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Vin Diesel

APA-A-82602

Looks Like
Terrier, American Staffordshire / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
69 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
2 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Terrier, American Staffordshire / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
69 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
2 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$25

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Do you like smart dogs who love to play games with their brains in the house? Vin Diesel is a super smart boy who needs to exercise his brain just as much if not more than his body. He loves to do scent work, practice his commands, and play tug-o-war. All these get his brain working! Vin D. will happily settle near your feet after some much-deserved playtime.

Due to previous trauma to his front feet, Vin Diesel has a unique strut. While he's not bothered by it, he prefers short walks around the neighborhood, followed by more cuddle time with his people.

Do you like to sleep? So does Vin! The boy loves to sleep with his belly up right next to his human. When it's time to rise and shine, he is happy to have you wake him with sweet whispers. He is house-trained, and when you're not home, he happily goes in his crate and sleeps like a baby with blankets and a soft bed, waiting patiently for his people to come back home.

This handsome boy is looking for a patient, adult-only family that will play with him in a yard, take him on short walks, and let him snooze on his doggie bed. He can get overly excited about dogs and new human friends, so a low-traffic neighborhood and home with a quiet yard and where he's the only kid (fur and human) is ideal. In return, Diesel will be the best little boy he can be and repay you in endless kisses!

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.

Come meet Vin Diesel, he'd love to show you his belly! Follow him on Instagram @runs.ondiesel
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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

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