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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.

Cat Score

This means that there are mixed indicators (some positive/some negative) of how this dog might interact with cats.

Child Score

This dog has had positive interactions with younger children, either in shelter or in the home, but has not necessarily lived with children.

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This dog would do best in a home where it will not be left alone for extended periods of time. Our behavior team can assist with techniques and strategies for when the dog must be left alone.

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Gavin

APA-A-96627

Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
46 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
11 Months

Location
Foster

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

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Gavin is ready to roll right into your heart! Gavin is such a high spirited and friendly dog. He came to APA! with some injuries most likely from being hit by a car which caused his back legs to be paralyzed. He got a new lease on life at the shelter, and he has wheels which give him amazing mobility! When out of his wheels, Gavin is able to scoot around using his front legs.

Now in foster care, Gavin is very playful and sweet with their puppies and big, playful dogs. He's very curious about their cats, but still learning about them. He does well in his crate and playpen when his fosters are away. With the incontinence caused by his paralysis, he just needs help with diapers, puppy pads and trips outdoors.

He loves people and other dogs so much! His ideal day would be playing at a dog park or going on a nice walk and then snuggling with his person for a nap. He has amazing leash manners and picks up on training so fast! He could make an amazing therapy dog or companion dog.

If you have the time in your life to take care of this deserving soul and the space in your heart for a best friend, then ask about Gavin today!!


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.

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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