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King Triton

APA-A-61182

Looks Like
Retriever, Chocolate Labrador / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
93 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
8 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 1

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Retriever, Chocolate Labrador / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
93 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
8 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 1
Adoption Fee
$0
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King Triton has been described as 50% legs 50% uncoordinated goof and 100% hilarious. This sweet boy is super fun and so so awkward, and at 90-plus pounds is guaranteed to induce laughter at all the graceless galloping and tumbling over. He loves fetch but is always losing the ball, just to realize later that it's underneath him. He's classically handsome and looks oh so regal, though that isn't really the case. He also loves kiddie pools, though he's nearly too big for them - he runs into them at full speed and likes to splash around like a big goofy puppy.

King Triton is shy with people at first, but once he becomes comfortable, he is very affectionate and playful with his person and we think would make for an amazing giant cuddle buddy. Treats are the way to his heart and it's not long before King Triton's tail is wagging as he tries to sucker more out of you. This also means he makes a great training partner. He's already housebroekn, walks well on leash with a gentle leader and is making great progress 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, King Triton 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! He's 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 he will go to a specific place in your home on command.

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

King Triton would love a home with someone willing to continue his training as well as help him get all that energy out. A nice yard to romp around in would be a bonus. In return he promises to keep you completely entertained and loved. Come meet this great pup!
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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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