Our Work

We help communities save more lives faster. We champion and abide by the Austin No Kill Model, which is comprised of the data-driven protocols, programs and tools developed by Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center. These methods have saved more than 60,000 pets since 2008.

Our Programs

American Pets Alive! provides flexible opportunities for in-depth education as well as hands-on training in the proven most-effective strategies, developed by Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center. We also offer expert support for communities implementing these strategies, as well as during crisis events.

Bone Icon
Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy

The most effective No Kill training you can get.

Conference Icon
American Pets Alive! Conference

The nation’s premier gathering for No Kill education.

Makeadifference Icon
Hands-on assistance

On-site shelter support and mentorship from experienced advisors.

“It was fantastic. I enjoyed it so much and took away more valuable information than I ever thought possible. To me, you [Lorian] and Ann are the best of the best in rescue. I thank you as does all of the Eastern Madera County SPCA. You have made an imprint on my life that I will be forever grateful for.”

Maddie's® Dog Foster Program Apprenticeship Student

“You come to this conference one day and you feel like you are leaving an expert. The encouragement this conference gives you is [only] matched by invaluable experience.”

American Pets Alive! Conference Attendee

“While participating in an apprenticeship at APA! I learned more effective and cost saving ways to better serve the animals in our care, while also providing established protocols and procedures to staff members. I was able to more easily and clearly create a framework for common symptoms and illness.”

Maddie's® Clinic Apprenticeship Student

“Being able to take home standard operating procedures from a city that focuses of maintaining no-kill is a game changer in bringing our community forward from the animal control mentality to engaging the entire community in achieving high standards of animal welfare.”

Maddie's® Lifesaving Leadership Masterclass Student

People are the Solution

We've solved a social problem in Austin and this success is in no small part due to the partnership between Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center. Nothing is impossible when communities come together.

The Austin No Kill Model

The Austin Model includes a comprehensive medical program, detailed guidelines for establishing and maintaining volunteer programs — including foster, development and marketing/PR teams and best practices for decreasing euthanasia, keeping pets out of the shelter, establishing a specialized program, and much more.

Created with Sketch.