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Osito

APA-A-56036

Looks Like
Chihuahua / Terrier

Sex
Male

Current Weight
14 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
5 Months

Location
Tarrytown
Run 2

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Chihuahua / Terrier
Sex
Male
Current Weight
14 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
5 Months
Location
Tarrytown
Run 2
Adoption Fee
$160
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The world is big and loud, and that can be scary, but Osito has a way to fight off those spooky fears - he uses his tough guy persona to stand up for himself in the face of uncertainty!

This sharp-looking youngster is looking for someone who understands that under that tough outer shell, he's just a bundle of nerves clinging to a shield - a shield which he will happily use to protect his precious somebody. Osito 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. He does well in a calm setting 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!
Come meet your new best friend
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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!. Personal checks will only be accepted for surgery deposit.

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