Wednesday, December 23, 2009 is one sick puppy with a grade of "F" says Central Texas BBB

Texas-Based Company Selling Sick Animals Online

BBB serving Central, Coastal and Southwest Texas reports the Web site,, operated by the business Adorable Petz, currently has a BBB rating of F due to, among other things, revocation of BBB Accreditation and a pattern of complaints.

Consumer complaints received by BBB allege that puppies purchased from the company developed severe illnesses, resulting in high veterinary bills and, in some cases, death of the animal. Complaints received by BBB further allege the company was slow to return payments or deposits to consumers who did not receive pets.

Kristie Williams of San Antonio purchased a maltipoo puppy named Peyton from Adorable Petz on September 16, 2009 for $350. Five days later, the puppy was rushed to Williams’ vet.

“I got up one morning and she was totally limp,” said Williams. “After the vet visit, the breeder took her because he was going to take her to his vet, but she died in her sleep.”

Adorable Petz offered Williams a replacement puppy and she accepted on September 28th. Three days later, her new puppy Daisy became sick and was taken to the same veterinarian that saw her first puppy. Williams took Daisy back home after an overnight visit, but had to readmit her four days on October 6, 2009, when she was diagnosed with Parvo.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Austin Pets Alive! and Town Lake'unusual collaboration may help more animals find furrever homes and reduce euthanasia rates


Posted on December 16, 2009 at 4:52 PM

The animal rescue group Austin Pets Alive! has a problem these days. It's not a bad problem to have, but it's still a bit of a problem.

The Town Lake Animal Center has agreed to let Austin Pets Alive! use six of its cages to house dogs overnight. APA will take the dogs out to adoption sites during the day, then will keep animals that were not adopted at the shelter overnight.

The agreement is the first of its kind in Austin, but it presents APA with an immediate need for a new adoption site. It also needs about $10,000 for a transport vehicle and pens and tents for the new site.

Recommended: Local Pet Pawtographer that Lives on Booty's Crossing in Georgetown

Carolyne Adams says that working with animals requires patients, persistence and determination, and of course, a Love and understanding for them.

I have in the past had pets that I have lost due to sickness or age.
I know they can’t last forever but their memories in a photo can. I like to capture the image or expression the owner sees daily."

Monday, December 14, 2009

Complimentary Photo of Your Pet Thursday 2 - 6 p.m., Courtesy Austin Vet Care on North Lamar

For details

Great story in Sunday's Statesman on Grieving the Loss of Loved Dog

Zeke the Rhodesian Ridgeback called Austin's Northwest Hills home.

In the moonlight on his last night, I went to his bed. Zeke looked up as if he had been waiting for me. We sat together quietly and listened to the night. I whispered to him, and he watched me with wise eyes. I thanked him for his friendship over these past 12 years. I told him that no earthly creature has been closer to me during my adult life. And I told him that I am glad we found each other.

Recommended: Photos of Duncan, cat of so very many moods, on sale at Dillo Christmas Bazaar

Title: Duncan sitting in the corner

"Duncan is my Scottish Fold cat and he sits this way often. Sometimes people ask if I pose him. Anyone who knows cats knows they can hardly be posed­they want to do something only if it is their idea."

Available at Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

Hyde Park kitty missing: Last seen Avenue H near Daily Juice

Bill is a shorthair, white cat w/brown & black splotches Weighs about 10 pounds. Does not have a collar but is microchipped.

Contact: Ryan at

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Texas Labrador Rescue featured today on

by Pups The Traveling Labrador on Wednesday December 02, 2009.

While I was in Austin I got to hang see the most amazing collection of Pawsome Labrador Art.

My host Ray from Heart of Texas Labrador Rescue has over 600 pieces of Lab art. Everything from paintings to sculpture to canes and a bunch of other stuff.

He showed me some of the more interesting pieces. Like this Lab that was carved out of a single block of wood. He calls it the Lockness Lab because of its long neck. And then there is the amazing painting collection. Here are a couple of pictures of me with some of them.

And if that were not Pawsome enough Ray has an incredible collection of Kitchen Magnets that he has collected from all the places in the world he has visited. I have been to many of them but some look to be very interesting places. I really want to go exploring in Egypt and Jordan.

I bet there are Pawsome Mummies still to be found.


Tis the season for giving to some of the coolest cats in Austin