Beryl is a golden boy with a golden smile! If you're looking for a medium energy best friend who will greet you with full-body wags and kisses, Beryl is your boy! He LOVES his people and is always flopping over in the hopes of getting belly rubs from them.
Beryl's one of those pups with personality and quirks to spare. He really likes tennis balls and squeakies and is perfecting "drop" so you can play along too. As much as he enjoys toys, he seems to have the most fun doing obedience skills for treats, getting pets or just zooming around. He learns new tricks very quickly and even knows how to go to his special "place" when he hears a knock at the door or the doorbell ring. Now he's added it to the repertoire of tricks he can perform rapid fire as long as you pay him in treats. He would also LOVE to teach you "shake".
Before coming to the shelter, Beryl lived in a home for several years, where he proved he is potty trained and respectful of his surroundings. He's the perfect match for anyone who's looking for a dog that can easily assimilate into the home. Beryl can be shy with new people, but once he's made their acquaintance, they're his bestie for life. He galumphs around whenever his friends greet him, wiggling and smiling, then rolling over for those beloved belly rubs.
When he's not cuddling with his volunteer friends, Beryl's busy maintaining all his TOP (Total Obedience Program) skills. As a TOP Ready dog, Beryl continues working with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him maintain and improve on his skills to become the best dog he can be! He's eager to please, and it shows when he's working with his trainer on a number of skills including walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told "free," and coming when called. Watch his video and you'll see that he goes to his "place" on command and will wait patiently until he hears the word "free".
As a part of APA's Total Obedience Program, you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Beryl after adoption and master all his TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193
Beryl is a dog who is chock-full of personality, but perhaps his biggest selling point is his steadfast devotion to the people he loves. He'd do wonderfully in a home with someone who will keep on his skills.
Because Beryl loves to soak up all the spotlight, he'd prefer to be the only pet in the home, though he'd be willing to make an exception for the perfect match. He also does best in a chill, adult-only environment, where he can hog all the belly rubs and show off his excellent house- and crate-training skills.
Are you ready for a new best friend who will reward you each and every day with unconditional love? Stop by and meet this Beryl of love!
INTERESTED IN FOSTERING?
This pup is currently located at our Town Lake Animal Center (1156 W. Cesar Chavez, but use 1200 Reserve Road for mapping purposes). We'd love to show them off to you! To learn more about them, head in any day between 11:30AM-6:00PM. We are open 7 days a week! Go to Building B and ask to speak with a Matchmaker about fostering this pup. You will sit down and discuss all we know about them and, if it's a good fit, get to meet them then! Please budget for a wait time unless you arrive right at opening as we cannot dictate walk-in traffic (wait times tend to be highest in the evenings and on weekends). If this pup ends up not being the best fit, we have so many other pups in need that we can suggest for your household on the spot!