'Hello pal! My name is Platypus and I'm going to be your new bestest friend in the whole wide world, you just gotta give me a chance... what do you say? I am an almost 3 year old Mixed Breed dog that was surrendered to SVASC, along with my mom, Armadillo, after my family moved to a place that didn't allow pets. I am having a hard time adjusting to being at the shelter and am not the biggest fan of being here; to be frank, it is terrifying. Luckily, I do have my mom to lean on or support. Speak of my mom, we are BONDED pair, which means that we must be adopted together. I know that two dogs may seem like a lot all at once, but I pinky promise that we'll be the best dogs ever! In my previous home, I was exposed to other dogs, cats, and kids and did okay, but I'm not really having the same experience at the shelter. My mama is more confident and so while I may be able to adjust to a home with cats, dogs, and kids, I will likely need some time to do so and I won't acclimate over night. I do best with dogs that are around my size and I would do best with older kids, at least to start out. My adoption fee is $125 to an approved adopter. If you would like more information on me, please give SVASC a call at (540) 943-5142 or stop by the shelter during open hours. SVASC is located at 1001 Mt. Torrey Rd. Lyndhurst, VA.'