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Wags To Riches Adoption Program

AVDH has an in-house canine adoption program called Wags to Riches. This program has successfully placed over 67 dogs.Austin Vet Wags to Riches

Adopting a dog from a shelter can be a challenge for three reasons. First, while living in a shelter, it is difficult to fully understand the traits and unique characteristics of each dog’s personality. Second, because of the stress and boredom of being in a kennel, behavior problems can develop. Lastly, dogs in shelters are more prone to infectious diseases.

Recognizing these challenges, we have developed a series of medical and behavioral examinations for each Wags to Riches Adoptee.

After candidates have passed through each examination, they are available for adoption. The $150 adoption fee includes all services listed below.

If you or someone you know is interested in adopting a special pet, ask to see our current Wags to Riches adoptee.

Adoption Agreement Contract

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Medical Examination

  • Blood parasite test
  • Heartworm test
  • Spayed or neutered
  • Dental exam and cleaning
  • Administer to any special needs

Behavioral Assessment

  • One week in-home observation
  • Interaction with other dogs
  • Dog/child interaction
  • Food aggressive evaluation
  • Separation anxiety
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