#Pets (Page 2)

  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 →

“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 →

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 →