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Nike

APA-A-36893

Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
58 lbs

Estimated Age
9 Years
0 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
58 lbs
Estimated Age
9 Years
0 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0
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Nike is a smart, affectionate pup who loves getting kisses and pets from his human friends. Whenever they walk by, he wags his tail, then rolls over, nudging their hands with his nose to say "More belly rubs please!" He's a leaner and likes to sit on your feet with his back to you - that's his cue to you that he wants you to squat down and hug him.

Nike is standoffish with new people, but after the hotdog test, he's happy to get pets from them... That's two hotdogs, broken into pieces and tossed his way - by the time he gets several of those in his belly, he figures you must be a darn fine person.

Nike's an older fella, but he has a puppyish personality with soft fur to match. He snores and has active dreams, making for the world's cutest sleeper. While he isn't a runner or jumper, he does well on short walks, and he'd love a home with a backyard. He's arthritic but takes his pills every morning like a champ (they do come with peanut butter after all). He enjoys playing with tennis balls, Kongs and rawhides and loves his routine of getting a peanut butter Kong at night.

Nike's a smart pup and knows sit, lie down, stay, shake (both right and left), heel and roll over. He'll also stay in a sit until you say "free". He's house-trained, has great manners in the home and loves having a routine to follow. He doesn't jump on furniture unless invited, does great left home uncrated and sleeps in his own bed, but will hang out in people bed if invited. And he loves car rides! He's also gotten along great with his foster doggie buddies he's lived with in the past, an easy-going puggle and an older German Shepherd, and he could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling.

Nike is looking for a quiet home with people who will give him plenty of attention and help him enjoy his well-earned retirement. If that sounds like yours, come meet this sweet boy!
Come meet your new best friend
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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

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