Grandpa Tiger (Henderson Animal Shelter)

Grandpa Tiger (Henderson Animal Shelter)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The city of Henderson's animal shelter was looking for a home for an 18-year-old dog after his owner passed away.

According to the city of Henderson, the dog named Grandpa Tiger is believed to be 18 years old.

Tiger is a 19-pound, neutered male, Lhasapoo (Lhasa Apso - Miniature Poodle mix), the shelter said.

In a listing about Tiger, the shelter says he is a calm, but playful, elderly boy who enjoys being taken for walks. "He seems a bit shy and reserved in his kennel, but as soon as you get him on a leash he is super excited to go for a walk."

According to the shelter, Tiger was brought to them on Nov. 5 after his owner passed away and there was no contact available for any next of kin. A spokeswoman for the city of Henderson confirmed that Tiger was adopted at about 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

The shelter says Tiger is most likely hard of hearing, so not hearing you approach him startles him. He isn't a fan of being picked up and would rather just be left on the ground.

"Tiger will make a wonderful companion for someone who likes a little bit of exercise and a lot of couch time," the shelter says.

For more information on Tiger, contact the Henderson Animal Shelter and reference his ID: A0415467. The Henderson Animal Shelter can be reached at (702) 267-4970.

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Very sad when this happens! Good luck to the new owner !

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