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This dog has the potential to live with or interact with, other dogs based on their interactions with dogs in shelter or in the home.

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

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This dog has not been observed around children.

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This dog may require additional training or modifications in order to be successful when left alone for extended periods. Puppies under 6 months have this as their default score unless further details are known.

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Kantele

APA-A-94825

Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
12 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
3 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$300
Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
12 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
3 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$300

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Kantele is such a cuddly girl. She wants to snuggle with her new human friends all day, and she'll love to be held up against your chest with her nose tucked under your chin.

This sweet, friendly puppy hasn't met many strangers yet, and she was a little nervous when taken into her new foster home. But now she's their cuddle bunny. Their 8-year-old daughter may be her best friend. She patiently trails her around and snuggles with her. She hasn't been nose to nose with their dog yet, but hears him and hopes to play with him soon, happily wagging her tail.

She's a calm, playful girl who's also having fun chewing her crinkly and hard toys, hoping for Vienna sausage treats and hanging out on the couch to Netflix binge with her people. She even seems to enjoy watching cell phone screens. A smart girl, she's learning quickly and is very interested in fetching things. She is already mostly potty trained, going to the back door to go outside. She's also happy to eat in her crate and sleep there, but only if it's close to her people and she can see them.

This very easy-going girl will fit well in chill, low-key homes. Kantele may take a little time to adjust to a new family, but soon she'll be so happy to snuggle on the couch with you and go for walks. She will love being with kids and another dog buddy to play with. Come meet her. She'll give you a sniff - and then a lot of cuddles!



PUPPIES AND OTHER HIGHLY-ADOPTABLE DOGS DISCLAIMER:

Puppies and other highly-adoptable dogs (small dogs or desirable-breed dogs) at APA! are very high in demand and usually have several interested adopters. Inquiring about a dog, meeting a dog, and even applying for a dog does not guarantee that you will be able to adopt the dog. Only one household will be able to adopt each dog, which means all other interested households will inevitably and unfortunately be disappointed. Please consider this in your search and set your expectations accordingly. Please also consider that adult dogs do not typically have competing adopters, and they need furever homes, too! Additionally, APA! does not allow the adoption of dogs who are related (e.g., littermates or mom and pup) to the same household for behavioral reasons.

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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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