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This dog can not go to a home with, or interact with, other dogs.

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This dog may have had negative interactions with cats. Possible to live with a cat of a certain temperament with a very slow introduction process in the home.

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This dog cannot go to a home with younger children. The age range may vary by individual dog, based on behaviors the dog has exhibited and the home setup.

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Axel

APA-A-49310

Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
68 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
6 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 2

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
68 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
6 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 2
Adoption Fee
$175

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Universities are gearing up to reopen classes this fall, and Axel might wish he could enroll. This smart boy just loves learning things! He's been learning lots of new skills and he's a pro at answering to sit, down, come and shake. And, boy, does he love obeying "come" if that means he's rewarded with treats.

Once Axel has made new human friends, he wants to romp with them and back his booty into their laps for scratches. And with paws on their arms, he'll remind them that he wants those tasty treats. He promises to even learn more about his leash walking skills. Plus he's already house- and crate-trained.

Axel hopes for a human friend to accompany on this journey through life. He'll prefer grownups in a home where he can be the only pet. Follow his antics on Instagram at Instagram.com/you_need_a_new_axel. Come offer him a diploma and he'll follow you home!
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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