relax and feel at home. Maybe that could be your home?

freckles_2Freckles

4 months, Male, Domestic Shorthair

Entitled! Takes his siblings’ food, toys, whatever.

Freckles’s favorite word is “Mine!”  But he will also take your heart as hops in your lap and invites you to love on him.  You will  be rewarded with lots of purrs and gentle play bites.  He is an awesome cat in the making.  Great tuxedo personality.

malikMalik

5 months, Male, Domestic Shorthair

 

millieMillie

3 months, Female, Domestic Shorthair

Millie, sweet and cuddly but, look out! She’ll attack your ankles to get you to play.

Pets of the Week: July 6, 2015

Austin Animal Center

ChesterChester (ID A637962)

8 year old Blue Lacy mix, Neutered Male

Chester is very ready for his new forever home, having lived in one household for the majority of his life. He is one smart boy, knows sit, down and shake, plus he loves to ride in the car! Walking on leash is easy with him, plus he seems very housetrained!

PasqualPasqual (ID A703590)

4 month old Domestic Long hair, Neutered Male

Since Pasqual is in foster we know a lot about him! He loves to sleep in our lap while you’re working, will sleep next to you at night, loves to play with other cats, is still not quite sure about dogs and is beautiful! He is a young kitten so he must live indoors only for his own safety.

CharlieCharlie (ID A686449)

10 year old Labrador mix, Neutered Male

Charlie is 10 years young and has been with AAC over 300 days!! He still fetches like a young boy and has  great manners! Loves to go for strolls and just lay by your feet as you watch TV or work at your desk. With all the wisdom Charlie has acquired over his years he would be an easy transition into your home!

PeachesPeaches (ID A705678)

11 week old Cream Tabby, Spayed Female

Beautiful and social Peaches here is an excellent example of the hundreds of kittens we have available at Austin Animal Center. Come visit us today and the adoption fee will only be $25 dollars!

LuluLulu (ID A698987)

11 year old Calico, Spayed Female

Lulu loves to spend time with her foster family, play with her toys, and patiently wait for her foster parents to pet her! Lulu does have one special need – when she came to the shelter, she had bladder stones that had to be surgically removed shortly after her arrival. She has fully recovered, but she will need to be on a prescription diet for the rest of her life. It’s not expensive – about $15-20 a month, but this also means that she’ll need regular vet care so that her prescription remains up to date.

Austin Pets Alive!

Nacho2Nacho

Domestic Shorthair Mix, male, 3 months

Looking for a lap kitten that purrs like nobody’s business? Then sweet Nacho may be just the cat you’ve been hoping to find! He loves, loves, loves to curl up in laps and turn his purr motor up to full throttle! When he isn’t cuddling or napping he is gleefully active…he loves to stalk and take down his mouse toys or swat a jingle ball back and forth for a good game of catch!

fluffyFluffy

Domestic Longhair Mix, male, 9 years, 4 months

Fluffy is a double-super-sweet kitty who wants to love you and please you! He is patient and easy-going, and loves to sit next to you while you read or work on the computer. He prefers being held and cuddled over sitting in your lap. Fluffy’s back legs don’t always work the way they are supposed to, so he needs help expressing his urine; APA! can provide guidance and training in how to do this.

GuinessGuinness

Catahoula Leopard dog Mix, male, 4 years, 4 months

Guinness is a handsome, loving, gentle soul. He was fortunate to live in a foster home for a while, away from the noisy shelter environment that is a little stressful for him. In the home, he stayed close to his foster mom, snuggling on the couch, giving kisses and laying at her feet. He is learning his manners and his new human should continue his training. This smart boy has adapted to crate training and appears house trained. He has shown some resource guarding, so a home without children will be best for him.

NakiaNakia

Basset Hound Bulldog, American, male, 2 years, 11 months

To say that Nakia never met a stranger is an understatement. This sweet boy is excited to meet any new human, even climbing into the lap of a complete stranger to cover her with kisses. Nakia is full of confidence. Out for a walk on the trail, he climbed into a maintenance worker’s golf cart to give him kisses, too. Nakia needs to be the only dog in your home, but believe us – he’s all you’ll need! And he’s been known to resource guard, so he’ll do best in an adult-only home or one with older teens.

LouieLouie

Terrier, Pit Bull Mix, male, 3 years, 1 month

Louie is a sweet soul who hasn’t been given a chance to be a dog just yet. We don’t know much about his last situation, but he has scars and other signs that it wasn’t a loving home. So things like toys, his leash, his crate, the whole idea of walks…these are all very new to him. But he’s been taking it all in stride. Despite what may have happened in his past, Louie is very trusting and loving with his foster human. If you show him a little kindness, he will be happy to call you friend. He is very affectionate and low key, and if his humans are around, he will always want to be where they are.

