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This dog can not go to a home with, or interact with, other dogs.

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This dog can not go to a home with, or interact with, cats.

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This dog cannot go to a home with younger children. The age range may vary by individual dog, based on behaviors the dog has exhibited and the home setup.

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This means the dog has had known experience in a home (for an extended period of time) and can be left alone (either in a crate or loose in the house) without accidents or destructiveness.

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Ben Hoku

APA-A-22150

Looks Like
Boxer / Kelpie, Australian

Sex
Male

Current Weight
45 lbs

Estimated Age
5 Years
8 Months

Location
TLAC
AAC Building

Adoption Fee
$75
Looks Like
Boxer / Kelpie, Australian
Sex
Male
Current Weight
45 lbs
Estimated Age
5 Years
8 Months
Location
TLAC
AAC Building
Adoption Fee
$75
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Ben enjoys learning new things and is 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, Ben 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! Ben 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," coming when called and "place", which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command.

Once he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Ben 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 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
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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!. Personal checks will only be accepted for surgery deposit.

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