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Button

APA-A-57999

Looks Like
Boxer / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
64 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
9 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$75
Looks Like
Boxer / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
64 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
9 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$75
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Button is aptly named because this sweet guy is as cute as any you've ever seen. Button always seems to be smiling, and his super-expressive ears perk up as soon as he sees his human friends, which is just about anyone. This handsome pup loves meeting new people and is ready to snuggle up to them immediately.

Button is the perfect combination of couch potato and playmate and is down for whatever you are. But when he senses that it's playtime, Button quickly shifts into clown mode and loves to bounce around and have fun. Then when playtime is up, he's ready to snuggle again.

Button is house-broken and does well in a crate, but is also fine when left free to roam the house. He's very eager to please and proving how trainable he is in APA!'s Total Obedience Program, so much so that he recently became TOP Dog Ready, which means Button 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.
Dogs in the program learn skills including sit and down, 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 Button will go to a specific place in your home on command.

Button 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

Button would love a home with older kids to play with and a family that's comfortable setting boundaries. In return, he promises to be the best boy he can be. 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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