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Adopt CHIQUITIN

Male Adult Labrador Retriever

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About CHIQUITIN

Chiquitin! His name means `tiny tot` in Spanish. We`re guessing he was the cutest little puppy ever but he is definitely more of a Big Tot these days! When Chiquitin arrived at the shelter, he was pretty shut down. This is normal, and heartbreaking, for many owner-surrendered pups. They have no idea what they did wrong, why they are in this loud place, where their family is, and are they ever coming back for them.This is where the power of AAC`s shy dog volunteers come in! They worked with Chiquitin daily, and little by little, he started to come out of his big fluffy shell. Now Chiquitin does the cutest dance when he sees his friends! He is the master of zoomies, and he loves to play with other pups. His roommates keep getting adopted and we`re hoping that Chiquitin`s turn is next! Large black dogs are the most overlooked dog in the shelter system. We think it`s crazy, too!Reach out to Orange Dot Crew at orangedotcrew@gmail.com if you`d like more info on this gem of a dog, our sweet (tiny) Big Tot.Find Orange Dot Crew on Facebook and Instagram!You can follow Chiquitin on instagram too: its_chiquitin

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Name
CHIQUITIN
Age
Adult
Gender
Male
Size
Medium
Shots up to date
Not Sure
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
Not Sure
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
Not Sure
Ok with cats
Not Sure
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*ALFALFA

Labrador Retriever

This very good boy was initially shy and a bit scared when he first arrived but he`s come out of his shell so much! Alfalfa is now confi... show more

This very good boy was initially shy and a bit scared when he first arrived but he`s come out of his shell so much! Alfalfa is now confident and goofy and he LOVES adventure! Whether it be going on a hike at McKinney Falls State Park, or going swimming, or even just hopping in the car for some sightseeing – Alfalfa is your guy!Alfafa is not only curious and adventurous, he is also a smarty pants! He knows several commands (sit, down, and shake), and we`re pretty sure he`d love to learn a few more. Oh, and he is somewhat of a diva… that’s right, Alfafa loves it when you brush his hair. He’ll thank you by wagging his bushy tail and maybe even giving you a kiss or two!As a larger, black dog, Alfafa is often overlooked here. When you walk past his kennel, he`ll bark and jump, but all he`s trying to say is `pick me!`. And he doesn`t understand why nobody ever does pick him :( Alfalfa just needs someone to give him a chance, which is why we`re hoping to find him a foster home, so they can see the amazing dog he is without all the stress of being at the shelter. As a member of the Orange Dot Crew, Alfafa will go home with everything you need, including a crate, harness, goodie bag, a training voucher, and all the support you need. Please email them for more info, or to set up a time to meet him: orangedotcrew@gmail.comFind Orange Dot Crew on Facebook and Instagram! show less

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*ALFIE

German Shepherd Dog

Oh, Alfie! His name is actually Alfred but we only call him that when he`s being naughty. Alfie is young and frustrated and smart... tha... show more

Oh, Alfie! His name is actually Alfred but we only call him that when he`s being naughty. Alfie is young and frustrated and smart... that is a recipe for naughty dog when you are living in the shelter! Alfie also isn`t the most confident doggo. But no worries, Alfie has a big circle of shelter friends and they are helping show him that people are good and the world isn`t so scary!Alfie enjoys taking his time on strolls, leaving no smell un-smelled. He also likes treats and puzzle toys. The car still makes him a little nervous so we`re taking baby steps with car rides but Alfie is getting braver and braver each time.Alfie takes direction nicely and would do well with a patient, savvy foster. He has shown friendly interest in other dogs, but he would definitely need some decompression time and then slow intros.Alfie is a bit handshy and while we don`t like to think of why that is, we do keep it in mind and make sure to go slowly and move very deliberately around him. This cute little shepherd mix is fairly out-of-sorts at the shelter and we`d love to get him into foster so he can catch up on his zzz`s and be the best doggie he can be. In addition to all the regular goodies, Alfie goes home with a couple of bottles of spray cheese - his FAVORITE thank you very much!Reach out to orangedotcrew@gmail.com to learn more! http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=ASTN.A802396 show less

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*AMELIA

Labrador Retriever

Amelia is a permanent puppy whose goals are snuggling, making you laugh, and eating hot dogs. She`s a champion cuddler who`s house train... show more

Amelia is a permanent puppy whose goals are snuggling, making you laugh, and eating hot dogs. She`s a champion cuddler who`s house trained and happy to `hold it` so you can stay in bed longer to pet her. She loves belly rubs, and adores squeaky toys- and will happily share them for a game of tug or fetch. She`s polite when you`re eating, and crate trained. She has bouts of occasional naughtiness when she`s bored- and will deliberately steal the one sock you left out juuuuuust so she can toss it around gleefully and make you laugh (and pay attention to her). She always checks on you in the shower to see what you`re doing, and will tolerate baths just fine. Amelia is very fearful of strangers and unknown dogs, which has made her reactive and anxious on walks. She`s doing some training with her foster mom to get more comfortable, but would LOVE to find a home in a quiet neighborhood (especially if she can have a yard) to make potty breaks less scary and stressful for her. We hope she`ll learn over time that new humans bring fun stuff, but right now we`d recommend a low-traffic home without too many new people coming over. Once she`s your friend- she`s your absolutely BFF.Amelia is a SUPER fun, wiggly, silly girl that will keep you giggling at her antics (like throwing a green bean around the room while she figures out if it`s edible) and prefers to have a small circle of friends. If you`re interested in fostering or adopting Amelia, you`ll get lots of support from her current foster mom (who`s a professional dog trainer), and a group of staff and volunteers who adore this girl and will help with anything you need. Email animal.customerservice@austintexas.gov to find out how to adopt Amelia (A812415) from foster care! show less