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Sparky

APA-A-36615

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
78 lbs

Estimated Age
6 Years
7 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
78 lbs
Estimated Age
6 Years
7 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$25
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Short, stocky and totally adorable, Sparky is a loyal and affectionate friend who would love to be the next resident of your household. He's currently living in a foster home and they can attest that he'll make a lucky family very happy when he moves in!

Sparky's foster mom says he's one of the most cuddly dogs she's ever known and has the perfect activity level. He enjoys long walks or short jogs, but he doesn't need to be constantly burning off extra energy. He can also entertain himself and he loves to toss his toys in the air and then go track them down. He also enjoys a round of tug of war and kind of playing fetch - Sparky will bring you a toy, you throw it, he will go sit with it for a while, then bring you a different toy, or just throw the toy to himself because why not? Feel free to try to teach him the rest of the rules of the game!

Sparky also has excellent manners in the home. He's house and crate-trained but does great left alone outside of one and hasn't show any destructive tendencies. But he really prefers having his favorite people around, even if he's just chilling nearby while they work. Sparky takes some time to warm up to new people, but once he trusts you, he's as loyal and kind as can be. He's very affectionate and loves to curl up with his favorite humans and definitely thinks he's a lap dog. He loves to lay his head in his person's lap while they stroke his head or just snuggle on the bed or couch. If there's only a tiny little space there for him, Sparky says he can make it work! He also walks well on leash and knows "sit" and "come".

Sparky will make a fantastic companion to the right family. Come meet him and see if this big cuddlebug is right for yours!
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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

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