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Papaya

APA-A-46848

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
76 lbs

Estimated Age
7 Years
4 Months

Location
TLAC
AAC Building

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
76 lbs
Estimated Age
7 Years
4 Months
Location
TLAC
AAC Building
Adoption Fee
$0

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Just like her namesake, this girl is sweet, soft, and good for your heart! Meet Papaya, a brindle beauty who is looking to be the most adorable addition to your family.

Papaya is an independent lady who enjoys romping around the yard with her toys and sniffing the pretty flowers on long walks. While she is perfectly capable of entertaining herself, she will also come up to you occasionally for snuggles and pets to give you some much-needed Papaya love. She has the perfect level of enthusiasm and playfulness you need in an athletic companion!

Papaya is also incredibly smart, as she learns new commands quickly and has wonderful manners. She is house-trained and can be left home alone while you're at work, quietly napping or tossing a rope toy to herself. While she enjoys her "Papaya time," she will be more than happy to see you come home, wiggling her body and wagging her tail excitedly at the idea of getting some treats and pets from her friend!

Papaya is looking for a low-traffic home as she can be a little nervous around new people. She would also love to find a home where she can do her daily workouts to maintain her girlish figure. What are you waiting for? Come meet Papaya!

Follow Papaya on Instagram @hi.ya.im.papaya
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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