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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!

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      Dax

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. To Dax, every day would be Independence Day - if he just didn't need those humans to toss his tennis balls. This tiny, spunky boy is happy to entertain himself. But he will check in with his humans for attention, especially when it involves those tennis balls. And treats! He loves small, squeaky tennis balls and will prance to pick one up, then toss it into the air himself to catch again. He's also fond of other small squeaky toys. Once Dax is done with playtime, he's content to just hang out and once again display his independence. Like a little king, he's pleased to interact with you, but you need his permission first. Then he'll give kisses and accept a cuddle. This feisty boy walks well on a leash and he promises to be a delightful companion
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Mickey

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Dachshund. Mickey is a fabulous walker on his leash, eager for neighborhood walks. And he likes playing with soft toys and is fun to watch as he zooms around the play yard. He'd love access to a little pool for some happy splashing. He is good at leaving cats alone, and even seems a little scared of them. Mickey will be a great addition to an adult-only home, where his people can take him for walks, chill on the couch with him and let him be their adorable watchdog. Mickey plays very well the dogs in his playgroup, if sometimes rowdy with smaller dogs. He just wants to be in charge of the group, so he's happiest when his playmates are on the submissive side, big or small. He currently lives with three larger dogs and enjoys thinking he is the boss of them. He's somewhat the opposite with humans. He's fearful with strangers and can be nippy with people he doesn't know and trust, especially children who approach his kennel. He prefers females over males, but can warm up to males. He needs to have a human who isn't afraid of him and understands how to handle his "naughty" behavior. But once he gets well acquainted and comfortable, he becomes his human friend's cuddle buddy, happy to hang out by his person's side, or even in her lap. He can be a loyal little guard dog, ready to alert his person to any evil that might be lurking. He is always alert, and may do best in a non-apartment home. Come meet this little guy today!
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Rustler

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed. We've rustled up a good'un here! Rustler is a handsome, healthy young adult who would love to settle in with a family. This fun dog will put a smile on everyone's face. Rustler has previously lived in a home, so he knows his way around the house. He's good with basic commands and is anxious to learn more. He's fantastic on a leash - he loves to go for walks, and he doesn't get distracted by other people or dogs, as he keeps his focus on his walking partner. Rustler has a medium energy level, and once he's back at home he takes life a little slower. He's very affectionate, and loves to be with his favorite people. He's got an ever-present bounce in his step that reflects his sunny outlook, and wants to be everyone's friend. Because he's previously lived with a family, Rustler is not particularly enamored with shelter life, and he'd love a chance to make a great impression on you! Don't forget that when you adopt from APA!, you're helping two dogs - the one you're welcoming into your home, and the one who will be able to join our program.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Chickla

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. From Chickla's foster: Chickla has been so great! She loved the car ride and wanted to give lots of kisses. She's great on her leash and loves to go on walks, she even likes playing in the rain and dipping her toes in the water. She's been kept in a dane-sized crate during the typical work day, and seems to do just fine. She's potty trained and knows all the basic commands - quick learner, almost knows how to shake with just a few training sessions. Really good at listening and responds immediately when you tell her 'no'. She's definitely a couch potato! Likes to sit next to you on the bed or couch and get head/back scratches. She's gotten along well with our dogs and when it's nap time, our labs like to sleep right outside her crate and give each other kisses when they wake up. Her favorite toys: tennis balls, tug o war toys, and LOVES things that squeak. Particularly a snake toy with squeakers... can be found at HEB. She likes to bite down on plush toys when she gets excited and likes to throw her toys around and chase them. While she likes bacon treats, she gets way more excited about steamed carrots! She also loves to chew on raw-hide alternative style bones - we use Smart Bones. She is not a barker, does not spook with storms, and she is pretty calm most of the time with little spurts of energy when it is playtime. Super sweet girl, and pays attention to everything. When she wants to go potty, play, or just get out of her crate, she has a quiet little whimper paired with puppy eyes. We gave her a bath in our shower and she did well with one person comforting her, while the other person scrubbed. She is so observant and so sweet, but definitely needs attention and love. I think she really misses interaction and cuddles. She never wants playtime to end and gets so excited to play with toys. I definitely think she loves her own space, she liked going back to her crate to sleep...but probably would choose the couch or dog bed if she was able to roam freely haha." This sweet girl is as happy as can be and has a contagious zest for life. She's lived with dogs of all sizes in the past, along with a cat and kids, and has been a playful girlfriend to all. Follow Chickla's instagram: @adoptchickla
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      Olivia

