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Tom Hanks

APA-A-62575

Looks Like
Bulldog, American / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
65 lbs

Estimated Age
6 Years
0 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 1

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Bulldog, American / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
65 lbs
Estimated Age
6 Years
0 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 1
Adoption Fee
$160
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Do you want a pup to burrow his big, wrinkled head into your lap for pets? Do you love the idea of a dog tapping his feet in excitement over a good game of fetch? Then look no further than Tom Hanks!

Tom is a quiet, calm boy who just loves to spend time with people - whether it's walking the trail, playing outside, taking a dip in the water or binge watching a show, Tom is an easy guy to please. He loves the treats too and does an adorable little smack when he gets one, and he'll have you doling those out regularly just to hear it. And those jowls and slight pout are a thing of beauty.

This boy wins friends quickly, and the volunteers who are lucky enough to know him have all fallen in love with him. Tom has been on sleepovers with APA volunteers where he was reported to be house-trained and extremely well-behaved in the home. He was calm and respectful while inside and gentle while playing.

Tom Hanks has lots of opportunities to earn his beloved treats in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Tom 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 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 he will go to a specific place in your home on command.

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

Swing by APA today and ask to meet the handsome, sweet Tom Hanks!
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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

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