LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Phylis is a black Labrador retriever mix that would rather have a healthy treat over a chew toy.
Phylis was brought to the Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter by a concerned citizen.
"She was a stray that was brought in over the counter," Director Aaron Ramsey said. "Somebody saw her roaming and they just wanted to pick her up and make sure she didn't get hit in the road."
Her exact age is unknown but Ramsey believes she is anywhere between seven and 10 years-old. Phylis has been at the shelter since January and has become a favorite among the workers. Although Ramsey enjoys her company, he believes it will be best for her to go to a bigger space.
"A lot of people when they adopt dogs from the shelter they want to adopt a puppy or a younger dog so a lot of times older dogs are overlooked," Ramsey said.
Ramsey said Phylis was taken care of before being abandoned. Phylis was up to date on her shots and appears to be house-trained. She is not very playful but is very loyal.
"She needs to go to a home where there are not young kids because of her age and a lot of times, senior dogs are set in their ways," Ramsey said. "She's an alpha dog. She is a dominant dog so she really needs to go to a single dog home."
Anyone interested in adopting Phylis can call the Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter at 936-633-0218.