Meet Avocado!

A 1-year old Black Lab mix, Avocado has come to Happy Dogs at 23rd & 1st every day since July 2016.

Avocado is too cute!

Avocado is too cute!

He loves to play all day. His best friend is another lab mix named Mugsy, but in fact, he’s got a whole black dog squad of pals.

 

What’s Avocado’s backstory? After deciding to adopt a dog and filing an application with Muddy Paws Rescue NYC, Andrew and Lina stepped into a mobile adoption van on May 21st of last year and immediately locked eyes with an adorable Black Lab mix. He had the cutest white paws and was sitting quietly in his crate while his siblings played around him. The moment they held him, Andrew and Lina knew that Avocado had to be theirs.

Andrew and Lina with Avocado on National Avocado Adoption Day 2016.

Andrew and Lina with Avocado on National Avocado Adoption Day 2016.

What’s Avocado’s credo? “No toy left behind.” He always needs to gather all of them in one pile and cycle through them before he ends up taking a nap again.

What does he love? Scratches under his chin and on his head, playing in the snow, playing hide-and-seek, and taking naps in the sun.

Avocado loves the snow. (He also likes his very handsome kerchief.)

Avocado loves the snow. (He also likes his very handsome kerchief.)

Hates? Skateboards. And he definitely does not like the rain!

Funny anecdote? Even though Avocado does not like the rain at all, he loves being toweled off when he gets home from being out in the rain. He also has an extremely expressive face, so you know exactly how he’s feeling.

Favorite treats? Baby carrots, peanut butter, Blue Buffalo chicken strips, and YoPup frozen yogurt cups (peanut butter and banana flavored, thank you very much.)

According to “dog whisperer” Cesar Millan, every dog needs a job. What’s Avocado’s “job”? Avocado is an official alarm clock. Every morning, no matter if it’s a work day, weekend day or holiday, he is up and giving us lots of slobbery kisses no later than 6:30 a.m. Sleeping in is not in the cards for this pup (or for Andrew and Lina). Job well done, Avocado!

​Aw. Who's da good boy?

​Aw. Who’s da good boy?

–Sarah Dohrmann