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Beat the Heat: Summer Tips for Keeping Your Pets Cool and Entertained

By APA Adoption Center | June 11, 2024

With temperatures set to soar into the upper 90s, it’s crucial to ensure your pets stay cool, comfortable, and safe. As we approach the first day of summer on June…

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Graphic Design Request for Proposal (RFP)

By APA Adoption Center | May 28, 2024

We are seeking a talented and experienced freelance graphic designer to create a suite of editable templates for our internal team to utilize. Join us in our mission to create a world where every pet has a loving home!  

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Resilience in Collaboration: A Journey of Compassion and Hope 

By Sarah Javier | May 24, 2024

In the world of animal rescue, there are moments that defy explanation—moments that pierce through the noise and turmoil, leaving an indelible mark on our hearts and souls. Last week,…

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Navigating the Grey Zone: Compassion Decisions in the Face of Animal Welfare Challenges 

By APA Adoption Center | May 22, 2024

We are sometimes asked, “Are you a no-kill shelter?” No-kill means 90% or more animals entering the shelter have a live outcome. We are also sometimes asked, “Do you euthanize…

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APA Partners with BISSELL Pet Foundation to Save At-Risk Dogs  

By APA Adoption Center | May 20, 2024

BISSELL Pet Foundation is partnering with National Mill Dog Rescue to help provide second chances to nearly 225 dogs. The operation was initiated following multiple surrenders of puppies and adult…

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Make A Shelter Dog’s Day: Camp With a Canine

By APA Adoption Center | May 17, 2024

Looking for a way to make Memorial Day weekend extra special? Consider participating in Camp With a Canine! Whether you’re planning a getaway or staying home, you can make a…

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Urgent Help Needed: Our Shelter is Overflowing

By APA Adoption Center | May 8, 2024

Today, I am reaching out with a heartfelt request for urgent assistance. At our APA Olivette location, we are facing an unprecedented challenge. Our shelter is currently at full capacity, caring for 260 animals, and we desperately need your help.  

This past week, we welcomed 122 animals into our shelter – a staggering 25% increase over our usual weekly intake. With every large kennel occupied, and temperatures rising, we anticipate even more animals will need our help. The reality is stark: we have 12 new dogs arriving daily, and we need to ensure the same number can leave through adoption, fostering, or transfer to another rescue.

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Pawsitive Vibes: The Mental Health Benefits of Pets

By APA Adoption Center | May 3, 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues. At APA, we believe that pets can play a crucial…

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Free Pet ID Tags: Never Leave Home Naked

By APA Adoption Center | April 17, 2024

Approximately 1/3 of the pets who enter our doors are lost pets who have been separated from their families. While we are happy to have reunited many of these pets,…

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The Eclipse and Your Pets: Understanding the Impact

By APA Adoption Center | April 5, 2024

On Monday, April 8, a rare celestial event will unfold in the skies: a solar eclipse. Another one of this magnitude won’t occur until 2044, making it an extraordinary event…

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