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Otis

APA-A-69717

Looks Like
Akita / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
74 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
2 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Akita / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
74 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
2 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$25

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Otis is a medium energy pup with and a nice relaxed demeanor. He enjoys meeting new people, getting loose and wiggly when asking for pets. He hasn't figured out fetch yet, but he likes to toss around chew toys. He loves to be near his humans, but he isn't clingy about it, happy to follow you around the house, then settling down at your feet without getting all in your business.

Otis is house-trained and does well left home alone in a dog-friendly room. He really likes having his people around and will throw sweet play bows when you're trying to move him to his bedroom when you leave. He puts up a fuss for a bit, but then settles down and naps once he realizes he can't talk you into staying.

Otis is willing to learn and eager to please, and he's thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Otis 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! Otis 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 Otis successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! 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

Otis will make a wonderful and loyal companion to some lucky family. Come meet him!

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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!.

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