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Dino

APA-A-20065

Looks Like
Retriever / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
48 lbs

Estimated Age
7 Years
1 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Retriever / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
48 lbs
Estimated Age
7 Years
1 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$0

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Whenever Dino sees you, his tail starts wagging and he greets you with a big smile, always making sure you feel loved the minute you walk in the door!

Dino is a compact-sized buddy with a big heart and simple wants: playing fetch, going for walks and exploring the neighborhood. He's really easy to walk on leash and automatically sits for treats. Want to chill out or read a book? Dino is happy to hang out quietly next to you.

Dino has been thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program and recently became TOP Dog Ready, which means he has already learned all the skills in his training plan. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Dogs in the program 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 they will go to a specific place in your home on command.

As a TOP Dog, Dino 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 him 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: https://vimeo.com/89434193

Dino spent most of his life as a beloved family companion and is searching for the right forever home. If you've been looking for a loving, loyal pup, don't miss out on meeting this sweet guy!

Follow Dino on Instagram @adopt_dino
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Requirements

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Please plan on allowing adequate time to be matched with a dog, have relevant consultations, and complete all necessary paperwork. This can take 1-2 hours in total.

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Fill out our adoption application and meet with an adoption counselor.

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You must be at least 18 years of age.

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You must show a picture ID with a current address. If this isn't available, we will accept a picture ID with a current utility bill.

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An APA!-conducted meet-and-greet with current household dogs is recommended for most and required for some adult dogs.

Our adoption fee varies per dog depending on age, breed, and/or medical condition(s). This fee includes:

Spay or neuter surgery (Please note that an additional $100 refundable deposit is required for all dogs who are not yet spayed or neutered.)

Heartworm test on dogs 6 months and older

Current vaccinations

Deworming treatment

Microchip

Lifetime behavior support

Accepted forms of payment include cash, debit or credit card, or money order payable to Austin Pets Alive!.

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