Name: Joey
Sex: Staffordshire mix
Breed: Boxer Mix
Age: 4 Year Old
Animal ID: A696833
Location:  In Foster

Meet Joey!

This handsome boy is currently living in a foster home, but his foster family has a prior commitment approaching and they are unable to keep him any longer. They are hoping to find a forever home for him ASAP so that he doesn’t have to return to the shelter. Joey’s foster family reports that he is: House trained, crate trained, loves belly rubs, head scratches, peanut butter and knows sit, stay, down and shake! He is not a fan of cats, so he will need to go to a cat free home, but he was previously housed with other dogs at the shelter and did well.

For more information about Joey, you can contact his foster family directly at kgentempo@mac.com

Please keep in mind that pets in our foster program are not on a first come, first served basis. The foster parent(s) may take several applications and meet with different applicants before they decide which would be the best fit for that particular animal.

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

Plus: Free pet services here in Travis County! 

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Here is a reminder on kitten behavior!

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Name: Charlotte
Sex: Spayed Female 
Breed: Boxer Mix
Age: 8 Year Old
Animal ID: A697131
Location:  Kennel 119

This senior Boxer is super affectionate and wants nothing more than to snuggle up close to you and soak up any attention that you are willing to offer her. Her previous owner even said that her favorite game was “keeping humans feet warm”!  She has a history of being a picky eater and may need to be offered a variety of dog appropriate foods to ensure that she eats enough.  Her previous owner reported she may be okay with another calm dog  that is respectful of her boundaries. Charlotte is a “Classic Canine” which means that the volunteer based program is willing to assist her new owner with a large soft bed, collar, leash and ID tags!

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

Plus: Free pet services here in Travis County! 

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Name: Molly
Sex: Spayed Female 
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Age: 4 Year Old  
Animal ID: A679685
Location:  Kennel 50 at Town Lake Animal Center

Molly has been with AAC over 320 days! She waits at her kennel, anxious to be taken out because she is so housetrained, loves to be by your side and receive attention. Molly will look lovingly into your eyes as she leans into you. She would fit in great with a single person who has no other dogs. Molly spent 4 weeks with a trainer and she’s very good at her obedience but she would much rather snuggle and be loved on. A low key lifestyle would fit her well. Molly knows sit, sit at door, down (she’s a little slow at it), place (stays on a dog bed and you can walk away and she will stay on the bed, she loves this one) and recall (use command “come”).

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

Plus: Free pet services here in Travis County! 

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Here is a reminder on kitten behavior!

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Name: Rocket
Sex: Neutered Male   
Breed: Staffordshire/Pit Bull mix
Age: 3 Year Old  
Animal ID: A684601
Location: Kennel 52 at Town Lake Animal Center

Rocket has been with  Austin Animal Center over 250 days now! He has learned that he must wear his leash before being walked, knows sit and loves to play fetch! He is very affectionate with his handlers and would be a great pet in a home that was active. Rocket has loads of energy, so he needs an owner that is willing to exercise him daily and feed him with puzzle toys, keep him mentally and physically involved and you’ll have a big teddy bear as your best friend!

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

Here is a reminder on kitten behavior!

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Name: Buddy
Sex: Neutered Male   
Breed: Lab Mix
Age: 2 Year Old  
Animal ID: A677458
Location: Condo A1

Buddy will be with AAC 1 year next month, April.

He arrives at Austin Animal Center with an old fracture in his pelvis and was in great deal of pain. He had his back leg amputated and is now back from foster and ready to go!!

Buddy

Buddy and his foster have  been working on his commands he knows sit, stay, and lay down! He walks very well on a leash and does not pull. Buddy loves people and will always greet you with a wagging tail and a smile. He is  a tripod superhero dog!  Buddy is active, enjoys going on walks, and has good energy, but also likes chilling out, it is a nice balance. He can run, walk and fetch as good as any 4 legged dog!  He is a good natured smart dog that would love to come home with you!

 

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

Here is a reminder on kitten behavior!

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Name: Belle
Sex: Spayed Female    
Breed: Staffordshire mix
Age: 8 Year Old  
Animal ID: A524634
Location: In Foster

Very friendly and outgoing Belle is always smiling when she is out with people! Enjoys petting and loves to play! Great on her leash she seems housetrained. Belle was kenneled with another dog at the center but was attacked and suffered injuries to her face. She is now recovered and in a foster home waiting for someone to adopt her. Belle is so loved by our volunteers they have created her own Face Book page!

https://www.facebook.com/bellethedogneedsahome

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

Here is a reminder on kitten behavior!

