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Jewels

APA-A-78198

Looks Like
Chinese Shar-Pei

Sex
Female

Current Weight
36 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
6 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Chinese Shar-Pei
Sex
Female
Current Weight
36 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
6 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Jewels is such a unique-looking young lady - She has a super soft face and looks like a Sharpei crossed with a potato and doesn't have much of a neck besides some rolls. She's also chockfull of personality - she snores and snorts and makes all sorts of funny noises that you can't help but laugh at.

Jewels can be shy with new people, but she warms up very quickly, and once she trusts you, she will follow you everywhere you go and wants to be you as much as possible. She has one main person that she sticks to like glue and has big puppy dog eyes that are always telling you how much she adores you. She's fully potty trained and very well-behaved, and when she's excited and happy she likes to go get her bone an show it to you. She's good on leash, will sleep in a crate if necessary, and she only chews on her bones and the toys you give her. She does amazing at home alone - she just hangs out by the door waiting for you, and when you return, she's so happy that she gives your hand kisses!

This goofy sweetheart has been around younger and older children, as well as dogs, but shouldn't be around more rowdy children or doggie friends due to her medical needs. Jewels has IVDD (mineralized discs in her spine) that cut into her nerves causing her to lose feelings in back end. She's looking for an adopter with a special heart that is able to provide the medical care she needs. She sooo badly wants to play fetch but really needs to avoid being too active due to her back, so she settles for chewing on her bones and destroying fluffy toys. Puzzle toys will likely keep her entertained as well.

If you're looking for a loyal and adoring companion, you won't find better than our sweet Jewels. 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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