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Cricket

APA-A-55345

Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
45 lbs

Estimated Age
8 Years
6 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
45 lbs
Estimated Age
8 Years
6 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0

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Meet Cricket, a sassy senior who has been living it up in an APA foster home but is now ready to move into yours!

Cricket has very good manners and should be able to make an easy transition into your home. She doesn't mind a crate but has been fine roaming the house when left alone - mainly because she usually uses the opportunity to catch up on sleep! Cricket also loves to chew on her bones or her plush toys, and she'll play fetch or tug of war. She keeps a very chill and relaxed mood in the house. Sometimes she'll get a burst of energy, but a quick walk will calm her right down.

Speaking of walks, Cricket is leash trained and knows all the basic commands. She'll make a great partner when you're in the mood to go for a stroll!

Cricket loves people and warms up to strangers very quickly. And if you have a treat for her, she will instantly become your best friend. Cricket loves to be in the same room as her favorite people,
preferably cuddled up lying next to them. She'll especially enjoy helping you catch up on your favorite TV shows!

Cricket would prefer to be the only dog in the home. She previously lived in a home with children and was good with them. We love her calm nature and human-like personality. She doesn't need a great deal of exercise - she'd prefer belly rubs! She'd like a family who spends a lot of time in the house, so she can spend plenty of time with everyone. And remember that when you adopt from APA you're not only giving Cricket a home, you're also allowing a second dog to join us.
Come meet your new best friend

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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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