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Vin Diesel

APA-A-82602

Looks Like
Terrier, American Staffordshire / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
70 lbs

Estimated Age
2 Years
8 Months

Location
TLAC
Building 1

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Terrier, American Staffordshire / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
70 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
8 Months
Location
TLAC
Building 1
Adoption Fee
$175

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Like his namesake, Vin Diesel is a strapping and handsome guy, and he knows it! His pint-size stature, definite swagger, and flopping ears when trotting towards you are just too much. When he knows you are going to the yard to play or on an adventure in the car, he puts on a goofy smile that is to die for. And his big heart shines through when he sneaks sloppy kisses, which is his way of saying, "Thanks for loving me!"

Diesel is a water bug with a capital "W" and capital "B." He loves anything to do with water! Whether helping to fill his kiddie pool with the hose, pushing his Jolly Ball around, or playing some dock diving games, he is all in! And when conditions are right, he likes to put on his shark life jacket and go for a real swim in the lake. Swimming is wonderful for his flippers, the loving term for his loose wrists due to a neuro condition.

Are you up for exploring the outdoors, especially the roads less traveled? Vin Diesel is an eager trail walker, rock climber, and botany sniffer! He zigs and zags from smell to smell when checking out new paths. Because he can be particular about his dog friends, he likes the more secluded and quiet routes. Just grab a bungee leash and get ready for adventures!

Should you like breakfast tacos, he is ready to eat. Diesel is now touring Austin to locate the best taco spot. No hands, no problem. He'll easily unwrap his tacos and make sure foil lands on the ground rather than in his belly. Stay tuned for his taco-star reviews!

Vin Diesel is upping his skills game to impress his new parents. Not only is he crate trained and housetrained, but 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.

This handsome devil is looking for a patient, adult family that will play with him in a yard, take him exploring, and introduce him to new friends at his slower pace. As he can get overly excited about particular dog friends and is still learning to understand doggie play etiquette, being the only fur kiddo in the house is the ideal setup. In return, Diesel will be the best little boy he can be!

If you are looking for a handsome and water-loving friend that will make you smile every day, Vin Diesel is your man!

Follow Vin Diesel on @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.

Please do not visit our shelters without talking with us first. To prevent community spread, we cannot have large crowds gathering in our shelters.

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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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