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Puppy rescued from Bronx garbage bin is seeking a forever home

Dexter was rescued from a Bronx garbage bin when he was just a puppy; now he’s rebounded and is ready for a new home.

The 1-year-old pup was found at about 1 p.m. on April 5, 2015, inside a trash can at the corner of East 210th Street and Bainbridge Avenue, police said.

The terrier mix was malnourished and in need of some love and care.

Dexter is a puppy in every sense of
Photo Credit: ASPCA / Stacey Axelrod

Dexter is a puppy in every sense of the word, and is learning to explore the world without putting everything in his mouth. He's also learning potty training, like any good high-energy pup.

Photo Credit: ASPCA / Stacey Axelrod

"Dexter is like a big puppy! He is very playful and his extroverted nature has made him a great helper dog for some of our residents who are not used to being around many other dogs," Victoria Wells, the senior manager for ASPCA Behavior and Training, said in a statement. "He particularly enjoys his play sessions with other pups, but is equally happy settling down inside with a good chew toy. He is also eager to learn new tricks for a yummy treat."

Dexter can be a bit nervous on his
Photo Credit: ASPCA / Stacey Axelrod

Dexter can be a bit nervous on his walks sometimes -- and sometimes likes to take breaks -- but can be encouraged to keep going.

Anyone interested in adopting Dexter should call the ASPCA's Adoption Center at 212-876-7700, ext. 4120.

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