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Patch Pets: Meet Otis

This little Miniature Pinscher is looking for a nice, relaxed home.

Hi there! My name is Otis.

I am an 8-year-old black and tan Miniature Pinscher. A great soul singer who was also named Otis sang about how you have to “try a little tenderness.” Boy, that sounds good to me! I’ve had a tough life and could use some love and tenderness myself.

Originally I was found on a porch as a stray and brought to Animal Friends in 2006. I was adopted out into a great home but my owners had to give me up recently when they became too sick.

As a result I can be a little timid when I first meet people…can you blame me? I’m also blind in one eye so I can startle easily, but if I’m around people I trust and in a place I know, I do just fine.

I’m looking to settle down into a nice, relaxed home that will be mine forever. I’m very sociable and want attention once I get to know my people. I don’t love other dogs although I may get along well enough to live with one, as long as they’re quiet and calm. I mainly just want to relax and spend time with you!

Do you have room for a little Otis in your life?

If you do, contact Animal Friends at 562 Camp Horne Road, Ohio Township, 412-847-7000. The facility is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Cindi Lash April 22, 2011 at 12:45 PM
Boy, I wish I could bring Otis home myself, but the two shelter dogs who already live with me might be too hyper for him. Let's find a great home for Otis!
Angie Mencer April 22, 2011 at 02:21 PM
Great feature! Hopefully this will help find many well deserving shelter pets a home. :)
Pierre April 22, 2011 at 02:26 PM
Way to go Jessica- Love this!
Leslie Uriss Spehar April 22, 2011 at 03:16 PM
What a great idea for a column! There are so many great pets out there looking for homes.

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