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

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This dog has not been observed around children.

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This dog may require additional training or modifications in order to be successful when left alone for extended periods. Puppies under 6 months have this as their default score unless further details are known.

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Starla

APA-A-98579

Looks Like
Collie, Border / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
14 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
1 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$250
Looks Like
Collie, Border / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
14 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
1 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$250

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Starla is already such a cuddle bunny. And she's a people lover! This playful puppy always enjoys meeting new people. Then she wants to be as close to them as possible, playing with them - and getting that cuddling she LOVES.

Now in foster care, this very outgoing girl loves getting affection from her new parents. She's also having fun playing with her squeaky toys, and she's already proving to be very trainable. She's learning to obey "sit" and learning to use potty pads. And she enjoys being in her crate with her toys and chewing her pillows and blankets.

This very loving puppy will be happy to move into a new home with a family who will be with her a lot - and give her those cuddles. Come meet her. Give her a cuddle and she'll follow you home!


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.


RESOURCES FOR FOSTERING A NEONATE

Raising Puppies Without a Mom

How to Feed a Bottle Baby Video

We also have pregnant, new family, and neonatal mentors that we will connect you with if you can foster this pup/family!

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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