Pets of the Week: May 31, 2015

Austin Pets Alive!



Fox Terrier, male, 8 years, 2 months old

Tashi is a cautious lad upon meeting new people and dogs, and new experiences, too. He can be shy and snappy with strangers. But give him a little time to get acquainted and he’s a new Best Friend Forever.



Whippet, female, 3 years, 2 months old

Athletic and smart, Gracie has a lot to offer her future forever family. Her favorite activities include jogging alongside you (on foot or on bike!), playing tug, chasing tennis balls, and sneaking in kisses when you least expect them.



Pit Bull Terrier, male, 4 years, 4 months old

Oscar spent a few months in a foster home and was sweet and hilarious. He was always cracking his friends up by doing something silly like jumping into the shower with them or pouncing like a cat! He LOVES to sleep and cuddle.



Domestic Shorthair, female, 3 years old

Dovey is a precious girl, with a silver coat swirled with streaks of tan. She’s playful and very sweet, and loves to be around other kitties!


Domestic Shorthair, female, 4 years, 9 months old

Candy is relaxed and affectionate around children and other cats! She is afraid of dogs, however. Otherwise, she is confident, meowing at you in the kitchen and following you around the house – hoping to sit on you!


Texas Humane Heroes

Miss PrissMiss Priss

Domestic Shorthair/Mix, female, 1 year old

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!


Domestic Shorthair/ Mix, male, 2 years old

Hi, I’m Joey! I am lounge superstar. I would love to spend my days just lying around in my favorite window people watching and bird watching. I love even more to interact with my people and cuddle nose to nose if you’ll let me.


American Staffordshire Terrier Mix, female, 1 year old

Hi, I’m Brandy! I’m a pint-sized pittie with tons of love to give and adventures to take! Fetch is my favorite, I’ll retrieve and bring a ball right to your feet. I’d love to join you for a hike or game of tug. Is there a Brandy-sized space in your life?



American Staffordshire Terrier Mix, female, 6 months old

Are you looking for your own personal ATHLETE? Well, look no more! I’m Alana and I love to run and play! My favorite thing to do is play fetch, whether it is with a ball or a stick longer than me!


American Blue Heeler Mix, male, 1 year old

Hi, I’m Casper the friendly dog! I’m ALL about belly rubs, playtime, and chasing my dog friends around the yard. I can be a little shy around the guys, but I’m quite the ladies man! I’ll just need a little time (and plenty of yummy treats) to get to know you better.


Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary

Angelo BlueAngelo Blue 

Domestic Shorthair, male, 1 year old

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.


Domestic Shorthair, female, 6 years old

This lovely lady was rescued from the streets of Austin. Claire is very affectionate, good natured and an absolute purr machine! She gets along fine with other kitties. She knows two other dogs, gets along with both and sometimes chases one around the house.



Domestic Shorthair, female, 3 years old

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. Mary would appreciate a calm forever home and would not mind at all being the only pet.


Domestic Shorthair, female

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.


Mix, female, 11 months old

Hi, my name is Piper and I am looking for my forever home. 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 Animal Center

TuckerTucker (ID A683030)

Australian Shepherd mix, male, 1 year old

Tucker had been passed around between 3 different owners before going into his now great foster home, where he is thriving!  He is now receiving  the necessary attention a pup needs and has learned new skills!  He has lived with another dog and cat and regularly attends a doggie play group.

SamSam (ID A638351)

Pit Bull mix, male, 2 years old

Sam is friendly with kids and adults and he has been very nice, easy to handle, and sweet-natured for all of his veterinary treatments here at the shelter. Sam has lived with other dogs in his previous home, but he’s not a fan of cats, so his new home needs to be feline-free. He does need some management with other dogs – he’s not very good at sharing things like food or treats with other dogs and he’ll need some time to get used to new dogs.

PiperMs. Piper (ID A703589)

Domestic Medium hair, female, 7 weeks old

Piper is just a kitten and needs to live indoors with her new owners. She is at a perfect age to introduce her to other pets in the household; if you need information on how to introduce existing pets to your new pet, just ask a counselor while you are completing your adoption.


