Roscoe-the goofy grinnin', chair sittin', smartest pup you'll ever meet!
Roscoe thinks he's hilarious when he pulls up a seat and politely sits in it, seemingly saying, 'Come on! Take a load off! That laundry can wait for later because right now we need to sit in a chair and be together.'
Roscoe thinks nothing is better than having his head petted. Ear massages, head pets and all over rubs make Roscoe one happy boy. Don't stop though because he'll nudge your hand until you resume your love. This medium-energy dog is happy to sit near you and be loved, or to romp around with toys in his mouth. Nice long walks (which are super easy since he hardly pulls at all) are the way to Roscoe's heart.
In Roscoe's foster home, he's showed us that he's ready to make a smooth transition to his new family. He's learned the household rules so he's able to roam freely around the house. He's also picked up quite a few basic commands. He enjoys a game of fetch in the backyard, but overall Roscoe enjoys spending most of his time indoors.
Roscoe much prefers the company of adults over children since he can be a little insistent about petting and accidentally knock over a kiddo. He also thinks that he's the only dog you need in his life, so he'd rather not make dog friends. But he's been living successfully in his foster home with cats!
This playful, sweet guy's eyes say 'Love, Love, Love!' Won't you get a chair ready at home and then come look in his eyes and see the love just waiting for you?
What kind of family would be best for Roscoe? He can be nervous around sudden loud noises, so he'd prefer a home with a calm, consistent atmosphere. An adult-only household would probably be best for him. Roscoe fares much better when he has a structured daily routine, so a family that could provide a consistent environment would be ideal. Roscoe's new family should also know that he suffers from ear infections, which require occasional treatment.
All APA adoptions come with free behavior assistance through APA's behavior team. And remember, when you adopt a dog from APA, you are saving not one, but two lives - the life of the dog you're bringing into your home, and the next dog APA can save in the adopted dog's place.
Your message has been sent to Austin Pets Alive!.
You'll receive a copy, too, at to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.