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Nico

APA-A-114368

Looks Like
Shepherd / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
72 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
9 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Shepherd / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
72 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
9 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$25

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Meet Nico, a resilient and lovable pup who is eagerly seeking a forever home! Despite the hardships he's endured in his life, his gentle nature and endearing personality shine through!

Nico's amazing fosters took in a scared, anxious dog and, given lots of love and time to build trust, have transformed him into a bubbly, goofy boy whose confidence continues to grow with each passing day. For the first time in his life, he's learning that it's perfectly ok to be left alone in the home and that his humans WILL be coming back for him! His fosters say he's now confident enough to roam freely around their home while they're away.

Nico has been receiving a lot of training in his foster home, which consists of confidence-building exercises that help him embrace new situations without fear. His fosters say he's advanced leaps and bounds, and is now ready to find a loving and patient forever family who will continue to support his emotional well-being.

His fosters think he would do best in a calm, quiet home with a dog buddy he can look to for guidance and companionship.

If you're ready to open your heart and home to Nico, be prepared to receive an abundance of unconditional love and gratitude in return. Together, you can create beautiful memories, share endless snuggles, and embark on a journey of healing and happiness. Adopt Nico and experience the joy of providing a second chance to a deserving dog who is eager to give and receive love!
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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