In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, local nonprofit Austin Pets Alive has rescued thousands of stranded and abandoned pets, moving them to temporary locations and foster homes. While some of these dogs are waiting to be reunited with their families, many were already in area shelters and are looking for adoptive homes.
APA currently has over 650 dogs in foster alone, and now they need to find loving families of their own. This weekend, a few establishments are hosting special adoption events with APA dogs, alongside the usual weekend adoption sites at Petco.
Petco hosts Austin Pets Alive dog adoptions at the Bee Caves Road and Hancock Center locations from 12 pm to 5 pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This weekend the sites are filled with foster pups looking for their forever families.
Doggy Day at Habitat for Humanity ReStore
ReStore will host a fun doggy-centric event on Saturday, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm with dog toy making demos all day, showing people how to turn their "trash" into their doggy's treasure. They'll have local dog-centric vendors, free pet portraits, and prizes, and APA! will have lots of foster dogs available for adoption.
Parking lot party at El Chilito
El Chilito on Burnet Road is hosting a fun event with lots of foster dogs available for adoption onsite. There will be a DJ spinning '80s jams and doggy-themed favorites. Bring cash to purchase $2 beers, with all proceeds benefiting APA. Members from APA’s Dog Foster Team will be on hand to talk about the rewards of fostering, update you on Harvey relief efforts, and accept cash donations.
Bonus: Blenders and Bowls Ice Cream Social
No doggy adoptions here, but it's a fun way to help. Blenders and Bowls will host an ice cream social with NadaMoo on Saturday, September 16, from 11 am to 3 pm at the east side location. They will serve a special creation called the Pup Cup that is half acai, half NadaMoo, with proceeds from each Pup Cup sold donated to Austin Pets Alive. NadaMoo and HeyDay Cold Brew Coffee will be on-site providing ice cream and cold brew coffee samples.