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Spoodoo

APA-A-48125

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
56 lbs

Estimated Age
7 Years
1 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
56 lbs
Estimated Age
7 Years
1 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$25
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Spoodoo is a speedy boy! He loves doing zoomies, then will sprawl out on the ground, pop up and zoom again! After he gets the zoomies out of his system, Spoodoo likes to come hang out with his friends, leaning in for pets petting and ear scratches and getting some nice quality snuggle time in while his humans enjoys that beautiful smooshy face.

Spoodoo is getting along nicely in playgroup with his dog buddies at the shelter and we think he could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. He's also reported to have done great with the resident cat in a previous foster home.

Spoodoo loves playing with rope toys and especially enjoys scent games. He's a smart pup too and is eager to please his people. He's already house and crate-trained and is learning all kinds of great skills 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, Spoodoo 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! Spoodoo 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 he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, Spoodoo will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Spoodoo 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 him 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

Spunky, cuddly, silly and just an all around fun pup, Spoodoo is more than ready to move to a forever home where he can get all the love he so deserves. Come meet this sweet guy!
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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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