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Bluebelle

APA-A-97693

Looks Like
Shepherd, Australian / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
57 lbs

Estimated Age
5 Years
4 Months

Location
TLAC
AAC Building

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Shepherd, Australian / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
57 lbs
Estimated Age
5 Years
4 Months
Location
TLAC
AAC Building
Adoption Fee
$175

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If you're looking for a companion who can investigate all your surroundings, Bluebelle is your girl. This curious girl loves to sniff everything. Her favorite activity seems to be going for walks to sniff everything she sees. Then at home, she'll check out more things to smell and gaze out the windows to watch what goes by.

Bluebelle is also a very playful girl. She pounces on her toys like a cat would and can play rough with them, but doesn't tear them up. Then she has fun rolling around on her back. It can take her quite a while to get comfortable with new people she meets, but when she does, she becomes very affectionate and playful and loves going for walks with them. When she's not distracted by things to sniff, she answers to "sit. And she's happy to go into her crate for naps.

This sweet girl will do well in a low-traffic home with parents who have experience with dogs and understand that some like to sniff things and guard their food. She'll do best with older kids who respect her boundaries, and may enjoy a well-matched dog buddy. Come meet this girl. And you can see more about her on Instagram: @adopt_beautiful_bluebelle.

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING?

We are currently closed to the public and are only open by appointment (foster or adopter), but we are still diligently working to place dogs in foster homes! You can inquire about fostering a specific dog by submitting an inquiry through the dog's individual profile on this website or by emailing [email protected] to get more information about how to be matched with a foster dog.

Please do not visit our shelters without talking with us first. To prevent community spread, we cannot have large crowds gathering in our shelters.

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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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