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Darby

APA-A-71924

Looks Like
Carolina Dog / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
0 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
4 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Carolina Dog / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
0 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
4 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Darby recently gave birth to a litter of ten puppies, and now that they're off to their forever homes, this good-natured lady is looking to put motherhood behind her and find one of her own.

Darby has the most wonderful temperament and seems to love all people upon first meeting them. She's not pushy and doesn't beg for attention, but she will politely ask for it by rolling over and showing her belly when you pass by. Her fosters' 12 and 14 year-old kids have had a lot of friends over handling Darby's puppies, and she was great about letting them do that. She's also been around children from toddler on up and was very sweet with all of them. Darby is also superb with other dogs and lives with a resource guarder and a couple of hyper pups, and Darby doesn't react to their shenanigans at all. She's truly amazing.

While some may think that being blind would present a lot of challenges and extra work, Darby has successfully been able to create a mental map of her foster home, and she's become so confident navigating the layout that she'll gallop though the house at a faster place. And when you call her name, Darby will give you the sweetest little head tilt as she tries to figure out where you are! On top of that, she has exceptional manners. As in she's absolutely perfect - she doesn't get on furniture, she's non-destructive, does great being left home alone uncrated and is fully house-trained. She also doesn't need much exercise!

More than anything, Darby just wants to feel love from those around her. If you're looking for a sweet, well-mannered, low maintenance and easy-going cutie patootie, you won't find better than our Darby. Come meet her!
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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