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Petey is a ~three-year-old lab/hound mix whose ears are as big as his heart—he gives back 100x the love he receives. A good walker and great runner, Petey is just as happy to lounge on his bed or snuggle on the couch, if you'll let him. In short, he's the ideal partner during a pandemic and beyond. 

A quick learner, he knows sit, stay, shake, and place (i.e. bed). Petey is house-broken (though has occasionally had accidents when anxious) and partially crate-trained; as in, he enjoys spending time in his kennel when his owner is home but is not comfortable with the door closed when his owner is gone. We made some progress on this, and more, with Donovan—a trainer at Fidelio Dogs—who has offered a free training session for Petey and his new owners, if in the Austin-area!

Petey’s ideal home is with a single owner, couple, or family—ideally with older children, if any—that can be home often or is/are able and willing to work with him to alleviate his separation anxiety; he's currently on medication for this and we've found that training can help, as well. He does well with other dogs and has been known to co-exist peacefully with cats and even chickens at his dog sitter's. Petey would love even a small yard in which to run and play.

He’s neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on all his shots.

Contact elisabeth.m.tone AT gmail DOT com for more info about Petey.