We recently used Wisdom Panel to determine Felix’s breed mix. I was sure he was part black lab because he ADORES water and is … black. I was wrong. His results were 50 percent Staffordshire Terrier, 25 percent cattle dog and 25 percent Old English Bulldog. None of these breeds are stereotyped to be water babies, yet Felix is a swimming fiend. Of the MANY dogs I’ve worked with, Felix is the biggest water aficionado. This is yet another reminder that dogs are individuals, not just replica exhibitors of a “breed standard”.
Here is Felix enjoying the alpine lakes of the North Cascades.
If you need some inspiration to adopt a canine running buddy or volunteer as a dog runner at your local shelter, head on over to Running with Ollie where Felix and I are featured for our commitment to running together and with dogs from Austin Animal Center. Canine running coaches are the best!
Since Felix-the-pittie moved to Seattle this summer, he’s been enjoying the bevy of dog-friendly destinations the city offers. He’s also met LOTS of other pampered rescue pit mixes, and found citizens to be very aware of what sweet, loyal pups pitties can be. Felix rode a ferry to Bainbridge Island, and caused passengers to think he was a therapy dog because he was wearing his doggie backpack.
Felix was also welcome on a gondola that takes nature lovers (and skiers, in the winter) to the summit of Crystal Mountain, which also offers rad views of Mount Rainier.
Looking for a dog to adopt in Central Texas? Check out these adorables awaiting adoption at Austin Animal Center (7201 Levander Loop)!
The Austin Animal Center is currently drowning in a sea of kitten cuteness and they need your help! To foster adorables like those featured in the photos below, just fill out the following application and you’re done! http://www.austintexas.gov/online-form/foster-care-application
The Austin Animal Center is currently WAY over capacity, so if you’ve been thinking about adding a pet to your life, now is a great time to do so. The shelter’s main location is 7201 Levander Loop, on the Eastside, and they also house 60 dogs at TLAC (1156 Cesar Chavez, downtown). Please visit either location today for awesome adoption specials. To view pets currently awaiting adoption at the shelter, please see http://www.austintexas.gov/adoptablepets
Amy Lou is our latest Austin Animal Center foster kitten. She’s a super sassy little nugget whose passion for playing is matched only by her love of long naps with big dogs. She’ll be spayed next weekend, so will be ready for adoption on June 1. She’s been well socialized with adult cats and a dog, so she might integrate well into a home with other animals. Amy Lou is still moving through her “teething” stage, so occasionally engages in accidental violence to those around her. This stage does eventually pass, but it can be painful to go through. Let us know if you’d like to meet this spicy gal!