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier. Olivia is an affectionate American Pit Bull Terrier mix who likes to zoom around play yards and is often eager to go for a run. She enjoys playing fetch with treats and tennis balls. After bursts of energy, she's ready to settle down. This cutie has a calm side, too. She'll lick your face and gently take treats from you. She'll lean against you for rubs and loves butt scratches. She's eager to learn; she already knows Sit, Down and Stay. Olivia is seeking a quiet home with a big yard for her to run and play. She does well with kids and dogs who like to play roughly. Olivia enjoys learning new things and is in the Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Olivia as 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," as well as 'place' (running-to and staying-in a designated spot) and coming when called. Once Olivia successfully completes all the skills on her training plan she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Olivia 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 Olivia 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 Come meet this sweetheart today!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Rufus

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. Rufus is like that goofy friend of yours who is always cracking you up and whose zest for life is contagious! Rufus is happy doing just about anything - whether that's zooming around the yard, chasing tennis balls, or lounging in mud puddles like the cutest little hippo you've ever seen. Once he gets a few zoomies out of the way, he's ready to lounge around and watch a Netflix marathon. No matter what he's doing, though, he's doing it with a huge grin and a huge tongue hanging out! His big smile and his wiggly butt are hard to resist. APA!'s favorite little hippo lives big and loves big. We can't wait for him to get into a home where his big love is reciprocated and where he gets all the snuggling he can handle. Come meet this goofy charmer today!
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    • Dachshund Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Petunia

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      Breed: Dachshund
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Dachshund / Beagle. Petunia is an easy going, playful love bug. Her current foster says her favorite thing to do is chase critters in the yard. She's always on a hunting excursion. She's also equally content to hang around close to her people and observe. Sweet Petunia loves to cuddle, and will gently ask for chin scratches, ear rubs, and belly pats. She does very well with other dogs, and seems to really like kids. She is an angel in her crate, walks wonderfully on her leash, and always comes when she's called. She doesn't bark much, and is an eager learner. She truly aims to please. Petunia does require a little TLC as she struggles with incontinence. She is on some prescription food that helps her out, and she's content to wear a diaper if that's a preference. It's pretty adorable too! There's nothing quite like the awesome greeting this girl will give her people when they get home! She's full of excitement! Her foster raves about her beautiful soulful eyes, and her cute "1st position ballet dancer turned out legs. Petunia is such a wonderful companion, and is excited to find her forever family. She would love having other dog siblings, and would do well with kids in the home as well. She has so much love to give, and can't wait to have it so deservedly returned. Come meet this little lady! She'll win you over with her spunk!
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    • Zydeco - Shepherd Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 09/16/2017

      Mutt Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Zydeco

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd. Zydeco is an athletic, energetic, fun-loving pal! This smart, eager-to-please guy does very well on walks and runs, and is incredibly alert to his surroundings. If he had his way, he'd catch every bird and squirrel he sees, and is thrilled to sniff around in the great outdoors! If you ask him if he wants to go for a run, he'll eagerly answer yes with sweet affectionate kisses! He adores his people, and is very affectionate to anyone he recognizes. It's a very rewarding feeling to win his love! He really is the epitome of the ultimate loyal best friend. He loves to be out of his kennel, as he doesn't like it when the other dogs bark at him when he goes in and out. He just wants his space to bask in the sun! Zydeco would make a perfect jogging buddy! He'd also love to join a family that would include him on their outings and adventures. He has so much love to give his perfect family, and can't wait to cover them in kisses! Come meet this sweet, playful muscle man, Zydeco!
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      Ralph

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed. We are looking for a family who owns about 10,000 tennis balls so that Ralph will feel right at home. OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but this happy dog's best friend is anyone who will play fetch with him - preferably with tennis balls. Ralph is a young adult who has previously lived in a home, so it should be fairly easy for him to make the transition to yours. He is an affectionate, friendly dog who loves being with people, especially adults and older kids. But his true love is chasing around the ol' tennis ball. Ralph would love nothing more than a family who could take him out for some fetch. Ralph is also good on leash and will make a walking or running partner. He has an above average energy level and would love to be with an active family so everyone can get their exercise! Ralph knows his basic commands and would enjoy learning more. In a home where he can receive attention and consistency, we think we would turn into a great long-term family companion. And remember that when you adopt, you'll also be helping another dog who can take Ralph's place in our program!
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      Sparky

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. Sparky is a sparkler of a boy and, really, just a giant lovebug who's pretty sure he's a lapdog. This sweet boy's foster says he's one of "the most cuddly dogs I've ever been around." He loves to lay his head in his person's lap and let his head be stroked. Then he'll want to struggle on the bed or couch - but he's also willing to go off on his own. Sparky has occasional bursts of energy, but he is mostly a calm, well-mannered boy who walks well on his leash. He's crate trained, seems house trained and answers to the "sit" and "come" commands. And he's working on "stay." When he's in a playful mood, Sparky loves to play with his squeaky toys and he's happy when his human throws the toy or plays tug-o-war. Sometimes he'll fetch the toy, but mostly he runs with it and throws it for himself. Sparky will be a wonderful addition to a home where he can be a companion for an owner who wants to give him love, snuggles and long walks with lots of time for sniffing. Come mee this boy!
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