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Oli Sykes

APA-A-71024

Looks Like
Mixed Breed (Medium) / Mixed Breed (Medium)

Sex
Male

Current Weight
55 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
1 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Mixed Breed (Medium) / Mixed Breed (Medium)
Sex
Male
Current Weight
55 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
1 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$0

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Oli Sykes is a handsome young pup who is very tune in with his person and will happily follow their lead. This smart fella learns tricks and routines quickly, has excellent manners in the home and is very eager to please.

Oli is shy with new men and seems to favor women, but he can warm up to anyone and has a sweet and obedient disposition with the people he trusts. Oli loves to cuddle on the couch, but enjoys playing just as much. He adores his toys, especially tennis balls, and has also lived with a pittie in the past and got all well with her. They did like to play rough so he'd likely do well with a well-matched doggie sibling who likes to mix it up as much as he does. He's also house and crate-trained, though he prefers to sleep with his person at night.

Oli is applying his smarts to APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, he has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn 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 he will go to a specific place in your home on command.

Mr. Sykes 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

Smart, sweet, loyal and playful, Oli will make a wonderful addition to a family who will give him plenty of attention and guidance and ideally a yard to romp in. In return, Oli promises to be the best dog he can be. Come meet him!

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING?

This pup is currently located at our Town Lake Animal Center (1156 W. Cesar Chavez, but use 1200 Reserve Road for mapping purposes). We'd love to show them off to you! To learn more about them, head in any day between 11:30AM-6:00PM. We are open 7 days a week! Go to Building B and ask to speak with a Matchmaker about fostering this pup. You will sit down and discuss all we know about them and, if it's a good fit, get to meet them then! Please budget for a wait time unless you arrive right at opening as we cannot dictate walk-in traffic (wait times tend to be highest in the evenings and on weekends). If this pup ends up not being the best fit, we have so many other pups in need that we can suggest for your household on the spot!

Come meet your new best friend

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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