Cairn Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in AUSTIN, TX, USA
We found this little dog on the way to the store. She was dumped in very bad condition in a church parking lot. She was very emaciated and looked to have recently had puppies. We posted pics at the location she was found and local shelter but no one claimed this poor, sweet girl. After several months of good food, medicine, baths, warm beds and lots of love she is now 150%! We call her Bindi. She LOVES people. She is always smiling. She wants to be EVERYWHERE you are. She is around 4 other big dogs and gets along great with them. She also loves to play with the one barn cat here and the 4 chickens. She is VERY smart. She knows what NO means after some work teaching her to get a long with all the farm kids. She would be energetic enough for a jogging buddy or happy to sleep in the house on the couch :) She is an awesome dog and I can't understand why anyone would dump her. I've taken her to the office with me and she even lays right down on the pillow next to be desk and goes to sleep :) The vet thinks she's around 2-3 years old. Her adoption fee is $200 to help cover her vet bills and spay which has already been completed. Her only vice seems to be she gets a little carsick. The vet said this could be completely due to the fact that she has been in the car very few times. If you don't feed her before you drive, she just drools a lot. But she gets better the more she goes.
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