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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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Rivets

APA-A-95340

Looks Like
Hound / Mix

Sex
Unknown

Current Weight
25 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
3 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$250
Looks Like
Hound / Mix
Sex
Unknown
Current Weight
25 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
3 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$250

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Rivets is a mellow young boy who is very sweet to all new people he meets, so happy to cuddle and nap on the couch with them. Now in foster care, this playful, mischievous puppy is having fun playing fetch with a tennis ball and chew toy. He hasn't quite learned to bring them back every time, but he's a smart boy who's learning to do that.

He's beginning to respond to his name and answer to "no." He likes to be carried around by his new human friend and is learning about going for walks. He's been somewhat reluctant to go on walks, sometimes sitting or lying down and resisting a harness, but may do better when he's more familiar with the area. At home, he can be convinced to go in his crate and does well, or he can freely roam the house when his foster is away. And he's using his pee pads indoors.

Rivets is a loving boy who always wants to be with his people and will adore parents with training experience who can keep him company. He may enjoy a doggie playmate. He's having some motion sickness in cars now, which may end as he grows up. Come meet this adorable boy!

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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