One of the Austin FC honorary mascots has scored a winning home. Candy, a three year old Anatolian Shepherd from Austin Pets Alive!, was the lucky pup selected to be the mascot for Austin FC’s home match on July 7th. Today, Kati and Luke Brandon adopted Candy from Austin Pets Alive!, giving her the loving home she deserves.

The honorary mascot partnership between Austin FC and Austin Pets Alive! is a unique and innovative means to showcase adoptable shelter dogs at Q2 Stadium in an effort to raise the profile of dog adoption.

A different dog from Austin Pets Alive! attends each home match, and greets excited fans with the ultimate goal of finding them an adopter. Aligned with Austin’s status as the country’s largest “no-kill” city, Austin FC and Austin Pets Alive! promote rescue, adoption, foster and volunteerism efforts through this unique community platform.

Previous mascots Oso and Geraldine are still waiting to find their perfect match.

For over a decade, Austin Pets Alive! Has given over 90,000 animals a second chance at life. This partnership with Austin FC provides another avenue for Austin Pets Alive! to create awareness around the shelter animals available for adoption. To learn more about Austin Pets Alive!, visit