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Dog Enrichment Team

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ORGANIZATION: Austin Pets Alive!

  • 75 people are interested
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APA!'s Dog Enrichment Team plays a critical role in the health of the dogs in our care by providing in-kennel enrichment, like frozen Kongs, ice block treats, and more. This in-kennel enrichment provides our dogs mental stimulation to help fight of boredom and keep them from developing undesirably behaviors.

The team is made up of three task groups. The Cleaners, who clean the Kongs after use. The Stuffers, who stuff the Kongs with peanut butter, pumpkin and other goodies to be frozen. And the Distributors, who each evening pass out the treats just before bed.

Volunteers are needed from 11am-8pm daily.

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About Austin Pets Alive!


Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78703, US

Mission Statement

To keep Austin a no-kill city by serving as the safety net to the city shelter's animals that would otherwise be killed, saving the most medically and behaviorally challenged pets.


Please visit our website listed if interested in volunteering!

Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a 501(c) 3 (nonprofit) organization run almost exclusively by dedicated volunteers.

We are implementing innovative and progressive programs in Austin and Central Texas after studying the best practices of other cities who are no-kill or are in the process of becoming no-kill.

We have created our own "road map" that uses a lot of experience from many different places as well as incorporating the unique characteristics of the Austin area. Austin is rich in prevention resources such as spay/neuter, compared to other cities, and we are filling the gaps in service areas that have been historically under-represented, such as high volume, high quality adoption.

We are currently focused on helping the healthy and treatable pets who are at risk of being killed in a shelter, by rescuing the pets who are at the greatest risk and helping owners who are having problems so great that they need to surrender their pet(s) to a shelter.

In our rescue program, to not duplicate work of other agencies, we focus solely on the pets who have already been passed over by other groups and the shelters’ adoption programs and only take the healthy and treatable pets who are about to be killed and have no other options.




We'll work with your schedule.


Town Lake Animal Center1156 W. Cesar Chavez St.Austin, TX 78703



  • Animal Care / Handling


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours weekly

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