Adoptable Dog of the Week-Twister

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic

It’s hard not to fall in love with this charming pooch! Our adoptable dog of the week is Twister, a 4-year-old Anatolian Shepherd mix from Austin, Texas. This amazing doggo is neutered and would prefer an adult-only, pet-free home to call his own. He’s also housetrained and knows various commands (Twister is a part of Total Obedience Program).

Twister’s Tale

At 70 pounds, Twister can be considered a gentle giant! Although his Anatolian Shepherd genes make him a big boy, Twister is still a puppy at heart. He’s always up for some fun and games and nothing makes him happier than chasing after balls or playing tug with his rope toy. Nothing except cuddles and snuggles, that is.

Although he really is a handsome fella, Twister’s looks are not his only quality: he’s also a smart cookie. He’s curious and loves exploring his environment- so much so that he’s been known to go for a swim if walking near a body of water.

His intelligence and the fact that he enjoys learning new things made Twister quite successful in Total Obedience Program. Currently, he knows the commands ‘sit’, ‘down,’ ‘shake,’ ‘come’ and ‘stay’- I think you’ll agree that’s an impressive feat!

Although he has good manners and incredibly affectionate nature, this sweet boy would do best as the only pet in the family. He’s not comfortable with other dogs, and due to his size, his rescuers recommend that his furever home is also cat-free and adult-only. This doesn’t mean that Twister would be aggressive towards kitties or children: it’s just that he’s big and excitable, which could lead to him inadvertently hurting someone smaller than him.

If you think you’re ready to get caught up in Twister’s “whirlwind of love,” contact Austin Pets Alive! for more information on how to adopt him.

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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