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Miguelito

APA-A-62339

Looks Like
Chihuahua

Sex
Male

Current Weight
12 lbs

Estimated Age
7 Years
8 Months

Location
Tarrytown
Run 1

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Chihuahua
Sex
Male
Current Weight
12 lbs
Estimated Age
7 Years
8 Months
Location
Tarrytown
Run 1
Adoption Fee
$25
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Miguelito was rescued from a hoarding situation and he's still trying to figure this beloved family dog thing out.

Miguelito has a very distinctive look to him with his big radar ears and long legs that make him look more like a fawn than a dog, and he has the same bashful, delicate personality. He likes having his crate as a safe space, and during the day he roams the house and follows his foster mom from room to room. If he loses sight of her he'll bark to say "Mom! Where you at?" He likes to sit in the chair next to her for brushing and pets and "cookies". He is turning into very much a lap dog and has also learned to play and has a favorite stuffed animal that he carries around everywhere with him like it's his baby.

Miguelito is very a low maintenance guy and smart too. He already knows "crate", "no" and "quiet", is working on "come" and "out", and he's really good at "cookie" and "treat". He's making excellent progress on his house-training and has proven to be a good watch dog and barks when anyone is at door or in the yard.

Miguelito will make a wonderful addition to a household that's looking for a sweet and gentle companion. Come meet him!
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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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