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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 dog cannot go to a home with younger children. The age range may vary by individual dog, based on behaviors the dog has exhibited and the home setup.

Home Alone Score

This means the dog may be mostly housetrained and/or crate-trained. It may mean the dog has not been observed alone in a home for an extended period of time, but has mostly positive notes.

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Halo Top

APA-A-86216

Looks Like
Cattle Dog

Sex
Female

Current Weight
41 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
9 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Cattle Dog
Sex
Female
Current Weight
41 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
9 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Halo Top is a sweet gal who enjoys her me-time, but won't turn down belly rubs when offered. She loves walks and stopping to smell the flowers (or anything, really). She is house-trained and does well when left home alone to roam or in her crate.

Before coming to APA!, Halo Top was kept in a small room with just her siblings, so she doesn't have much experience with other dogs. She's looking for a human who will be patient with her and help her adjust with slow intros to dogs, cats, and other humans. She's pretty content hanging out in her crate or in another room and coming to find you when it's time for dinner or a walk, but don't be surprised if she sneaks onto the couch when no one's looking.

If she has her leash on, she knows she's going for a walk and will head for the door, but she still has room to improve on other commands like "sit", "lay down", etc. If you're looking for a calm, lovable, and potentially lazy addition to your home, Halo Top is the girl for you!

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.

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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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