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Sergeant Barkowitz

APA-A-74129

Looks Like
Bulldog, American / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
63 lbs

Estimated Age
9 Years
8 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$0
Looks Like
Bulldog, American / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
63 lbs
Estimated Age
9 Years
8 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$0

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Barkowitz is a lovable smoosh of a pup who will capture your heart with one glance at his giant goofy smile. He'll wiggle his little low-riding rump around wagging his heart out with excitement to see you. He loves going for long walks, but be ready to take plenty of cuddle breaks because you won't be able to resist snuggling him! He'll rest his face full of jowls on your leg while you scritch his wrinkly velvet head. He's got the softest mouth and gives kisses freely. He's also been known to be a Velcro-dog, sticking to his loved one's side in the home. He is an expert treat-catcher, in all his wobbly-jowled glory, and he will laugh at all of your jokes.

Sgt. Barkowitz is enrolled in the TOP dog program where he is eagerly picking up new skills. He is either a quick learner, or he already knows everything and just wants us to think he's learning it for the first time! As a TOP dog, he'll learn to sit and lie down on command, to come when called, and to go to "place on command. TOP dogs also learn to walk politely on a leash with people and other dogs around. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193

Come meet Sergeant Barkowitz today!
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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