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Lexx - Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

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Organization Name: Austin Pets Alive!
Location: Austin, TX
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Lexx

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Austin, TX 78703
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Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. Have you ever known someone who seemed really shy on first meeting but after you showed interest in them they blossomed and became your best friend? That's how it will be when you get to know Lexx. He's a shy guy at first, but he will be your ever grateful shadow of love once you show him that you are going to be his forever human!This boy loves a great game of tug, to wrestle, and to destroy plush toys! He's so playful. He loves a good walk and then returning for lots of cuddle time. He is curious of other dogs and may be able to live with a well-matched friend, but a meet and greet will be necessary. Lexx shows friendly interest in the cats around his foster home, but has not been observed with them in the home. He hasn't been observed with children.Lexx is calm and loving. He does have some storm anxiety though does fine if his human is nearby. He always wants to be as close to his human as possible. He shows this to his foster mom by absconding with one of her shoes and putting it in his bed to be closer to her when she isn't around. He doesn't destroy them mind you, just wants a trinket of his human near him at all times.Lexx is learning lots of new things these days. He walks on leash with just a hint of a pull but corrects well with a firm verbal reminder. He knows sit and down and since he is easily encouraged by treats, he should be a fast learner for you.Remember not to overlook this shy boy who is going to be as close to you as a dog can get to his human as soon as you win his trust. Come meet Lexx today!

If you’re looking to adopt a dog and don’t know where to start, puppyfinder.com is an excellent source for information about adopting a dog and will connect you with hundreds of shelters across the US that have adoptable puppies and older dogs waiting for forever homes.
  1. Do your research – find out what types of dogs would be a good fit for your lifestyle and the activity level of your family. Also keep in mind the grooming needs of certain breeds that might require frequent maintenance.
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  3. Learn about the shelters and their adoption policies – It might be easier to start looking at shelters within a certain radius of home but don’t be afraid to venture out to other states as well. Many states have larger populations of adoptable dogs and their shelters are willing to transport pets to suitable adopting families. Some shelters might have requirements for a home visit, a fenced yard or require you to visit the pet multiple times before you commit to adopting. Understand that the shelters are doing their best to place the pets in suitable homes and these requirements are in the best interest of both you and the pet.
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    • Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Marilla

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      Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Mixed. Marilla is delightful in all the ways dogs can be; goofy, cuddly, and completely unaware of her size. Marilla loves two things more than anything else in this world, and those things are fetch and belly rubs. If she has a choice between a ball or a new friendly person to beg for rubs, she will agonize over it for a few moments. Usually she chooses the belly rubs. And if she can get some playtime in water, even better. She has been labeled the "Mermaid of Lady Bird Lake", as she can be spotted at this watering hole on a sunny day, swimming the day away. Our Marilla can paddle for days. Her default assumption when meeting new people is that they are new best friends, and they feel the same way about her. She cannot get close enough to people. She will wind herself all around you trying to get as many body parts touching as possible. Marilla would do best in a home where someone can be around most of the time, with a yard to play in. She seems house trained. She would be best around older kids, as she is very strong and her cuddles may be overwhelming for little ones. We haven't introduced her to cats yet. Marilla enjoys learning new things and is in the Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modelled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Marilla 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," and coming when called. Once Marilla successfully completes all the skills on her training plan she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Marilla is working hard to become a wonderful pet and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Marilla 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 If you can handle mountains of instant and unconditional love, then please consider Marilla. She's been waiting for you.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Roger

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed. This sweet boy is a big goof who loves prancing around on walks, running after toys, playing fetch and sitting down for a good scratch from his new human friends. He's ready to take his next trot into his new life in a new forever home. He's an easygoing, adventurous boy who walks well on his leash and loves to chase squirrels. He knows how to sit, down, place, "beg", shake and is working on drop. He is also doing well in playgroup with his new doggy friends! A house with a yard to play in and humans to give him the affection he loves would be ideal for Roger. Come visit and see if he's perfect for your home!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Moose

