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Clear the Shelters Starts August 23rd!

By Lauren Mirelli | August 16, 2021

We’re excited to announce that we are once again participating in Clear the Shelters! From August 23rd to September 19th, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be covering half of the adoption fee for all dogs 6 months and older, and Carol House Furniture will be doing the same for all cats over 6 months old! Don’t worry, we’re not leaving…

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Will you help our puppies and kittens get started on the right paw?

By Sarah Javier | August 10, 2021

Dear Friends, Spring and summer are by far the busiest seasons at the APA. It is when puppies and kittens are plentiful! If you visit us, you will see (and hear) them everywhere. These tiny beings are purrfectly adorable, but the reality is that it can be overwhelming. In the United States, puppies and kittens are born at a rate of 10 to 1 over human babies. While puppies and kittens are born all…

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Flora’s Story

By APA Adoption Center | April 19, 2021

Lost, cold, and confused, Flora was found running as a stray in Spanish Lake in December. Thankfully, a kind networking partner reached out to us here at the APA Adoption Center and asked if we could help. Of course we said yes, and Flora was on her way! Upon arrival it appeared that Flora had lived quite a life before coming to the APA, she was most definitely a mama dog in the past and had several health issues we needed to resolve.

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Rocky the Cat

By APA Adoption Center | April 19, 2021

Rocky was brought to the APA Adoption Center in November by a local transfer partner – just in time for Thanksgiving. Rocky was certainly thankful to be somewhere safe! Upon his arrival our animal care team observed that he was suffering with some eye issues, most likely the result of past trauma.

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Portion Control for Pets

By Savannah Rigley | February 3, 2021

While we at the APA don’t believe in #dietculture, we do know that your pet’s food intake is an important part of keeping them healthy. I know this from personal experience. My dog, Betty Boop, is a rescue who got returned to a rural shelter because of her appetite – for neighbor’s chickens. The shelter…

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Kids Can Help Animals, Too!

By APA Adoption Center | January 26, 2021

Animals and children have a special connection.  They teach each other about trust, communication, safety, and caring for others.   Children are naturally drawn to animals and animals often form quick bonds with children.  We have seen it happen many times when a family comes in to adopt that a child and pet bond almost instantly. …

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2020 Bright Spots

By APA Adoption Center | January 4, 2021

Dear Friends, While 2020 was a year with challenges, it was a great year for the pets at the APA. In addition to finding over 3,500 pets safe, loving homes, we helped thousands more through wellness programs and other initiatives. We are proud of our accomplishments over the past year and want to share them…

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Thanks to our Partners

By APA Adoption Center | January 1, 2021

Thank you to our Partners Our partners make a difference — their support makes it possible to do the important work of helping pets in need. We are grateful for their commitment to our mission and are proud to have them as part of our team.

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An APA Love Story

By APA Adoption Center | December 23, 2020

Some love stories are forever. You know the ones: a knowing and friendship so deep and so strong, it feels like it has always been.  This is one of those stories. It started like most meet-cutes: an accidental and instantaneous kind of love. It was 1999 and a couple walked into the Adoption Center, just…

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Bring Hope To Pets This Holiday Season

By Sarah Javier | December 17, 2020

This year just didn’t go as planned here at the APA. We were hoping to do more and better in 2020 (as we always strive to do), and much of the same: finding loving homes for deserving pets, providing affordable veterinary care in our clinic, and engaging learners in meaningful and fun educational programs.   What we ended up doing was SO…

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