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St. Patrick

APA-A-25946

Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
54 lbs

Estimated Age
5 Years
4 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
54 lbs
Estimated Age
5 Years
4 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$25
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When you look into his eyes, St. Patrick says: "I love you and I will protect you from all the scary things out there in the world! Also, may I have some treats?"

St. Patrick is a highly affectionate and clumsy little goofball who's chock full of quirks. He'll trip over and fall off things just from the excitement of seeing you. He loves to show off to make you proud and even taught himself crawl, which is beyond adorable. He also sits side-saddle and only likes to roll over in one direction and will sit on your feet for kisses. He loves playing fetch and working on puzzle toys - any sort of work-learning seems to please him the most. He has lots of energy to burn and likes to put it to work learning and playing.

Very attentive and eager to please, St. Patrick picks up new tricks in a hurry. Sometimes he's so focused on performing that he will "sit," "down" and "shake" in quick succession just to get your attention. While learning "place," he was so excited that he sat on the edge of the platform before he was all the way on, tried to recover, then rolled right on off.

St. Patrick is learning all these new tricks in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, St. Patrick 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! He 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," coming when called and "Place", which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command.

St. Patrick 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

St. Patrick's loving eyes, big smile and stellar personality are sure to win you over. He genuinely seems to thrive on the laughter and praise he gets from his people. If he had a yard to romp in and show off his skills and goofy antics, he'd be the happiest guy in the world. Come meet this amazing pup!
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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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