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20 Adoptable Dogs in San Antonio That Would Make a Great Best Friend 

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There's plenty of pups that need you'll love so much they'll be like family. Why not pick up a pup of your own? After all, they are man's best friend. Get to the Animal Defense League of Texas to find your next furry friend.
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Olivia
"Hi, I’m Olivia! Don’t I look like an old wise man with my scruffy beard? Well, I’m actually just a 5-year-old bearded lady. I’m sweet, loving, calm, and prefer to be held most of the time. I also love treats and enjoy calm walks in the park. I get along with most dogs and kiddos. I have something special about my heart that they call a heart murmur and the staff can tell you more about that. All I know is that this heart of mine is full of love! If you’re looking for a gentle furry companion, then give me a chance to be your friend!"
Joel
"Hi, I’m Joel! Some of us dogs just can’t get into hanging out in our kennels because we find kennels boring! I’d much rather be outside where all the action is! Give me a chance to meet you outside and you’ll see what a happy boy I am! I walk well on a leash and will smile for you. Sometimes I’m on alert for squirrels and will scope out my surroundings. I can be charming and I love attention, especially when attention involves me receiving treats! I love treats and I learn very quickly. Once I get to know you, I might turn into a lap dog. I have to admit that I may get excitable during playtime, so it would be best that I go to a home with older children. I also get along great with dogs but I’d rather hang out with the calm ones. I’m ready to find my home soon! Please give me a chance to go on a stroll in the dog park with you!"
Fate
"I’m such a silly girl! I can be bashful but then I’ll act like a tough lady when big dogs and people walk past my kennel. But then…I get taken out while being talked to like a baby and I’ll instantly melt into any arms that hold me. I’m a bit shy and the staff is working with me to break out of my shell and so far I’m starting to warm up to people. However, I hope I don’t stay here too long that I get the chance to warm up to everyone! I’d much rather focus on warming up to my forever person in my forever home. Please consider giving silly “tough” me a chance to melt into your arms!"
Missy
"Hello, hello, hello, hello! I’m Missy, the best gal you will ever meet. I am so excited to get to meet you and I will be even more excited if I get to see you in person near me! I am a very jolly and playful gal who loves to be goofy and always wants to have everyone smiling. We should definitely meet right now! Can’t wait till we hang around the doggie park and become a forever family."
Hula
"Hi everyone, I am Hula! I love to move and dance around with others because that’s just who I am! This causes me to be jumpy and run around but I can be very calm once I get to be near you for a second or two. Don’t worry, we can take it all one step at a time and both learn each other’s moves. Come visit me, I would love to groove the day away with you!"
Jethro
"I am one of the sweetest guys you will ever meet! My hobbies include going on short walks around the block, sleeping for many many hours because who doesn’t love sleeping, getting belly rubs which I love sooooo much and showing my love and affection. I would love to make one of my hobbies to love my forever family!"
Herby
"Hi there! My name is Herby the Love Bug! Go ahead and tell me how much you love me, I’m all ears! They’re pretty big but I think it makes me look adorable! Don’t you think so too? I’m a charming, playful, goofy, and super curious little guy! I would love to go on adventures with you!"
Twilight
"Hi, I’m Twilight! I came to ADL with my tall brother, Steven! I say “tall” because compared to me, I’m so short! Steven gets a little sad when I’m not around so I try my best to stick by his side to keep him company. We like to go outside for a little bit and then come back into our kennel to relax. People say I’m the more energetic one and Steven is the calm one. We can both be a little bashful, especially around strangers, but we eventually warm up to familiar faces. We are both on a mission to find someone who’ll open their heart to a bonded pair like us! Steven is my best friend and we’d like to stay best friends forever! Please give us a chance to make you our best friend too!"
Keke
"Hi, I’m a friendly and very social girl who loves treats and of course plush toys! I truly enjoy getting to meet and become friends with a human pal. I truly love to explore and encounter all the different smells out there but I love it, even more, when I have a forever family keeping me company letting me know that I am loved. Maybe you can be my forever best friend!"
