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Brother

APA-A-41338

Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
82 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
9 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 2

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
82 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
9 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 2
Adoption Fee
$25
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With his goofy charm and ridiculous amount of enthusiasm, Brother is ready to be your workout buddy, adventurer and loyal friend. Brother is looking for someone who will team up with him and explore all that Texas has to offer. His favorite activities include always wagging his tail, swimming, hiking, running in circles and playing the barking game at shadows and skateboarders going TOO fast! He's an active pup but isn't opposed to curing up and watching some Netflix (preferably with his favorite toy, Teddy), and in his downtime he excels in snuggling, licking faces/ears and being your #1 fan!

Brother doesn't chew things he shouldn't (with the expectation of paper bags, because who can resist?) and he sleeps quietly in his crate through the night. He's a smart pup and already knows "sit," "stay," "back up," "lay down" and "vacuum" (where he cleans up all the yummy snacks off the floor, except carrots, gross).

Brother really seems to love learning and is thriving 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, Brother 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! He is learning more skills like "leave it", 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, Brother will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Brother 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 Brother 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

Brother is buckets of fun and will win you over with his passion for living life to the fullest. He has a ridiculous amounts of enthusiasm and more than anything is looking for a home where he can be speedy and active. If that sounds like yours, come make Brother your playmate for life!

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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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