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Blue

APA-A-62869

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
65 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
0 Months

Location
TLAC
AAC Building

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
65 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
0 Months
Location
TLAC
AAC Building
Adoption Fee
$25
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Blue is a loving and attentive pup who adores being with people. Once Blue looks into your eyes with those mesmerizing golden eyes you will be smitten! He's just gorgeous! He's got a unique and engaging personality and is happy to go anywhere and do anything!

This sweet boy is instantly friendly and very affectionate when first meeting new humans. He's super happy when he can hang out with his friends, laying his head in their laps calmly and letting them love on him.

But don't let that sweet country dog personality fool you. Blue is super-smart and loves having his mind engaged. In fact, his trainer says Blue's the fastest learner she has ever worked with. He walks beautifully on his leash and has great recall. You can put a long leash on him, ask him to "sit" and walk really far away and he won't budge. Once you tell him "Blue come!" he jumps straight up and then come running like a big blue rabbit!

It's no surprise that Blue is thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Blue 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! Blue 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, Blue will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Blue 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

Blue loves being outside and would make a great outdoor companion to go adventuring with. He'd love an active home where he can be included in the family's activities and get lots of exercise and may even do well with a well-matched doggie sibling. Come meet this amazing 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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