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Herbert

APA-A-52838

Looks Like
Bulldog, American / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
68 lbs

Estimated Age
5 Years
7 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 1

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Bulldog, American / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
68 lbs
Estimated Age
5 Years
7 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 1
Adoption Fee
$25
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With his soft fur, compact body and sweet, smooshable face, Herbert has been described as a "stuffed animal made of velvet. At first glance he may look like a lazy dog, just sitting there without a care in the world, but then he'll bust out in zoomies, do playbows and flop over to get some belly rubs. It turns out Herbert has quite a bit of energy, though he is known to play up his low key appearance. His trainer says he's very intelligent and learns things quickly, but he may not always DO them quickly.

Herbert is very affectionate once he gets to know someone, and his friends say he's always ready for cuddles and giving kisses. He's lived with dogs in the past, enjoys going to playgroup to see his doggie pals and could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. He's also completely house and crate-trained.

Herbert has proved to be an impressive scholar in APA!'s Total Obedience Program and now that he's learned all the skills in his training plan, he is TOP Dog Ready! The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Dogs in the program learn skills including walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly 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 Herbert will go to a specific place in your home on command.

Herbert 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

Herbert doesn't ask for much, but he'd love a home with an active person to help him get his zoomies out and continue his training. In return he'll let you smoosh that amazing face all you want. Come meet him!
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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