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Richie

APA-A-99948

Looks Like
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Sex
Male

Current Weight
38 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
1 Months

Location
Tarrytown
Run 4

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Mixed Breed (Medium)
Sex
Male
Current Weight
38 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
1 Months
Location
Tarrytown
Run 4
Adoption Fee
$175

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Richie is a doggy we like to call a "hidden gem". Underneath his stoic exterior is a very loving pup. He does not seem to have much experience with being around humans and is just now learning that he can trust us. He needs someone that it willing to take things nice and slow and move at the pace he sets. Once he likes you, he is interested in alllll the things that you do. He gets a kick out of following us around and watching us complete everyday tasks like washing dishes and folding laundry. He is super serious and inquisitive about even the most mundane of your household chores and watches you with awe like you are building a rocket ship. Once he has investigated you thoroughly enough he will reward you with a play bow or a tail wag to say "Okay, now that is cool!".

Richie has been spending time with a few calm and social dogs at our shelter. He keeps to himself but appears to enjoy having other dogs around him that respect his need for boundaries. He will need time to adjust to more exuberant dogs. If an adopter already has a doggy at home, Richie will need to interview them prior to adoption to see if they could be friends.

Are you that somebody that could show Richie all the fun things life has to offer? Please click on the "adopt me" button if you are interested!



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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