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Celina

APA-A-9098

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Female

Current Weight
43 lbs

Estimated Age
8 Years
11 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$25
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Female
Current Weight
43 lbs
Estimated Age
8 Years
11 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$25
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Smart as a whip, this gorgeous, compact girl will keep you on your toes! Celina first came to APA! in 2011, pregnant and homeless. This mama was able to safely and peacefully give birth at APA!, then all babies and mama were adopted! Several years later, she was found as a stray again and brought back to APA!. Celina is now looking for a forever home that can provide energy-burning, mind-engaging and buddy-snuggling activities. If long runs or hours of fetch sound like your idea of a good time, Celina's your girl!

To help keep her mind busy, Celina is is in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Celina has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! She is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told "free," coming when called and "Place", which means he/she will go to a specific place in your home on command.

Once Celina successfully completes all the skills on her training plan, she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Celina is working hard to become a wonderful companion, and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Celina after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193


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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!. Personal checks will only be accepted for surgery deposit.

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