Favorite
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 has had positive interactions with cats, either in shelter or in the home, but has not necessarily lived with cats.

unknown
Child Score

This dog has not been observed around children.

Home Alone Score

This dog may require additional training or modifications in order to be successful when left alone for extended periods. Puppies under 6 months have this as their default score unless further details are known.

cursor icon

Hover over the scores to learn more!

Emma

APA-A-85526

Looks Like
Shepherd, German / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
30 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
5 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$250
Looks Like
Shepherd, German / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
30 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
5 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$250

Share
This sweet baby girl has been through some trauma in her short life and is ready to see how good life can be!

She came in after being hit by a car and had to have her tail amputated. She is happy and active but is currently unable to use her back legs. Because she cannot walk, she will need help with day-to-day activities (this includes going to the bathroom). It is uncertain whether her back leg paralysis is permanent at this point, but for the time being she will need extra attention and someone who is able to follow up with her physical therapy.

She is as sweet as can be - she loves cuddles, playing with her toys, and chewing on her bone. She seems to be good around cats, but will need a slow introduction. Due to her injury, she has not yet been socialized - so she will need a slow introduction with dogs, and no rough play with her current condition. If you think you could be a match for Miss Emma & provide her the TLC she needs, let us know! She is currently in foster care & her foster parents would love to discuss more information on what a day in the life of Emma is like!

PUPPIES AND OTHER HIGHLY-ADOPTABLE DOGS DISCLAIMER:

Puppies and other highly-adoptable dogs (small dogs or desirable-breed dogs) at APA! are very high in demand and usually have several interested adopters. Inquiring about a dog, meeting a dog, and even applying for a dog does not guarantee that you will be able to adopt the dog. Only one household will be able to adopt each dog, which means all other interested households will inevitably and unfortunately be disappointed. Please consider this in your search and set your expectations accordingly. Please also consider that adult dogs do not typically have competing adopters, and they need furever homes, too! Additionally, APA! does not allow the adoption of dogs who are related (e.g., littermates or mom and pup) to the same household for behavioral reasons.

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

Austin
Aug 31, 2020

Do You Scoop the Poop?

You've heard it from us once, and you'll hear it from us many more times: Austin, please scoop the poop! But don't take it from us, take it from the experts.

See more from the blog