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Runner

APA-A-91854

Looks Like
Terrier, American Pit Bull

Sex
Male

Current Weight
70 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
11 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Terrier, American Pit Bull
Sex
Male
Current Weight
70 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
11 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Runner came to APA!'s shelter as a very withdrawn, fearful boy. Now in foster care, he's come out of his shell, gaining confidence, and opening up. He's still a cautious pup, but he's well on his way to warming up to his new human friends - and he adores his new doggie housemate.

After a slow introduction, Runner fell in love with the foster's dog, and he now follows her everywhere, tagging along closely with her on walks and on the car rides he loves, sticking his nose out the window. At home, he'll snooze in the sun and on the sofa next to her. He is also friendly with neighboring dogs and small ones belonging to friends.

Runner is so happy to go on walks with his fosters. He leaps in excitement at first and then calms down and enjoys rolling in bushes, leaf piles and kicking around in tall grasses. A curious boy, he approaches new people. And he wants to greet other dogs if they're calm and friendly, but would ideally love a kitty-free home.

At home, he's a very quiet, well-behaved boy who receives food and treats gently and is beginning to enjoy toys. At first, he didn't care for being touched, but now he's content to get back scratches and gentle brushes. He's a nicely house-trained boy who's learned to use the dog door to take himself outdoors. And he's happy to freely roam the house with his dog buddy when his foster is away, usually sleeping and happy to greet her when she returns home.

This sweet, chill boy will do well in a calm, quiet, predictable home with a family who will love him and let him have his space. He especially hopes for one with a lovable doggie friend. Come meet Runner 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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