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Virginia

APA-A-69665

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
45 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
5 Months

Location
TLAC
AAC Building

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
45 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
5 Months
Location
TLAC
AAC Building
Adoption Fee
$160
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Virginia is as sweet as she is beautiful. She is quick to make friends and becomes affectionate very quickly. She's a great medium energy dog that loves her long naps while her human is away and is ready for a nice easy walk when they get home. She likes to stay close back in the home, and after dinner she insists on cuddling while you binge watch your favorite shows.

As well as being highly affectionate, she is adventurous too! While she might sometimes look shy in a new environment, she is quite brave and enjoys new places and experiences, especially if sunshine and treats are involved!

Virginia is also in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Virginia 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! Virginia 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 she will go to a specific place in your home on command.

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

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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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