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Ernie

APA-A-129934

Looks Like
Shepherd, German

Sex
Male

Current Weight
70 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
1 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Shepherd, German
Sex
Male
Current Weight
70 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
1 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$160

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Meet Ernie, the delightful canine companion who is not just a dog but a heartwarming member of the family! Ernie's friendly disposition extends to both his canine and human counterparts, making him a perfect fit for homes with other dogs and kids. This lovable pup is not just a bundle of joy but also a well-mannered companion, showing his prowess in the art of leash walking during delightful strolls.

Ernie, however, is on a courageous journey to overcome heartworms, undergoing treatment at APA. Despite facing this health challenge, Ernie's spirit remains strong, and he finds solace in the company of his humans. This affectionate pooch has a knack for expressing himself through soulful eyes, subtle groans, and endearing nudges - a language that speaks volumes about his emotions and desires.

In moments of play, Ernie's enthusiasm shines, especially when presented with squeaky and crinkle toys. His joy extends to training sessions, where treats become tokens of appreciation for a job well done. When Ernie isn't busy charming everyone with his delightful antics, he enjoys the simple pleasures of a good nap and cuddles.

With Ernie around, every day is a testament to resilience, love, and the unwavering bond between humans and their furry friends. As he embarks on his healing journey, Ernie invites a world of warmth, laughter, and companionship into the hearts of those fortunate enough to share their lives with him.
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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