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Dracula

APA-A-89680

Looks Like
American Blue Heeler / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
22 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
7 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
American Blue Heeler / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
22 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
7 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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For a young boy, Dracula is already quite a collector - of toys! He has a horde of toys, and is always looking for a new one to add. Of course, he loves playing with them just as much as he loves his people - and all humans he meets.

This friendly boy is disabled. His spine was injured, causing the loss of use of his back legs. But that hasn't slowed down his playfulness. He loves being petted and snuggled, and he wiggles when his humans come close. He will scoot himself right over to be held and cuddled.

As an active, curious boy, he loves being outside, scooting around freely with his front legs to see everything in the outdoor world, and chewing sticks to his heart's content. He'll pull himself halfway across the yard to grab a new stick when he already has one to chew - so cute! He's a smart boy, eager to learn, and listens to corrections well. He sleeps all night in his crate. He might also be fitted for a wheelchair as he matures.

Dracula's disability causes incontinence, so he needs adopters who will be gentle and loving with him, help with his bladder and bowel control, and are always willing to patiently change his diapers. He'll reward them with so much love. Come meet this survivor!

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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