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Sarah

APA-A-65267

Looks Like
Terrier, American Staffordshire / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
44 lbs

Estimated Age
5 Years
5 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Terrier, American Staffordshire / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
44 lbs
Estimated Age
5 Years
5 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$25
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Sarah is a super-sweet and ultra-smart pup who loves to get out for long walks and hikes and would make a great running partner. She has the most adorable eyes and is just the right size - not too big, not too small. She loves to play tug of war, chase, or running around with squeaky toys, but she'll also chill and chew on her bones or rawhides. She's a pretty tolerant pup and is good about being bathed and having her nails done.

Sarah is friendly when meeting new women, and while she can be shy with new men, she warms up once she realizes they're okay. Eager to please, Sarah's a quick learner and already knows sit, stay, down, shake and "turn around" and is learning even more skills 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, Sarah has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! Sarah is learning skills like 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 she will go to a specific place in your home on command.

Once she successfully completes all the skills on her training plan, she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! She 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 her 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

Sarah would love a home where someone is home a lot of the time and can give her a lot of attention and include her in their activities. In return, you won't find a more loyal, affectionate companion. Come meet her!
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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