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Oso

APA-A-92878

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull

Sex
Male

Current Weight
58 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
10 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull
Sex
Male
Current Weight
58 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
10 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0

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Oso is one of the sweetest, kindest animals on the planet. This sweet boy came to the shelter injured from a gunshot, and as a result has paralyzed hind legs and requires special care. A heavy boy, he needs a strong friend to support his hind legs during walks, and someone who can lift him out of the tub after his frequent baths that are needed because of his incontinence. This good boy is kind and appreciative. His gratitude for cleaning him off, changing his pee pads and helping him explore the back yard is so obvious.

Now in foster care, Oso is gentle, sweet, and does everything he can to make his human's life as easy as possible. He's tempted by open doors, food, water, treats and pets. These are the only things that motivate him to scoot across the floor. He's very aware of his hygiene and tries to assist with cleaning.

He's still healing from his spinal injury and will require additional "cage rest" for some time. For someone who very recently lost the use of his back legs, he's extremely optimistic and chipper. There are so many times where he obviously wants to be a normal dog doing normal dog things. While his "normal" activities are restricted right now, he's very happy and is a sucker for pets.

Oso requires more work than most dogs, but is looking for a forever home with someone who has patience, time at home and a big heart. Come meet this sweet pup, you will love his soulful eyes.

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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