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. In a word, Moose is magnificent! Just look at him and you'll see he's a sight to behold. This big lug of a dog has captured the hearts of many ladies here at the shelter. With his movie star good looks and strong, silent demeanor, it's easy to see how he became such a heartthrob! Good looks aside, Moose has so much to offer. Like James Dean, he's a bit of shy guy, but it won't take long for him to warm up and nuzzle you with that jowly face. He appears to be a serious dude in the kennel, but he morphs into a puppy when he's chasing his toys or taking a dip in the pool. His two passions in life are fetch and swimming. So if you're looking for an athletic, fun-loving guy, Moose is it! If you're a lover of the great outdoors, Moose is your perfect fit. He is a great walking and running companion. He goes out with his Virtual Foster friend every night for evening walks around the ball field. He's a gentleman on the leash and is learning some new skills. He's eager to please and will work hard for treats! Also, we should note that he appears to be potty trained and could potentially live in a home with a well-matched pup. So what do you say? Why not stop by APA today and see for yourself how much our Magnificent Moose has to offer? If you can look past his shyness, you'll see how much fun you both could have together!
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Prieta

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed. Prieta is a sweet girl who has been known to joyfully break out into running the cutest zoomies (sometimes while carrying a rope toy!) Prieta enjoys walks, wading in the water, and just sitting next to you with her head in your lap and watching the world go by. If there are two laps in the vicinity, she's an equal opportunity snuggler and will walk back and forth between the two to lean in for pets. She also likes toys (rope toys are her current favorite) and is happy to entertain herself with them. Prieta is a smart girl and learns new skills quickly. So smart, in fact, that she figured out the optimal way to get treats - by sticking her head in your treat pouch instead of waiting on you to slowly dole them out one at a time. Such a problem solver! She loves people, and once she knows and trusts you, she will be your friend for life. Prieta hopes to find a home with a loving, active person who wants to take her for those walks and jogs, then will curl up with her on the couch. If that sounds like you, come meet this beautiful girl.
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      Timmy

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pointer. We don't know much about Timmy's past, but we know he's been through a lot. His tail is always wagging, and he looks at our volunteers with so much hope and love. But there's something holding him back from trusting 100%. He is a dog in need of real rescuing, and we're hoping there is a special person out there who can show him there's good things in store. Timmy loves to go on walks and is a great leash walker. He doesn't really like to be petted, but once he trusts you, he will sometimes lay his head in your lap and gaze at you adoringly. He doesn't do that with just anyone, so if you get The Look, you know you've earned a special place in his heart. It might take some time to really forge a bond with Timmy, but once you do, we know it will be a friendship that you will never forget. Timmy is exactly the kind of dog APA! is here for. If you have room in your life to help a lost soul who really needs it, consider Timmy.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Lamar

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. Here at the shelter, Lamar is often known as "The Donut. He's short, sweet and the color of powdered sugar-just like those delicious little mini-donut morsels. The only difference is this Donut can help you shed some extra weight out on the trail, where he loves to go for runs and nature strolls. Out on the trail, he has proved to be the perfect companion. Totally un-phased by dogs and things on wheels passing by, he'll stay right by your side and often look back at you with a smile that says, "Isn't this great!? In the home, he turns into a total snuggle bug. He absolutely loves cuddling up on blankets and snoozing the day away. Give him a little rawhide and he's a happy little clam. On a recent sleepover, he proved to be a model houseguest. In fact, he was described as "perfect in the home. He waits to be invited before jumping up on the furniture, politely asks to go outside for potty breaks, and is respectful of his surroundings. This little donut turns into a potato when he's on the couch. If you're in the mood for a movie marathon, he's happy to curl right up by your side for hours on end. If that's not reason enough for you to take him home, we should also mention that Lamar is super smart and already knows a number of skills, such as "sit and "down. He's also playing with his doggie friends every afternoon in play group. It's possible he could fit right into a home with a well-matched pup. When he rolls over for belly rubs, you've got a best friend for life! Please consider indulging in this mini donut today! He's ready to start living the sweet life he so deserves!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Bevo

