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Ben

APA-A-74865

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
70 lbs

Estimated Age
6 Years
11 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$160
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
70 lbs
Estimated Age
6 Years
11 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$160

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With his gorgeous, soulful eyes eyes and sleek, shiny coat, Ben is one striking-looking fella. He's also likely to be the most affectionate dog you'll ever meet - he loves to stay close to his people to get plenty of scritches,and he even gives hugs!

Truly the best of both worlds, Ben wants nothing more than to be a part of your routine, but he also has no problem hanging out on his own when you need some space, usually laying down somewhere with his adorable frog legs splayed out behind him. He's good with meeting new people and gets super excited when his friends are around, but overall he has a nice medium energy level. While he'll play some half-hearted tug of war, mostly he just loves to stretch out in your lap and get belly rubs.

Ben is fully house and crate-trained and is happy to chill in crate when you're away at work. He knows sit, walks nicely on leash and even asks before he gets up on the couch. He's also thriving in APA!'s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program where he works with a volunteer trainer several times a week toward the goal of passing the American Kennel Club's CGC test. To pass the CGC test, a dog must demonstrate obedience and general reliability in real world situations. Dogs in the CGC program learn to sit calmly when approached by strangers or another dog, how to greet people appropriately, stay in a sit or down until told "free," and come when called. And as part of APA's CGC program you can work with APA to continue to build a training relationship with him after adoption and get officially CGC certified for free! Check out a video about CGC: https://vimeo.com/89434193

Ben really doesn't ask for much, and he'd love a home with people who will include him in their activities and give him plenty of attention. In return, he promises to shower you with love and be the best friend you could hope for. Come meet him!
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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