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Mack

APA-A-36999

Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Terrier, Staffordshire Bull

Sex
Male

Current Weight
60 lbs

Estimated Age
7 Years
3 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Terrier, Staffordshire Bull
Sex
Male
Current Weight
60 lbs
Estimated Age
7 Years
3 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$25
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Looking for a low energy lovebug? Mack is a well-trained, loyal, loving and snuggly guy who prefers low-key lounging to high energy shenanigans.

As chill as he is, Mack does like to get a big of exercise in. He's easy on leash and enjoys going for walks and even runs, but overall is pretty low energy and definitely prefers cuddles to playing with toys. He's muscular, but still a compact size and easy to manage. He's terrific riding in the car, patient when getting baths and has been well-behaved on sleepovers with volunteers. Mack previously lived with a cat in a foster home, and while he can be shy with new men, he has the sweetest disposition once he's made their acquaintance.

This handsome pup is also enjoying learning new skills 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, Mack 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! Mack 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, Mack will be considered TOP Dog Ready! He 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 Mack 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

Mack has been charming the staff and volunteers at APA, but he's looking to leave the shelter environment behind as soon as possible. This black-and-white charmer is looking for a chill, low-key household to match his personality. In return, he promises to love you forever. Come meet this great 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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