You already know that Texas dogs love hanging out on a patio as much as you do. Pay the Animal Defense League of Texas a visit and choose an adorable dog to be your new drinking buddy. You won't be able to say no once you're there.
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"Well hello there! I’m Howie and still fairly new around here. I’m a little timid around new places and am slowly starting to break out of my shell here. Just go slow with me and we’ll soon be pals! Why don’t you come on over to ADL to get to know me better? I would love to meet you!"
"Hello! I’m a very happy-g-lucky kind of guy that loves meeting new people and exploring the great outdoors! I’m still a rather young buck with lots and lots of energy, so I’ll need an adventure partner that would love to take me out to explore. If you have any felines at home, I know we can be friends, I’m just a little scared of them at first. All I need is time. Well, what are you waiting for let’s go explore!"
"Hi, I’m Aries! When I first came to ADL I wasn’t in the best shape. I was so skinny that you could see my bones. The hospital here checked my overall health to determine the cause of my weight loss and didn’t find anything that could be causing it. They fed me several small meals everyday and after three weeks, I gained more than 14 pounds! I’m glad that I am getting to a good weight because now I feel so energized! I enjoy going outside for walks and greeting everyone. I am a friendly and spunky boy who just wants to play. I know that my before photos are hard to look at but it shows that I’m a strong boy who is ready to put the bad past behind me. I would love to find a forever home where I can be spoiled with lots of treats and attention. I look forward to finding someone who’ll love being silly with me!"
"I’m a friendly guy – I know I am because I wag my tail when I see you – but I’m afraid to come out of my kennel right now. And when I finally get the leash on, I don’t want to walk on it because I don’t know where I’m being taken. I’m not a bad or stubborn dog though – it’s just that I’m scared. As soon as I learn that no one is going to hurt me I’ll be fine. I like being petted, and look what a nice smile I have. Before you know it, I’ll be running and playing and happy as can be. All I need is a chance."
"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, I’m Charlotte! I may appear a little shy when we meet but only a little! Just be sure to be gentle with me and I’ll eventually warm up to you. Soon you’ll see my affectionate side come out. I’m a gentle soul with polite leash manners and love children! Let’s meet soon!"
"Hi, I’m Sabine and me and Renee are a bonded pair!
We are sisters – maybe not real sisters, but we have been together as long as we can remember – and we are looking for a new home where we can stay together. We don’t know what life is like without each other, and at our age we don’t want to find out. We find comfort in each other’s presence. A quiet home without small children would be lovely, and we promise we will be good, loving girls who will make you glad you took us in."
"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!"
"Hello! I am the curious Sadie! I like to check out everything going on around me. I am gentle older lady and have excellent leash walking manners. I like to relax most of the day but just because I’m a senior doesn’t mean that I don’t know how to have fun! I love playtime and being outdoors. I like to play with toys and I really enjoy splashing around in the kiddie pool! All I want is to be around people and I would especially love to be around you. Please visit me so that I can show you how wonderful I am!"
"Pleased to meet you. I am a calm and friendly girl who behaves well on a leash but also enjoys being held so I can look around. I love other dogs but I also like children and cats just fine! I personally believe I would be the best dog for you to adopt and promise I would fit into your family just fine! Come meet me soon, I don’t plan to be here long."