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Ricardo

APA-A-95216

Looks Like
Shepherd, German

Sex
Male

Current Weight
110 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
1 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Shepherd, German
Sex
Male
Current Weight
110 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
1 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$175

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Ricardo is an enthusiastic titan whose love of toys is only outweighed by his good looks. His idea of a perfect first date is a game of fetch topped off by a tall bowl of cold, tennis-ball infused water, and maybe some booty scratches. He'll win you over by pretending to lose the ball and telling you he was distracted by the way the setting sun struck your eyes. Then he'll surprise you with a sneaky little smooch and probably run away (to play chase, of course).

In his downtime, Ricardo likes to gnaw on bones or snuggle up with his favorite people. He's house- and crate-trained and is happy to keep an eye on the home while you're away. A pup this large and in charge can be too much for young kiddos, but he would love to have some teens to play hide and seek or chase bubbles with. When it comes to doggy friends, he prefers small ones (I know, adorable, right?) but he can hang with bigger pups, too. He's a smart cookie who knows some basic skills and is eager to learn more.

Think this tall handsome gent might be the match for you? Inquire below to find out!

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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