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Howard

APA-A-38468

Looks Like
Cattle Dog, Australian (Blue Heeler) / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
62 lbs

Estimated Age
7 Years
1 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Cattle Dog, Australian (Blue Heeler) / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
62 lbs
Estimated Age
7 Years
1 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0

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Howard is an intelligent, lovable pooch with the cutest, most perky ears! He is so full of affection and can't wait to meet his forever family!

Howard is an energy matcher - if you're excited, he's excited, if you're relaxed, he is too. He absolutely loves to romp around the yard and get you outside to play with him, but if it's time to chill, he's down for that too. Howard is a bit shy when he first meets new people, but once you've won him over, you have a friend for life!

This well-behaved pup is house-trained, crate-trained, and has learned "sit" and "down". He walks wonderfully on leash and is a big fan of trails! This quick learner and really aims to please his people and has excelled 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, Howard 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!

Howard 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," and coming when called. Howard 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 Howard 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

Howard would love to be a part of an adult-only home that loves to keep busy! He's a super smart guy who will make sure you are never bored. Howard can be particular about sharing his space with other pets, and mostly just wants lots of love and attention from his forever family. Come meet Howard for a lifetime of fun and adventure!

Follow Howard on Instagram @doggiegohome_howard
Come meet your new best friend

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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