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Faraon

APA-A-36000

Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Chow Chow

Sex
Male

Current Weight
57 lbs

Estimated Age
6 Years
2 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Chow Chow
Sex
Male
Current Weight
57 lbs
Estimated Age
6 Years
2 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$25
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This honorable gentleman is loyal, loving, curious, and very attentive! Much like a Boy Scout, our Faraon enjoys going on adventures. Exploring with him is easy; he's great on a leash, responds when called and enjoys carrying supplies for the team. After some exploring, Faraon likes to relax, and you'll often find him chilling on the carpet or in his crate, but never on the furniture. His respect for household objects would make anyone proud.

Faraon's intelligence, eagerness to please and his sweet-tooth have made him a joy to train. Not only does Faraon know basic commands such as "Sit," "Down," "Stay," "Relax"; but also "Home," "Heel," "Spin," and "Touch"!

With this smart pup's insatiable appetite for learning, it's no surprise that Faraon has excelled in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP Dog, Faraon 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!

Faraon 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 he will go to a special spot in your home on command.

Faraon 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 Faraon 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

Faraon is a model dog that would love nothing more than to be your one and only. Come meet this amazing pup!
Come meet your new best friend
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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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