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Vin Diesel

APA-A-82602

Looks Like
Terrier, American Staffordshire / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
71 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
8 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 1

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Terrier, American Staffordshire / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
71 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
8 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 1
Adoption Fee
$25

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Don't be fooled by Vin Diesel's beefy black-coated wrapper. Underneath it all is a total goofball. One minute he could be wearing a necktie and a sandy beard (a la a jump in the doggie pool and then sandbox) and then acting like a piggy toy look-alike the next.

When not acting silly, this smart boy is either looking to play tug or brain games. Vin Diesel loves sniff work, wobble toys and obedience training. And when he has tired himself out, this boy is probably taking a snooze. He likes to sleep with his belly up right next to you. When it's time to rise and shine, he is happy to have you wake him with sweet whispers. After some breakfast and a good walk, he is ready to relax on the sofa, snooze in his crate, or snuggle up next to your feet while you work.

For friends that know him, he seems to be saying, "How you doin'?" when he sees his close friends. And just to let you know that he loves you, he showers you with kisses. Some see it as a free facial!

This handsome boy is looking for a patient, adult family or one with teenage kids. As he gets overly excited about dogs, being the only dog in lower dog-trafficked neighborhood would be ideal. He likes to make new human friends and is working on not trying to boop them in the nose when he greets them. He is house-trained, so can be left alone while you are away. A yard would be nice, so he can exercise his front paws, which suffered minor nerve damage when he was younger. His paws don't bother him at all, but do give him his unique strut!

Vin Diesel is upping his skills game to impress his new parents. He is perfecting his "sit," "down," and "place" through APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP). To learn more about his training, check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP is based: https://vimeo.com/89434193.

Are you ready to laugh and get lots of kisses? Vin Diesel is ready to make you smile. Follow him on Instagram @runs.ondiesel


INTERESTED IN FOSTERING?

We are currently closed to the public and are only open by appointment (foster or adopter), but we are still diligently working to place dogs in foster homes! You can inquire about fostering a specific dog by submitting an inquiry through the dog's individual profile on this website or by emailing [email protected] to get more information about how to be matched with a foster dog.

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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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