Austin Pets Alive! | Austin FC 2023 Mascots of the Match

May 26, 2023
Since the inaugural season in 2021, Austin FC and Austin Pets Alive! have partnered up to showcase eligible dogs as honorary Austin FC mascots at each regular-season home match.
The first-of-its-kind partnership features APA! dogs through social media outreach and in-venue activations during each match at Q2 Stadium, all in support of Austin’s status as the country’s largest “no-kill” city and the promotion of APA!’s rescue, adoption, foster, and volunteerism efforts through this unique community platform. Last year, all 18 of the honorary mascots were adopted into loving homes, and many more will be adopted this year!

Quinn and his siblings came to Austin Pets Alive! when they were just three months old. They had been in the care of another Texas shelter, where Quinn tested positive for parvovirus. Quinn and his siblings were transported to Austin Pets Alive! because their first shelter did not treat puppies with parvovirus. National statistics show a 90% death rate for parvo positive puppies, if left untreated. Fortunately, Quinn and his siblings were treated in our Parvo Puppy ICU. Quinn was quickly adopted and lived in a home for about five years but was returned last month to the nonprofit animal shelter because his owner was moving. We are happy to report that following Quinn’s appearance as an Honorary Mascot, he was adopted!

Jennifer – at TLAC
Introducing the Honorary Mascot of the Match: Jennifer! Jennifer is a senior lady (8.5 years old) who loves people. As much as she enjoys taking walks and playing in the yard, she also enjoys snuggling up on the couch. Her former foster calls her a ‘marshmallow’ and she is a staff favorite at APA!.Jennifer came to APA! from Austin Animal Center back in 2017. She prefers people to other pets and would like to be the only pet in your home.

Dos is a mixed breed pup, but his foster is pretty sure he’s at least 50% North American Snugglehound. “He is the snuggliest boy ever. He’s loyal to his friends and never wants to let them out of his sight,” says his foster. He loves to cozy up next to you with his head on your lap or doze on your feet. If you’re not quite ready to get up when the alarm goes off in the morning, Dos is happy to keep you company for some extra cuddles. Dos knows his basic commands and enjoys training because it means treats! He’s smart and playful. walks nicely on a leash (no barking or chasing squirrels!), and is fully house-trained. He is currently in a foster home.

Batty was named for his bat-like ears. This perfect pup was abandoned and hit by a car in a parking lot in Houston. Three shelters said they would euthanize him so the person who found him raised funds so Batty could have surgery on his pelvis. He was taken to Austin Pets Alive! to meet his future adopter. We are happy to share that Batty has been adopted!

Mindy – at TLAC
Mindy was hit by a car when she was brought into Austin Animal Center. The municipal shelter asked us if we could help Mindy and she now has a team of friends who help her with her wheelchair and take her to playgroup! Mindy is a 3 1/2 year old labrador retriever. She is ready to meet her adopter and people can apply to adopt her here.

Apollo, Atlas, Hoku, Nyx and Supernova – ADOPTED
These seven week old siblings are the perfect Austin FC Honorary Mascots! Their good looks are only matched by their superstar personalities. Apollo, Atlas, Hoku, Nyx and Supernova have all found their new homes!

Austin FC and presenting sponsor StoryBuilt introduce the one thing every home needs: Ikea! This pocket pittie is two and a half years old and loves people. She is looking for someone to adopt her from Austin Pets Alive!…could that be you? This best part about this Ikea…no assembly required! You can apply now to take her home tomorrow:

Solterra- at TLAC
This sunny pit bull mix dog is 3 1/2 years old and was found by an animal protection officer. Austin Pets Alive!’s lifesaving clinic has taken great care of her and now Solterra is ready to be adopted! If you are looking for a snuggly pup, this could be the dog for you! You can find out how to adopt Solterra at

Margie came to APA! pregnant and was a great mom to her puppies.  This girl is so smart and curious and affectionate.  She’s ready for a foster or adopter to take her home and show her the good life.  Interested in fostering or adopting Margie? Apply here.

May is thrilled to be selected as the Austin FC Honorary Mascot. Another Texas shelter did not have room for May and her siblings, so Austin Pets Alive! took them in and they have been cared for in a foster home.  May was adopted after the Austin FC match and she’s hoping everyone who met her at the Q2 Stadium will consider adopting, fostering volunteering or donating to their local animal shelter!

Ted Lasso, Rebecca Welton, Roy Kent and Jamie Tartt
Tonight at the Q2 Stadium, Austin FC, StoryBuilt and Austin Pets Alive! introduce four adoptable puppies sharing names with some of the most iconic characters from the Apple TV show, Ted Lasso!  Here, tonight, we introduce eight week old shepherd mix puppies: Ted Lasso, Rebecca Welton, Roy Kent and Jamie Tartt This litter of puppies was born in the shelter’s care and just like the famous characters, they are resilient and WE BELIEVE they will be the perfect pets in the homes of the Austin FC fans! If you would like to adopt one of these puppies from the nonprofit animal shelter, go to their website,

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