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Gwinnett Animal Shelter in Georgia hosted a birthday party for 2-year old rescue pup Brownie, according to the Lawrenceville shelter’s Facebook.

For his birthday, Brownie was celebrated with a photoshoot and a day full of his favorite activities, including swimming, chasing tennis balls and eating homemade treats. But Brownie’s biggest birthday wish is a new home. “Brownie is a goofy, smart, and very loving boy,” the post said. “He is the happiest with a tennis ball in his mouth and out in the yard laying in a pool filled with water.”

Brownie has been at the shelter for over a year and is in need of a special home. The shelter said that Brownie has experienced some issues and is currently under watch for leash behavior.

See Brownie’s photoshoot, below:

Katie Corbett with the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter told local news station 13 WMAZ “When Brownie came to us one year ago, he was a behaviorally sound pup that was just a little scared to be in the shelter environment. He began to develop some concern with meeting new people on a leash. He has now become apprehensive of anyone approaching him that is not the person on the other end of his leash.”

While Brownie will need extra love and training, he is ready for a home, says Corbett, “Once he gets the attention he needs, we know he is going to make an excellent pet for someone soon.” If you’re interested in adopting Brownie, you can reach the rescue office during regular office hours on Tuesday-Thursday 9 AM-6 PM and 7:30 AM-4:30 PM on Friday and Saturday.

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