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Butternut

APA-A-89966

Looks Like
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Sex
Male

Current Weight
30 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
4 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Mixed Breed (Medium)
Sex
Male
Current Weight
30 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
4 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$160

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Butternut is a handsome and sensitive boy who is looking for a companion to share a quiet home with. He is such a good boy and a sweet pup who takes time to warm up to new humans. He is a bit reserved and cautious of new people and petting/touching. He would love to find a patient and compassionate adopter that will help build his confidence.

Butternut may not be the cuddliest yet, but he loves being near his people once he has gotten comfortable with them and prefers them to be home as often as possible. He would make the perfect work-from-home buddy, curled up next to you in a comfy chair or dog bed. He is still learning how much affection he wants, so he would do best in an adult-only household. He would be fine with cats or gentle, kind dogs. He completely ignores cats and adores the dog in his current foster home. Once you give him space and time, Butternut comes out of his shell and becomes a playful pup, tail wagging when he and his dog buddy romp around the yard together. Butternut would also prefer a home without stairs, elevators, or narrow hallways so he can keep some space around him if needed. He would also prefer to be in a home where his humans are around most of the day, as he is still learning that his people will return home.

Butternut is house-trained and prides himself on being accident-free once he settles into a routine. He initially had a few accidents in his foster home, but quickly learned to go outside. Butternut is well-behaved on his leash and currently has it on at all times, in case he gets skittish at a noise or a new person. He doesn't want to accidentally run away, so he doesn't mind being on his leash. Butternut does great in a crate overnight, but he would love to sleep in your room for comfort because he wants to be around his people. Butternut is heartworm positive, but all this means is that he will need a few weeks rest after treatment at APA!'s expense, and he will be romping around the yard again.

Butternut is slowly coming out of his shell and will warm up more with a stable, safe, and loving home. He will make the perfect lifelong companion for a patient person who can let a pup warm up slowly and who wants to give a pup a second chance at living the good life. Come meet Butternut today!
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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