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Achilles

APA-A-56667

Looks Like
Boxer / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
66 lbs

Estimated Age
6 Years
5 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 2

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Boxer / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
66 lbs
Estimated Age
6 Years
5 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 2
Adoption Fee
$0
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Achilles was found as a stray, but he has so much affection for people that we think he may not have always been on his own. He constantly wants to snuggle and when he sees his people coming, he wags his little tail with all his might! He loves to be by your side and will lay his big adorable head on your leg Or lean his whole body against you. His APA! friends rave about his kisses and how speedy and sneaky he is with them.

Achilles is great on leash and loves to go on long walks. He's also a very patient guy and is perfectly content to let you stop and chat with people along the way. He's not particularly interested in other dogs and seems to prefer just spending his time with his people, but he has become enamored with playing fetch, if fetch means running around with the ball in his mouth. He hasn't figured out the other half of fetch yet, but we're working on it.

Achilles is also working on being the best dog he can be 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, Achilles has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn 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," and coming when called.

Once Achilles successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready. Achilles 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 Achilles 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

This easy-going pooch is a joy to be around and can't wait to meet his family. A more loyal companion you'll never find. Come meet him!

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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!.

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