Pet of the week Archives - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

Name: Sylvester
Animal ID: A708005
Age: 2 year old
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Sex: Neutered Male
Location: In Foster

303 days with Austin Animal Center.

Sylvester loves to be around people and is always ready for a good shopping trip !  He has visited shopping malls several times and enjoys meeting and greeting folks.  He frequents dog friendly patios at restaurants and will politely wait while you finish your meal.  He has respectively lived with small dogs and will share his toys with them. He loves walks and car rides. He is usually a low energy kind of dog that enjoys sunbathing!

The shelter is currently in desperate need of fosters. Commitments range from weekends to a month or longer.

If you are interested in adopting, check out animals that have been featured as Pet of the Week.

Name: Poppy
Animal ID: A724761
Age: 11 year old
Breed: American Eskimo
Sex: Neutered Male
Location: Kennel B20

Poppy is a special dog in need of just the right owner for him. He needs an quiet household without children. He has lived with senior humans for all of his life and another small dog. Being at the shelter now is very stressful for him. Please come meet Poppy if you feel you are the right match for him.

 

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you please check out our other pets looking for forever homes.

Name: Rosie
Animal ID: A706289
Age: 12 year old
Sex: Spayed Female
Location: In Foster
Time With Shelter: Over 300 days

 

Almost a year ago, Rosie was brought to the shelter as a stray after being found wandering by herself in a local neighborhood. Scared and confused at the shelter, we put her in a few different foster homes in hopes she would improve.

Our little Rosie girl has blossomed! Each foster family has raved about Rosie’s easy-going temperament and love for life. Rosie enjoys taking long walks and exploring the outdoors, but this beauty is happiest to snuggle up and cuddle. To top it all off, she has also been great with kids and other dogs at the shelter and in foster.

As much as our fosters and staff will miss her, we think it’s time for Rosie to find the forever home that she deserves. Rosie is part of our Hard Luck Hounds program and you can find out more about her by emailing hlhaustin@gmail.com Give Rosie a chance! You won’t be disappointed!

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you please check out our other pets looking for forever homes.

 

Name: Iris & Rose
Animal ID: A710661 & A710662
Age: 12 year old
Sex: Spayed Female
Location: Austin Animal Shelter

Rose and Iris, Austin animal Centers Desperate Housecat duo! Over 230 days with us!! Not every cat that lands at the city shelter is easily and quickly adopted. These are Desperate Housecats.
Are you ready to save a life?

Rose

12 year old sisters Rose A710661 and Iris A710662 are a little shy with new people and new surroundings, but if you are patient with them, they relax and enjoy being petted. They were brought to AAC  on August 25th, 2015 because their owner could no longer care for them. The shelter environment is pretty stressful for them,  they spent some time in foster but are now back at the shelter. When they were in a foster home, they were doing beautifully. In their foster home they could usually be found sitting together in front of a sunny window. They enjoy being brushed, and will sit beside you for affection. Rose and Iris are fine with other cats and we feel they would REALLY like to be adopted together. Both of them are front declawed and so they will need to live indoors only for their own safety.

Iris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcE3Y7uAATA

Rose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4zHXCwqGro

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you please check out our other pets looking for forever homes.

 

Name: Bella
Animal ID: A613088
Age: 5 year old
Breed
: Pit Bull Mix
Sex: Spayed Female
Location: Kennel 45 at Town Lake Animal Center

Those ears! Those eyes! We cannot believe Bella has been with us over 110 days? Bella loves to play with other dogs and has lived with children, dogs and cats. She knows sit, shake and is housetrained. Come meet this beauty at Town Lake Animal Center and go for a walk, and don’t forget your tennis ball, she loves to play fetch!

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you please check out our other pets looking for forever homes.

 

Name: Joaquin
Animal ID: A638840
Age: 10 year old
Breed
: Labrador Mix
Sex: Neutered Male
Location: In Foster

How is it possible that Joaquin hasn’t been adopted yet?!
This handsome boy has been in foster care for six months and his foster family reports that he gets along well with the other dogs in the home, is house-trained, and does well around older children. He is such a fantastic dog that they’ve even created a Facebook page to show him off: https://www.facebook.com/AustinFosterDogs/

If you are interested in more information about Joaquin, please contact his foster family via his Facebook page.

