LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Watching Skip hop and bounce around, it's easy to see why his name suits him so perfectly.
"I don't know the particulars but my guess is because of his happy go-lucky nature," said City of Lufkin Animal Services Director Aaron Ramsey.
Not much is known about Skip's past before he came to the Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter, but they do know he's a norder collie and Labrador mix.
"Those types of dogs are known train-ability wise," Ramsey explained. "They're very energetic, very playful, and they make really good family pets."
Skip is one year old and around 35 to 40 pounds, so he's not going to get much bigger. He also loves to play!
"He loves to run," Ramsey said. "You know, when you get him out in the yard, he'll chase balls, and he just likes to burn off some of that high energy he always seems to have."
Skip would be perfect for a family with a big backyard or access to a dog park, and of course, one who will give him the love and affection he deserves.
"He's going to be a people dog," Ramsey explained. "He is going to want and need to be around people and he loves the attention."
Ramsey said Skip gets along with other dogs at the shelter, so he could easily fit into a family that already has dogs. Kurth has a room where dogs can meet the other dog beforehand to make sure they get along.
Skip has all of his immunizations and is already spayed, so he's ready to go. The only thing his potential owner needs to do is pay the $60 adoption fee.
Since this story aired Skip has found his forever family.