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Jake Ryan

APA-A-55056

Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
57 lbs

Estimated Age
7 Years
2 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 1

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Retriever, Labrador / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
57 lbs
Estimated Age
7 Years
2 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 1
Adoption Fee
$25

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Jake Ryan could be compared to a fluffy teddy bear - he has a soft coat that's great to snuggle up with and he'll always be there for you when you need him!

Some of Jake's favorite things besides snuggling are eating treats, watching tv, exploring new places and playing fetch. He's great at catching the ball and will even bring the ball back to you (most of the time). Then when it's time to relax, Jake is happy to oblige, rolling over on his back for belly-rubs, his tail happily wagging.

Between his amazing smile and his goofy antics, Jake is guaranteed to brighten your day. He loves being with his friends, is eager to please and he'll never turn down a treat, knowing he needs to get into a "sit" for his reward. In addition to being a volunteer favorite, Jake has made a lot of doggie friends, too, and had a blast on a recent sleepover with one of his canine pals.

Jake is also thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Jake 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! Jake 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 Jake will go to a specific place in your home on command.

Once Jake successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Jake 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

Jake Ryan is currently accepting applications for forever homes, although households with little kiddos or cats need not apply. But if you're looking for a steady companion that you can bring on your adventures, look no further and come on down and meet handsome Jake Ryan!

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!

Come meet your new best friend

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!.

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