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Spark

APA-A-93168

Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
60 lbs

Estimated Age
8 Years
1 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
60 lbs
Estimated Age
8 Years
1 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$160

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Spark is a sparky, outgoing boy who's very friendly with all new people he meets. He came from a rural shelter and his behavior and energy indicates he lived outdoors. He loves going outside for frequent walks. Now in a foster home, he also loves being petted and having his tummy rubbed, and then snoozing all over the house.

This very sweet, gentle boy can be headstrong, claiming a place on a bed. But he's fine with being moved since he's completely passive. He makes his foster laugh when he likes sitting in the truck's front seat, staring out the window and ignoring him. He's a smart boy who's having his first training on leash walking, and is making real progress. And he's a house-trained boy who doesn't mind being in his crate, but can have the run of the house and does well when his foster is away, just gazing out the window at his neighbor's kids.

Spark hopes for a home where he can play in a yard and be taken for walks and outdoor activities by his parents. He'll love their attention, and he'll be happy to also play with kids and doggie companions. Come meet him, he'll spark up your day.
Come meet your new best friend

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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

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