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Declan

APA-A-111235

Looks Like
Dachshund / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
8 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
0 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Dachshund / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
8 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
0 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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If you would like to meet a dog that purrs like a kitten, Declan is your boy! When he gets the petting and belly rubs he loves, he gives such a low grrrrr that it sounds like a purr. It just means that he enjoys that cuddle so much.

If you sit on the floor with Declan, this sweet boy will nestle into your lap for petting. He loves being petted and stroked when his fosters communicate they're going to pet him so that he doesn't get startled. He also warms up to getting those treats he adores, eagerly wagging his tail for them.

He came to APA! with new vision problems and could be startled by sudden surprise petting. Now his fosters know to announce their petting plan and he loves their pets and strokes.

Because of his vision loss, Declan can be surprised and startled by other dogs. Although he may adapt to a quiet, well-behaved doggie sibling, he may do best as the only pet.

Declan does well in his play pen when his fosters are away. He's happy to be there chewing his toy or a raw hide. He also enjoys being outdoors, sniffing and exploring, and he's making good progress on his house-training there.

This curious boy will love a home with patient parents who can give him time to build his confidence in his new home and surroundings. He will be very rewarding for parents who have experience with special needs pups. Come meet this adorable boy!
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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