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Pet of the Week

Meet Freddie, the carefree Collie mix, CultureMap's pet of the week

Meet Freddie, the carefree Collie mix, CultureMap's pet of the week

Pet of the week - Freddy terrier
Fun Freddie is still a puppy and is ready for family fun and couch time.   Photo courtesy of Citizens for Animal Protection

Name: Freddie, as in rock legend Freddie Mercury, tragic comedian Freddie Prinze, wrestling villain Classy Freddie Blassie, British Invasion pop stars Freddie and the Dreamers, and basketball 3-point ace Downtown Freddie Brown.

Birthdate: January 19, 2018. I'm barely out of my puppy year.

Ethnicity: Here's a peek behind the curtain. Citizens for Animal Protection has me listed as a Terrier mix, but I'm really a bearded collie mix. And lucky you, we bearded collies are a rare find in a shelter. We make the best ("the best, Jerry, the best") pets. Ask Ken Hoffman: His beloved Sally is part bearded collie. We're amazing fun, love people, and love to hang out with family and friends. If you leave a spot free on the couch, I'm there.

Here's my deal: I was brought here because my former owner didn't have time for a puppy. My favorite things include going on walks, playing with toys, and tugging on whatever you've got for me to tug on. I know sit, stay, come, and down commands. I weigh a trim 29 pounds. I get along with other dogs, but I'm pretty possessive if food is around. I'm good with kids, too. I'm a fast learner, and if you give me half a chance, I'll weasel my way into your heart.

Come and get me: I'm available for adoption at 11 am Friday, April 12 at Citizens for Animal Protection (17555 Katy Fwy.; 281-497-0591). Tell them, "Ken sent me."

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Dog lover? Ken Hoffman introduces you to an adorable pup available for adoption in Houston every Thursday.