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Mitzer

APA-A-49273

Looks Like
Mix / Pointer

Sex
Male

Current Weight
64 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
10 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 1

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Mix / Pointer
Sex
Male
Current Weight
64 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
10 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 1
Adoption Fee
$0
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Mitzer is sweet and smart and has one of the most boop-able noses around! He's happy to stick right by your side for some cuddle time and is always down for lap-sitting. He's secretly hoping to be part of a scientific experiment that will shrink him into a little miniature pup so that he can ride around in your pocket all day. We've told him to not get his hopes up, but lucky for him, he's a great walking buddy as well!

Mitzer is a low-key, chill dude and while he can be a little shy at first, once you become buddies, he will make you feel like you're the most loved person on the planet! Mitzer will make sure you have plenty of puppy kisses and cuddles in your life, and is always ready to comfort you when you need it. He's already housebroken, quiet and calm, and great on a leash - he's a perfect little prince!

This affectionate boy 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, Mitzer has learned to sit when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, 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.

Mitzer 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 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

If you've been missing a cuddle buddy and have some tasty treats to spare, come meet this sweet, happy guy!

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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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