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Costa

APA-A-97577

Looks Like
Terrier / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
50 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
3 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Terrier / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
50 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
3 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$160

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Costa is in love with being outside and going on walks. Within the first days at her foster home, she learned that when her foster mom got dressed for the day she was about to go on a walk, so she began following her around, wagging her tail and nuzzling her until they got out the door. She is so motivated by going outside! She has learned to sit on command because she's rewarded by going out.

Costa has become a different dog since being fostered. At first, she had to be encouraged to cross any threshold or go upstairs. Now, it's no problem for her and she's much more confident. In the apartment, she mostly stays to herself, but she will play with her stuffed turtle or alligator with her foster mom if prompted. She isn't perfectly comfortable with snuggling yet, but she's warmed up to it and won't squirm away if her fosters lay next to her.

Costa is a face-licker. It doesn't matter how well she knows you, if you hold your face to hers, she'll almost always give you a huge kiss. She's also a huge fan of fetch. Even if she's very tired, she'll sprint for the ball every time it's thrown. She's also excited to see and meet other dogs, and hasn't acted aggressive toward them. She does like to chase birds, cats and squirrels, so how well she would cohabitate with a cat is unsure. And she is house-trained.

Costa will love a home with a family who can take her on those walks she loves. She is heartworm positive, but all that means is that she'll need a couple of months of rest during treatment, at APA!'s expense. Come meet this adorable girl!
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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