September 06, 2016

15 Dogs at the ADL that Want to Go Home with You

The Animal Defense League of Texas, a no-kill shelter located 11300 Nacogdoches Road, has several dogs that are currently looking for a forever home. Check out the dogs that are currently available and just try saying no to adopting one of these cuties. It's basically impossible. All photos are courtesy of the Animal Defense League of Texas.
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Betty
"When you hear the name Betty, what do you think of – Betty Crocker, the perfect homemaker? Betty Boop, the sexy but innocent flapper? Or Betty White, the rascally senior actress? I have a bit of all those in me. Even though I’m energetic, friendly and happy like Betty Boop, I’m well-behaved like Ms. Crocker. I doubt she was ever on a leash, but if she were, I’m sure she’d walk as nicely as I do. I’m not anywhere near senior status – I’m quite young, in fact – but I have a Betty White twinkle in my eye and I hope to be like her when I’m her age in dog years. I’d also like to be with you."
Betty
"When you hear the name Betty, what do you think of – Betty Crocker, the perfect homemaker? Betty Boop, the sexy but innocent flapper? Or Betty White, the rascally senior actress? I have a bit of all those in me. Even though I’m energetic, friendly and happy like Betty Boop, I’m well-behaved like Ms. Crocker. I doubt she was ever on a leash, but if she were, I’m sure she’d walk as nicely as I do. I’m not anywhere near senior status – I’m quite young, in fact – but I have a Betty White twinkle in my eye and I hope to be like her when I’m her age in dog years. I’d also like to be with you."
Poppa
"Yes, I have two eyes! I’m just so scruffy that only one eye was able to peer out from beneath my furry eyebrow in this photo. I was also having difficulty looking directly at the camera because I’m so very camera shy. However, I’m not only just camera shy, I’m incredibly shy in general. For this reason, I’m going to need a patient and special person in my life who will love me for who I am. I need someone that can spend quality time with me and show me that everything will be okay. Do you think you can be that person for me?"
Poppa
"Yes, I have two eyes! I’m just so scruffy that only one eye was able to peer out from beneath my furry eyebrow in this photo. I was also having difficulty looking directly at the camera because I’m so very camera shy. However, I’m not only just camera shy, I’m incredibly shy in general. For this reason, I’m going to need a patient and special person in my life who will love me for who I am. I need someone that can spend quality time with me and show me that everything will be okay. Do you think you can be that person for me?"
Mia
"I am every bit as sweet as I look. I’m even-tempered and gentle, and my favorite thing to do is just hanging out with people. I have a lot of greyhound in me, and that makes people think I want to run and be very active, but the truth is greyhounds are major couch potatoes. I love going for walks, but nothing beats just hanging out with my human or canine best friends. Can you be my best friend?"
Mia
"I am every bit as sweet as I look. I’m even-tempered and gentle, and my favorite thing to do is just hanging out with people. I have a lot of greyhound in me, and that makes people think I want to run and be very active, but the truth is greyhounds are major couch potatoes. I love going for walks, but nothing beats just hanging out with my human or canine best friends. Can you be my best friend?"
Midnight
"You see this head tilt I’m doing in my photo? That’s me trying to look adorable for you. I hope that  it’s working! I’m in search for a forever home where I can be my goofy and lovable self.  I am sweet, playful and friendly. Plus, I have a midnight black coat that makes me look beautiful! If you want a silly companion to cheer you up when you’re down and keep you company, then you should visit me!"
Midnight
"You see this head tilt I’m doing in my photo? That’s me trying to look adorable for you. I hope that it’s working! I’m in search for a forever home where I can be my goofy and lovable self. I am sweet, playful and friendly. Plus, I have a midnight black coat that makes me look beautiful! If you want a silly companion to cheer you up when you’re down and keep you company, then you should visit me!"
 Beethoven
"The guy I am named after wrote a Symphony that is called “An Die Freude.” That means, “Ode to Joy” and I think that’s why the staff named me Beethoven. I am a joy to be around. I’m just a little over a year old but I’m mature beyond my year. I’m great around people, just calm and relaxed. I do like to play with toys. I’m not into going on long walks, but I would love to lounge around with you all day. Are you looking for a couch buddy?"
Beethoven
"The guy I am named after wrote a Symphony that is called “An Die Freude.” That means, “Ode to Joy” and I think that’s why the staff named me Beethoven. I am a joy to be around. I’m just a little over a year old but I’m mature beyond my year. I’m great around people, just calm and relaxed. I do like to play with toys. I’m not into going on long walks, but I would love to lounge around with you all day. Are you looking for a couch buddy?"