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. Bevo is a super-friendly dog who is looking for a family that is ready to love him back! This young adult is in the prime of life, and he's looking to become a long-term companion for a lucky home. Did we mention he's friendly? He bonds quickly with new humans and becomes a very devoted friend. He loves getting a good petting session. Wagging his tail just isn't enough - he likes to wiggle his whole body! But he's not just a loverboy. He also enjoys getting in some exercise. He has a medium energy level, loves going on walks and makes a great walking partner. He's also very treat motivated. Not only does this make it easy for his handler to keep Bevo's focus on walks, but it also makes Bevo enthusiastic about training. He's a smart guy who already knows basic obedience skills and walks nicely on a leash. He loves to learn new tricks as long as there is a tasty morsel in it for him. He's been working hard with the behavior team would would love to show you all he's learned. A playful boy, Bevo also loves to be outside running around, so a home with a yard would be great for him. He would love to play chase and tag with his favorite people, and he'll even push a soccer ball around with them. And then indoors, he also loves being a couch potato. Bevo loves to play with his dog friends at the shelter, and he'd love to have more playdates to continue to receive socialization (and exercise). He shows potential for living nicely with a cat in his forever home. A home with older children or all adults would be great for him. With some ongoing leadership and consistency, Bevo should turn into a great family dog. He'll keep smiles on everyone's face! Follow Bevo's adventures on Instagram @attaboy.bevo
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Marmalade

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier. If you're looking for a dog to make you smile, you found her. From the tips of ears to the tip of her tail, Marmalade knows how to have fun. She's an expert with a tennis ball, whether it's fetching with her human or rolling it around for herself. Her favorite game is burying them in muddy puddles and kiddie pools. Bonus points for the squeaky kind! Marmalade is the kind of dog who could possibly live with another dog, but would also be happy as an only child. But as long as there are enough treats to go around, that's what really matters. Marmalade is a sweet girl who takes a little extra time to really trust new people, but your patience will pay off 10 times over. She will reward you with unbridled joy and the sweetest kisses. So if you want a wiggly butt to greet you at the end of the day, look no further!
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    • Brasco - Boxer / Mixed Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 07/15/2017

      Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Brasco

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Mixed. Brasco has made an exciting discovery - those tennis balls are really fun to chase. So he brings them back and drops at his person's feet on command so he can fetch them all over again. This happy, bouncy boy loves to romp and play. And outdoors he loves to explore with many, many sniffs. And then he wants to be with his human friends, getting as close to them as possible, curling his entire body against them. Brasco has lived with kids in the past. He walks well on his leash, seems crate trained and is reported to be house trained. And he's a gentle taker of those treats he loves. Brasco enjoys learning new things and is in the Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modelled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Brasco has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! He 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," and coming when called. Once Brasco successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Brasco is working hard to become a wonderful pet and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Brasco 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 This cheerful boy may do best as the only pet in a home where he can get abundant love. He promises to return it many times over.
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    • Sam - Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 07/15/2017

      American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Sam

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier. He is Sam! Sam is a happy, healthy dog in the prime of life. He'd love to meet his new family and become a long-term companion. Sam can take a few minutes to warm up to new faces. We know the feeling. But once he knows and trusts you, he truly is man's (or woman's) best friend. We're wondering how his tail is still attached, with all the wagging it does every time he spies his favorite volunteers. After he feels comfortable he loves to come up for some petting. Sam has a medium energy level. He definitely enjoys a good romp now and then, but he also likes to get in plenty of beauty sleep. We think Sam would do best in a home with adults or with older children. He'll definitely benefit from a family who can provide him with both mental and physical stimulation and ongoing training. He promises to make the learning fun for everyone! Sam is a good playmate for most dogs. If you've already got a dog in your home, we'd be happy to introduce them to make sure they would be compatible housemates. But Sam isn't just a good-time Charlie. He's shown himself to be a smart dog and knows all of his basic commands. Often he'll ask you for instructions by waving his paws at you. Sam is in the Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modelled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Sam has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! He 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," and coming when called. Once Sam successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Sam is working hard to become a wonderful pet and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Sam 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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