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

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Date Listed: 10/01/2016
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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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Viking

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 10/01/2016
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. If the Olympics had a tennis ball catching competition, Viking would be the gold medal winner. This energetic boy loves those tennis balls and catches them no matter how high they're thrown. He's a high jumper! Viking is a bouncy boy with a love for life (and tennis balls). He can be wary of strangers, but once acquainted he enjoys being loved on by his human friends, and isn't overly demanding of attention. Being an independent sort, he'll entertain himself, but come back to check in with his person. Viking was surrendered by an owner who had to move away. The owner reported that Viking could be antagonistic with male dogs, but is easily corrected, and he chases and barks at cats. So he may do best as the only pet in a home, or a meet-and greet with a potential dog housemate would be advisable. He's also said to be good with older kids. Walking on his leash and house training are two things he needs to work on, and he seems very willing. He answers to the Sit command. A new owner with the patience to continue Viking's training and give positive reinforcement for his good behavior will be rewarded with a handsome, happy companion and champion tennis ball catcher. If that describes you, come meet this boy. All APA adoptions come with free behavior assistance through APA's behavior team. And remember, when you adopt a dog from APA, you are saving not one, but two lives - the life of the dog you're bringing into your home, and the next dog APA can save in the adopted dog's place.

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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  5. Meet in person. Whenever possible it is best to meet the animal in person before agreeing to bring them into your life. Even though photos and descriptions can tell you a bit about a dog, you can’t get a true feeling for the animal until you are able to interact with them and make sure they are a good fit for your entire family, including other pets.
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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 Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      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: 10/14/2017

      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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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

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

      Traveler

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Traveler is an affectionate Chihuahua mix with a cute upturned nose and adorable head tilt. He lavishes kisses on his humans and is comfortable with being held. Traveler likes to nap on the couch while his people watch TV. This cutie also enjoys grabbing a plush toy and energetically throwing it around. He's generally calm, but will run zoomies around the yard. This sweetie doesn't mind being left alone. He's good in a crate and can entertain himself, especially if he has a chewy to occupy him Traveler can happily live with respectful dogs. He'll give kisses to and run around with well-matched dogs. He seems neutral with cats: he's curious about them, but doesn't want to bother them, so that match may be a possibility. Traveler is seeking an adopter with time for all his loving; is it yours?
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      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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    • 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 Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

      Frodo

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. Frodo is a party animal. He loves to have a good time, all the time. He's also super smart and very sweet, so if you consider yourself more of an extrovert, you may have found an excellent wingman in Frodo. Frodo will play with you all day if you let him. He especially loves to play with lacrosse balls, and enjoys showing up the high school team by making an occasional interception. He also loves being loved on, and gives lots of love in return. The most adorable thing about him is his one eyebrow. He is a very expressive dog anyways. You won't ever struggle to know how Frodo is feeling, but his eyebrow puts him over the top. Frodo is house trained, walks pretty well on a leash, and is well-mannered when left alone in the house. He is very treat motivated, and will do just about anything for a snack. In fact, Frodo is in APA's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week toward the goal of passing the American Kennel Club's CGC test! Frodo has been working hard to be a dog you can take anywhere with pride. To pass the CGC test, a dog must demonstrate obedience and general reliability in real world situations. Dogs in APA's CGC program learn to sit and down, walk nicely on leash, sit calmly when approached by strangers or another dog, won't approach people or dogs without permission, greet people appropriately, stay in a sit or down until told and come when called. As part of APA's CGC program you can work with APA to continue to build a training relationship with Frodo after adoption and get officially CGC certified for free! Check out a video about CGC: https://vimeo.com/89434193
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