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My name is Oprah!

I'm being cared for by
Austin Pets Alive!

Facts about me

White - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My story

"I love this girl! She will make you smile every day with her silly faces and antics. My hope for her is to find a home where she can enjoy the outdoors (and maybe chirp at a few squirrel friends)." -- Laryssa (Foster Mom)

Oprah is the sassiest little girl that will snuggle next to you on the sofa, snooze at your feet while you work, chase squirrels in the yard, bring you toys for tug, and hike quiet trails.

Loves: Chasing squirrels (a love-hate relationship), snuggling, playing tug, sleeping close, chewing on antlers, and going for walks.

Smarts: Sit, down, place, wait for meals, housetrained, crate trained, leave it, and wait for invitations onto furniture (most of the time).

Dog & Cat Siblings: Given she prefers her humans over dogs, she would be happy to be your only pup. She can be sassy and loud when first meeting new dogs, so a new fur sibling would need to roll with a bossy lady during their first intro. She has lived with a cat or two, so she would just need a slow intro to a new kitty sibling.

New Family: They should be patient, low-key, and willing to go slow. It can take her time to trust, but you'll know you're a friend when she puts her head on your lap and her paw in your hand. She is wary of strangers so she would do best with adult parents and older teens. A home with a yard where she can sunbathe and chase critters would be perfect. Or she would enjoy an apartment where she can go for walks during low-squirrel-sighting times. ;) If a car ride to get a puppuccino or to find a quiet place for a walk is your thing, she'll nestle herself perfectly between the seats!

Follow her @adopt.oprah.thesquirrelgirl & @apa_adoptables

Austin Pets Alive!

Contact info
Pet ID
1156 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78703

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Step one:
Browse our available animals online. Our website has more details on every animal, including any known history with dogs, cats, and kids, as well as individual adoption fees. Visit

Step two:
Using the provided contact form here or on the APA! website, you can send an inquiry on the animal(s) you are interested in.

Step three:
Our adoption team will connect you to the foster home or someone at the shelter location where the animal is currently living to learn more about the animal and potentially set up a visit!
Please note, we are currently scheduling either in-person OR virtual visits, depending on the animal and the situation.

Step four:
After meeting the animal you would like to adopt, instructions for completing the adoption paperwork, scheduling an appointment, and picking up your new family member will be shared with you!

Go meet their pets

Open 7 days a week from 12 PM - 6 PM.
Please inquire through an animal profile or by emailing if you are interested in meeting one of our available animals.

Town Lake Animal Center
1156 West Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703

Tarrytown Cat Adoption Center
3106 Windsor Road
Austin, TX 78703

Tarrytown Dog Adoption Center
3118 Windsor Road
Austin, TX 78703

More about this shelter

Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a nonprofit animal shelter and rescue organization pioneering comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the most at-risk homeless companion animals and educate others to do the same through its American Pets Alive! nationwide education and outreach division.

A leader in No Kill sheltering in America’s largest No Kill city, APA! helps more than 10,000 dogs and cats annually in Central Texas and beyond get a chance at the life they deserve.

To learn more about APA!, visit