As a suburb of Austin, one of America’s most pet-friendly cities, Pflugerville is perfectly located to take advantage of the best doggy experiences the city has to offer! From an animal welfare point of view, it also means there are plenty of dog lovers ready to lend a hand to pets in need.
Pflugerville Pets Alive! is an ideal example of this. A non-profit organization run exclusively by volunteers, Pflugerville Pets Alive! is committed to helping the homeless pets of Pflugerville to be healthy and find safe and happy homes.
To achieve this goal, it runs a range of programs to benefit the pets at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter, such as providing foster care to shelter pets in need and transporting animals when necessary. The group also helps local animal lovers adopt their next furry friend, and is always on the lookout for donations, volunteers, or simply anyone who can help spread the word about its work.
Friends of the Pflugerville Animal Shelter is also committed to saving the lives of Pflugerville’s animals. Another all-volunteer non-profit, this group’s single purpose is to support the Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services mission to offer a caring environment for homeless animals without the need to euthanize any pets due to treatable conditions or over-crowding.
By assisting with medical and surgical care, essential supplies, community promotions, and asoption events, Friends of the Pflugerville Animal Shelter offers invaluable help to pets in need. If you’d like to help, visit the organization’s website for information on how to donate.
Treat your furry friend to a summer pool-pawty at this paw-some annual event! Hosted by Pflugerville Parks and Recreation and Pflugerville Animal Shelter, the Pfurry Splash Party gives your pet a chance to hit the water with his canine pals. Your pooch will love playing and frolicking in the cool water with a host of other dogs, while you’ll have just as much fun watching your pet have a grrr-eat time! There’s also a raffle on the day to benefit Friends of the Pflugerville Animal Shelter. It all takes place at Scott Mentzer Pool, with admission at $5 per dog plus one owner.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly day full of fun you can enjoy with the most important member of the family — your dog, of course — then check out the Woofstock Pet Pfest! Hosted by the Pflugerville Animal Shelter, this woof-tastic festival promises a day full of entertainment and relaxation for dogs and their people. Your friendly pet is more than welcome to attend, and can even dress in his or her best hippie costume to enter the Hippie Hound Costume Contest. Other highlights include pet product vendors, adoptable animals, food trucks, live entertainment, and heaps more. Best of all, admission won’t cost you a thing!
If you love exercising with your dog and you want to do something to help pets in need, the annual Dog Jog could be just what you’re looking for! Held at Pfluger Park in November, this dog-friendly dash benefits Pflugerville Pets Alive! and its mission to save the lives of local companion animals. You and your dog can run the competitive 5K or jog/walk the 1-mile Dog Jog course at your own pace, with plenty of grrr-eat prizes on offer for all fitness levels! The event is followed by a pet fair boasting heaps of vendors, a pet costume contest, silent auction, and plenty more doggy activities. Why not add it to your diary for next year?
Enjoy all the festive fun of a Mardi Gras celebration with your canine companion at this highly-anticipated Austin event! For one pet-acular afternoon and evening in February, Austin’s pooches get together for a joyous, family-friendly paw-ty that’s always loads of fun. All dogs dressed in costume can join the parade and “bark for beads”, and the parade is truly a sight to behold for all dog lovers! Other highlights include a paw-some raffle, delicious food, live music, and the chance to show your support for a host of grrr-eat dog rescue groups. If your pooch loves strutting her stuff in front of an adoring crowd, this is the ideal event for you and your furry friend!
Have you ever adopted an animal? Has a rescue pet made a difference in your life? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Love Your Rescue Pet Day is an event designed with you in mind! This dog-friendly day, hosted by Austin Pets Alive!, is a chance for you to celebrate your pooch and help more pets in need find fur-ever homes. Throughout the afternoon, you and your pet can enjoy the QuickDraw photo booth, shop for pet products from vendors, win some grrr-eat prizes, and share your rescue pet story. It’s a woof-tastic way to spend some quality time with your dog, reflect on how important your pet is to you, and raise funds and awareness to benefit homeless pets. Check it out next July!