Austin Pets Alive! | Providing Hearts and House to Higher Canine 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 atmosphere, you get to see their character actually blossom!

Jessie and Chris Montoya have had a entrance row seat witnessing many fosters bloom since 2017. When APA! jumped into motion to assist 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 supply their hearts and houses to pets in want and shortly discovered their area of interest type of fostering — providing time, area and constant like to canines who’ve some character quirks that will supply hurdles to discovering their loving dwelling. They shortly joined in on our 5-Star Foster Program and the newest canine to learn from their dedication? Stunning, fun-loving, 1.5 yr previous Annette, foster quantity 12!

Previous to transferring into the Montoya family, Annette was provided residency in considered one of our “tiny cabins,” that are small buildings meant to copy dwelling life and utilized to assist the pets who must destress from the hustle and bustle of being in a kennel. Having spent a couple of weeks in her personal personal 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 sizzling 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, corresponding to getting a deal with on her mouthiness and understanding when to include her zoomies, however she additionally is aware of 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 nicely 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, due to this wonderful family, we now know that she will thrive with and create a ravishing relationship with different canines! She loves Fin as evidenced by their lengthy wrestling periods that finish in snuggles!

In just some 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 dwelling and The Montoyas are prepared to assist fortunate quantity 13. Let’s get Annette into an adoptive dwelling so another canine can have the good privilege of spending time with this wonderful household!


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