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This dog has not been observed around cats.

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This dog has had positive interactions with younger children, either in shelter or in the home, but has not necessarily lived with children.

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This means that there were mixed indicators (some positive/some negative) of how this dog does alone in a home. It may mean the dog has not been observed alone in a home for an extended period of time.

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Rocket

APA-A-92450

Looks Like
Mastiff / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
85 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
0 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Mastiff / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
85 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
0 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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This giant boy is just ready to rocket in someone's arms! Rocket loves to give kisses and play with other dogs. He also likes to lean on his human friends and wants to be loved by them more than anything.

Rocket came to the APA! shelter after his family decided to move and leave him behind. He could not fully understand why he had to stay there, but he coped with it because the staff gave him lots of treats and love. Luckily, he has gotten into a foster home where he now has a good life with a young kid and a dog. He plays with his bulldog buddy all the time. And when going for walks, he doesn't pay much attention to other dogs.

Rocket has loved all the people and dogs he's met so far, including his foster's 2-year-old child. He loves to give her kisses. And he's paid no attention to the ducks living at his foster home. This very smart, strong boy is working on learning not to jump and on his house-training. He seems to be learning quickly. And he relaxes and does well when his humans are away. Come meet this big boy!

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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