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Adopt-A-Dog Month | Hailey | Austin Pets Alive!

Hailey | Austin Pets Alive!Hailey | Austin Pets Alive!

October 1 is a special day in and of itself--it's also National Black Dog Day! Did you know black pets are the least likely color of pet to be adopted? According to,


All too often, black dogs are overlooked because of many stigmas such as; the color black is evil (the same stigma that cats have), black dogs do not show up as well in photographs as muti-colored or light colored dogs and black dogs look scary and intimidating because you cannot see their facial expressions as easily, etc.

These sweet pets are just as worthy of a fur-everhome, so please help us in finding some loving pet humans for today's adoptable dog: Hailey!

Hailey is a 1.5-year-old female Retriever/Labrador mix who's a long-stay dog at Austin Pets Alive!. She's a sweetheart who is low-maintenance, calm and well-behaved. She is housetrained, loves her crate and almost never barks. Learn more about Hailey on the APA! website.

Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping to Keep Austin No-Kill. Since 2008, APA! has saved more than 25,000 dogs and cats from being killed at Central Texas shelters. The mission of APA! isto promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. Adopting a dog through APA! includes:

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Heartworm test on dogs over 6 months
  • First vaccinations
  • First or more deworming treatments
  • Microchip
  • Personality evaluation
  • One month of pet health insurance
  • Lifetime behavior assistance
  • The gratitude of a lifetime companion

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