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Sometimes I read about someone saying with great authority that animals have no intentions and no feelings, and I wonder, ‘Doesn’t this guy have a dog?’ – Frans De Waal, quoted in The New York Times June 26, 2001 On Sunday, January 17, 2016, Pflugerville Pets Alive was able to pull a sweet, white and black spotted, terrier mix from the Pflugerville Animal Shelter. When we took Annie out of her kennel to meet her foster family, Annie, a 7 month old puppy, was terrified. Her legs were shaking, and she seemed unsure of the situation. Undoubtedly, she has been through this before— and wondersRead More →

“Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, shall they be saved.” -Jane Goodall **Warning: The photos attached to this post are graphic** The journey down Maxwell’s path has been difficult, but he has not let that crush his spirit. One look into his sweet, brown eyes, and you can tell that he has a greater purpose! Last month, he was found alone and unresponsive in a hotel room in Austin. Pflugerville Pets Alive welcomed him back into our program 2 days ago after a short stay with our friends at Austin Animal Center. WhenRead More →

In early November, a volunteer’s coworker sent out a message into their spam e-mail at work about a sweet dog that had been abandoned with him under the guise of dog sitting. This is a familiar story to many of us—a dog is abandoned with a coworker, friend, or family member, and that party takes on the great responsibility of re-homing the dog! When she heard about the situation, she wanted to help, and approached Pflugerville Pets Alive! about allowing this dog to be brought into our foster program so that we could help the couple re-home her to the best home possible. dRead More →

One of the biggest questions that people ask when I tell them that I foster dogs through Pflugerville Pets Alive is “Don’t you get attached to the dog? How can you let go of them?” The answer is pretty simple… I’m attached to every dog in our program not just the fosters that live with me, and the most rewarding part of being a foster or volunteer is finding the perfect home for a dog! In the end, the perfect home may be with me, or it may be with someone else. The goal is always to place the dog in the BEST possible environmentRead More →