Animal ID: APA-A-25593
Adoption Fee: $25.00
Sex: M
Looks Like: Retriever, Labrador
Current Weight: 44 pounds
Date of Birth: 2009-01-03
Age: 9 years, 11 months
Other Info: TOP Dog Trainee
Location: TLAC
Building 2
Kennel 173
Dog Score: 2 - Could potentially live with a well matched dog friend. Come speak with us to find out more!
Cat Score: U - No Information Yet
Child Score: 1 - Needs an adult only home.
Home Alone Score: 5 - Has been left home alone successfully

Check out Dennis's Videos!

Dennis is his name and smiling is his game! This compact little guy exudes happiness everywhere he goes. His tail wags nonstop when he's off on one of his mini adventures with his favorite human friends by his side. And don't let his senior status fool you - this boy loves to play! Whether he's chasing after tennis balls, roaming the ball fields or splashing in the pond, Dennis is having the time of his life!

Perhaps his most favorite activity is crashing on the couch when volunteers take him home on sleepovers. He loves curling up in a little black ball and snoozing in front of the TV. So if you're looking for a cute little couch companion, Dennis is up for the job!

Dennis has proved to be a model houseguest in the home. He knows to go outside when nature calls and he will only chew on his toys and busy bones. And now, after mastering a number of skills in his TOP Dog obedience classes, he is more than ready to move into a home where he can prove to be the best friend you could ever hope for!

Dennis is working with a trainer on a customized plan on a weekly basis. In class he shows off his skills with great pride. He loves being the teacher's pet, especially if treats are involved! Dogs in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP) learn skills including sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told "free," coming when called and "Place", which means Dennis will go to a specific place in your home on command.

Dennis has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Dennis after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based:

After a long day of work, Dennis loves nothing more than flopping down on a bed of soft sheets and rolling over for belly rubs with a silly grin on his face.

So if you're looking for a fun-loving dog without all the muss and fuss, please visit Dennis today! He's more than ready to move into a loving forever home.

You can follow his many adventures (and costume parties) on his Instagram page @adopt_dennis