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Clef

APA-A-69440

Looks Like
Cattle Dog

Sex
Male

Current Weight
75 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
6 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Cattle Dog
Sex
Male
Current Weight
75 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
6 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$25

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Clef is a truly "funtastic" dog. He has tons of energy, and loves to play and learn new things. He can be a couch potato at times, but definitely prefers to stay busy! He's a smart pup and has had a ton of training. He knows to "sit, "lie down, "stand, "back up, "stay, go to his crate, get his ball, when it's time to "play" and when it's time for "din din". He is eager to learn more of this human language and commands!

A typical day with Clef involves several training and game sessions, a walk or two, and him taking naps in between. He loves puzzle toys for when you need to focus on something else, especially if those toys are filled with peanut butter! At the end of the day when he's tired, he'll cuddle with you and ask for belly rubs, and reward you with face licks. If you want him to get excited, just say the word "play", and he'll dash over to the door with his tail wagging!

Clef loves to chase after squirrels and cats, and definitely wishes he had wings so he could chase after birds too. He would thrive in a house without small dogs or other pets. Other dogs would first need to be introduced to him to see if they would be good fits. We don't have much information about how he is with kids, but he has been observed to be nonchalant towards them during walks. He has a habit of dashing out when the door is opened, and needs a home that will make sure to take care that he doesn't get out.

Clef would prefer to live in a house with a fenced-in yard, and with people who are home most of the day. He is house-trained and crate-trained, but he's not the type of dog who likes to be left alone for long periods of time because he gets bored and anxious. If you work from home or live with others who do, he would be a great addition to your life!

Come meet this energetic boy, he would love to show you how smart he is!
Come meet your new best friend

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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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