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This Texas animal shelter is using tiny homes instead of kennels to house dogs in need

‘No more kennel life for these lucky pups!’

Austin Pets Alive! is using new tiny homes to house some of its dogs in need until they find their forever homes. (Credit: Austin Pets Alive! Facebook)
Austin Pets Alive! is using new tiny homes to house some of its dogs in need until they find their forever homes. (Credit: Austin Pets Alive! Facebook) (Austin Pets Alive!)

AUSTIN, Texas – One Texas animal shelter is giving dogs a new place to call home outside of just the standard kennels as they wait for their forever family.

Austin Pets Alive! took to social media on Wednesday, announcing that it will be using two tiny homes that will “double as comfortable and quiet housing for the most in-need dogs and workspaces for staff and volunteers.”

The animal shelter said these new mini living spaces will provide more of a home-life environment for the dogs and will allow them to decompress and enhance their quality of life before they go to their forever home.

Introducing APA! tiny homes! These cottages will double as comfortable and quiet housing for the most in-need dogs and...

Posted by Austin Pets Alive! on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Each of the cottages will have its own yard and will have dog-friendly seating and workspaces, heating, and air conditioning.

Dogs that are assigned to these tiny homes will move in permanently until they are fostered or an adoptive home is found for them, according to the shelter.

The first pups that will use the tiny homes are expected to move in by October, shelter officials said.

To learn more, or to help support the tiny home project, visit the animal shelter’s website here.

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