Texas Humane Heroes

NoahNoah

Domestic Shorthair/Mix, male, 6 years

Meet Noah! Noah is a sweet boy who loves his humans! He can be shy around other cats, but warms up once he is comfortable in a new environment. He’s a lover, not a fighter.

DaffodilDaffodil

Domestic Medium Hair/Mix, female, 1 year

Meet Daffodil! She is as pretty as the flower and has a sweet personality to go along with it! She likes spending her time with people and enjoys the company of other kitties. She would fit nicely into a home that is as laid back as she is! Come meet her today, you will be going home with the prettiest girl of all!

Little Doe (2)Little Doe

Chihuahua, Short Coat/Purebred, female, 6 years

Meet Little Doe! You won’t be able to resist this sweet girl! Little Doe has been with us for the past year. She was part of the backyard breeding rescue we took part in. All the dogs from that rescue have found their home but Little Doe still waits for hers. She is very friendly but is still getting use to humans. She eagerly will go up to you for a sniff and maybe even a quick kiss to the hand but is still a little shy. She loves to be held, though, and finds peace and comfort from the one who is holding her. She would do great in a quiet environment that will give her time to adjust to her new surroundings.

White HorseWhite Horse

Terrier/mix, male, 2 years

White Horse here! I’m a bit of a wallflower (walldog?) still figuring all this Human Stuff out. Everyday, I’m learning how wonderful people can really be! The yummy treats sure help. I’m looking for a quiet, patient home to help me grow into the best, confident dog I can be.

DukeDuke

Chihuahua, Short Coat/Mix, male, 4 years

Meet Duke! He is the Duke of Cuddles! Duke loves spending quality time snuggling up with his human. He is the the ultimate lap dog! But don’t let that fool you, he loves being outdoors, running and playing! He gets along great with other dogs and would love another canine companion but as long as he has a safe and loving home, he is happy.

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

cheriseCherise

Domestic Shorthair, female, 4 months

Cherise is inquisitive and loves to explore.  She is sweet and affectionate, and also loves to play.  She is dainty but still knows how to play with the boys.

danikaDanika

Domestic Shorthair, female, 3 months

Danika, the little stunt driver, always on the move until she runs out of gas and crashes on you lap for a long nap.

gizmoGizmo

Domestic Shorthair, male, 3 months

Gizmo the little gremlin is always into something, curious and ready to try anything, especially cuddles and hugs.

enidEnid

Domestic Shorthair, female, 4 months

 

Piper1

Piper

Mix, female, 1 year

Hi, my name is Piper and I am looking for my forever home. I was abandoned as a younger puppy and had a hard time because no one wanted me. But I’m happy now that I have a foster home and I am excited about finding a home where I’ll belong for good! I am a very spirited pooch and I love to run and play! I am great on a leash and we can have fun walks and jogs together. I have met some other dogs and children and I think I would love to play with them.

Pets of the Week: June 29, 2015

Austin Animal Center

Walker 2Walker (ID A693942)

8 year old Labrador mix, male

Calm, easy going senior needs home! Walker arrived at AAC last December! He recently spent time in foster but she needed to return him to AAC. Here are some great notes on his behavior: “Walker was a great dog and house guest while he was with me. He was calm and non-destructive when left home alone. Around the apartment, he would follow me around and lie down wherever I was sitting.”

JudyJudy (ID A689515)

2 year old Pit Bull mix, female

Judy has been with Austin Animal Center over 260 hundred days! Judy LOVES to play fetch with a tennis ball and she is very good at returning it right to your feet. She is very focused and can fetch for a long time so bring your pitching arm! Judy would make an excellent running or hiking buddy because she has loads of energy! Judy loves the water enjoys swimming in Lady Bird lake! Come meet this active Austin girl and start the adoption today!

PeachesPeaches (ID A705678)

11 week old Cream Tabby, female

Beautiful and social Peaches here is an excellent example of the hundreds of kittens we have available at Austin Animal Center. Come visit us today and the adoption fee will only be $25 dollars!

AshleyAshley (ID A705875)

9 week old Silver Tabby, male

AAC is filled with kittens!! Ashley stands out because of his beautiful and usual markings!

PebblesPebbles (ID A590144)

9 year old Rottweiler mix, female

Pebbles is a  gentle little doll who wants nothing more than to cuddle with her human… all day long! She has been with Austin Animal Center and now in foster over 316 days!! Once you meet her you will know why she comes with a warning: she steals toys and hearts!

