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Choko Bell - Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA

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Organization Name: Austin Pets Alive!
Location: Austin, TX
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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male
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Choko Bell

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 10/01/2016
Location: Austin, TX 78703
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Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Austin, TX, USA
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Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed. Choko Bell, with his irresistible smile and handsome golden coat, wants to be the belle of a lucky person's home. This loving and loveable boy is a lovebug who quickly warms up to his new human acquaintances, hoping for cuddles and belly rubs - or just the chance to sit by them and soak up lovin'. He gives lots of hugs and kisses, and rubs on his people like a kitten. Choko Bell is a playful boy who likes to chase balls and play with his squeaky toys, then do zoomies around the play yard. A smart boy, he's curious and loves exploring new territory. Choko plays well with other dogs and used to live with cats. He also got along with a mini-pig on a play date once. Choko is also crate-trained and responds very well to rewards. He knows sit, down, come, and stay, and answers to his name. He likes learning new tricks and playing games. He walks well on his leash and is up for adventures on the Lady Bird Lake trail. Choko has high energy and would be perfect as a running buddy on the Austin Boardwalk or for playing catch at Zilker on a warm afternoon. Choko will be a wonderful addition to an adult-only home, ideally one with a yard to explore. He's more than ready to lavish all that love on his new adoptive parents. Come visit and see if you can be the beneficiary of all that adoration. 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.

A.K.A. : A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
Overview: A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is a dog that is not the result of breeding within an existing breed or to modify or create a breed and belongs to no breed. In the United States, the term "mixed-breed" is a favored synonym over "mongrel" among many who wish to avoid negative connotations associated with the latter term. The implication that such dogs must be a mix of defined breeds may stem from an inverted understanding of the origins of dog breeds. Pure breeds have been, for the most part, artificially created from random-bred populations by human selective breeding with the purpose of enhancing desired physical, behavioral, or temperamental characteristics. Dogs that are not purebred are not necessarily a mix of such defined breeds. Therefore, among experts and fans of such dogs, "Mongrel" is still the preferred term.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Country of Origin: Unknown

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      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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      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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      Rufus

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      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: 09/23/2017

      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
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      Sparky

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Dax

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Mickey

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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