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Koba

APA-A-62744

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
64 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
10 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 1

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
64 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
10 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 1
Adoption Fee
$25
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Koba is a happy, smart, loving pup with an adventurous spirit and a gorgeous brindle coat.

This handsome fella loves being loved on and will follow you around the house like an adorable shadow. But he isn't pushy about asking for affection - as long as he can be nearby, Koba's one happy little camper. He can be shy with new people, but once he warms up, he becomes the most loyal and loving companion.

Medium to high-energy, Koba is still a youngster and likes getting plenty of exercise. He's lived with a dog in the past and enjoys mixing it up in playgroup with his canine friends at the shelter. He's a big fan of playing tug of war and fetch (with two balls though - you've got to trade him for the one he's got). He also has a goofy streak and likes jumping into empty bathtubs and will even help out with the yard work, breaking up all those big sticks.

But Koba's not just a good time Charlie. He's extremely smart and well-trained, so much so that he recently became TOP Dog Ready! This means he has already learned all the skills in APA's Total Obedience Program, which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP Dog, Koba has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to practice the skills to be the best dog he can be!

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 Koba will go to a specific place in your home on command.

Koba 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

Koba doesn't ask for much - just a home with a yard, a doggie playmate to help him get his ya-yas out and a person to call his own. If that sounds like yours, come meet this amazing pup!
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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