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LUTE - ID#A651632

Not Available for Foster

My name is LUTE.

I am a neutered male, red and red ticked Labrador Retriever and Queensland Heeler.

I weigh approximately 61.50 lbs.

The shelter staff think I am about 2 years and 3 months old.

I have been at the shelter since Jun 19, 2019 and am ready to go home today!

I am currently in foster care but am available for adoption! If you are interested in adopting me, please email

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Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal:
Foster Q & A:

Affection Level: 11. On a scale of 1-10. He is 100% into WHATEVER he is doing. He loves to be in your lap and will literally throw himself backwards into you so he can cuddle like a baby. He whips around like a tornado but we are trying to teach him that being happy doesn't equal going into overdrive.

Describe play behavior and favorite toys: He LOVES toys. Tugging toys. Squeaky toys. Bouncing toys. Things that are not toys... shoes. Bras. Pants. Underwear. He loves it all! His favorites are a tug toothbrush/paste toy and a chew/squeak burrito. He loves playing fetch and is the rare kind that will actually let you take the toy back to throw again.

Describe activity level: he is a very happy and playful dog but will calm down after a walk, he needs regular exercise but is just as enthusiastic about cuddling with you as he is about a car ride or walk

What are the best adjectives to describe this dog? Energetic. Playful joyous. Loving. Happy. Eager.

What does the dog specifically DO that exemplifies those adjectives: He is always ready to play or go for a walk. He is always happy to see you and will jump up gently to hug you- one of his few GENTLE behaviors. He loves to lay on you. On your lap. IN your lap with his legs against his chair, I say he is tucked up like a little egg and he just lays there happily chewing on a toy while being arm swaddled. He is heartbreakingly eager to please and be part of a family. He looks to make sure everyone is still there when we go for a walk, looking to each of us every couple of steps if we both take him out. He desperately wants to be friends with other dogs and we really want him to learn dog behaviors so other dogs will stop turning away from him.

What are the dog's best qualities? He makes the best of every moment. He is laying with his head on my legs while he sleeps and snores but I know if I woke him up and showed him a leash he would be tripping over himself to go out.

What are your favorite things about this dog? He is a huge cuddle bug, we even enjoy his snoring. He's goofy and will flop around and sleep upside down. He loves watching our foster puppies and he often gets so excited just to know they exist near him that he popcorns (jumps straight up and down)

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Pima Animal Care Center - Tucson
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