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My name is Private Eye!

I'm being cared for by
Austin Pets Alive!

Facts about me

Domestic Shorthair
Gray or Blue
Pet ID
Hair Length

My story

Affectionate, Playful, Character

Private Eye likes to keep his eye on you! He's a friendly and chummy guy, and will follow you around the house to see what you're up to. He is affectionate and gives you head butts when he wants attention. And he'll walk up to you when he is ready to sit in your lap and get some pets!

Private Eye is a chill, cool cat! He adapted quickly and easily into his foster home, observing and detecting the household routine, and then settling into it. He slept next to his foster mom on the first night and adjusted to her sleep routine immediately; though he likes to sleep late, and may stay in bed a few hours after she gets up!

He loves to play with feather toys, and will entertain himself - and amuse you! - by sliding a bottle cap around on the hardwood floor. He loves to toss his stuffed mouse here and there, and then go chase it!

Private Eye gets along well with kitties who share his laid-back personality. He is also great with kids!

You might catch Private Eye sticking his tongue out! He's had most of his teeth removed so he has a blep most of the time.

Private Eye is a champ in the litter box. He also minds his manners and likes to have a scratching device to get his scratch on. He loves treats and that is the only thing he meows about!

We think Private Eye would love a busy household so he could keep tabs on all the action. He would like people to follow around and play with, and perhaps a nice feline friend. And windows so he can watch the birds and squirrels in the trees outside!

He is such an easy guy to get along with. Contact us today to arrange a meet & greet!

Private Eye has tested positive for Feline Leukemia. FeLV is not a type of cancer. It's a virus that causes a weaker immune system and often a shorter life-span. For the most part, 'FeLVies' are just like any other cat. APA! waives the adoption fees of these cats, and provides FeLV-related treatment and support post-adoption. Private Eye can only live with other FeLV+ cats, but dogs and other animals are just fine! Any questions? We'd love to talk with you about FeLV care.

All APA! cats are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.

For further information or to meet Private Eye, please email

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