Pflugerville Animal Shelter

  One of the best parts of volunteering with PPA is getting to know the personalities of all of the animals. Each breed has their own characteristics, but just like us, each pet has their own character, and there is none bigger than Maxwell’s. Maxwell is our resident clown. In true bully breed fashion, he is a lovable lug who just wants to entertain and have fun. At first glance, one might find Maxwell a bit intimidating. He is a stout fellow, but Maxwell is a gentle giant. He loves to be scratched and give kisses. He’s known to jump around in his crate andRead 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 →

Our THE ONE event happened last weekend at PetSmart. There were lots of pets looking for their forever families from different organizations. We had a great traffic of people stopping by and giving some love to our pets and getting info. Great news from this weekend: Bradley Cooper got adopted! Daisy is with her family. Kerri says the little girl of the family told her “sorry you lose your dog but I’ll take good care of her” Bonnie was adopted and has a cute little girl to take care of her and Charlie (Bonnie’s brother) was adopted by his foster. We pick them up fromRead More →

Watch Shelby on the news (KXAN) Pflugerville Animal Shelter long-stay, Shelby, recently carried a really big rock out of the creek, which turned out to be a bison bone! Thanks to an invaluable shelter volunteer, who is also a specialist at Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL), the following analysis of Shelby’s fossil find can be shared: This is a photo of Shelby’s bone (on the right) compared to the same element from a species of bison excavated at the Bonfire Shelter archeological site (near Langtry, TX). This is the tag that is associated with the fossilized bison humerus we have here at TARL: What wouldRead More →