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Hector

APA-A-76528

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
50 lbs

Estimated Age
8 Years
5 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
50 lbs
Estimated Age
8 Years
5 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0

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Don't let his rough exterior fool you. Hector is a gentle senior with a heart of gold. He was found as a stray without a lick of fur on him and looking very much like a big mole rat. But after lots of TLC in his foster home, he's on the mend gaining more of a pep to his step. Most importantly, Hector has won over his foster parents with his wonderfully sweet demeanor and excellent manners.

Despite his previous life of neglect, you'd never know it with how well-behaved this guy is. Hector is very attentive to his people and just wants to please everyone he meets. He's fully house-trained, and although he does well in his crate, he prefers being left uncrated with the two resident foster dogs and hasn't shown any destructive behavior in the home. He's even polite about asking if he can snuggle with you. And this boy LOVES to snuggle. Hector will look at you with those adorable soulful eyes until you give him permission to up on the couch or bed, and he'll give you his paw on his own from time to time just to let you now that he's there. He's even a polite gentleman with new people, greeting them with a tail wag and leaning in for pets.

This smart pup has already learned "sit", "lay", "paw" and "stay". He will come when his name is called or when you say the word "here". While Hector enjoys going for walks, he's a lower energy guy with a very soft play style. He will politely sit and watch the resident dogs wrestle with each other, but occasionally he'll shadow them and wag his tail like he wants to take part in the fun!

Hector just wants to make you happy and be loved in return. His ideal home would provide him with lots of affection and a nice soft place to spread out and sleep for his afternoon naps. In return, he promises to be the most low key and loving companion you could hope for. If you think you can handle all that, 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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