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Zydeco

APA-A-45641

Looks Like
Mixed Breed (Large)

Sex
Male

Current Weight
51 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
8 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Mixed Breed (Large)
Sex
Male
Current Weight
51 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
8 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$25
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Zydeco is an athletic, energetic, fun-loving pal who would make the perfect jogging buddy! This smart, eager-to-please guy does very well on walks and runs and is incredibly alert to his surroundings. If he had his way, he'd catch every bird and squirrel he sees, and is thrilled to sniff around in the great outdoors! If you ask him if he wants to go for a run, he'll eagerly answer yes with sweet affectionate kisses!

Zydeco adores his people, and is very affectionate with his friends at the shelter. It's a very rewarding feeling to win his love! He really is the epitome of the ultimate loyal best friend.

Zydeco also enjoys learning new things and is 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, Zydeco 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! Zydeco 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 Zydeco successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Zydeco 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 Zydeco 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

Zydeco has so much love to give his perfect family, and can't wait to cover them in kisses! Come meet this sweet, playful muscle man!
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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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