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

AngeloBlue2Angelo Blue

1 year old, Male, Domestic Shorthair

Hi, there! My name is Angelo Blue but my friends just call me Blue. I am looking for my forever home. I am a very independent kitty. I’m a lover, not a fighter, and am also pretty laid back. I’m not that big on being carried around but will sit in your lap sometimes. I enjoy the company of other kitties very much because I love to play and be silly. I live with several dogs and like them a lot, too.

claire5Claire

6 years old, Female, Domestic Shorthair

Say hello to Claire! This lovely lady is looking for her forever home. She was rescued from the streets of Austin. Life on the streets was hard but Claire is very affectionate, good natured and an absolute purr machine! Claire is active and smart. She is missing three canine teeth, a result of life on the streets. She gets along fine with other kitties. She knows two other dogs and gets along with both and sometimes chases one around the house. What Claire wants most in her forever home is a nice couch or chair to curl up in, regular meals and someone to love and to love her.

mary4Mary

3 years old, Female, Domestic Shorthair

Mary is a sweet black cat with big golden eyes who was rescued from a bad situation. She’s a quiet girl who prefers people to other kitties. She likes being petted a lot, especially on her back and near her tail. As you can see from her photo, she also loves snoozing in the warm sun up on the cat tree out on the screened-in porch. Mary would appreciate a calm forever home and would not mind at all being the only pet.

Queenie6Queenie

Female, Domestic Shorthair

Queenie was left behind when her person passed away. She likes people and follows them around for attention. Queenie has adjusted well to new situations. She’s an adult cat, age unknown, spayed, vaccinated, and ready for a new home.

Piper1Piper

11 months, Female, Mix

Hi, my name is Piper and I am looking for my forever home. I was abandoned as a younger puppy and had a hard time because no one wanted me. But I’m happy now that I have a foster home and I am excited about finding a home where I’ll belong for good! I am a very spirited pooch and I love to run and play! I am great on a leash and we can have fun walks and jogs together. I have met some other dogs and children and I think I would love to play with them.

Austin Pets Alive!

questQuest

Weimaraner, female, 7 years, 4 months

Quest is gentle, playful and sweet tempered. She enjoys the company of people and would very much like someone to take her for a walk. Her constant tail wagging says, “I’m glad you’re with me, let’s have fun together exploring.” This gorgeous girl waits calmly and happily for her leash to be put on, then she is ready to go. When the walk is over, some time playing ball would suit Quest just fine before chilling out for the evening. Quest is a stop and smell the roses kind of girl who meets people and other animals easily. She is open to trying new things when she is with her family or her special someone.

ChachiChachi

Pit Bull Terrier/Lacy, male, 5 years, 2 months

Chachi is a sweet boy who is eager to learn in exchange for bits of hot dog, but he would rather snuggle up in your lap and generously dole out kisses. This boy has a medium energy level and and will appreciate an adopter who will take him on a daily walk around the neighborhood. A staff and volunteer favorite, he has been getting plenty of help with his manners and leash skills and has shown himself to be an eager and fun student. After he’s gotten his exercise, he’d love nothing more than to lie down and watch a movie with you.

SadieSadie

Australian Kelpie, female, 9 years

Are you looking for a dog with prior experience on her resume? Sadie is supposed to be entering her doggie golden years, but it doesn’t appear that anybody sent her the memo. She is healthy and fit, and has a good amount of energy for a dog her age. Now in foster care, she adores her human friends and wants to be with them at all times, showering them with affection, giving kisses and asking for petting and belly rubs. She is delighted to be invited to cuddle in bed. Sadie would prefer to be the only dog but is currently successfully sharing her foster home with a cat.

 

EllsworthEllsworth 5

Manx, male, 1 year, 3 months

Ellsworth is a cute little cuddle monster with some special needs. He was born incontinent which requires helping him express his bladder. This is easy to do and learn. He was also born with a rear leg deformity that gives him the gait of a hopping bunny. None of this stops him from his quest of being a cute, playful and loving kitten. Ellsworth would do well in any home with a caretaker committed to his special needs.

Texas Humane Heroes

CapeiceCapiece

Domestic Shorthair/Mix, female, 4 years

Meet Capeice! Her name is as unique as her personality! She’s the type of cat that will meet you by the door when you come home, a loyal little girl! She’s a very fun and outgoing cat who loves to explore and look out windows. She has to know what all the buzz is about for everything. She would make a great companion to any family that would spend time with her, playing and cuddling.

Miss KittyMiss Kitty

Domestic Shorthair/ Mix, female, 11 months

Howdy, I’m Miss Kitty! I am a sweet and down to earth young lady. I love quiet cuddles and warm snuggles. I enjoy being admired by my people and showering them with affection as well.

