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Lucas

APA-A-96183

Looks Like
Chow Chow

Sex
Male

Current Weight
45 lbs

Estimated Age
5 Years
0 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Chow Chow
Sex
Male
Current Weight
45 lbs
Estimated Age
5 Years
0 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$160

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Lucas is a sweet, calm boy who's such a people watcher. His foster home has two big front windows, and he loves to sit on the window seat or put his front paws on the sills to watch people go by. Next to taking naps, it's his favorite thing to do.

He had been abandoned after his owner died and left to live under a house. He came to the shelter feeling unsafe. Much as he loves watching people through windows now, he is still shy when meeting new people, and when he finds himself in new situations. He is a great leash walker, staying close by his person's side and not pulling, but he still can be timid around other dogs and people. At home, he's a gentle boy who wants to be with his fosters, snoozing next to them and giving them kisses. He prefers to take naps. Even out in the yard, he'd rather dig a hole to snooze in than go for runs. He is house-trained, and although reluctant to go in his crate, he will go in and settle down quickly. He also free roams while his fosters were gone, and did so nicely.

Lucas will hope to be the only pet in a home or with a pup who is very submissive too. He may get along well with others if given time to get carefully acquainted. He should tolerate being home alone, but is likely to miss his people when they're away. He is heartworm positive, but all that means is that he'll need a couple of months of rest during treatment, at APA!'s expense. Come meet him. Offer him a window to people-watch from and he'll follow you home!


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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

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