Bullwinkle
"I’m not sure if I’m a moose or just a bull in a china shop, the way my enthusiasm bubbles over when I’m out of my kennel. I’m a big guy and I’m just overflowing with love and joy, but I do calm down after a short while. But who can blame me for my boisterousness? I had a broken leg and had to have it in a metal contraption until it healed, and even now I’m still not allowed to run and play like I want to.  But I love being around people, so it’s always a treat to get a visit and I will always greet you with a hug. I’ll wag my tail in a big circle to show how happy I am if you come for a visit."
Bullwinkle
"I’m not sure if I’m a moose or just a bull in a china shop, the way my enthusiasm bubbles over when I’m out of my kennel. I’m a big guy and I’m just overflowing with love and joy, but I do calm down after a short while. But who can blame me for my boisterousness? I had a broken leg and had to have it in a metal contraption until it healed, and even now I’m still not allowed to run and play like I want to. But I love being around people, so it’s always a treat to get a visit and I will always greet you with a hug. I’ll wag my tail in a big circle to show how happy I am if you come for a visit."
Boomer
"I’m a big boy, but I’m sweet and gentle with adult people. What I really am is a big baby. I will even give you big kisses – at my size, that’s the only kind available. But I’m shy around dogs and cats, and children make me nervous. I’m quite smart – I’m good on the leash and I know the sit and down commands. I would love to go home with you and be your big bundle of love. If you have a quiet dog, I can deal with that."
Boomer
"I’m a big boy, but I’m sweet and gentle with adult people. What I really am is a big baby. I will even give you big kisses – at my size, that’s the only kind available. But I’m shy around dogs and cats, and children make me nervous. I’m quite smart – I’m good on the leash and I know the sit and down commands. I would love to go home with you and be your big bundle of love. If you have a quiet dog, I can deal with that."
 Coco
"Don’t let my expression fool you, I’m a friendly girl. I can sometimes be shy but I’m generally energetic and happy. Don’t my floppy coco colored ears make me look cute? Just imagine these eyes waking you up with kisses and love! Come by and visit me today!"
Coco
"Don’t let my expression fool you, I’m a friendly girl. I can sometimes be shy but I’m generally energetic and happy. Don’t my floppy coco colored ears make me look cute? Just imagine these eyes waking you up with kisses and love! Come by and visit me today!"
Cooper
"Sure, gold and silver are nice, but I bet you can guess what I think is better. And once you meet me, you’ll agree. I’m not exactly soft and malleable like the metal – in fact, I’m pretty strong and active or my age – but I know how to be calm and well-behaved too. I just have a zest for life that shows in everything I do. Sometimes it shows as a kind of goofiness, like when I suddenly drop and roll over on my back, begging for a belly rub. I do need some special care because of a chronic kidney problem that requires medication, special food and keeping an eye out to make sure everything stays good. But I feel great and I sure would love to go home with you."
Cooper
"Sure, gold and silver are nice, but I bet you can guess what I think is better. And once you meet me, you’ll agree. I’m not exactly soft and malleable like the metal – in fact, I’m pretty strong and active or my age – but I know how to be calm and well-behaved too. I just have a zest for life that shows in everything I do. Sometimes it shows as a kind of goofiness, like when I suddenly drop and roll over on my back, begging for a belly rub. I do need some special care because of a chronic kidney problem that requires medication, special food and keeping an eye out to make sure everything stays good. But I feel great and I sure would love to go home with you."
Crush
"You will have a crush on me when you meet me, because I am an adorable puppy who just wants to be loved. I’m big now and I’m going to get bigger, but you can get this big bundle of love for $20 as part of ADL’s Big Dog Go promotion. You’ll see how excited I am about it when you come by because I don’t sit still like this very often. I guess you could call me “joyful” or “playful” or maybe even “a maniac,” but I am definitely cute. I get along well with kids and other dogs and I am looking forward to starting my new life very soon."
Crush
"You will have a crush on me when you meet me, because I am an adorable puppy who just wants to be loved. I’m big now and I’m going to get bigger, but you can get this big bundle of love for $20 as part of ADL’s Big Dog Go promotion. You’ll see how excited I am about it when you come by because I don’t sit still like this very often. I guess you could call me “joyful” or “playful” or maybe even “a maniac,” but I am definitely cute. I get along well with kids and other dogs and I am looking forward to starting my new life very soon."