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Ulysses

APA-A-89675

Looks Like
Cattle Dog, Australian (Blue Heeler) / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
61 lbs

Estimated Age
8 Years
8 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Cattle Dog, Australian (Blue Heeler) / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
61 lbs
Estimated Age
8 Years
8 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0

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Ulysses, like his namesake, is the hero of this story who is looking for his home. He's living in a foster home and preparing to join a family of his own. Each day he continues to prepare himself for his long-lost family by practicing key skills:

They include warning his nemesis, the UPS truck, to stay away. It's important to patrol the area to check for invading UPS trucks.

Ulysses also practices his cuddle skills, preferably on the couch, at least 20 hours each day. One or more human adults to cuddle with are required for this practice. He also takes shelter from storms and loud noises, like fireworks, or lawnmowers.

Keeping up his strength is important for his journey. While he believes his diet should consist primarily of cheese and peanut butter, his fosters do encourage him to eat more balanced meals.

He also loves doing zoomies. Zooming is a key skill, and he practices this regularly, preferably while throwing toys in the air to himself in the yard. He likes taking walks, too.

Ulysses is searching for an adult-only home where he can exercise both his body and mind. He'd love a backyard but could do well in certain apartment settings if he has regular walks. While he gets along with some well-matched dogs, his fosters believe he'll do best as the only dog in a home.

If you'd like to give this hero a home, please reach out. He's been waiting a long time for you!
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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