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Twister

APA-A-47726

Looks Like
Mix / Shepherd, Anatolian

Sex
Male

Current Weight
60 lbs

Estimated Age
5 Years
2 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Mix / Shepherd, Anatolian
Sex
Male
Current Weight
60 lbs
Estimated Age
5 Years
2 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$160
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We couldn't think of a more fitting name for Twister because once you meet him, you'll get caught up in a whirlwind of love! This sweet boy will happily sit quietly by your side and lend a listening ear. It's hard not to fall in love when you look into those soulful brown eyes that say, "Come sit down with me and tell me all about your day."

Want to play? Well, Twister is also a puppy at heart! His joy is contagious when he's chasing after balls or playing tug with his rope toy. Always up for fun and games, he will sweep you up into a spin of laughs for hours on end. Just as good as with play, Twister likes to work his brain.

Like a cat, he's curious of his surroundings and loves to be in the middle of things. Pop the trunk and he'll jump right in with a look on his face that says, "That's what you wanted me to do, right?" He loves getting outside and inspecting every bush - and if there's a water source nearby, he'll dive right in!

Twister also enjoys learning new things and is in the Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Twister as 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! Currently, he knows the commands 'sit', 'down', 'shake', 'come' and 'stay' and he's learning skills walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told "free," as well as 'place' (running to and staying in a designated spot) and coming when called.

Once Twister successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Twister is working hard to become a wonderful pet and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Twister 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

Twister invites you to come on down and fall for him at first sight!
Come meet your new best friend
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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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