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Name: Topper
Sex: Neutered Male   
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Age: 4 Year Old 
Animal ID: A672981
Location: Kennel 20 at Town Lake Animal Center

Topper

Charming, mild-mannered Topper has been through a lot in life, including over a year in our care at the shelter. Our staff and volunteers have done an amazing job getting him physically and emotionally healthy after an early life of severe neglect, and he’s totally ready to put his past behind him and settle into the loving home he deserves. Topper is a tiny bit hesitant at first when meeting new people, but once he’s comfortable, he’ll love you every adorable spot on his body! Topper has great leash manners, and frequently hits Town Lake with his volunteer friends to show off his easy-going attitude and wonderful, wind-swept ears. He loves playing with toys in his kennel to pass the time, and is always up for affection and petting. He’s getting bored and frustrated with shelter life, so head to our Town Lake Animal Center location and take Topper home!

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

Also March 14th you can be featured on Animal Planet if you adopt a pet:

WHO:              Animal Planet, Austin Animal Center & adoptable animals 

WHAT:            The second annual ROAD TO PUPPY BOWL is an all-star adoption event to help animals of all size, shape and breed find their forever homes, for free! Those hoping to add a playful pup, a furry feline, a bouncing bunny or anything in between can join Animal Planet at their local shelter for a fun-filled event with photo ops, giveaways and overly adorable animals. The best part, Animal Planet is covering all adoption fees on Saturday, March 14.

WHEN:            Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 12 NOON – 5 PM

HOW:              Visit http://roadtopuppybowlaustin.eventbrite.com/ to register for the event and to be eligible for the waived adoption fees.

WHY:               Each February, the most anticipated sporting event featuring the cutest – and adoptable – players arrives on Animal Planet. PUPPY BOWL has led to hundreds of adoptions over the past 11 years and is a key leader in Animal Planet’s ongoing mission to highlight the importance of animal adoption and responsible pet ownership. Now, the network is bringing the joy and goodwill of the big game to communities across the country on the ROAD TO THE PUPPY BOWL.

Here is a reminder on kitten behavior!

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Name: Major
Sex: Neutered Male   
Breed: Staffordshire mix
Age: 2 Year Old 
Animal ID: A627376
Location: Kennel 60 at Town Lake Animal Center

Major is a pup who’s behavior has actually improved while staying with us at Austin Animal Center! Over 200 days now and his behavior has changed all for the better! When he 1st arrived he was unaccustomed to leash walking and jumped up on everyone, now he will sit while you place his harness on and walks gently on a loose leash! Our volunteers love him and he has become one of their favorites! Just look at what they are saying about Major:

  • “He is one of the easiest dogs I have ever walked at the shelter”
  • “Major sits patiently while I leash him and get the harness on”
  • “He solicits petting from everyone he passes”
  • “There is nothing but loose leash for the duration of the walk”
  • “Bikers and runners have stopped on the bike path numerous times to meet this happy dog and he charms all of them”
  • “He is always easy to rekennel”

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

Here is a reminder on kitten behavior!

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Name: Biscuit
Sex: Neutered Male   
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: 5 Year Old 
Animal ID: A651686
Location: In Foster

All adoptions are only $40 the entire month of February at Austin Animal Center!

This Biscuit is so cute you could just eat him up! Biscuit is a gorgeous 5 year old neutered male who loves to snuggle, give hugs and get belly rubs. He gets his name from the fact that he “makes biscuits” with his paws whenever he gets petted. He’s a total lap cat who will hang out with his person every moment that he gets. In his previous home he lived with other cats, but he’d be quite happy to be an only cat, too; especially if his person was home a lot. Biscuit had urinary tract issues in the past, so he has some minor medical requirements. He should eat wet food and prescription dry food only. This will keep him from having future UTI problems.

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If you’re interested in meeting Biscuit (ID# A651686), please contact his foster at elvissa@austin.rr.com

Please keep in mind that pets in our foster program are not on a first come, first served basis. The foster parent(s) may take several applications and meet with different applicants before they decide which would be the best fit for that particular animal.

 

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

Name: Saul
Sex: Neutered Male   
Breed: Pit Bull Mix 
Age: 1 Year Old
Animal ID: A681486
Location: In Foster

All adoptions are only $40 the entire month of February at Austin Animal Center!

Saul has been with AAC and now in foster over 245 days now!!! He is becoming quite the celebrity about town!!

Squishable.  Kissable.  Lovable.  Ask one of Saul’s many admirers to describe him and those are some of the answers you’re likely to hear.  Saul is very much a big puppy.  An oversized chunk of cuddly cuteness, enthusiasm, & curiosity with a sweet heart as big as that smooch worthy head!

Saul

At just a year old, he’s already proven himself to be an incredibly fast learner with a perfect medium energy level.  Whether you’re looking for a jogging buddy or just a pup for neighborhood strolls, Saul is happy to oblige.  He also loves car rides, happily entertains himself with any toys he can get his paws on, will never say no to a date night to get ice cream, and happens to already be housetrained and quite skilled at all his doggie basics!

Saul is currently in foster care with one of Austin Animal Centers volunteer driven partner groups, Dogs out Loud! Saul comes with a comprehensive training scholarship and post-adoption support from Dogs Out Loud.  Email adopt@dogsoutloud.org  to learn more!  We also invite you to check out his adoptable page here: http://www.dogsoutloud.org/adoptables/saul/

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

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