Eat, Drink & Meet Animals: May Austin Pet Adoption Events

Pet Adoption Austin

April showers bring May flowers, along with lots and lots of puppies and kittens galore. Summer is just around the corner and the kids are almost out of school making this the perfect time for a furry addition to the family. Here is a list of May pet adoption events in Austin to pick up a new pet, volunteer, or donate to one of Austin’s amazing animal shelters and foster homes.

Sat. May 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Swing by Great Outdogs, 1210 Barton Springs Rd., to pick up some new dog gear, treats, toys and more and meet some of the visiting pups from Austin Pets Alive!

Sat. May 14, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tomlinson’s Pet Store located on Circle C will be hosting dogs from Austin Dog Rescue.

Sun. May 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Is there any better way to celebrate a sunny Sunday in Austin than brunch and pups? Bring your friends (both four and two legged) to Yard Bar to celebrate Blue Spots Pets’ Boozy Brunch hosted by Rocco the Pug: humans can indulge in a boozy brunch while pets get pampered with grooming and glamor shots. Tickets are only $20 and all proceeds benefit Austin Pets Alive!

Sun. May 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Shop for a cause! Stop by Talbots Arboretum for a meet and greet with the wonderful pups at Austin Dog Rescue plus a portion of the proceeds go toward saving more dogs.

Sun. May 15, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Stop by Pints, Pies and Paws for the ultimate Sunday Funday at Whitestone Brewery. Meet some of the pets from Texas Humane Heroes and grab a slice. $1 from every pint sold will go to Texas Humane Heroes.

Fri. May 20, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

South Austin Brewery and Taproom is hosting the Rockers Vs. Mod Event featuring live music by Jacket Walker, Wild Call, and Fur King and a plethora of puppies from Austin Pets Alive!

Sat. May 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

May is Austin Pet Month! Celebrate with dogs and cats from Austin Pets Alive!, beer, wine, and one-of-a-kind pet vendors at Phydeaux and Friends.

Sat. May 21, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Celebrate Ney Day at the Elisabet Ney Museum with music, food, art, trapeze, the unveiling of a new outdoor sculpture, and adorable animals from Austin Pets Alive!

Mon. May 23, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

May has Mother’s Day but Banger’s has Mega Mutt Mom Day. Bring your pup to Bangers to make paw cards and meet great local pet vendors including Austin Pets Alive!, Dawg Town, Chloe’s Barkery, YoDog Snackery and Pints for Pups.

Sat. May 28th, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wrap up Austin Pet Month at the Lakeline Farmers Market, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., grab your weekly greens and stop by to say hi to a pup and chat with the lovely volunteers at Austin Pets Alive!

Sun. May 29th, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Drink wine for a good cause at Tony C’s 20 for $20. Enjoy live music, appetizers, and sampling of $20 premium wines with all proceeds going to Austin Pets Alive!

More Than A Summer Fling: April Pet Adoption Events

Pet Adoption Austin

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner making it the perfect time to welcome a bouncing new pet into the family. April is chock full of plenty of events to pick up a pet of your own or donate to one of Austin’s many, amazing animal shelters and foster homes. Check it out:

Fri. April 22, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stop by Natural Grocers on 10115 N. Mopac Expressway to celebrate Earth Day and check out Austin Pets Alive! and some Earth loving adoptable pets.

Sat. April 23, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Sweetwater Wildflower Festival wouldn’t be so sweet without some lovable pups. Stop by for family fun, wildflowers and to meet some of Austin Pets Alive! great adoptable pets.

Sat. April 23, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Check out the Tomlinson’s Pet Store located on Circle C to meet some the amazing new pups at Austin Dog Rescue.

Wed. April 27, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Texas Humane Heroes hosts the 11th annual Dog Leg Classic competitive golf experience. Sign up as a player, a team or just come along for the special happy hour featuring cover band More Cowbell. All proceeds go towards helping homeless dogs in Austin!

Sat. April 30th, 12 – 3 p.m.

Looking for the perfect reading buddy? Stop by the Half Price Books on North Lamar for a special meet and greet with Austin Dog Rescue.


As Simple As That: Using Social Media To Find A Lost Pet

ZippiVet_iStock_000009519639_FullFrom sharing recipes and craft projects, to reuniting relatives after a natural disaster, the power of social media is undeniable. But you can also employ social media to find a lost pet and bring him or her home faster.

Computers, tablets, and mobile devices have truly revolutionized our abilities to communicate daily (or hourly) with those nearby and around the globe. Using social media to engage with hundreds of individuals and organizations is a powerful tool, and in the case of a lost pet, your best and far-reaching ally. Making flyers on your copy machine for the neighborhood can still be helpful, but the days of flyers and posters are rapidly shrinking due to the speed and reach of Facebook and Twitter. Continue…