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Layla

APA-A-74719

Looks Like
Chow Chow / Retriever, Labrador

Sex
Female

Current Weight
43 lbs

Estimated Age
8 Years
10 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Chow Chow / Retriever, Labrador
Sex
Female
Current Weight
43 lbs
Estimated Age
8 Years
10 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Layla wants nothing more than to be right next to those she loves. She joined the APA! family when her elderly owner had to go into assisted living and quickly gained volunteer friends at the shelter. In foster care, Layla is her foster mom's shadow and likes to lay under the table while she's working. She's also doing well with her foster's other dogs (check out her video).

When its time for pets, Layla will happily bump your arm with her nose so you know to scratch the sweet spot - right between her ears! She's also house-trained and will let you know when its potty time. Layla likes to occupy her time by chewing on a tasty Yak cheesy bones or a bully strip. Got a Milkbone? Those are her favorites!

As we get older, sometimes things don't work the way they used to. Layla's sight isn't what it once was, and she may be getting a bit creaky, but that doesn't stop her! She maneuvered her foster's home with ease and always knows where her people are. She also knows the importance of exercise, and her favorite time is her daily constitutional. The walk may be short but she heads out with purpose, determined to smell all the smells, and she enjoys her nightly laps around the backyard. Layla loves the outdoors, so if you enjoy gardening, she would enjoy supervising your work.

If your home has a soft spot for a sweet and loyal girl to spend her retirement, Layla would love to meet to you!
Come meet your new best friend
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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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