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This dog may have restrictions (size/gender/temperament) on which types of dogs it is compatible with. There may be a higher level of management needed if going home with another dog.

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This dog may have had negative interactions with cats. Possible to live with a cat of a certain temperament with a very slow introduction process in the home.

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This dog is not recommended to go to a home with, or interact with, children of any age.

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This means the dog may be mostly housetrained and/or crate-trained. It may mean the dog has not been observed alone in a home for an extended period of time, but has mostly positive notes.

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Wyatt

APA-A-47473

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
68 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
9 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 1

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
68 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
9 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 1
Adoption Fee
$0
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This smooshy people-pleaser is more than happy to cuddle the day away with his human friends. Wyatt may be a big boy, but that doesn't stop him from climbing right into their laps to get some affection. In fact he "sings" when he sees his favorite people coming and he is very keen on making them happy. Happy people mean cuddling and toys, and Wyatt loves all kinds - ropes, balls, squeakies, stuffies, you name it. While Wyatt's perfectly capable of keeping himself entertained if he has a toy to roll around with, he much prefers if you play tug of war with him. But Wyatt would give it all up for some pets. This boy loves intense scritchy sessions more than anything.

Wyatt's a smart pup too, and he works diligently during his training sessions because he wants to be a good boy for his people. He's already mastered sit, down and recall and he's crate and house-trained!

Wyatt is also thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program and recently became TOP Dog Ready, which means he has already learned all the skills in his training plan. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP Dog, Wyatt 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!

Dogs in the program learn skills including sit and down, 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. In addition, Wyatt has also learned "Place".

Wyatt 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 Wyatt 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

Wyatt doesn't ask for much - just a home a giant sofa and a bin full of toys and humans who he can cuddle with. Come meet this sweet pup!
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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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