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Buster

APA-A-77470

Looks Like
Terrier / Terrier, Pit Bull

Sex
Male

Current Weight
62 lbs

Estimated Age
1 Years
9 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Terrier / Terrier, Pit Bull
Sex
Male
Current Weight
62 lbs
Estimated Age
1 Years
9 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Buster's a handsome, well-built guy with pretty green eyes and a beige brindle coat with white patches. His foster mom says she's a paw lady, and she really loves that Buster has adorable big paws like an overgrown puppy.

Buster has limited eyesight and some neurological issues, but he doesn't let that get in the way of living life with gusto. In fact, those neurological issues might be why he's got this permanent puppy thing going on. Buster has a sweet disposition with people, but he's definitely a bit of a wild child when it comes to play. He's full of youthful enthusiasm and absolutely lives for playtime. When it comes to toys, Buster loves well . . . all of them. Squeaky toys, treat-filled balls, puzzle toys. The keyword is toys. Inside and out, Buster is running after toys, playing with his puzzle toys or having a nice game of tug of war with his people. Because of his limited eyesight, sometimes he can't find the toys, but trying to find the ones he loses track of keeps his busy too. Buster seems to do ok with 20-30 minutes of fetch in the backyard, the mental stimulation of puzzle toys and playing some tug-o-war in the evenings. Then when playtime is through and Buster's ready to chill, he calms down nicely and sleeps through the night. He's also a quiet guy to have around without any barking or whining.

Second on Buster's list of favorite activities is running. He goes round and round in crazy zoomies when he's excited and has this funny running gait when he chases balls in the backyard - it's like his back legs have a mind of their own. But Buster doesn't let that get in the way of trying to get the ball or having a blast doing so, and it's really fun to watch. Then he'll sometimes freeze in place and cock his head to one side. We're not sure what information he's processing, but he just looks so sweet and cute doing it.

And Buster is just as enthusiastic about pets. He's a little bit shy with new people, but he loves hugs and being pet. His foster mom says sometimes Buster will be playing and then realize she just sat down in chair, so he'll run full speed to her and put his head on her lap for some nice scritches. It doesn't always last long before he goes back to the toys, but it's still very sweet.

Buster's a very special guy, and he's going to make some lucky person very happy. He'd love a home with a yard where he can zoom to his heart's content and someone who will give him plenty of playtime. 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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