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Sparkles

APA-A-82869

Looks Like
American Blue Heeler / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
40 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
1 Months

Location
TLAC
AAC Building

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
American Blue Heeler / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
40 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
1 Months
Location
TLAC
AAC Building
Adoption Fee
$160

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If you want a playmate all day long, come meet Sparkles! This energetic girl is always up for soccer, fetch and tug-of-war, chasing her soccer and tennis balls and fetching her new dummy duck. But if you tire out and want to sit down, she's also very easygoing. She'll just hop in your lap to get your pets and scratches and give you kisses.

This sweet, loving girl wants her person's love and attention, and she's friendly right away with new acquaintances, rolling over belly up for those pers and scratches. She's a curious girl who's happy to peek out the window to see what other people and animals are doing. And she's a smart girl who understands "sit" and other commands. House-trained, she's usually quiet in her crate.

This athletic, active girl would love a home with outdoor space to roam and humans to play and snuggle with. She promises to give lots of kisses in return for those pets.
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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