This is my new bud Chachi, a Grade A snuggler. I have recently started working with him on desensitization to his gentle leader. Luckily, he’s a fan of hotdogs. After we worked for a bit, I sat on the ground and he immediately came over to me and fell into my lap.

Chachi is available for adoption in Austin through Austin Pets Alive! You can check him out on their website here.

July 23 2014, 10:15 PM   •   26 notes
Check out this event in Oakland hosted by BADRAP. All about rescue dogs! x

Check out this event in Oakland hosted by BADRAP. All about rescue dogs! x

July 23 2014, 11:57 AM   •   19 notes

Don’t know about y’all, but I’m certainly tempted to buy one of these. Found on teespring.com

July 21 2014, 08:00 AM   •   11 notes

More pibble smiles from Austin Pets Alive!’s Music and Mutts campaign.

Romeo | Captain Planet | Toughguy | Stitch

July 15 2014, 12:38 AM   •   13 notes

Don’t take it personally if 4-year-old Morgan doesn’t turn your way when you call her name: she’s just deaf! Morgan is a bull terrier/bulldog mix full of wiggles and snuggles. She already knows several hand signals and is eager to learn more so that she and her humans can communicate better. She’s looking for an active, patient human to take her home and spoil her rotten as an only child.

July 09 2014, 11:28 PM   •   295 notes
As a volunteer at Austin Pets Alive!, I often took photos of dogs for the website. As a staff member, I don’t really have time to do that anymore—when I’m working. So now I’m going in on my days off and resume something that I loved to do as a volunteer. It also gives me a chance to get to know the dogs a little better.
This 2 1/2-year-old pibble gal is Betsy. She loves chasing tennis balls, but doesn’t quite get what to do with them after that. She also loves carrots. Don’t ask, we don’t understand it either. While she probably has to be the only pooch in the home, she’s proved herself to be good with kids!

As a volunteer at Austin Pets Alive!, I often took photos of dogs for the website. As a staff member, I don’t really have time to do that anymore—when I’m working. So now I’m going in on my days off and resume something that I loved to do as a volunteer. It also gives me a chance to get to know the dogs a little better.

This 2 1/2-year-old pibble gal is Betsy. She loves chasing tennis balls, but doesn’t quite get what to do with them after that. She also loves carrots. Don’t ask, we don’t understand it either. While she probably has to be the only pooch in the home, she’s proved herself to be good with kids!

July 09 2014, 11:22 PM   •   8 notes
More information can be found here!

More information can be found here!

July 05 2014, 10:00 PM   •   10 notes

One of my pibble buddies is DESPERATE for a foster—or forever home. And when I say desperate, I mean it far beyond the usual “no dog should be in a shelter” desperate. He has been at APA! for a year and a half. He can no longer reside in a kennel due to how bad the stress affects his health and behavior, and so he has been living in a separate room inside the complex—much happier, but completely away from view of potential adopters, and without as much love and adoration from volunteers that the other dogs receive.

Wifi’s biggest roadblock is that he doesn’t like to share, so he can’t be in a home with kids, and toys and food can’t be left lying around. But that’s it! He’s a goofy dog with fantastic behavior who gets along with most other dogs (females and submissive/playful males are your best bet). So yes, he can be in a home with other dogs!

To boot, the APA! behavior team offers free, lifetime behavior assistance for its current dogs and alum for the rest of that dog’s life. (And they train the people in the process!) So whether you can foster him or take him home forever, you won’t ever be without assistance. We want our dogs, present and past, to be happy; and we want our adopters and fosters to be happy having them!

The head of our behavior team has written the foster plea himself, something he does very rarely (usually left to the program manager). Please read more about Wiffles (as we lovingly call him when he’s out of earshot!) here. And share! Tumblr, Facebook, email—this guy needs OUT of the shelter NOW.

July 05 2014, 04:56 PM   •   10 notes

Woman Reveals the True Nature of Pit Bulls, that Wasn’t Expected! (Petflow.com)

July 02 2014, 10:10 PM   •   9 notes
Pit bull advocates will hereby know July 1 as “Dog Breed Independence Day” in South Dakota. (x)
Three cheers for the Mount Rushmore State!

Pit bull advocates will hereby know July 1 as “Dog Breed Independence Day” in South Dakota. (x)

Three cheers for the Mount Rushmore State!

July 01 2014, 12:39 AM   •   32 notes