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Canelo

APA-A-75251

Looks Like
Shepherd, German / Terrier, Pit Bull

Sex
Male

Current Weight
53 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
4 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 3

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Shepherd, German / Terrier, Pit Bull
Sex
Male
Current Weight
53 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
4 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 3
Adoption Fee
$175

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Canelo is a beautiful pup with an adorable little pout and very pretty "eye liner". You wouldn't know by looking at him, but he was an outside dog in his original home and grew up with his littermate and parents, never getting to come in the house. Although he does well with his doggie friends in playgroup, this shy guy is still learning how to get by in this world of people, and he's made wonderful progress already. He's bravely figured out how leashed walks work, strolling along calmly without any pulling. And he's definitely super-stoked about the getting treats part of the deal.

While Canelo is shy with new people, once he knows you're okay, he puts all his trust in you, and it isn't long before he's soliciting pets. He gets really wiggly when he sees his friends coming to take him out, and he just seems so grateful for all the care and attention he receives. He's also discovered he enjoys squeaky toys and will even throw out cute little play bows.

Canelo is earning lots of treats in 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 Canelo will go to a specific place in your home on command.

As part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Canelo 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

Canelo would love a home with a doggie sibling to help show him the ropes as he continues to navigate this beloved family dog business. In return, he promises to be a sweet and loyal companion and the best dog he can be. Come meet him!

Follow Canelo on Instagram @adopt_canelo
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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