Favorite

Nico

APA-A-114368

Looks Like
Shepherd / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
54 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
7 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Shepherd / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
54 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
7 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$160

Share
Sitter Needed: 12/7/22 - 12/13/22

For the first time, Nico is learning what it's like to live with people in a house - and he loves it!

He moved into his foster home a bit anxious and uncertain because he apparently had never been a pet in a home before. Now, he's flourishing! He loves being with his fosters and their five kids, and he's having fun playing outdoors with their dogs. He's learning a lot about playing with new toys and is excited to see the 9- to 16-year-old kids come home. He's happy to roll around on a bed with his tail wagging.

Nico is also learning about leash walking. At home, he's beginning to learn about obedience skills. Meanwhile, he's a sweet, gentle boy who's giving kisses, leaning on his people for hugs and looking for their petting.

He's making progress on his house-training, doing better each day. He is being introduced to a crate, but in the meantime he does well in a laundry room when his fosters are away.

Nico will love to be in a home with new parents who can kindly continue showing him how wonderful it is to be a pet. He will be great with kids and other dogs but can also be fine with a single person who wants a close friend. He promises he will be one!

Come meet this lovable boy. And you can see more about him on Instagram: Adopt_systemofadog.
Come meet your new best friend

Requirements

Time Icon

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.

Application Icon

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

18 Icon

You must be at least 18 years of age.

Id Icon

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.

Hi Icon

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!.

Want to learn more? Visit our FAQs Page