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Candy Apple

APA-A-90683

Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
45 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
2 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
45 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
2 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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It's not just her name that is sweet! Candy Apple is a lovable pup that is so sweet she will actually hug you while resting her head on your shoulder. Who couldn't use more hugs in their life? While cuddling and snuggling are some of her favorite activities, Candy also has an energetic, playful side. Her favorite games are tug of war and fetch, and she would love to be your new hiking or running buddy. Also, she will always protect you from those mean old stuffed animals laying around, especially any that have squeakers in them. When it's time to quiet down and relax in her crate, she settles down after a few barks and is able to keep herself entertained with Kongs or chew toys.

Did we mention that Candy Apple loves to play? This outgoing pup loves to initiate play and will be such a fun companion. Sometimes she gets a little too excited to play, and shows her enthusiasm with a nip. She is eager to learn how to contain her excitement better and would love some continued training. She is also ready to learn some new tricks! She has mastered "sit, and can't wait to see what else you will teach her. Candy Apple will also need some help with house training. With some support and structure, she'll have it down in no time.

Candy loves walks and does well on a leash, but sometimes pulls strongly when she's anxious to show you something cool. Hold tight and let her know gently that you're the boss.
Candy Apple has so much love to give that she would do best in a house where she's the only pet. She is a very good guard dog, and will do a great job making you feel safe. You'll sleep tight with Candy Apple by your side. Come meet this sweet treat 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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