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Arnold

APA-A-81317

Looks Like
Cattle Dog, Australian (Red Heeler) / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
39 lbs

Estimated Age
1 Years
10 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Cattle Dog, Australian (Red Heeler) / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
39 lbs
Estimated Age
1 Years
10 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Arnold is a sweet, sensitive, energetic dog who's looking for his forever home!

Arnold wants to be at his owner's side at all times. He attaches deeply and quickly when he gets a lot of affection and praise and then is very loyal. He looks to his person to know he's ok. He can get stressed when left alone so he would love to have a human who can spend some time with him. He can get scared of strange people or dogs; he really seems to do well being the constant companion of someone who has few visitors.

Arnold thrives on affection and praise. He is such a quick learner with praise-based training (learned "sit" command in 5 minutes!). He wants to please the person he's attached to and gets scared when he thinks he has made a mistake. Surrounded by affection and lots of sweet talk, Arnold loves to show his trust by lounging on his belly for belly rubs.

Arnold has a lot of energy and fascination with the outdoors. He can't get enough of nature's sounds, sights, smells. He'll tolerate the city scene for a quick potty break, but thrives on time every day to roam natural settings. He's hiked the Greenbelt, run 3 miles, and walked 4 miles all in one day with ease and a quick nap. He has a very high prey drive, you'll know because he'll give chase and bark loud. You don't have to worry about Arnold running away though!

Arnold sheds most of his skittishness and fear in a calm, quiet, predictable home. He likes free-roam of the house because enclosures of any kind scare him. With affection and praise, he's a quick learner of which rooms are off-limits. He doesn't like sudden movements, large gatherings, or a lot going on; the peace and quiet work so well for him. If you have the patient home for him, he would love to meet you!
Come meet your new best friend

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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

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