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.
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!
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We also have pregnant, new family, and neonatal mentors that we will connect you with if you can foster this pup/family!
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.
Fill out our adoption application and meet with an adoption counselor.
You must be at least 18 years of age.
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.
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
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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