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Oprah

APA-A-79990

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
44 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
8 Months

Location
TLAC
Contagious ISO

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
44 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
8 Months
Location
TLAC
Contagious ISO
Adoption Fee
$175

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Oprah can be inquisitive, lively, and loving when it comes to exploring life. Get a Jolly Ball out, and you'll get a peek at her playful side! She will stick her nose in the hole, carry it around, bat it with her paws, and try to get the entire thing in her mouth. She is such a hoot! And those floppy ears are the cherry on top of the sundae!

Ms. Oprah is a girl who is passionate about being with, and trusting her humans. She loves to follow them around, bring them toys for playing, and lean in for snuggles. While she loves her people, she likes to slowly meet new friends, sizing them up to ensure they are worthy of her loyalty (and are carrying good treats)! It may take a few interactions before she lets you into her circle of trust, which you'll know by her head on your lap and paw in your hand. It will melt your heart!

This little girl is all about training to be the best girl on the block! She knows commands like sit, down, place, come, and paw. Oprah finds places extremely fun when the object she is sitting on is new, like a cot, a fluffy rug, or a big rock outside! When she's outside, she loves to hike, run and sniff out new paths. Should you encounter squirrels along the way, she can be exceptionally persistent about chatting with them, so having two hands on the leash is always a good idea!

Oprah is also a TOP (Total Obedience Program) dog at APA!. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193.

Oprah's wish list for a new home includes an adult family that thrives on routine, structure, exercise, and playtime as much as she does. A yard is great but an apartment with direct access to the outside also works, as she likes to meet new friends, but prefers slower introductions. A low-traffic home with adults willing to go at her speed would be ideal. In exchange for giving her a loving home, Oprah promises to bring her politest home manners, her ball and rope for playtime, and her unconditional love.

Are you looking for a girl to entertain you with her silly, smart, and sassy personality? Oprah and her ears are ready to meet you!

Follow her @oprah.thesquirrelgirl

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING?

We are currently closed to the public and are only open by appointment (foster or adopter), but we are still diligently working to place dogs in foster homes! You can inquire about fostering a specific dog by submitting an inquiry through the dog's individual profile on this website or by emailing [email protected] to get more information about how to be matched with a foster dog.

Please do not visit our shelters without talking with us first. To prevent community spread, we cannot have large crowds gathering in our shelters.

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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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