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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
11 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Terrier, American Staffordshire / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
70 lbs
Estimated Age
2 Years
11 Months
Location
Foster
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 an old neuro injury.

Do you like to sleep? So does Vin Diesel! The boy loves to sleep with his belly up and head on a pillow like a human. When it's time to rise and shine, he is happy to have you wake him with sweet whispers. When it is time for bed, he'll hop on the bed and give you his "are you coming" look. And during the day, Vin D. will happily settle near your feet after some much-deserved playtime.

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!

This handsome devil is looking for a patient, adult-only family that will play with him in a yard, take him on nature walks, and introduce him to new human friends at his slower pace. As he can get overly excited about dog friends and is still learning to understand doggie play etiquette, being the only fur kiddo in a low-traffic house is the ideal setup. Restaurant patios and dog parks are not his speed. But in return for showing him love at his level, Diesel will be the best little boy he can be!

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.

If you are looking for a handsome, water-loving snooze hound that will make you smile every day, Vin Diesel would love to meet you!

Follow Vin Diesel on @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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