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you please check out our other pets looking for forever homes.

 

Name: Tig
Animal ID: A706555
Age: 3 year old
Breed:
American Staffordshire mix
Sex: Neutered Male
Location: In Office 220

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247 days at the  Shelter!!!

Tig loves the company of our Animal Control officers and since hanging out in their office he gets lots of attention, still, after 247 days with us he wants a home! Tig walks great on his leash, is very playful, can catch a ball in mid-air, and is housetrained! Tig is a member of our volunteer driven group, Hard Luck Hounds, that means he comes with post-adoption support! We want you to have a happy and successfulfor ever after adoption!

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you please check out our other pets looking for forever homes.

 

Name: Chuck
Animal ID: A671133
Age: 3 year old
Breed: 
American Bulldog
Sex: Neutered Male
Location: Kennel 203

250 days!!! At Austin Animal Center

For Chuck, life is a wonderful adventure but he’s missing that partner to share life with. Chuck loves nothing more than meeting new people, eating breakfast tacos, going on hikes, swimming, playing with toys, and paling around town with his volunteer friends. In addition to being an all-around great guy, Chuck is also extremely smart. The only thing Chuck doesn’t have is a family of his own. Chuck watches his friends getting adopted and he waits patiently hoping someone will come for him next. Chuck really needs his own happily ever after!

Chuck has a video! https://www.facebook.com/HardLuckHounds/?fref=ts

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you please check out our other pets looking for forever homes.

 

Name: Elmer
Animal ID: A700624
Age: 5 year old
Breed:
Domestic Short hair
Sex: Neutered Male
Location: In Foster

May 16th 2015 a call came into Austin Animal Protection about a cat found in a pool that had been shot in the back. We picked him up and brought him to the emergency clinic for overnight care.

He was  then brought back to Austin Animal Center to try and find the owner and for treatment. Animal Protection posted “found” fliers in the neighborhood and nobody came forward to claim the cat. Austin Animal Center performed surgery to remove lead fragments from his spine. He recovered from surgery and started physical therapy but has lost control of his back end.

Elmer now gets around using his cart! Elmer loves to be scratched and pet. He also loves to be outside, he still has a hunters instinct and will chase little birds and squirrels. He gets along with other dogs and cats and still tries to climb trees!

  • Elmer had been found in a pool and had been shot in the back by a BB gun
  • The cat was then brought back to Austin Animal Center to try and find the owner and for treatment. Animal Protection posted “found” fliers in the neighborhood and nobody came forward to claim the cat.
  • Austin Animal Center performed surgery to remove lead fragments from his spine. He recovered from surgery and did physical therapy
  • He is not able to walk on his back limbs but that doesn’t keep him from being playful and athletic!
  • He loves being outside and will still climb trees
  • Affectionate & loves to be scratched
  • He gets along well with other cats and dogs 
  • He still has a hunter’s instinct and will chase little birds and squirrels.
  • At night he loves to sleep in the bed with you or in his kennel.
  • The kitty cart will continue to strengthen his back legs as he uses it more.

Watch Elmer move in his cart!

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you please check out our other pets looking for forever homes.

 

Name: Koda
Animal ID: A695970
Age: 4 year old
Breed: Boxer Mix
Sex: Neutered Male
Location: Kennel 20 at Town Lake Animal Center

Koda’s been waiting more than a year for a family, despite being one of the sweetest, most gentle pups we know. What’s gotten him through? Koda has a best friend in volunteer Janna. She visits him constantly and she loves him bunches. Here’s what she had to say when we asked her why she loves Koda:

“Koda can see everyone walking in and out of TLAC from his kennel. Every day when I walk in he sees me, and he is in there smiling with his big underbite, his tail wagging like crazy at me. He never has a bad day. Even after all this time he acts like he couldn’t be happier to be there waiting for me (or any of his pals). At night after his last out he goes directly to his bed to chew on his toys, or curl up on his bed. He has accepted shelter life as his routine, but he has never lost his spirit. My heart overflows with love for him, and yet breaks at the same time. He is such a good dog.

Koda

Koda is a Hard Luck Hounds so visit him at our Town Lake location or e-mail HLHaustin@gmail.com  if you’d like to meet him.

Koda 2

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you please check out our other pets looking for forever homes.