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Osito

APA-A-56036

Looks Like
Chihuahua / Terrier

Sex
Male

Current Weight
14 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
1 Months

Location
Tarrytown
Run 3

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Chihuahua / Terrier
Sex
Male
Current Weight
14 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
1 Months
Location
Tarrytown
Run 3
Adoption Fee
$160

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Imagine watching Cirque du Soleil in your very own home, anytime you want. Bright and talented Osito will keep you entertained and laughing. Who wouldn't want a best friend who is always ready to make you smile?

While Osito may not fold all the laundry for you (he has his limits) he may bring you that sock you dropped in the other room - for a treat, of course. There might be no end to his ability to learn new things, but be careful as he may just have you doing his bidding. Osito will bond closely with anyone who appreciates his intelligence and understands that while he may look tough on the outside he's really just a bit nervous of the outside world and needs some guidance. This sharp-looking youngster takes some time to warm up to new people, but once he does, he bonds closely with them, and despite his tiny stature, he will make sure no harm befalls them.

Osito is a moderately active guy and mostly likes to keep watch on whatever's going on and is really good at keeping himself entertained. Chew toys are his favorite, and he also enjoys puzzle toys to keep that big brain occupied. He really likes to hear he is a good boy and will sit at attention just to hear the praise! And he also has plenty to say himself - this little curmudgeon has opinions and he wants you to hear them, grumbling about this and that as he makes sure he's getting his point across. What he definitely won't complain about is nice soft beds. Those he likes a lot.

Smart, independent, talkative and so very loyal, Osito is going to make a special someone very happy. If you think you're up for an adventure, come say hello to your little knight in shiny black armor!

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING?

This pup is currently located at our Tarrytown Dog Adoption Center (3118 Windsor Road). We'd love to show them off to you! To learn more about them, head in any day between 12:00PM-6:00PM. We are open 7 days a week! Ask to speak with a staff member about fostering this pup. You will sit down and discuss all we know about them and, if it's a good fit, get to meet them then! Please budget for a wait time unless you arrive right at opening as we cannot dictate walk-in traffic (wait times tend to be highest in the evenings and on weekends). If this pup ends up not being the best fit, we have so many other pups in need that we can suggest for your household on the spot!

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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