Meet our doggie ‘smiley’ emoji!

This smiling pup is Taz! Taz is a 1.5 year old, male Basenji mix who was found on a busy street dodging traffic. He was handed over to the Humane Society, but when his owners did not claim his post contact, we decided to find him a family who will truly love this guy. He was found super skinny and his foster parents are fattening him up now. They say he is totally housebroken and uses the doggie door or he will let know by standing by the door. He is learning how to walk right on a leash and some obedience training will do him good. He has been fixed already. Taz is a basenji mix who are known to be barkless. He is mostly silent but makes these adorable chirping/coughing sounds!

He is a total riot and full of personality! He is a smart and adventurous dog and so will always need a watchful eye and stay on leash outdoors. This little guy needs contained yards and an escape-proof patio! You can find Taz sniffing around and exploring kitchen counters and bookshelves. Taz is a happy, friendly dog who loves all dogs, specially who play with him, as long as they are gentle owing to his tiny size. He loves people, and mostly women, but is learning to love and trust men too. Since Taz is tiny, older kids who know how to be gentle, are better suited for him. He definitely loves playtime and his nightly routine includes wrestling his 65 lb Shepherd foster sibling. He is not destructive and will only chew on his toys He has a medium level of energy – he is ok with loafing around the house some days but really loves going on walks and being played with. He adores his squeaky toys, sunbaths, blanket snuggles and belly rubs.

Taz is a great, fun-sized dog without ‘yappiness’. He would love to be in a home with another dog or neighborhood playmates. A family who adores him, loves him and showers him with toys, would be perfect! His adoption fee is $300 and that includes neutering, shots and microchip. If you want to take him home, please fill out the form on the website here https://www.theanimalpad.org/adopt-today

Age: 1.5 years

Gender: Male

Breed: Basenji mix

Personality: Very sweet and adventurous

Education: Housetrained, learning to walk on leash

Favorite Activities: Loves playing with dogs and playtime instigator, zoomies, plush/squeaky toys, sunbathing, walking, blanket snuggles iwth humans.

Looking for: A home with older kids who want a pal. A home with another dog playmate would be perfect.

Adoption Fee: 300