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Poof

APA-A-71406

Looks Like
Chihuahua / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
16 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
2 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Chihuahua / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
16 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
2 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$160

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Poof came to us a dirty and skinny brown dog but has since blossomed into a beautiful girl with a gorgeous reddish-brown coat. Each day, she becomes more inquisitive about these human things she hangs out with, and over time she's gone from hiding to checking people out and sniffing them. Once she gets comfortable with someone, she gets very wiggly when she sees them and comes over to kiss their fingers. And with her favorite people, she wiggles so hard you think her butt will fall off, and those special few get kisses on the lips!

While it takes Poof quite a while to warm up to new people, but she absolutely LOVES other dogs. Poof spent her entire life with dogs (she was surrendered with five others) and definitely prefers their company over humans. Actually, "prefer" is an understatement, because when Poof is in the presence of her doggie companions, she's been known to get crazy and party like a rock band in a hotel room, throwing stuff around, rearranging things and causing quite the ruckus. In the play yard, she does warp speed zoomies and likes to get into all kinds of rough and rowdy antics as she tumbles around with her doggie pals. Poof may have a medium to high energy level, but she will spend literally hours playing. Poof will need a social dog in the home to really blossom. And unlike some of her rock-star counterparts, Poof is fully house-trained.

Curious, playful, adorable and so full of potential, Poof wants nothing more than to be a normal dog, and she'd love a low traffic home with a nice secure yard and definitely one with another dog (or two or three or four...) to help her continue to build her confidence around people. If that sounds like yours, come meet this amazing pup!
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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