BennyBenny (ID A701248)

Terrier mix, male 2 years old

Benny is small but very energetic! Loves to walk on his leash and seems housetrained. He also enjoys playing fetch, so bring a tennis ball when you come to meet Benny!!

Austin Animal Center reopens for adoptions, fosters

From the City of Austin Animal Services Office:

The Austin Animal Center has reopened today for adoptions, those reclaiming pets, and anyone wanting to help by fostering a pet from the shelter after temporarily closing to the public Monday due to weather conditions.

The Center will be waiving adoption fees today and Wednesday, May 26-27, as well on “reclaim fees” on all fixed animals.

Last night the Animal Center evacuated its Town Lake Animal Center after that facility flooded.  The City sheltered approximately 60 dogs from there temporarily in the Austin Animal Center in East Austin at 7201 Levander Loop.

The water has subsided at TLAC and the shelter staff are in the process of taking the dogs back to the Town Lake Center at 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St. TLAC operates only as an overflow for kennel space for the Austin Animal Center.  TLAC will be open today for adoptions only.  However, residents who are missing a pet should go the Levander Loop location.

Due to the storms of the recent days the AAC is over capacity by approximately 54 dogs and will not be taking any lost or owner-surrendered pets. The AAC will reopen intake at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 27.

The City is asking for people who find a lost dog or cat to keep the animals in a safe environment, call 3-1-1 to report the lost animal, and house the animal a few days before turning it into the shelter.

The Center also suggests those finding a lost pet to post fliers in the neighborhood and to walk the dog around the area to see if the pet is recognized by its owner. There are numerous websites available to create fliers such as or

Additionally, pet owners should make sure that pets are properly contained when the area is under a storm.  The safest way to ensure that your animal doesn’t run off is to bring the pet inside during the inclement weather.

The Austin Animal Center offers free  I.D. tags and microchips to all pet owners in the Austin and Travis County to help keep pets safe and out of the animal shelter system.

The Animal Center is open its regular hours, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  Town Lake location is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For additional information visit or check the Austin Animal Center’s Facebook page for daily pet.


Austin Humane Society holding adoption specials through Memorial Day

From the Austin Humane Society

Each Memorial Day weekend, the Austin Humane Society offers reduced adoption fees to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  This year, the animals just can’t wait that long.

Beginning May 19th and going through Memorial Day, veterans and active duty military can adopt for free while the general public can adopt adult dogs at 50% off and adult cats for free.

It is our hope that members of our armed forces will find comfort and peace through the companionship of a homeless animal from the Austin Humane Society.


Free Austin rabies vaccination clinic moved to new location

From the City of Austin Animal Services Office:

Due to inclement weather forcasted the free rabies vaccination clinic has been moved to the Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop from the Richard Moya Park 10001 Burleson Road.

Protect your pets and your family with a free rabies vaccination. A free pet vaccination clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Austin Animal Center 7201 Levander Loop.

As required by State law an owner or handler of a dog or cat must get the pet inoculated with the rabies vaccine. The City of Austin Animal Services Office conducts free clinics throughout the year.

Vaccinations are for dogs and cats 12 weeks of age and older. Puppies and kittens younger than 12 weeks will be provided free identification tags and registered in the Animal Services database so that they can be reunited with their owners if lost.

Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers or secured in boxes with air holes. Puppies should be brought in carriers or crates. For more information the public can call 3-1-1.

For more information about Animal Services and the Austin Animal Center visit

About Austin Animal Center

Austin Animal Center is the largest no-kill municipal animal shelter in the United States, providing shelter to more than 17,000 animals each year and animal protection services to all of Austin and Travis County.

The Austin Animal Center is an open-intake facility where lost and surrendered animals from all of Travis County in need of shelter are accepted regardless of age, health, species or breed.The goal is to place all adoptable animals in forever homes through adoptions, foster care or rescue partner groups.

Animal Services has numerous programs and partnerships designed to help pets in the shelter, in the community and in your home.

The Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information go to, call 3-1-1, or visit for daily animal updates.

The City also maintains the Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St., as an overflow animal adoption location. It also is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.