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Padre

APA-A-92561

Looks Like
Boxer / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
68 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
6 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 1

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Boxer / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
68 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
6 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 1
Adoption Fee
$175

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Padre is a beautiful brindle boxer that turns heads! His markings are striking, his smile is infectious, and he's one smart pup. Although he hasn't interacted much with dogs, he eagerly wags his tail when he sees other canine friends. He's also done well with children 12 years and older, and also other younger children he has seen on his walks.

Padre LOVES being with "his people - whether it's instigating a play session, climbing on you for cuddles or snoring next to your bed, he's ever present. Padre is very treat motivated, and this, combined with his intellect makes him prime for training. He already learned "sit, "down and "stay in just a few days. Padre is also fully potty trained and is great on walks. He doesn't pull much at all and really loves being outside. He initially barked for attention when he came into his foster home, but with consistent training he has been getting much better! He really just wants those affectionate pets after all.

For a fairly rough and tumble dog, he has made us chuckle when a leaf startles him or he gets perplexed by his own reflection. He's definitely a bit goofy, and he is all heart. Padre is definitely a working dog breed with lots of energy. His ideal home would have an active owner who likes walks and runs and has plenty of space where he can stretch his legs. Come meet Padre, he'd love to show you his infectious smile!

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING?

We are currently closed to the public and are only open by appointment (foster or adopter), but we are still diligently working to place dogs in foster homes! You can inquire about fostering a specific dog by submitting an inquiry through the dog's individual profile on this website or by emailing [email protected] to get more information about how to be matched with a foster dog.

Please do not visit our shelters without talking with us first. To prevent community spread, we cannot have large crowds gathering in our shelters.

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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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