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Marsala

APA-A-100043

Looks Like
Boxer / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
40 lbs

Estimated Age
1 Years
1 Months

Location
TLAC
AAC Building

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Boxer / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
40 lbs
Estimated Age
1 Years
1 Months
Location
TLAC
AAC Building
Adoption Fee
$175

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Marsala is a cuddle bunny who will want to be your fur baby as soon as she meets you. She loves all people as soon as she meets them, and she'll hope to plop right in their laps, gazing up at them with the sweetest eyes. If she can, she'll calm down right away with those belly rubs she loves.

Now in foster care, this playful, outgoing girl's perfect day is full of toys, treats and laps around the yard or a park. Then she becomes a couch potato, bringing her favorite toy - a stuffed dinosaur - up to play with or make it a gift to her fosters. And she's so happy to watch TV with them. She's a little ball of energy who likes to hop up and hug people, but she's easily calmed with belly rubs and face petting.

She's an easygoing, but active girl who loves to go on walks and hikes and is great on her leash, never pulling and staying right by her foster's side. She's also a very smart girl who aims to please her people and learned to obey "sit" in a very short time. She's house-trained, knocking at the back door when she wants out. And she's happy to go in her crate, only making a peep if she needs to go out to potty.

Marsala's ideal home will be with parents who can be with her a lot and can have fun with her in playtime. She's a smartie who doesn't need much more training, so can live well with inexperienced dog owners. She will need to be the only fur baby, since she has not gotten along well with dogs and cats she's met. Come meet this lovable girl!


INTERESTED IN FOSTERING?

We are currently closed to the public and are only open by appointment (foster or adopter), but we are still diligently working to place dogs in foster homes! You can inquire about fostering a specific dog by submitting an inquiry through the dog's individual profile on this website or by emailing [email protected] to get more information about how to be matched with a foster dog.

Please do not visit our shelters without talking with us first. To prevent community spread, we cannot have large crowds gathering in our shelters.

Come meet your new best friend

Requirements

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Please plan on allowing adequate time to be matched with a dog, have relevant consultations, and complete all necessary paperwork. This can take 1-2 hours in total.

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Fill out our adoption application and meet with an adoption counselor.

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You must be at least 18 years of age.

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You must show a picture ID with a current address. If this isn't available, we will accept a picture ID with a current utility bill.

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An APA!-conducted meet-and-greet with current household dogs is recommended for most and required for some adult dogs.

Our adoption fee varies per dog depending on age, breed, and/or medical condition(s). This fee includes:

Spay or neuter surgery (Please note that an additional $100 refundable deposit is required for all dogs who are not yet spayed or neutered.)

Heartworm test on dogs 6 months and older

Current vaccinations

Deworming treatment

Microchip

Lifetime behavior support

Accepted forms of payment include cash, debit or credit card, or money order payable to Austin Pets Alive!.

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