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Edith

APA-A-88848

Looks Like
Cattle Dog, Australian (Red Heeler) / Mixed Breed (Medium)

Sex
Female

Current Weight
23 lbs

Estimated Age
1 Years
0 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Cattle Dog, Australian (Red Heeler) / Mixed Breed (Medium)
Sex
Female
Current Weight
23 lbs
Estimated Age
1 Years
0 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Weighing in at only 23 pounds, Edith looks like someone took a regular sized red cattle dog and zapped it with a shrink ray. Though she has been initially timid in her foster home, under her quiet exterior she has some of the spunkiness and smarts of a cattle dog. From her spot in the corner of the room, her enormous bat ears do not miss a thing.

Edith can be a little bit of a fraidy cat with new things and new people, but she is quickly warming up to her foster family. She can still be very nervous in the house when the humans are walking around, so she would like a low traffic home where the people will go slow, respect her space, and give her some time to get used to things. She loves other dogs, and a friendly, playful resident dog would really help bring her out of her shell. Edith even has experience living with a kitty and did very well.

Edith would be happiest with a fenced yard, as she is still learning to walk on a leash and to cope with scary things like traffic and pedestrians. Once Edith warms up to a person, she bonds strongly to them, and her real personality starts to show. Those lucky few get to experience her playful, silly, snuggly side and--best of all--get to pet her soft silky fur.

If you have the love and patience to encourage this shy but sweet girl to blossom and reach her full potential, come meet Edith!

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

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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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