GrangerGranger

Border Collie/Mix, male, 3 years

Meet Granger! Granger is a great boy that loves people! He would do best with a family that has older children in the home but will shower his people with all the love he has to give. He knows many tricks and is very loyal. He would make a great dog for many homes, especially yours!

EliEli

Terrier/Mix, male, 2 years

Eli is a sweet little dude who loves to play with his canine buddies. ELi would be great in any home environment and with respectful children of all ages.

ArielAriel

American Staffordshire Terrier/Hound, female, 1 year

Meet Ariel! Ariel is a quiet girl that loves spending time with her people. She is very sweet and loving and enjoys pets, cuddles, and snuggles. She would do well in a home as the only pup so she doesn’t have to share your love. Be a Hero…Adopt Ariel!

Pets of the Week: June 21, 2015

Texas Humane Heroes

GeorgioGeorgio

Domestic Longhair/Mix, male, 4 years

Meet Georgio! Georgio is a laidback boy that enjoys his R&R. His fur is very soft and very well maintained. He is gentle and would do great in a quiet home that he can enjoy his daily cat naps and curling up on the couch with his family!

AndyAndy

Domestic Shorthair/ Mix, male, 1 year

Howdy, I’m Andy! I am a sweet and down to earth young fella. I love quiet cuddles and warm snuggles. I enjoy being admired by my people and showering them with affection as well. Come meet me today and find out for yourself.

LaylaLayla

Labrador Retriever/Mix, female, 2 years

Hello, I’m Layla! I’m a gentle soul, being here with all these people and dogs is a bit overwhelming for me. If you’re willing to put in the time, I’ve got the love and loyalty to give. We could go on walks, watch tv, or just snuggle on the couch. Will you be the one to show me how wonderful the world can be?

NykieNykie

Labrador Retriever/Shepherd mix, female, 2 years

Meet Nykie! Nykie is a sweet girl that is looking for her perfect family! Anyone who is free with their belly rubs is perfect in her eyes. That’s how she likes to meet people, but rolling over and asking for a good scratch! She is a playful girl that enjoys her squeaky toys and is very good about entertaining herself but of course, having someone to play with is always better. Nykie would do wonderful with people of any age!

Kal3Kal

Pit Bull Terrier Mix, male, 2 years

Hi! My name is Kal and I am a sweet, lovable boy who just wants to climb in your lap and hang out. Need a running partner? Let’s go! Need a cuddle buddy? I’m your boy! Come check me out and I’ll be best your new best friend! I get along with all people I have met here, including respectful older children. I would prefer to be the only dog in your heart.

Austin Pets Alive!

chocoChoco

American Pit Bull Terrier/Catahoula Leopard, male, 10 years, 2 months

This snuggly goofball’s favorite things include walking the Ladybird Lake (Town Lake) trail, playing with his stuffed animals, and cuddling with our volunteers. He is great on leash and enjoys taking in all the smells and happily greeting admirers. When he’s tuckered out, he’ll lie down with a stuffed toy, playfully tossing it up to himself. He also loves curling up next to people, hoping you’ll scratch his back or rub his soft belly while he dozes off.

drumstickDrumstick

Labrador Retriever/Mountain Cur, male, 3 years, 5 months

Drumstick seems like a Labrador through and through. The stunning eyes, adorable face (which he fully sticks in his water bowl at drink time), beautifully colored coat and intelligence all point to the exuberant Labrador. Looking for a way to burn off all his energy? Drummy LOVES to go swimming. There’s nothing better in the world to him than to chase balls as they are thrown over the water. Because of his sheer size and true-to-Labrador tendency to have no idea where his entire body is in space, Drumstick needs a home with no small children or cats.

blue meadowBlue Meadow

Pit Bull Terrier, female, 4 years, 9 months

Just look into the eyes of this sweetheart of a dog and you will make an instant connection. Blue will win you over with her smarts, her heart, her loyalty, and readiness to be a valuable part of a wonderful family. This sweet girl prefers to be a homebody. She’s comfortable being in a familiar home. Although she has been nervous out in strange, crowded and noisy places, she visited a couple restaurants recently and did well!
Blue is an attentive, loving girl with a sense of humor who could be a great walking or one day running partner.

captain bonkersCaptain Bonkers

Domestic Shorthair, male, 3 years, 3 months

Captain Bonkers is a sweet boy with a very loving disposition. He’s a little shy at first (making new friends can be intimidating!) but after he knows you’re cool, he’s happy to get to know you! He doesn’t want to be held tight… maybe this feels just a bit undignified to a Captain. But, tummy rubs? He’ll overcome his dignity for these! Captain Bonkers would do best in a slow and peaceful home with one or more cat buddies and loving humans that will lavish him with petting, affection and conversation.

kylieKylie

Siamese, female, 8 years, 2 months

Kylie is a wonderfully cat-like cat. She acts just as a cat should in every situation. She enjoys lounging around the house, batting around a toy here and there, and rubbing against your legs. Kylie will purr like a motorboat while being pet or even while she lies next to you. This girl does not like to be picked up, but she is always very friendly and welcoming. She is curious about other cats, and if they are open to her she will be their friend. Kylie is friendly with children too.

Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

jimmy_headJimmy

Domestic Shorthair, male, 5 years

Jimmy is a shy, sweet fellow who likes other kitties.  He enjoys quiet, calm environments.  Given these conditions, Jimmy’s sweet personality comes out, and he wants petting and interaction.  He has a very gentle nature and enjoys being with other cats who are dominant, because he’s not.

RosieRosie

Domestic Shorthair, female, 5 years

Rosie is such a sweetie. Rosie likes everyone. She loves people and loves to play with other kittens. She was found injured outside the Wells Fargo bank in Dripping Springs, probably hit by a car, but she has completely recovered. She has beautiful big golden eyes and sleek black fur.

WinkyWinky

Domestic Shorthair, female, 1 year 9 months

Winky is a petite long-haired cat whose black fur has cinnamon undertones. It’s not clear how she hurt  her eye, but after she was trapped as a four-month old kitten in Dripping Springs in January of 2014, the injury was so severe that her eye was removed. She gets along with other cats, even the obnoxious ones at her foster family’s home, and, once she warms up to you, will snuggle in your lap for petting and purring sessions. Winky has impeccable manners, a cute scar and a fashionable cropped ear. She’s ready for a home of her own.

Tigger1Tigger

Domestic Shorthair, male, 1 year, 9 months

Hi, I’m Tigger and I’m a really nice guy. I’m friendly and affectionate and when my foster mom picks me up I like to be kissed on the cheek. I also love to be brushed, especially around my cheeks and chin. That feels so good! I love to find a ray of sun and have a good snooze. Plus I’ve learned to sleep through the night in my cat bed and I’ve been gaining weight since my foster mom first found me. Sometimes I can be a bit timid but am learning to trust more and I do get along with other cats. I’m a great companion all the way around.

Cassidy2Cassidy

Retriever Mix, female, 11 months

Hello! My name is Cassidy and I so want a forever home! I had a rough start, but now that I have a foster family I hope the rest of my life will be great! At first, I may seem a little shy, but if you will show me love, I’ll warm up to you. I love to run and jog and play outside but am having to limit my exercise right now. My dog doctor says I have a condition called hypertrophic osteodystrophy, (HOD). This is a temporary condition which should go away when my bones stop growing so fast, probably in two years or less. I get along fine with other dogs but I do chase cats.

Austin Animal Center

MustachioMustachio (ID A703168)

Domestic short hair, male, 3 months

 

This outgoing and very active boy needs a playmate! Kittens are good in pairs, or if you have a cat at home that needs a companion, he is at a perfect age to make that introduction! He is very social and was raised with other cats, dogs and children! Mustachio is a kitten that was in our foster program, along with his two other siblings.

TobyToby (ID A705366)

Terrier mix, male, 3 months

 

Puppy, puppy, puppy!  We all know that puppies need to live indoors  with supervision! Yes, they are more work than an adult dog that is already trained but sometimes you just cannot resist. Stop! You need to! Think before you adopt any pet, how much free time do you really have to raise a baby?

RubyRuby (ID A704858)

Mini Pincher, female 4 years

Princess Ruby is great on her leash, loves to be held, rides great in the car and is searching for her forever home!

AthenaAthena (ID A702614)

Anatolian mix, female, 1 year

 

Athena arrived at Austin Animal Center in very poor shape. She was underweight, and in need of health care and flea control. She was very shy and concerned about everything around her. Athena is a different girl now! Social and loving she is feeling much better and really enjoys company! Loves to stroll on her leash and play with other dogs!

MiloMilo (ID A701108)

Labrador mix, male, 8 years

 

He is friendly, well-behaved, an expert at wiggling onto your lap, snuggling, and getting belly rubs. Milo loves people and other dogs. He is young enough to be playful and take you on long walks or short jogs, and walks nicely on leash, but he is also housebroken and mature enough to be trusted alone in the house while you are at work and to let you sleep in. Beautiful Milo is great with the two senior dogs in his foster home, but would also love a more playful doggie sibling.