Animal ID: APA-A-49698
Adoption Fee: $25.00
Sex: M
Looks Like: Terrier, Pit Bull
Retriever, Labrador
Current Weight: 70 pounds
Date of Birth: 2013-01-28
Age: 5 years, 4 months
Other Info: TOP Dog Ready
Location: TLAC
Building 3
Kennel 243
Dog Score: 2 - Could potentially live with a well matched dog friend. Come speak with us to find out more!
Cat Score: 2 - There’s potential. Let’s talk about how to slowly integrate dogs and cats!
Child Score: 1 - Needs an adult only home.
Home Alone Score: 4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully

Check out Beryl's Videos!

See that beautiful smile? It's proof that this happy boy is discovering a new and much improved life, one where he's given the attention he loves and needs.

This energetic, affectionate boy came from a home with an owner who was unable to give him the proper attention and care. He was mostly left alone in a yard to entertain himself.

Today Beryl is delighted to be learning what's it's like to be taken on walks, what playing fetch means and what toys are for. And most of all, he LOVES cuddling and belly rubs! He wants to follow his new human friends everywhere, sitting quietly at their feet getting pets and then rolling over for those belly scratches.

Beryl also enjoys learning new things and is in the Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Beryl has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! Beryl is learning skills like walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told "free," and coming when called.

Once Beryl successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Beryl is working 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 Beryl 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:

Beryl aspires to love and be loved by a companion who can continue to introduce him to new life experiences. Come take this boy for a walk and glow in that beautiful smile!