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Male Adult American Pit Bull Terrier

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Austin Animal Center

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If pictures say a thousand words, it`s still not enough to describe this adorable mug, Helios. He came to the shelter with a few marks on his record, but since being here, we have fallen in love with him! Understandably, Helios has a few trust issues, and it will take time getting to know him and earn his tail wags and cuddles, but who ever said dating was all fun and games?Helios loves long walks with his person with an occasional stop to graze on blades of grass. He makes sure to live up to his cow-colored coat! Helios is also super-duper dog social and we think he would love to live with a playful doggie friend! Helios was once a sweet-loving family dog but he needs proper intros to new people, and would do best in a low-traffic home. He enjoys a good game of tug-of-war, is well-behaved when left alone in the home, and he is house trained (although like many shelter dogs, he may need a refresher course)! What more is there to ask for in such a cute, little dude?If you think you`re ready to commit for the long haul, email the shelter about Helios and his staff advocates can tell you all about him!Click here to view Helios`s paperwork.

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Spayed / Neutered
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