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Pic Wic

APA-A-95965

Looks Like
Hound / Retriever, Labrador

Sex
Male

Current Weight
72 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
5 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Hound / Retriever, Labrador
Sex
Male
Current Weight
72 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
5 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Pic Wic is such a sweet, affectionate, happy boy. He loves his people and will snuggle his head in your lap if you're sitting next to him, laying by your side. He's always excited to meet new people, neighbors and guests in his new house, and wants their petting. He trusts everyone and gives them nose bumps and kisses!

He's also such a funny goofball. An outgoing, playful boy, he's curious about everything he's encountering in his new foster home and outdoors. He loves going for walks, playing fetch with his toys and doing zoomies in the backyard. He's very gentle and sweet with his toys, gathering them all to sleep with when he's ready for bed. He also loves sun-bathing outdoors. Leash walking was new to him and he's now doing it well, learning to not pull and sniffing and curious about other dogs and people, his tail wagging.

He is doing very well on his training and very happy because of the treats it brings him. Food motivated and eager to please, he's already learned about "sit" and he's very well behaved in a house. When his fosters are excited that he's learned a new trick, he looks so proud of himself. He is perfectly house-trained and voluntarily goes in his crate when he's tired, and he sleeps there all night. He also does pretty well when left alone at home, whether it's in-crate or free-to roam. He recently had a mass removal surgery on his salivary gland, and is now recovering very well.

Pic should be a great fit for active parents who would love a pup to adventure with. He will adore people who are his couch potato buddies, and will love those who take him for runs and walks and give him time to do those backyard zoomies. He made some doggie friends while in a playgroup at the shelter, and has the potential to live with another well-matched dog. Come meet this happy, goofy, lovable boy!
Come meet your new best friend

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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