Otis is an absolutely adorable Schnauzer Poodle (Schnoodle) Terrier mix dog for adoption in Austin TX. He is healthy, fixed, vaccinated and house trained. Supplies Incl.
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There is a $100 adoption/rehoming fee. All supplies will be included.
All About Otis – The Schnoodle Mix Dog For Adoption in Austin
Location: Austin, TX, 78741
Type of Pet: Dog
Breed: Mix – poodle, schnauzer, terrier
Age: 4 yrs
Color/Coat Type: white/gray – wiry, curly, shaggy
Size: 37 lbs
Health Issues: stomach sensitivity
Behavior Issues: Some
Neutered, Fully vaccinated, Crate Trained, House Broken, Leash Trained
Otis gets along with:
Older Children, Adults Only, Dogs, Strangers
Otis is amazing. I’m sure most pet owners say that, but he is my best friend. He loves to play with any kind of ball but mostly soccer balls. Soccer is his game of choice. He loves to be chased when you’re playing with him and when you play hide and go seek with him. He will growl when you start to chase him but it is him playing.
He gets super excited when he finds you. He is at the age when he will sleep in if you do. He loves to cuddle. Yes, he does sleep on my bed. He knows commands like sit, stay, wait, back, shake, high five, down, roll (short for roll over), or if you pull your hands up when he’s jumping because he’s excited to see you, he knows to sit so that you can pet him. He also knows the words “car ride”, “treat”, “hungry”, “water”, “no”, “go get your ball”, “go get your toy” and “bad boy”.
He has learned some of my family members names as well. If I tell him to “go get Michael” (my son’s name), he’ll go find him, jump on him and attack him with doggy kisses. He does love to snack on anything crunchy. I try to give him things like bits of carrot, snap peas, apples, banana (obviously not crunch) but he’s definitely down for a carb if you’re offering so an occasional tortilla chip or pretzel. He is potty trained. He doesn’t use a crate at all anymore. He stays at home but I do close all the bathroom doors as he’ll get into the trash. He does not get into kitchen trash though.
He does get anxious at times. He does not like the sound of fireworks, thunder, or any other loud noise. With fireworks and thunder, he’ll shake and sit on your lap. I usually wrap him with a blanket and hold him. He’ll also tend to find a bed to crawl under during these times. He does like to crawl under a bed to sleep though in general.
He does not do well in the heat. He prefers the colder weather. He is happiest in the fall and winter. He likes to go for runs (3-4 miles) when the weather is appropriate. He also loves going hiking and walking into the creeks. He’s not a swimmer. He likes it when he can see the bottom of the creek. If you throw a stick for him to retrieve (sometimes he’ll bring it back to you), then he’s in heaven.
If there is mud out there, he’ll tend to find it. Also, he starts off running fast but I slow him down so he can actually run the whole 3-4 miles. He likes to sprint. He also listens better after a run. He hikes well off leash. If he gets ahead of you, he’ll wait. If he gets behind, call him and he’ll come running.
He does not like to be groomed. If he hears you getting the bath water ready, he runs to hide. You’ll have to pick him up and get him in. He will try to jump out but I can usually talk him into staying for a bit by talking to him and telling him he’s a good boy when he lets me wash him. He will shake from anxiety while you bathe him. I do trim his fur with the clippers which he hates because of the noise.
I only do his back, sides and back legs with the clippers because I can hold him and he can’t see me. His face, from legs, chest, ears, I do with the scissors by hand. I also trim his nails but have also taken him to the vet for nail trimming. Most of his nails are white but he does have a couple black nails. I’ve never taken him to a professional dog groomer.
I also brush him about once a week with both a brush and a comb. His fur will start to get matted if you go too long. I always brush him after coming back from hiking to get all the dirt, grass, etc that has gotten stuck in his fur.
He’s a great traveler. He loves car rides. We took a road trip to Seattle last summer from Austin and he did so well. He does not get car sick. He loves to look out the car window and of course, stick his head out the window if it’s down. He also did well camping. We camped for about a week in Washington.
Food and Diet
Otis is currently on Other
Otis has been on Wellness his whole life. As an adult dog, he’s been on Wellness Complete Health Lamb & Barley. He eats twice a day (morning, evening). 1/2 a cup in the morning and 1/2 a cup in the evening. In the morning he eats between 8:30 to 10 am and in the evening he eats between 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
It just depends on my work schedule. I give him a treat before I head out in the morning too. If I give him his kong, I’ll give him a little less food for breakfast and I’ll put some of his kibble and some peanut butter in the kong.
I like to freeze it so that it takes him longer to get through the frozen peanut butter. Otherwise, I give him Nylabone Nutri Dent Edible Dental Chews for small dogs or Good n’ Fun Triple Flavor Twists or Healthy Hide Good ‘n’ Fun Triple-Flavor Chew Bones.
Reason For Rehoming
I am reluctantly rehoming Otis because I am leaving to travel to the EU for a minimum of 3 months. I don’t want to put him through the anxiety of not knowing when I’ll be back, and I’ll be traveling a lot while I am there and cannot take him with me.
How to Adopt Otis
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