Could Your Community Become No Kill?

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Whenever I mention that Austin, Texas is my hometown, the response is just about always overwhelmingly positive. People love Austin for its music scene, fun vibe, great food, and scenic Hill Country setting. But I’m most proud of my community for another […]

Fido + Fluffy’s Freebie Friday Gets Ready for a Weekend Conference

This weekend I’m off to American Pets Alive, a conference sponsored by Austin Pets Alive (where our cats Ochi and Lucky were adopted). The conference is in Austin on the University of Texas campus, about an hour’s drive from our house, and consists of three days of sessions and workshops related to rescue. Nutrish is […]

American Pets Alive! Creating a No-Kill Nation

As you know, each of our pets was adopted at local pet rescue–and our most recent adoption, our cat Lucky, was from Austin Pets Alive! This amazing rescue has helped make Austin the country’s largest no-kill city. A special program by Austin Pets Alive! helps take its unique programs national with American Pets Alive! Today […]

Help Us Celebrate Love Your Rescue Pet Day! #LYRPD

Saturday is Love Your Rescue Pet Day, a special observance in Austin to draw attention to the great adoptables in the care of Austin Pets Alive!, a no-kill rescue (and where we adopted our kitten Lucky!) We’re so excited and honored that our PawZaar store is a partner in this effort which will, along with […]

O.A.R. to Help Austin Area Animal Shelters

The rock band O.A.R. is heading to The Live Music Capital of the World to enrich the lives of homeless dogs and cats in Austin area animal shelters. On February 8th the group’s Fido-and feline-loving fans can tap their feet to the beat of “Shattered,” “Love and Memories, “Peace” and other hits at a free […]

We’ve Adopted a Kitty!

We had the BEST Valentine’s Day ever! We adopted a kitty! We headed to Austin Pets Alive!, an amazing non-profit that’s really helped Austin achieve its no-kill status. Late Thursday evening we’d seen a little four-month-old kitten on their site and we HAD to go see him. We were at the shelter before they opened […]

Austin Pets Alive! Announces Maternity Ward

Austin Pets Alive! Announces Maternity Ward By Sheila Appleby Williams Celebrity Pug, Phoebe Rose took the opportunity while still visiting Austin, Texas, to peek in at the newborn Collie-mix pups and their Mom, Philly, at Austin Pets Alive! (APA) Maternity Ward. APA’s website explains that “The idea for a maternity ward came from the need […]

Austin Pets Alive! Opens Adoption Center

We’re so happy to pass along word that Austin Pets Alive! has opened a new adoption and resource center! We were hoping to go to their media opening today but we were tied up on another assignment all day. We hope to make it into Austin soon to see the new facility at 2807 Manchaca […]

Kinky Friedman Endorses Woodrow the Dog

This morning we had the unique opportunity to attend a press conference on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin. The occasion for the press conference? Kinky Friedman, singer, songwriter, novelist, and one-time gubernatorial candidate himself, was endorsing Woodrow for Governor. Woodrow, a former homeless dog, now has his own website and […]