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Boom

APA-A-95850

Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
40 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
9 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
40 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
9 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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If you're looking for a cuddly, loving companion, come meet Boom. This sweetheart will crawl up in your lap to give you kisses and hugs, and he'll want your hugs and cuddles. He'll also want to be your playmate. He loves squeaky chew toys and rawhides, and he loves frolicking outdoors, fetching balls, rubber bounce toys and playing tug-o-war with his rope toys. Such a goofy, fun guy! He can bounce like a kangaroo when playing with bouncing balls.

This sweet young boy loves to meet and greet new people, immediately wagging his tail and quickly becoming their best friend. Besides playtime, he enjoys going for leash walks and jogs and is so curious about people, dogs and cats he sees. He will pull to run and greet people and check out all dogs on his walks. He was in a foster home recently and was very food-motivated and eager to please, understanding "sit" and quickly learning about "stay." Very well-behaved, he had no accidents and settled down in a crate for his naps, sleeping belly up. He also loves to snooze next to his humans.

This energetic, loving puppy hopes for a home with active people who are with him most of the day. He'll also love a doggie playmate, especially if his humans are away a lot. He will be a wonderful family pup, but may need to mature from his mouthing before he's with toddlers and very young children. Come meet this warm-hearted boy. He'll bounce home with you!

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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