Austin Pets Alive! | Providing Hearts and Residence to Higher Canines Lives


Aug 05, 2023

We love attending to know the pets whereas they’re on the shelter, however whenever you take the canine out of the shelter setting, you get to see their persona actually blossom!

Jessie and Chris Montoya have had a entrance row seat witnessing many fosters bloom since 2017. When APA! jumped into motion to help the canines and cats who wanted assist throughout hurricane Harvey, many people and households joined in, together with the Montoyas. This couple knew they might provide their hearts and houses to pets in want and rapidly discovered their area of interest type of fostering — providing time, area and constant like to canines who’ve some persona quirks that will provide hurdles to discovering their loving residence. They rapidly joined in on our 5-Star Foster Program and the most recent canine to profit from their dedication? Lovely, fun-loving, 1.5 yr outdated Annette, foster quantity 12!

Previous to shifting into the Montoya family, Annette was supplied residency in considered one of our “tiny cabins,” that are small buildings meant to duplicate residence life and utilized to help the pets who have to destress from the hustle and bustle of being in a kennel. Having spent a number of weeks in her personal non-public suite, she was primed and prepared for when The Montoyas tell us they have been prepared to herald a brand new foster — this time, bringing alongside their very own canine Fin, an APA! Alum, to make the selection! Jessie and Fin met Annette on a scorching day in mid-July. She instantly confirmed them how enjoyable, humorous and goofy she is. The 2 canines clicked immediately and everybody knew that this was the subsequent canine the Montoya household would host. So off to foster Annette went, tail wags and all!

As a younger canine, Annette nonetheless has some puppy-like conduct to work out, reminiscent of getting a deal with on her mouthiness and understanding when to include her zoomies, however she additionally is aware of easy methods to chill. She likes to get out on the path and hike or jog for lengthy distances. She’s additionally completely home skilled and does properly on her personal for a whole work day. And whereas the stress of the shelter prevented her from having fun with taking part in with canines, because of this wonderful family, we now know that she will thrive with and create an attractive relationship with different canines! She loves Fin as evidenced by their lengthy wrestling periods that finish in snuggles!

In only a few brief weeks, this candy woman has grown a lot! We’re so happy with her, and grateful for devoted fosters like Jessie and Chris Montoya. Annette is prepared for her adoptive residence and The Montoyas are prepared to assist fortunate quantity 13. Let’s get Annette into an adoptive residence so yet another canine may have the good privilege of spending time with this wonderful household!


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