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Wags To Riches Pet Adoption Program

AVDH has an in-house canine adoption program called Wags to Riches. This program has successfully placed over 70 dogs.

Meet Audrey ~ Wags to Riches #71!

Wags to Riches Pet Adoption #71 AudreyCongratulations to the Rosson Family for adopting Audrey!

Audrey was rescued in the Houston area as a stray along with her puppies after Hurricane Harvey arrived. She is friendly with cats, but it takes her some time to warm up to other dogs since she is nervous in new situations. She has been around children and has done very well. She is currently undergoing heartworm treatment but is ready for a forever home to help establish a place where she feels safe. She is potty trained and can walk on a leash.  She is a small dog, weighing about 27 pounds. Audrey is very low-key and just wants to be loved and have a place and family to call her own. She is opening up to us here at the clinic and is showing us her bubbly, sweet personality.


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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