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Frodo

APA-A-47175

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
64 lbs

Estimated Age
6 Years
3 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
64 lbs
Estimated Age
6 Years
3 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$160

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Frodo is a party animal. He loves to have a good time, all the time. He's also super smart and very sweet, so if you consider yourself more of an extrovert, you may have found an excellent wingman in Frodo.

Frodo will play with you all day if you let him. He especially loves to play with lacrosse balls, and enjoys showing up the high school team by making an occasional interception. He also loves being loved on, and gives lots of love in return. The most adorable thing about him is his one eyebrow. He is a very expressive dog anyways. You won't ever struggle to know how Frodo is feeling, but his eyebrow puts him over the top.

Frodo is working on house training and crate training. He walks pretty well on a leash. He is very treat motivated, and will do just about anything for a snack.

Frodo is also 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, Frodo 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! Frodo 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 Frodo successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Frodo 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 Frodo 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

Come meet this playful pup today!
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

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