The 2-year-old pooch was surrendered by his owner who could no longer care for him

By Amy Jamieson
Updated February 19, 2016 07:55 PM

Home: Some pets never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary, adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Debo, a 2-year-old pup who was surrendered to Orange County Animal Services in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 15 because his owner could no longer care for him.

Despite his downer of a Valentine’s Day, this dapper guy is optimistic he’ll find love again. The handsome pooch is house-trained, leash-trained and is good with children and animals, according to information left by his previous owners. He even knows a few basic commands which he will perform in exchange for a treat or two (clearly, he’s a player!).

“Debo is such a sweetheart!” says marketing and PR intern Amy Sullivan. “He is a fun-loving but also mellow, so you can play fetch with him and then he’ll be ready to relax and be spoiled with attention.”

Another cute thing about Debo: he doesn’t just run, he gallops like a horse! It’s something that Carolina Devine, marketing and PR coordinator for the shelter, loves to watch.

  • “After he finished running he was ready for some cuddle time,” she adds.
  • If you think this pup is the forever friend you’ve been searching for, contact Orange County Animal Services at or call 407-836-3111. His animal ID is A341508.

Click here to meet last week’s adoptable pet, Olive.

Adopting a pet is an amazing experience – and a big decision! Before bringing a pet into your home, it’s important to consider your family circumstances and do your research.