Wednesday, January 11, 2017 let Chili’s do the cooking and help support Pflugerville Pets Alive! It’s the easiest way to support PPA. On Wednesday, January 11 simply dine in at Chili’s North Round Rock located at 4401 N IH 35 #2001 Round Rock, TX 78664 anytime from 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM. When you order, show your server this flyer or let him/her know you are supporting Pflugerville Pets Alive and Chili’s will donate 15% of your purchase to PPA! It’s that easy. You must either show the flyer or tell your server when you order. It’s the easiest (and most delicious) donation you’ll everRead More →

What could be better than an early fall morning? The crisp air, the sun rising, and dogs everywhere! Dog Jog is just around the corner, and the excitement is building. The 5K family fun run is one of PPA’s largest fundraising events. Held at Pfluger Park on November 12, this year is sure to be a day full of fun, dogs, and festivities. Even if you are not a runner, come out and walk or jog. In addition to the competitive 5K, there will be a 1 mile, leisurely dog jog and pet costume contests. Participants of all ages (and breeds) are welcome. Just makeRead More →

This is going to be one busy fall for PPA! With so much going on we would like to take a minute to highlight a few of the events where we could really use your help. We are always looking for volunteers and donations, sponsors, and supporters. Please help spread the word about these incredible fall events. Strut Your Mutt – Saturday, September 17 at Walter E. Long Park support.bestfriends.org This event is hosted by Best Friends Animal Society and BOBS from Sketchers. Touted as “No ordinary dog walking event”, this festival helps support life-saving efforts for animals in shelters, foster care, and on theRead More →

What Are Heartworms? Heartworms are parasites, like roundworms or tapeworms, that are transmitted through the bloodstream via mosquitos to dogs and cats.  Six to seven months after a dog is infected, fully grown heartworms live in its heart and lungs.  Dogs with heartworms often cough, tire easily, and sometimes cough up blood.   Prevention and Treatment Prevention is key. Once an infection is detected and diagnosed your veterinarian will develop a plan for treatment. Communication with your veterinarian is important. Tell them about symptoms, and communicate concerns. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the worms. The best thing you can do forRead More →

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 →