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Alfalfa

APA-A-69630

Looks Like
Retriever / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
48 lbs

Estimated Age
7 Years
2 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 2

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Retriever / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
48 lbs
Estimated Age
7 Years
2 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 2
Adoption Fee
$160
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Despite technically being a senior, Alfalfa has a very puppy-like personality and is full of enthusiastic energy. This beautiful guy is easy to fall in love with, especially when you see how excited he is to see you when you get home! Alfalfa really loves his humans and just seems so appreciative to get to spend time with them. He's also very friendly and eager to meet new people, pulling towards them every chance he gets, hoping to get some attention and seeing if they also happen to have something tasty in their hand.

While he does well left alone in his crate, Alfalfa's raring to go do some adventuring once he's let out. He loves taking long walks and would make a great running or hiking partner for an active owner who can help him burn off all that energy. He also enjoys playing with his canine pals in playgroup at the shelter and is excited to see other dogs when out on walks.

Alfalfa is super curious about the world and everything in it, and he likes to sniff and have a taste of whatever he encounters when out and about. At home, chew toys and durable stuffed toys help keep him occupied - he likes to toss them to himself and would probably love having some puzzle toys to work on. Rawhide bones are also a big favorite. He's working on his house manners, and that big brain would likely benefit from some training sessions, especially if treats are involved.

This sweet guy is looking for a an active family that will give him plenty of attention and include him in their activities, and a nice roomy backyard to explore would be a big plus. If that sounds like yours, come meet Alfalfa!
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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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