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Lucy Lu

APA-A-128621

Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador

Sex
Female

Current Weight
41 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
7 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador
Sex
Female
Current Weight
41 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
7 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Meet Lucy Lu, the sweet and clever pup her foster parents affectionately call Luna. Adopted at just 5 weeks old, her early days were marked by hardship. Found wandering near a preschool in Bastrop, she was initially part of a litter of four puppies, often seen with two adult dogs. Tragically, only Luma and her sister remained, and despite efforts to rescue them, her sister succumbed to unknown causes, leaving Luma with a shy and timid demeanor.

Luma's rescue story took a positive turn when she laid exhausted outside the preschool, prompting a Facebook plea for help. Responding to the call, I took charge of her case. Afflicted with a non-contagious mange and skin ulcers, Luma required immediate care. Numerous well-meaning hands tried to catch her, intensifying her fear. Eventually secured, she received veterinary attention, including fluids, skin infection medications, and dewormers. With time, she underwent a remarkable transformation, emerging as a healthy and beautiful pup.

Luma's reserved personality demands a patient adopter who can provide the space she needs. Initially hesitant for affection, she transforms into a loving companion once trust is established. Highly food-motivated, she has mastered commands like sitting after going potty. While crate-trained and non-barking, she may still have occasional accidents indoors, requiring ongoing training.

In her new home, Luma thrives with six canine companions, ranging from large to small, and is indifferent to the three resident cats. Playful and amiable, she particularly enjoys the company of an Australian Shepherd and a tiny Chihuahua, her closest friend. With a clear bill of health and a heartwarming personality, Luma awaits a patient and loving forever home.

PUPPIES AND OTHER HIGHLY-ADOPTABLE DOGS DISCLAIMER:

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.

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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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