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APA!'s Yukon the senior dog is excited about finding a forever home

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Austin Pets Alive APA Yukon the dog getting pet up close
Yukon loves receiving attention. Courtesy of Austin Pets Alive!
Austin Pets Alive APA Yukon the dog walking
Yukon may be old but he still needs a forever home to call his own. Courtesy of Austin Pets Alive!
Austin Pets Alive Hot Summer Cool Seniors senior dog weekend adoption event
Yukon and other senior dogs will be featured this weekend at Austin Pets Alive! Courtesy of Austin Pets Alive!
Austin Pets Alive APA Yukon the dog getting pet up close
Austin Pets Alive APA Yukon the dog walking
Austin Pets Alive Hot Summer Cool Seniors senior dog weekend adoption event

Austin Pets Alive! is home to a lot of furry friends ready to find a new home, but unfortunately there are many that have been in a shelter for far too long. That's why this weekend. APA! is hosting a very special "Hot Summer, Cool Seniors" adoption event for some of those elder dogs who are well-mannered, mature adults but still pups at heart.

As an example some of the awesome dogs still up for adoption, Yukon is the special focus for this week. Don't be fooled by his name, Yukon is a lot more teddy bear than grizzly.

Name: Yukon

Sex: Male

Breed: Chow Chow mix

Adult Size: Medium

Age: 8 years, 3 months

Sign: Taurus

Spayed/neutered: Yes

Adoption donation: $0

Location: On site

Surprise fact: Yukon absolutely loves attention, often giving strangers a kiss through his kennel door and going crazy over belly rubs.

What APA! says about Yukon:

  • Yukon might be okay with hanging around cats, but he would prefer to be the only dog in the household.
  • Yukon has tested positive for heartworms, but it's a treatable condition and the cost is covered by APA! donors.

Why APA! says he deserves your love:

  • Yukon is among the sweetest dogs around. If you want a new right-hand man then he is the dog you are looking for.

To learn more and adopt Yukon, visit the APA! website. And don't forget to check out and meet some of the other senior dogs up for adoption this weekend.

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