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Ava

APA-A-98954

Looks Like
Terrier, American Pit Bull / Cattle Dog, Australian (Red Heeler)

Sex
Female

Current Weight
42 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
5 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Terrier, American Pit Bull / Cattle Dog, Australian (Red Heeler)
Sex
Female
Current Weight
42 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
5 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Ava is a gorgeous, adventurous, and loving young lady who truly wants an adventure buddy! She is fantastic on walks, loves all animals, is always ready to play, and is confident in all new situations. If you're looking for an adventure dog - you've found her!

Ava loves living in a foster home with a large Doberman sister and small Poodle brother. She is crate-training and loves having her safe space at home. She sleeps through the night and is potty-trained! Her favorite thing to do is smush her little block head into your chest so you can rub her little ears and neck. She lets out a little "snore when it feels so good. Outside, she LOVES long walks where she encounters dogs, cats, squirrels and people. She loves all of them! She has lots of energy and excitement, but she approaches them politely.

Ava is training with her fosters, but right now she does not do well alone and will do best with a family that spends most days at home or is willing to take her along for rides! She does great at restaurants, parks and other people's homes, so she makes it easy! She is energetic so will need an owner who can exercise her daily to help her relax at home. She will likely thrive in a home with children 12 and older.

Ava is a star when it comes to life at home and on the road. If you want an adventure girl who will pack up and go anywhere with you, and then cuddle up into the smallest ball with you when it's time to sleep, then look no further! Ava is your 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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