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Surprise

APA-A-96913

Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
40 lbs

Estimated Age
1 Years
0 Months

Location
Foster

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

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Dear Future Hooman Family, Surprise knows you have never met, but she already loves you! It's no surprise that when you meet for the first time, she will give you lots of kisses and wag her tail so much her butt will shake. She's a petite little girl, but is filled with love and many kisses to share. She's a snuggle bug and loves to cuddle - belly rubs make her melt like butter. Her favorite things are fetching, playing chase, playing with rope, chewing on bones and getting hugs.

She has lots of puppy energy and will need regular playtime to tucker out. Her puppy energy and play style might frighten small children, but she is learning to reel that in. She also wants to be a lively playmate with cats in her foster home. She will need help and patience as she grows out of her puppy ways.

Before she came to APA! and her foster home, she had an injured paw and it smarts! She's taking medicine and it's healing up nicely. She is a very intelligent pup, and her foster family is teaching her how to be a polite lady by staying off the furniture, how to play nicely, and how to sit and lay down, to name a few skills. She loves to hear praise and it encourages her to learn more. She's understanding Hooman talk pretty well! She's also a house-trained girl who does well in her crate when her humans are away, waiting patiently for them to come home.

Surprise promises love you from the moment you meet. Please come and let her love you today! She'll be so excited to be your best friend!

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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