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Tessa Rae

APA-A-90526

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull

Sex
Female

Current Weight
54 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
5 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull
Sex
Female
Current Weight
54 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
5 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Tessa Rae is proving to be the perfect house guest - polite, quiet, affectionate, obedient, and playful, and so lovable! On her sleepovers, she greets her new human friends with a bundle of kisses, and then hangs out with them for cuddles and petting. Then she'll love to run around and play herself silly with puzzle toys.

This super social girl asks a lot of questions, sitting in front of you and gazing at you with her inquisitive eyes until you find her a toy. She likes all of them, especially those play-bitey and rope toys. Then she'll want to play tug-o-war, cuddle and spoon with you. Whatever bed she's offered she'll treat as her home base, hanging out there, napping and playing on it. Then she's an adventurous girl who likes to sniff and explore the yard, wiggling around on her back.

She's a smart, treat-motivated lady who is an easy-peasy leash walker. She already understands "sit" and won't jump on furniture until invited to. A house-trained girl, she knows to ask to go outside, and she's readily entered a crate. And she'll ride in a car like it's her job!

With her snaggly smile, Tessa should fit well in most homes. She plays well with other dogs and would enjoy a playful cuddle mate. She can be a bit mouthy, so should do best with older kids. Come meet this well-mannered girl, she'll give you kisses and follow you home.
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

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