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17 Adoptable Dogs that Are in the Market for a New Home 

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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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Adam
"Want to see a balancing act that will brighten your day? Then visit me! I’ll be sure to entertain you and make you laugh! I’ll stand up on my two back hind legs so that I can get attention from everyone around me. It usually works well! People can’t resist my balancing act and I have this cute curled tail that’s very similar to a pig’s tail. It gives me character. I love to be held and sit in everyone’s lap. I also might rollover on my back and request belly rubs. I love belly rubs! I will bring so much joy to my forever home. Please visit me to see my antics in action."
Augie
"I’m an energetic, happy little (and I do mean little) guy whose antics will keep you laughing. Some of those antics involve the part of me right under my curly tail hitting the ground and bouncing back up again, but I can’t help it. The kneecaps on my back legs won’t stay in place and it makes my back half fall a lot, but I don’t even notice. I might need surgery later if it gets worse, but right now I’m just a normal Chihuahua who should probably spend a little more time cuddling and a little less time running – which is fine with me. All I need is a loving human to cuddle with me!"
Ava
"I’m such a happy girl that you would never think I had been through tough times in my life. Besides the fact that I don’t have a true forever home yet, I also had a battle with cancer. It wasn’t easy, but thanks to the help of the ADL hospital staff, I am now a cancer survivor! Now I can playfully romp around and be my energetic happy self. I’m very friendly, and I give out hugs instantly to new people that I meet. I’m selective with who my dog friends are, so I will need to meet my future dog siblings before I move in with them. I’m a big girl with a big heart filled with lots of love to give. Overall, I’d make a loyal companion to a loving person and I hope that person can be you."
Baxter
"If you’re a fan of Dr. Who, you know that the Tardis, the blue telephone booth, is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. I’m kind of like that – my body is small, but the amount of energy inside is huge. I come bursting out of my kennel ready to play, run, investigate and just have a grand old time. Being little, I like little people – children – as well as big people. I know the stay command, and maybe some others, but I haven’t revealed all my secrets. Take me home and I’ll share more of them with you!"
Bastian
"Look at how handsome I am! I’m a young guy, and I think there’s still puppy in me with how energetic I am. I can’t help but feel so much joy when I’m out for a walk. So if you take me for a walk, be ready to hold on tight! I’m sure that I can eventually learn to be more calm on the leash. Right now, I’m just so happy to be out of my kennel and it shows. I will fit in great with an active family and will bring so much joy to a home. If you’re looking for an outgoing furry friend, then please visit me!"
Benedict
"You can’t tell from the part of me that shows in this photo, but I have the spotted-patch markings of an Australian cattle dog. You also can’t tell from the part of me that shows that I have the markings of a dog that loves water – meaning the bottom part of my body has a lot of mud on it! I do clean up well though, and my playful, loving nature makes up for the mud – at least I hope it does. If I had to choose between getting muddy and going home with you, I would give up the mud in a flash!"
Blake
"One minute I am bouncing straight up and down because someone is coming to see me, the next I am trembling in that person’s arms and looking all sad for my photo. In reality I am active and playful and I do like to be on someone’s lap, but only for a minute – then I will find something else that captures my attention and I am ready to go again! I do like to kiss someone, and I even do that enthusiastically. What’s not to love about life? I am tiny, I am might, and I am ready to go home with you."
Brusier
"I’m not really a tough guy, despite my name. In fact, when you come near, I’m likely to smother you in kisses, and I wouldn’t think of bruising you. Now with dogs, it’s a bit different. Don’t get me wrong – I like dogs, and I like playing with them. It’s just that I can be a bit pushy when we’re playing, so I prefer dogs that don’t mind being the underdog in our relationship. If you visit me, I promise to give you lots of kisses and we can talk about maybe making a life together."
Brownie
"OK, so maybe I’m more of a cream-cheese brownie, with beautiful chocolate patches swirled onto a creamy white base. It’s a sweet mixture, just like me. I seem to like being carried more than walking, as many of us little Chihuahuas prefer. When you are as tiny as I am, being on the ground can be intimidating. I do get along well with other dogs, and older considerate kids are fine, but I tend to get a bit impatient with small children, so I’d rather not be in a family with them. I would love to be in a calm forever home where I can leave the worries of the world behind."
