‘Grumpy Dog’ up for adoption

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Rojo, the Valley's own "Grumpy Dog" Rojo, the Valley's own "Grumpy Dog"

Rojo, the Valley’s own “Grumpy Dog”

Phoenix, AZ (KTVK) — Everyone knows about Grumpy Cat, who became an instant Internet sensation due to her “sour puss.”

And recently, a crabby canine named Earl been getting some nationwide attention for his sullen demeanor. He’s even been nicknamed “Grumpy Dog.”

But did you know the Valley has its own version of “Grumpy Dog?”

Meet “Rojo” the Chihuahua!

He was surrendered to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter in June because his owner couldn’t afford to care for him.

Now, he may look like an angry animal. (In fact, he looks downright displeased dressed up in his canine couture!) But that grumpy face belies a warm and wonderful personality.

We’re told he is very sweet and loyal, and gets along well with other dogs in the shelter’s so-called “Chi Town” (the Chihuahua area).

Rojo is anxious to find his forever family, and will be available for adoption at the MCACC on Friday, July 31, starting 11 a.m. If you are interested, you can come to the MCACC shelter at 2500 s. 27th Ave. in Phoenix. If more than one family is interested in adopting him, there will be a drawing.

Rojo’s adoption fee is just $20.

In fact the shelter is so full that MCACC is offering a special adoption rate: All animals older that six months will cost just $20.