Favorite
Top Dog
Dog Score

This dog has the potential to live with or interact with, other dogs based on their interactions with dogs in shelter or in the home.

Cat Score

This dog may have had negative interactions with cats. Possible to live with a cat of a certain temperament with a very slow introduction process in the home.

Child Score

This may mean that this dog has had positive interactions with older children, but has either not been observed around or is not recommended to go home with younger children.

Home Alone Score

This means that there were mixed indicators (some positive/some negative) of how this dog does alone in a home. It may mean the dog has not been observed alone in a home for an extended period of time.

cursor icon

Hover over the scores to learn more!

Viper

APA-A-84112

Looks Like
Mixed Breed (Large)

Sex
Male

Current Weight
85 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
10 Months

Location
TLAC
AAC Building

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Mixed Breed (Large)
Sex
Male
Current Weight
85 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
10 Months
Location
TLAC
AAC Building
Adoption Fee
$175

Share
Viper has proven to be a wonderful animal companion, and has come a long way. He has learned to walk well on leash, he knows all of his basic commands, he will wait until instructed to eat, and will stay seated before leaving for his walks. He prefers to stay away from other pups on his leash walks. He is also a very quiet pup and will only bark when he's having a silly dream!

This sweet, affectionate, and loving guy wants to be with his person more than anything else. He prefers to sleep most of the day, doesn't like toys or games, mostly he just wants to chill and live the good life of retirement.

Viper would thrive in a home that can provide him lots of love and attention. Viper will take a little time to warm up in a new home, and would love a patient human who is experienced at working with larger breeds. He would ideally love a home with a yard where he can stretch his legs and get his exercise running around in the yard.

Come meet this sweet boy, he's waiting for his loving furever home!

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.

Come meet your new best friend

Requirements

Time Icon

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.

Application Icon

Fill out our adoption application and meet with an adoption counselor.

18 Icon

You must be at least 18 years of age.

Id Icon

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.

Hi Icon

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!.

Want to learn more? Visit our FAQs Page

APA A 87442 1
Aug 17, 2021

Pet Evictions - A letter from Dr. Jefferson on the Looming Crisis in Austin

Evictions are on track to be the number one reason cats and dogs enter the public shelter in Austin.

See more from the blog