People and their pets – Dayman and Masato

Dayman Steptoe and Masato

Tall, fluffy, and handsome, Masato is friendly and always excited to meet new friends when visiting local cafes in Canungra. Owner Dayman Steptoe says Masato is extremely lucky to be here after a paralysis tick put him in the vet for three days. The 11-month-old Shepherd mix loves to hang out in front of the campfire and his favourite treat is Japanese sticky rice.

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