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Whiskey

APA-A-33042

Looks Like
Retriever

Sex
Male

Current Weight
63 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
8 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Retriever
Sex
Male
Current Weight
63 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
8 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$25
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Like a fine spirit, Whiskey just keeps getting better with age! Whiskey is full of boundless love, loyalty, and affection. He is constantly rolling on the ground for belly rubs, especially if he can you think he's been a good boy about something - he rolls right over to get his reward. And you'd be doing that a lot because he IS a good boy. Whiskey is really smart and has a lot of skills under his belt - sit, down, place, come - he knows them all!

Whiskey is also house-trained and does well in his crate. When out of the crate, he knows what toys he can play with and what things are off limits. Though he loves a good romp or a game of fetch, he is equally fond of naps and lounging on the couch. Really, just being with his people is his favorite thing. He's just the most affectionate little love muffin you'll ever meet.

Need a partner for outdoor adventures? Whiskey is ready to explore the hidden gems of Austin for hiking and swimming. He really likes to get away from the excitement of Lady Bird Lake to see what else is out there. He's also game for a good game of fetch as long as every adventure ends with a nice long nap on the couch, snuggled next to his number one buddy.

With his smoky brown eyes, he looks up to you for guidance in every situation. With a subtle cue from you, he'll show you all his skills. This sweet boy will keep you balanced - lots of one-on-one time snuggling on the couch and a fond farewell when you go out to visit with friends. He will always be waiting for you when you come back - holding down the home front while you're away. Whether you leave him in his crate or asleep on the couch, he knows what's his and what's yours.

Whiskey is also 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, Whiskey 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!

Whiskey is now TOP Dog Ready, which means he has already learned all the skills in his training plan, including 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 Whiskey will go to a special place in your home on command. Whiskey has worked hard to become a wonderful pet and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Whiskey 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

Whiskey's the type of dog who totally knows when you had a bad day, and will up his snuggle game accordingly. He is for someone who is looking for a soulmate. If you think you're in the market, you should come meet him!
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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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