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Shelter Staff made the following comments about this animal:
If pictures say a thousand words, it's still not enough to describe this adorable mug, Helios. He came to the shelter with a couple marks on his record, but since being here, we have fallen in love with him! Understandably, Helios has a few trust issues, and it will take time getting to know him and earn his tail wags and cuddles, but who ever said dating was all fun and games?

Helios absolutely LOVES going on walks! It's his all-time favorite thing to do. If you say "walkies" he will sprint for his harness ?? He enjoys napping during the day on his puppy bed, chewing bones, or Helios is also super-duper dog social and he would love to live with a playful doggie friend or two! He is incredibly well-behaved when left alone in the home, and he is house trained. As Helios does need slow introductions to new people, he may do best in a low-traffic home.

Helios has some wonderful quirks that make his foster parents love him even more. He likes to push his dinner bowl around until he finds the perfect spot to eat. He will jump up on couches or side tables to observe all he can see. He will also tap the back door with his front paw to let you know he needs to go outside. And he sighs (usually 4 times) when he is settled in for the night. What more is there to ask for in such a cute little dude?

The Orange Dot Crew (a volunteer advocacy group at Austin Animal Center) will be there every step of the way to make sure that your new pet is set up for success with their new family. If you think you're ready, email the shelter about Helios and his staff advocates can tell you all about him!

Be sure to follow his adventures with his foster family on Instagram at @adopt_helios_austintx

For more information about this animal, visit:
Austin Animal Center
Ask for information about animal ID number: A797692