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Kyle

APA-A-64967

Looks Like
Terrier, American Staffordshire / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
60 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
2 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Terrier, American Staffordshire / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
60 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
2 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$0
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Kyle could be best described as a very stoic, but sweet, heating blanket. He likes to be as close to his person as possible, preferably laying his whole body across you to keep you warm and show you how much he loves you. He's a bit aloof when meeting new people, but seems happy to see you the next time you visit. You'll know you're in the club when he climbs up to show what a great lapdog he thinks he'd make.

Chill and affectionate, Kyle seems to enjoy the simple things in life - having a blast eating his meals out of a kong wobbler, taking in the great outdoors on walks around the neighborhood, and of course cuddling with his person. He may have a serious face, but he's really just a big clown, enjoying a romp around the yard to get his ya-yas out, then flopping down on top of you for some well-earned leisure time. He's been an impressive house-guest on sleepovers, quickly figuring out that he needs to potty outside and sleeping quietly through the night.

This handsome guy already knows "sit" and is learning all kinds of new skills 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, Kyle 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 Kyle successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Kyle 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

Low key but full of personality, Kyle is an easy dog to please as long as there are laps available. While he's pretty adaptable and would likely do well in an apartment, we think he'd love a home with a yard to call his own. 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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