Centaur and his bucket have caught the internet's attention.
Austin Animal Center (AAC) staff and volunteers lovingly refer to shelter dog named Centaur as a "certified weirdo." The reason? He loves to get into a bucket.
Centaur was found running loose and brought to the shelter on St. Patrick's Day. As the weather warmed up, Centaur's personality started to emerge.
"When we had a seasonably warm day in May, we posted a picture of Centaur in his bucket on our social media. Several of our followers suggested that we get Centaur a pool," said AAC marketing and communication manager Kelsey Cler. "So we did and the result was hilarious."
"Centaur absolutely loves getting in a pool now, but he still likes to dip his feet in a bucket first," Cler says.
Despite all of the coverage and his newfound fame, Centaur is still looking for his forever home. "Centaur is a total goof," according to Cler. "We think he’s an Australian Cattle Dog mix – he’s smart and high energy so he’s starting to struggle in the shelter the longer he’s here. He loves to play fetch, and once he gets his energy out he’s a big cuddler. He has loved everyone he’s met. In fact, he helps new volunteers learn how to put a harness on a dog!"
Adoption fees are currently waived at Austin Animal Center, and more information on adoption can be found at AustinAnimalCenter.org.