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Aquilla

APA-A-21261

Looks Like
Retriever / Kelpie, Australian

Sex
Male

Current Weight
42 lbs

Estimated Age
6 Years
5 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$50
Looks Like
Retriever / Kelpie, Australian
Sex
Male
Current Weight
42 lbs
Estimated Age
6 Years
5 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$50
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If Aquilla's quirky ears don't win you over, his chill personality certainly will. He's friendly and loves getting scratched behind the years, but isn't pushy about getting affection. This independent guy is good with doing his own thing, but is always up for a treat or pets if you're offering.

Aquilla is an outdoorsy pup and enjoys going for walks in the neighborhood, sniffing and exploring, but he checks in with you regularly and is very polite on leash. He's house and crate-trained, knows "sit" and does great left home alone. He goes to playgroup with his canine buddies at the shelter and could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling.

Aquilla can be shy when you first meet him, but he remains curious and then slowly gets friendlier and friendlier. Once he's ready to be friends, he'll put his paw in your lap and looks into your eyes. Then you've got a friend for life. Come meet this great pup!
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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!. Personal checks will only be accepted for surgery deposit.

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