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Tailgate

APA-A-92120

Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
60 lbs

Estimated Age
6 Years
1 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
60 lbs
Estimated Age
6 Years
1 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Tailgate would love to be your companion for all of your football games - or pretty much anything you want to do. He is a mellow dude who's also curious about his surroundings and adventurous about exploring them. And he's also a well-behaved, friendly, and house-trained boy. This laid-back guy just wants to hang out with his new friends, relaxed and at ease when he just sees where his food, water and bed are. He'll check up on his humans now and then, but doesn't mind just doing his own peaceful thing. He is very gentle in the home, while taking treats, food, toys, etc... have seen no issues (no resource guarding, no over excited mouthing). He mostly sleeps and enjoys a quiet apartment. He is not even interested in toys so there's little chance of him getting too excited. He's also working on his crate training and he's doing very well!

He loves going for leash walks and has toured lots of parks, trails and downtown Austin and has done very well, showing some interest in people, joggers and dogs, wanting to say hi with his tail wagging. He seems to interact pretty well with calm dogs and might be open to a well-matched dog friend. He sometimes pulls on the leash when he sees those pesky squirrels, but who doesn't?! At home, this polite, obedient boy is very cuddly, coming to his human friends for pets, his tail wagging. He loves scratches and will flop down for belly rubs. Then he'll go snooze or hang out at the window to watch the world go by. And he's a calm boy who sleeps through the night.

Tailgate should fit in well with a mellow, quiet, kind, and loving family, maybe with older kids, who can be his constant companions and take him on those adventures and hikes he enjoys. He's done well in an apartment but could also be in a house. Come meet this sweet, gentle boy, he'll promise to be your best hang-out buddy! Also follow his adorable antics on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/adopt_tailgate/
Come meet your new best friend

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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