Christy
"Do I look worried? I am, but just a little bit. I’m pretty friendly, but I’m also a bit uncertain, so you might hear a little rumble in my throat if I see something unfamiliar while I’m gently wagging my tail at you. You have to be on your guard when you’re a stray, and it takes a while to decide everything is OK. I’ve been told I have interesting markings – not just black and tan, but black and tan with speckles! I hear there’s another dog here with similar markings, but I don’t think she’s related. Anyway, I’d love to start my new life as soon as possible, so please hurry."
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Casey
"What a good boy! I am full of happiness and love, very playful, and curious about everything. That doesn’t sound unusual for a 2-year-old dog, but the fact is that I was brought here from ACS after being rescued from a cruelty situation. Being just a dog, I don’t know the details or whether I specifically was abused, but if it was bad enough that I had to be removed, it wasn’t a happy time. Yet here I am, healthy and happy and ready for a new start. I’d love to be your lifelong companion."
Claudia
"I’m just a puppy and I’m very scared, so please don’t expect much of me right away. I like to play alone, and I bet I would enjoy playing with a person once I got familiar with one, but it might take a while to get to that point. I need someone who is patient and gentle, who will give me the time to come out of my shell, and I’m sure you will be rewarded with a faithful, loving friend."
Desiigneer
"Don’t even ask where I got my name, because I don’t know. But those two “i”s give me class, don’t you think? You can tell just by looking at me that I’m classy… well, maybe goofy is a better way to describe it. I’m a very sweet boy and I love to kiss you all over your face. As soon as I see you I start wagging my tail in anticipation of showing you my love. I could desiign a great life for us."
Daphne
"Yes I do, no I don’t, yes I do … when you come to my kennel, I show you I want to come out and visit, but then I get shy, but I really, really want to be friends, but I’m not quite sure, but I’m tempted …. Once I take the plunge, I’m so glad, because I love people and enjoy being around them. I like children too, and small calm dogs. I think life will be so wonderful when I can live with people who love me."
Eugene
"The nice thing about scruffy dogs like me is that you have choices. Some people like their dogs scruffy, and if you do, I’m already perfect. I’m wiry and shaggy and cute as a button. I like other dogs, I have lots of energy, and I enjoy long walks. If you prefer your dog a bit more refined, that’s easy. A trip to the groomer and I can be as fluffy and froufrou as you like. I’ll even wear a bow in my hair – as long as it’s not pink. Whatever you decide about my appearance, I’ll love you for giving me a forever home."
Harley
"I’ve had a pretty rough start in life. All I know is I was left at a boarding kennel and when my parents didn’t come to get me, the kennel called them and they said they didn’t want me any more. The kennel said I was friendly and playful when they brought me here to find a new family, but now I don’t know who to trust. I’m good with the people who have been taking of me, and I’m even learning commands, but if a stranger comes close I snarl. You just never know what people have in mind. I want to love, but I’m just not ready. I know that if I’m given time to learn to trust, I’ll be a loving, loyal dog."
Hendrix
"I must admit I’m no relation to Jimi, but I do have my own wild hair thing going. I can vocalize pretty well too, when people walk by my kennel without paying any attention to me. Right now, other than playing in water, my main activity is barking ferociously at all the other dogs, but no one knows yet if that’s just because I’m new here and trying to prove that I’m no pushover, or if I really don’t like dogs. Sometimes it just takes time."
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Adam
"Want to see a balancing act that will brighten your day? Then visit me! I’ll be sure to entertain you and make you laugh! I’ll stand up on my two back hind legs so that I can get attention from everyone around me. It usually works well! People can’t resist my balancing act and I have this cute curled tail that’s very similar to a pig’s tail. It gives me character. I love to be held and sit in everyone’s lap. I also might rollover on my back and request belly rubs. I love belly rubs! I will bring so much joy to my forever home. Please visit me to see my antics in action."

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