Yes, that is a real dog. Yes, he is ADORABLE. Kermit is truly one of a kind and there is no one better to describe him than his long-time foster mom…
“Kermit, how I love you, let me count the ways! I love your snorts, your gremlin noises, your urgent need to sit in my lap, how snuggly you are and how you look at me with that precious face with a look that implies, “I think I like you lady!” You are great in the car, what a perfect travel buddy! You do great on hikes (as long as it’s not too hot out)! And while you may only have 2 speeds (0mph/100mph), you keep me on my toes!
I first met Kermit in February of 2011 when he was brought to APA from the city shelter. He was found by animal control extremely underweight and suffering from a heart condition. The initial prognosis was grim but, a few months and several pounds later, Kermit was doing amazing and is now expected to live a long, healthy life!
Kermit has some unique behavior quirks as well, in particular, an obsession with cleaning products. He is very predictable and thus easy to manage with his fixations. And I would gladly put him away when I clean (or just not clean at all!), than miss out on the incredible joy he brings to my life. Kermit does fine around cats and around other dogs but would probably prefer to be an only dog. He would do best in a home without children too because he is so excitable. I promise, if you give him the chance, this little gremlin will find his way into your heart.” http://www.austinpetsalive.org/adopt/available-dog-details/?ID=7623525