Animal ID: APA-A-51028
Adoption Fee: $25.00
Sex: M
Looks Like: Terrier, Pit Bull
Current Weight: 72.2 pounds
Date of Birth: 2011-08-08
Age: 6 years, 10 months
Other Info: TOP Dog Trainee
Location: TLAC
Building 1
Kennel 140
Dog Score: 1 - Would do best not living with other dogs.
Cat Score: 3 - Has had mixed interactions with cats
Child Score: 2 - Could potentially live with older children.
Home Alone Score: 4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully

Check out Alden's Videos!

Alden is a big boy, but he hopes you won't notice because he wants to be your lapdog. Even if you do notice, he'll still try to fit into your lap for those pets and cuddles he loves. And if Alden can't get more than his head in your lap, he'll just lean on you for scratches and give gentle kisses.

Alden loves being with his human friends and is always excited to see those who come to take him for a walk. He may run away with a toy, but he'll always look back to make sure you're following him. He's great on leash and he's also in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Alden 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! Alden is learning skills like sit and down, 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 Alden successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he/she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Alden 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 Alden 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:

Alden would love a home with a big yard to romp and explore and maybe a kiddie pool to splash in. Come meet this affectionate, loyal pup!