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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 →

Owning a pet is a huge responsibility. Often people will make the decision to get a pet without really preparing themselves for the ownership responsibilities to keep it safe and secure, or without considering the time commitment necessary. The result is thousands of pets abandoned, surrendered, escaping, and breeding, and many of these animals will end up in a shelter. If they are lucky, they will find responsible forever homes, but that is not always the case. Here are some statistics any pet owner and possible pet owner should know about animal homelessness and shelter statistics in the U.S. Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5-1.Read 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 →

“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 →