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Tesla

APA-A-100068

Looks Like
Shepherd, German

Sex
Male

Current Weight
42 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
6 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Shepherd, German
Sex
Male
Current Weight
42 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
6 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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If a circus is looking for a new clown to hire, they should come interview Tesla. This funny boy is so entertaining. Now in foster care, he loves his doggie housemate and has fun playing with her and running in and out of the doggy door to play peek-a-boo with her. Then he plays chase and hide-and-seek with the kitten, very sweet and playful with her, too. And he loves playing with toys - and his foster mom, cuddling with her and rolling over for belly rubs.

Tesla is happy to cuddle on the couch or go play in the backyard. He's independent and content to do his own thing as long as he feels he's in a safe space. He wants to be friends with all humans he meets, but he can be a bit wary and careful at first. Then if they sit down or kneel and offer him a hand to sniff and lick, he softens up immediately and becomes their love buddy.

At first on walks, the leash alarmed him, but now he wears a harness and is becoming more confident. He's a smart boy who's learning to answer to "sit," "down" and "off." And he immediately obeys when he hears "go potty." He's fully house-trained and is very comfortable in his crate. He sleeps and eats there and does well when his foster is away.

This playful, energetic puppy will love a home with a backyard or active parents, and parents who can continue his socialization and training. He's a bouncy boy so will do best with older kids and teenagers. And he'll love a dog buddy who can be a playmate and also be his behavior coach. Come meet this lovely, loyal boy. And you can see more about him on Instagram: @fosterdoggo_tesla.


PUPPIES AND OTHER HIGHLY-ADOPTABLE DOGS DISCLAIMER:

Puppies and other highly-adoptable dogs (small dogs or desirable-breed dogs) at APA! are very high in demand and usually have several interested adopters. Inquiring about a dog, meeting a dog, and even applying for a dog does not guarantee that you will be able to adopt the dog. Only one household will be able to adopt each dog, which means all other interested households will inevitably and unfortunately be disappointed. Please consider this in your search and set your expectations accordingly. Please also consider that adult dogs do not typically have competing adopters, and they need furever homes, too! Additionally, APA! does not allow the adoption of dogs who are related (e.g., littermates or mom and pup) to the same household for behavioral reasons.

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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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