We are a 501c3 Animal Advocacy dedicated to helping homeless pets and advocating for proper pet nutrition and care

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Click on the Donation Jar to DONATE. Please visit our DONATE page to learn how your donations can help save lives. Please consider joining our “Circle of Love” program by signing up for automatic monthly donations.animal rescue donationsWe are completely overwhelmed with rescues at this time. We have LOVELY dog’s who need your help!! PLEASE share, donate, volunteer, and/or consider adding one of our wonderful dogs to your family!!!

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Rescuing Pets is Not Enough

We also understand that we cannot rescue our way out of this problem.  Therefore, we work very hard to advocate and raise awareness about fostering, adopting, volunteering, spay/neuter, and donating. The top ten reasons to spay/neuter your pet were killed in a shelter yesterday! Until our world is cured of the cruelty and neglect of these beautiful creatures, we will continue to advocate and do all we can. This is not a choice, it is our hearts duty


Keiko standingOne of our toughest rescues was a litter of puppies, who were in danger.  We are happy to report that all the puppies are safe and treasured, living like cutie pie kings and queens. Woooo Woooo!!! Thank you to everyone who donated & shared our story.  It is because of YOU and our foster homes that we were able to save these angels.  Please continue to share our information and spread the word about our wonderful adoptables so we can continue to save lost & homeless dogs & cats.

We are graciously sponsored by Chuckling Hound Ranch Luxury Pet Resort 

I ONCE WAS LOST HAS SAVED, SPAYED/NEUTERED & FOUND HOMES FOR OVER 300 DOGS in 8 years & we aren’t done yet!!! Please share our information with your friends, family & co-workers so we can continue our work.  Also, please consider donating, volunteering, fostering and adopting to help us save more lives!!!

We also care for a feral cat colony that we have spayed/neutered.  This colony is happy and healthy.  Apparently, they tweet to their friends that this is a cool place to live as our colony seems to grow.  We can’t let these purries down.  We need help to continue to care for these dolls as well.

Be sure to ‘like’ I Once Was Lost Animal Advocacy’s Facebook page !!! We have a new feature called “The Bottom Line”  This offers the latest and greatest care and health information for your pets.


P.O. Box 309

Cedar Creek, TX 78612

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 ADOPTION APPLICATION                         

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit animal welfare organization. Our mission is to rescue roadside dogs and cats, spay/neuter, medically and emotionally treat, then place them in loving, forever homes. We also work hard to raise awareness about pet issues such as nutrition, proper vaccination schedules and the importance of spay/neuter, foster, volunteering, adopting and donating to help our city and surrounding area shelters save as many lives as possible.

“My job is to assist God’s creatures I was born with the need to fulfill their needs I take in new family members without plan, thought, or selection I have bought dog food with my last dime I have patted a mangy head with bare hand I have hugged someone vicious and afraid I have fallen in love a thousand times and I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body . . . I notice those at the road side and my heart aches . . . rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind. We are a quiet but determined army and making a difference every day. ~ Annette King-Tucker, Animal Rescuer, Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue, Cleremore, Oklahoma

This is an excerpt from one of the most meaningful and powerful animal rescue poems we have come across.  Ms. King-Tucker says it all. We rescue roadside dogs because our hearts won’t allow us to ignore them. There are hundreds of millions of abandoned pets in the world at any given time. This number is overwhelming. “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.” Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!” At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, “It made a difference for that one.” ~ The Star Thrower, by Loren Eiseley Knowing that, to that one starfish, he made a difference is the reason we do what we do. We know that to each and every dog we find, we are making a difference for that one dog.  We will continue to save every one we can until there are no more to save.

Our Mission

Because so much change and awareness is needed, our mission is not only to save roadside dogs but also to raise awareness to help Austin and surrounding shelters achieve and maintain a 90% save rate. Since we officially began our work in 2009 , we have rescued over 250 roadside dogs and nurtured them back to emotional and physical health, including spay and neuter. We then begin the search for their perfect forever homes. We have had our share of heartbreak but through love and patience we have had the pleasure of seeing these amazing beings grow and flourish then find a lifetime of love, comfort and safety in their forever homes.  Happily all are living spoiled, safe, comfy lives.

To see our available dogs, visit our Adoptables Page

Please contact us if you are interested in adopting one of our angels.

We are happy to announce our Extend a Paw Program. Exend A PawThis program is designed to help those working to help a homeless pet. For details, visit our Austin Pet Resources Page

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