Name: Hercules (AKA Herk)
Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Age: 5 years old
Animal ID: A622215
Location: Kennel Q1
Days in Shelter: over 420

Herk

Herk is currently Austin Animal Centers longest stay dog and naturally a volunteer favorite! Over 1 year has passed since he has arrived. He is a classic  American Pit Bull Terrier mix and has many of the breeds traits such as strength, confidence, and zest for life. Being an intelligent and athletic dog Herk would be best suited for an active family. He would excel at agility, obedience competitions and fly ball! Continued manners training is a must for anyone considering him although he does know sit and loads up in the car readily. Transition into your home takes time, keep him on a schedule with mental and physical activities and you will be rewarded with one of the most loyal and loving dog in town! As of July 29, 2014, Herk will be with us 420 days!!

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

Also, check out information about their summer adoption program!

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Name: Estrella
Sex: Female / spayed 
Breed: Boxer mix
Age: 2 years old
Animal ID: A657904
Location: Kennel 28 @Town Lake Animal Center

Estrella has been in the care of Austin Animal Center for 384 days! We have found her to be many things but mostly Estrella is a calm, quiet girl who is very understated and overlooked because she is so quiet.

She is also very playful, loves the water, loves to play with her squeaky toy and Kong ball! She knows sit, shake and rides well in the car. Meet Estrella at Town Lake Animal Center and go into a play pen, she will surely put a smile on your face! 

Estrella has a video! 

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

Also, check out information about their summer adoption program!

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Name: Roscoe
Sex: Male
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Age: 2 years old
Animal ID: A669582
Location: Kennel 49 @Town Lake Animal Center

He hit 204 days at the shelter today!  Roscoe is around  2 years old and listed as a Pointer/Pit Bull Mix. He will play fetch all day long! He goes to Town Lake Trail frequently and plays fetch with sticks and toys from the water!

Roscoe would likely do best as an only child. He is not comfortable when dogs get in face (he is NOT reactive on the trail) and he doesn’t like to share his toys. Come meet this playful and energetic boy at Town Lake Animal Center!

Roscoe has a video!

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

Also, check out information about their summer adoption program!

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Name: Kola
Sex: Spayed Female 
Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
Age: 5 years old
Animal ID: A597150
Location: Kennel 431

Kola was found by a good Samaritan as a stray dog and brought to AAC. We found her to be severely overweight and quickly put her on a restrictive diet. She has since lost over 30 pounds and is feeling great! Kola walks great on leash, seems housetrained and is very social with all people.

Be sure to always feed your dog the best dog food you can afford, something high in protein and grain free seems to be well received and digested by all dogs! This girl would be an easy adoption for a 1st time pet owner or for someone who appreciates an easy going girl!

Kola was Pet of the Week on KXAN> http://kxan.com/2014/07/06/pet-of-the-week-kola/

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

Also, check out information about their summer adoption program!

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Name: Shamrock
Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: Pit-bull mix
Age: 7 years old
Animal ID: A675147
Location: Kennel 430

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Shamrock is still looking to catch a lucky break! We hear the story too often, the chi with the run of the house and the larger dog is left outside, so he learned to entertain himself by exploring and digging holes for himself. Who wouldn’t with so much time on their hands? We’ve also learned that he prefers to be indoors, especially on the cool floors of the lobby, and is very housebroken, waiting hours for potty breaks at the shelter. He is still very much an avid explorer too but should have access to indoor shelter.

Do you want to be his four leaf clover? His adoption fees are waived and we’ll send him home with a cushy dog bed for indoor use, a new collar and ID tag. His heart worm treatment will be provided through Animal Trustees of Austin.

He’s lived around children 2-16 and he’s shown to be tolerant near other dogs although he’s not had the opportunity to live side by side with one. If you have another dog we will gladly facilitate  a ‘meet & greet’ with your dog at the shelter. Make a difference for the underdog today and come visit him and see if he’s your guy!

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

Also, check out information about their summer adoption program!

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Name: Dell
Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: Pit-bull mix
Age: 7 years old
Animal ID: A671748
Location: Kennel 305

Introducing sweet Dell. Dell came to us in January as a stray and extremely thin. He is well on the way to recovery now and we have found him to be a wonderful dog! Our volunteers and staff have worked hard to make Dell happy, healthy and adoptable. Our behaviorist says he is pretty mellow and easy to manage, though he can be kind of a knucklehead, he does well with other dogs while on casual leash walks. He loves to stay by your side and knows sit. If you can have a heart for Dell, he will love you forever!If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

Also, check out information about their summer adoption program!

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Name: Emmitt
Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: Labrador mix
Age: 2 year old
Days in Shelter: almost 365 days
Animal ID: A673637
Location: Kennel 515

 Hey Austin, Emmitt would sure love a shot at a better life! He’s already on the way, now he just needs his forever home to keep him on track to a full, happy life. Emmitt came to Austin Animal Center as a stray in February, very skinny and missing quite a bit of his coat. He’s healthy now, very active and playful, he enjoys playing fetch and brisk walks or jogging. He’ll do best in a home without young kids, and he’ll probably be okay with some dogs but not all. He’s very enthusiastic about food and treats (since he was pretty deprived before!), so it’s pretty easy to motivate him for reward-based training. Meet Emmitt at the Austin Animal Center Levander Loop location, open 11:00 – 7:00 every day.

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

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Name: Luke
Sex
: Neutered Male
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Age: 3 year old
Days in Shelter: almost 365 days
Animal ID: A650345
Location Kennel 30 @ Town Lake Animal Center

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Luke has spent the last year at the shelter! We know he loves to go for walks and avoids any barking dogs at the shelter. He is a favorite of the volunteers who run or power walk around Lady Bird lake. He knows sit and has a special volunteer group here at the shelter “ Hard Luck Hounds” who will give him and his new owner all the help  you may need to have an easy transition into your home. Luke arrived at the Austin Animal Center March 27th, 2013!! Please visit this beautiful chocolate coated boy and  before he hits the 365 day mark, your new best friend is waiting for you!!!

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

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Name: Cashew
Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: American Bull Dog Mix
Age: 3 year old
Days in Shelter: over 100 Days
Animal ID: A665350
Location: Kennel 16 Town Lake Animal Center

Cashew

Cashew has been with the shelter over 100 days now! She has beautiful blues eyes and a heart of gold. She is a high energy girl and needs an active owner. She would make an excellent running/walking  companion for someone with some dog experience. Meet her at Town Lake Animal Center in kennel 16 and go for a walk! Cashew has a video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvyRPSqQ6hQ

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

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Name: Dina
Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Age: 3 year old
Animal ID: A633389
Location: Kennel  52 Town Lake Animal Center

Dina

Dina is lovely 3-year-old pit bull mix who has never met a person or dog she didn’t like. She was adopted as a puppy and then returned by her owner when they moved into an apartment. Dina has been back in the shelter since August, 2013. She is one of the shelter’s most affectionate and well-mannered dogs, and she’s played well with every dog that she’s been matched up with. Come meet this great family dog at Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 w. Cesar Chavez. Check out Dina on Time Warner Cable News as Pet of the Week!

http://austin.twcnews.com/content/search/297076/pet-of-the-week–dina

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

 

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