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Beanie Baby

APA-A-98734

Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
30 lbs

Estimated Age
0 Years
10 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
30 lbs
Estimated Age
0 Years
10 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$160

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If you have an octopus that wants a new friend, come meet Beanie Baby. This young boy's favorite toy is his blue stuffed octopus. He loves to play fetch with it and give it so many cuddles. Now in foster care, he's a very affectionate boy who also loves his new mom. He's quick to jump on the couch to put his head in her lap and give many kisses. And he's also getting along nicely with her two cats.

This playful, energetic boy is also a dancer. When he gets excited about playtime or going outside, he does a little dance, bouncing around on his front paws and wagging his head like a goofball. He's learning how to walk on a leash. He's a curious boy and sometimes seeing people, dogs and buses can excite him and he pulls, but he's learning to answer to "wait," staying next to his foster mom. At home, he's also answering to "come" and "no."

After his morning walk, Beanie loves a long cuddle session in bed. Then he'll play fetch with his stuffed octopus, chew on his bones and snooze on his bed. He enjoys a nighttime walk, then curls up on the couch to watch TV. He is making progress on his potty training, learning to go outside and having very few accidents. And he's also doing very well in his crate, sometimes going in to relax and sleeping well there all night.

Beanie will love to move in with a family who is often home, although he's well behaved when he's home alone. He will hope to go on nice long walks, and he even loves car rides. And he'll enjoy more training. He is heartworm positive, but all that means is that he'll need a couple of months of rest during treatment, at APA!'s expense. Come meet him. Bring him an octopus and he'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.

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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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