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

Name: Hugo
Animal ID: A738100
Age: 3 year old
Breed: Lab Mix
Sex: Neutered Mix
Location: Kennel 106



Hugo is a wonderful dog. He is a huge snuggler and likes to think he is a lap dog sometimes. He loves toys with squeakers, although he goes through them very quickly. He also loves to play fetch and run! Hugo would be THE BEST running buddy! He is one of our Playgroup Rock Stars! He is house trained and well behaved on his first overnight with a volunteer. Overall Hugo is an amazing dog and I hope he finds his forever home soon! Come visit Hugo, take him for a walk or play ball!

Check out his video!

Name: Cupcake
Animal ID: A735044
Age: 7 year old
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Sex: Spayed Female
Location: Kennel 321


Cupcake has spent some time in foster care, so we know great things about her! She is absolutely PERFECT in a home: Totally house-trained, not destructive, cuddly and low-key, silly and playful, and loves leisurely walks around the neighborhood. Loving, gentle and kind are some the ways we describe her. We’re becoming low on kennel space, so Cupcake is searching for another foster!! WHO WANTS TO FOSTER THIS ADORABLE DOG?

Ace is a handsome, striking black GSD, estimated to be around 6-years-old. He is very gentle and loving and gets along with other dogs well. He responds to commands well and will stay right by your side when being walked. He loves to play with his foster brother and sister and can get a bit rough at times, so he might be best in a home with other larger dogs. Play your cards right, and Ace could be a loving member of your family.
Come out to meet Ace and other available German Shepherds on Saturday, April 8th at Kriser’s Natural Pet on North Lamar. 

Name: Beau
Animal ID: A609221
Age: 8 year old
Breed: American Pit Bull Mix
Sex: Neutered Male
Location: Kennel 110

Austin’s longest stay shelter Dog, Beau, has been in the shelter for over 225 days.

Beau was in a short term foster and proved to be a great dog at home!

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you try one of our previous featured pets!

Name: Ronnie
Animal ID: A702298
Age: 2 year old
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Sex: Neutered Male
Location: Kennel 113

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Rad Ronnie is ready to start the rest of his life! Are you looking for a terrific dog to take on your adventures? Come meet Ronnie outside of his kennel to see his lovely personality! Sadly in his kennel, he’s pretty stressed out. Grab a friend and come meet Ronnie for yourself. Ronnie is currently being sponsored by Austin Animal Centers partner group, Dogs Out Loud. DOL will provide the following post adoption support:

  • Free take-home visit to help the animal adjust to the new surroundings.
  • In home visits as needed.
  • Free spot in DOL’s Sunday Skills and Games class.
  • $100 training scholarship to select trainers once he graduates from their class
  • Free support for the life of the relationship between this pet and their family.

This Saturday, March 4 from 2-4pm, the Dogs Out Loud crew will be in our event room off the main lobby, providing snacks and chilling with fetch-master and handsome hunk, Ronnie.

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.

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you try one of our previous featured pets!

Name: Chad
Animal ID: A742506
Age: 3 years old
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Sex: Neutered Male
Location: Kennel 333

Chad is such a gentle dog. He sits quietly in his kennel waiting for people to take notice. This boy walks on a loose leash, is VERY house trained, knows some basic commands and is an all-around love. He is treat motivated and likes to sit as close to you as possible – most of the time when asked to sit you’ll find his rear end right on top of your feet. This guy has been with us since the end of January – he’s already stolen a piece of every staff members heart! Chad is hoping someone will notice what a great dog he is and take him home. That doesn’t seem too much to ask!

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Name: Sunny
Animal ID: A742005
Age: 10 years old
Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
Sex: Spayed Female
Location: In Foster


There is nothing better than a soulful pup with a great smile and love to give for days. Sweet Classic Canine Sunny is currently in foster and available for adoption. She loves everyone and is great with other dogs. Her previous owners describes her as, sweet, affectionate and mellow. Sunny prefers to be inside and is housetrained. If you have a place for Sunny in your home, please email her foster at:


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Meet Boudreaux aka Bubba B aka Bou! He’s a big boy: a 6 & 1/2 year old, 80 pound, dogue de bordeaux mix. Boudreaux has been returned to the Austin Animal Center three (3!) separate times: the first two were when his owners moved and could/would not take him with them. The third time he was returned after only a few days when the prospective adopters realized they were unable to give him the home he needed.


In November, he faced his exit date at the Austin Animal Center: the date requiring him to find a foster or forever home, or else become part of the small percentage of dogs still at risk for euthanasia. Because of his age/size/time spent in the system, it’s harder for him to get noticed.
Dogs Out Loud, the wonderful shelter assistance group that helps train larger, harder-to-place dogs, is once again trying to find a home for him. They’ve had to scramble a few times over the last month — and even work through broken bones — to keep him out of the shelter through temporary fosters.
Boudreaux’s story has gone viral — from Reddit to newspapers in Finland! But in spite of fans sharing his story far and wide … DOL still hasn’t found the right family for him.
As expected, the kennel has made him more stressed and he doesn’t understand why he keeps getting moved around.
Bou is eager to find his quiet and calm home. He loves to go for car rides, snuggle with his person, nap and get spoiled with P. Terry’s burgers & Starbucks croissants. He loves bully sticks and sunbathing. He has been evaluated by a behaviorist who thinks he is a lovely dog. And he is eager to please his forever family.
 Anyone who is interested in potentially adopting him should contact (He’ll do best in a home without other pets or small children.)
– Friends of Bou have been sharing his adoption search on Facebook & Instagram using the hashtag #findahomeforbubbab.

Name: Burnie
Animal ID: A742531
Age: 8 Month Year Old
Breed: Cream Tabby
Sex: Neutered Male
Location: Kennel JO3

Please send all the cuddles, happy thoughts and kind words to this sweet kitty. He came to us today and no longer has eyes. Our vets think he had an eye or upper respiratory infection as a young kitten that went untreated and caused his eyes to rupture. Even with his condition he is very loving and social. Luckily he is with us now and on the road to recovery! He will be neutered and ready for a new loving home this weekend!

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Name: Mercedes
Animal ID: A719716
Age: 3 year old
Breed: Pittie Mix
Sex: Spayed Female
Location: Austin Animal Center Kennel 217


Beautiful Mercedes will be with AAC 365 days as of January 26!! We know she loves loose leash walking with her easy walk harness on, loves long walks and will be your running buddy if you want her to. Perfectly housetrained and knows sit, down and come. Come meet this girl before her 1 year anniversary with us, she can be your best exercise buddy for the new year!

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you try one of our previous featured pets!