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Rocco

APA-A-37564

Looks Like
Catahoula Leopard Dog / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
55 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
6 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 2

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Catahoula Leopard Dog / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
55 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
6 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 2
Adoption Fee
$25
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Rocco's the complete package - goofy, beautiful, intelligent and an absolute sweetheart. Rocco's favorite game is probably fetch, and while bringing the ball back is not his strong suit, he'll happily chase the ball for as long as you'll indulge him. He makes up for not returning it by being adorable in the way he pounces on it before it gets away! He also enjoys splashing around in the kiddie pool, and he's become an expert at tasting, rolling around and sniffing out all the best patches of grass; he now fancies himself quite the connoisseur! Rocco also enjoys mixing it up with the other playful dogs in playgroup and could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. Above all, Rocco loves his people and always wants to be near them and making them proud!

When he gets the opportunity, Rocco transforms into a magnificent house dog during sleepovers with his people friends. He's proven to be fully house-trained, can be crated for extended periods and is a very respectful snugglebug in the home. He's a smart cookie too, and he'd thrive in a home where he gets a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. In fact, Rocco's so smart that he's in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test.

As a TOP dog, Rocco 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! Rocco 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," and coming when called.

Once Rocco successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Rocco 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 Rocco 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

One look at Rocco's gorgeous eyes and goofy smile, we think you'll fall in love. Come meet him and see for yourself!

You can also follow Rocco on instagram @rocco.the.anxious.leopard
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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!.

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