This Super Bowl Sunday, you should have a pup or cat by your side. No matter what the score is or who wins, you should definitely make it a point to get to the Animal Defense League of Texas to find your new family member.
"I look like I have had a bit of a rough life, but the staff here has found that I am very friendly and loving. I am energetic but strong, so a strong walking or running partner would be a good match for me. I love food and treats, so that will sure help you to train me to behave how you want and make me happy in the process!"
"I follow where my nose leads me because I love smelling things. But offer me a treat and I’ll sit for it and then gobble it up, because I also love treats! Even though I was left out on the streets because I have arthritis and my owner didn’t want to deal with it, I love and trust people. Just look at my face – you can see it’s full of love. I take medicine and feel absolutely fine and frisky. We could be great friends and have a wonderful life together, so let’s get together and talk about it, OK?"
"Hi everyone I am Brian! I am a sweet kitty that is a big social butterfly who loves attention and enjoys chin rubs. If you’re looking for a loving kitty companion, then come over so we can spend time together! I would love a forever home!"
"Look at this fluffy puppy face and you won’t be able to resist me. I’m very shy right now – so shy I have to be carried out to the grass – but I’m sure that will change once I find a human who will be patient with me and let me get comfortable in my surroundings. Even before my picture I was nosing the photographer’s head and starting to do cute puppy things. My namesake is a leader who is kind and gentle, and I hope to live up to my name if you take me home."
"My ears and, uh, more personal body parts barely clear the ground, but that doesn’t make me any less of a Titan. We bassets are big dogs packed into a long, low shape and we are well-loved for it. I love walks, howling as only a basset can do, getting belly rubs and just looking around. I’m a sweet old man who has a few old-man conditions like glaucoma and arthritis, but they are under control with medicines. I would love a home where I can lounge around when I want to and get lots of love. I promise, you can pet my ears whenever you want!"
"I’m a social but mischievous little imp. Having a limp has not stopped me from being an active cat. I really love treats and when I am in the mood I love a good cuddle. I’m still very playful and would benefit from a home with lots of toys to entertain me. When I get bored I do find ways to entertain myself but sometimes that can get me in a bit of trouble. If you’re a bit impish like me than we would make the perfect pair!"
"You can tell I’m one of those Labby-golden retriever dogs just by looking at me, and I act like one too. I chase balls and love being in the water. OK, I chase balls, but I don’t bring them back – they’re too much fun to play with! But that’s not so bad, because I’m a good girl and I am used to having a home and I want another one so much! My previous family had to move where even good girls like me aren’t allowed. So I’m waiting here for someone like you to decide I’m the right dog for you."
"I am a big girl, but that only means I’m just full of love. I love having loads of human friends; I also walk great on a leash because I love to always walk with my human pals! I’m such a good girl – ask to see me and I’ll show you that I could sit for treats. I am very treat motivated just come and ask for me so I can show you!"
"I can be a savory Quiche but I will need to “bake” for a long time in a new home. I’m very bashful and prefer to hide away instead of socializing. So go slow with me and when I say slow I mean that literally. Sudden movements startled me. I just need someone with lots of love and patience to take me home. Is that person you?"
"I am an athlete at heart! If I am not performing cool pipes in my kennel I might be outside doing leaps and whirls on the leash. What can I say? I am a big and boisterous boy! I like other dogs, but I need to be matched with other dogs that play the same way. Needless to say, I am the right dog for an active family. I’m no couch potato. but I am an amusing and fun guy to have around."