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My name is Hawk!

I'm being cared for by
Austin Pets Alive!

Facts about me

Labrador Retriever
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My story

Are you looking for a silly man to watch those squirrels like a hawk? Then come meet Hawk! Hawk is a chill boy inside, but loves his outdoor play time and walks. He bonds very closely with his person and enjoys affection, but is not too invasive and likes his own space. He is also very smart and likes to be outside exploring nature.

Hawk is house-trained, always waiting to go outside. He free roams his foster's apartment and does well when he's away, sleeping most of the time and excited to see him return. He is initially shy, but has become more trusting of people. He loves to see his foster's visiting friends, excited and jumping to try to give them kisses. And he often cuddles with his foster and enjoys belly rubs and pets.

Hawk is super easy to walk on leash, but he is still learning not to pull. He can be excited to see other dogs and pulls closer, trying to sniff them. He prefers pups who are not too rowdy and can chill with him. He loves to sniff and explore, but responds to a command to move along. What he really adores is watching squirrels. He loves being outside and exploring and sniffing everything. If you have a yard where he can also chase squirrels, he would be over the moon. Nothing drives him crazier than seeing a squirrel!

Hawk never jumps on the bed or sofa and knows that's not his space. He would thrive in a low-traffic, calm home with a yard where he can run and chase those squirrels he loves. And he'll enjoy a well-matched dog buddy. Come meet this sweet boy!

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