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Lindsey

APA-A-114597

Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
33 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
1 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
33 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
1 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$160

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Lindsey has had a rough start to her young life. She is HW+, has severe hip dysplasia on both hips resulting in difficulty and discomfort going up and down stairs and running, and has a healing spinal vertebra fracture on the middle of her spine from a gun shot; thankfully the fracture is healing and won't cause any neurological issues but is still a little uncomfortable when touched. However, through all of this adversity, she is an absolute sweetheart to humans and dogs (very submissive). Because of her previous abuse, she has some anxiety during her initial adjustment period when in a new environment; she wants to be with people 24/7, but also wants to have a safe space to hide if needed. She has tried to dig a hole underneath her previous foster's shed, so would advise supervised outside time initially or walks. She is such a good girl on leash and is potty trained. She is currently on daily pain medications and joint supplements for her hips, doxycycline for her heartworm infection (in case foster is comfortable continuing heartworm treatment in foster home), and medications for diarrhea as her GI system isn't happy with the high protein puppy food she is now receiving. She takes her medications easily in pill pockets without any hesitation.

She is currently on the waiting list for an orthopedic consult at the medical clinic to determine how to best manage her various health issues. This could take up to a couple of months depending on the number of patients on the list.

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING?

This pup is currently located at our Town Lake Animal Center (1156 W. Cesar Chavez, but use 1200 Reserve Road for mapping purposes). We'd love to show them off to you! To learn more about them, head in any day between 12:00PM - 6:00PM. We are open 7 days a week! Go to Building B and ask to speak with a Matchmaker about fostering this pup. You will sit down and discuss all we know about them and, if it's a good fit, get to meet them then! Please budget for a wait time unless you arrive right at opening as we cannot dictate walk-in traffic (wait times tend to be highest in the evenings and on weekends). If this pup ends up not being the best fit, we have so many other pups in need that we can suggest for your household on the spot!

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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