Nicolette
“I am a lady who loves to go for good long walks but the Texas weather can be a bit too much at times for me so I love a good cold floor to lay on when it’s just too hot outside. I enjoy riding in cars and being with my human friends but I am respectful and try not to lay on the seats. I love meeting new people and getting to know them because there’s nothing better than getting new friends! I am hoping to meet you sometime soon so we can be a forever family!”
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Athena
"I may not look like a goddess, and I don’t know if I am particularly wise or brave, but I am a lot of fun and awfully cute with that ear that flops over the top of my head. I adore toys and would probably be great at fetch. I’m a pretty mellow gal who enjoys walks but would rather lie at your feet than go for a run or a long hike. Come see me, let me give you a slobbery kiss, and let’s chat about a life together."
Sashi Marie
"Don’t you think I’m beautiful? There is so much of me to love, and I have so much love to give! I’m on a weight-loss journey, as they like to say here, but even when I reach the end of it, I won’t have lost any of that love – it will just be concentrated in a smaller package. I am full of sweetness, and hugs are my specialty. Sniffing around while on walks is lots of fun. I’m not supposed to have treats, but I will sit on command anyway. Wouldn’t it be great to help me go from full-figured to petite?"
Henry
"Don’t I have a great smile? I sometimes flash this happy smile at people. I’m a good boy with a calm personality. I enjoy relaxing and taking slow walks in the park. ADL treated me for heartworms and I’m doing a lot better now. However, I need to take it easy because I have heart issues but this won’t stop me from being a good dog to you. I’ll be perfect for someone who is looking for an easy-going companion to be a couch potato with. I’m looking for that special person who will give a sweet dog like me a chance at living in a forever home that I can call my own."
Dave
"Dave is the name and sit for the treat is the game. The rules are simple, you show me a treat and if I sit down then you hand me over a treat! I love the game, there’s nothing better! Hopefully, you and I can play this game and we become best pals! Better yet we become a forever family and I can have a forever home. That will be the best!"
Armin
"I’m a rowdy young dog, still growing and maturing and overflowing with puppy energy. I love running and playing, and splashing in water, especially in summer, is the greatest! I need an owner who’s experienced in taking care of dogs like me – dogs with good hearts who love being busy all the time and want to learn how to be good boys. Just like most youngsters, I can throw quite a temper tantrum when I get frustrated, so I need to learn to channel my energy. I bet I’d be great at sports like agility or frisbee. Will you be the one who helps me?"
Bonnie
"I’m trying my best to not be so shy around people but can you blame me? I was found roaming a neighborhood with nowhere to go and was brought here to look for a home. I’m looking forward to the day I find that special person for me, so that I can have a nice home where I can relax with them. I’m sure within time, I’ll learn to break out of my shell and show my true self. Will you give me a chance to get to know you and be your best friend?"
Katana
"I am an affectionate and playful goofball! I like to be around people and I prefer a home where I’m the only furbaby in the family. Sometimes my attention span is a little short when I’m outside for a walk because I like to check out all the action going on at ADL. I want to find an active person that I can go on adventures with and someone who will cherish me forever!"
Theodore
“I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day! I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day! Oh, well hello there! I’m just singing my favorite song. I’m an energy packed dog and my idea of a party involves dancing, jumping, wiggling around and showing off my Gene Simmons tongue! Before I came to ADL, I was partying with a pack of fleas, well those fleas were pretty wild and caused me some hair-loss. Thank goodness ADL helped me out and kicked those pesky fleas off my back! My hair is growing back and I’m doing so much better! I’m ready to find a friend who will love having silly me around. So if you’re looking for a fun pooch that’ll keep you on your toes and be goofy with you, then I’m your man! Visit me soon and let’s start rock and rollin’ together.”
Henny
"I’m a very active boy and you won’t see me stay still for long. I like playing, and I enjoy dogs and kids over 12. I do have a problem with a disc in my back and that means I shouldn’t play rough or jump from high surfaces. But so far I haven’t had any trouble, and I plan to keep it that way. I would love to go home with you and be spoiled and loved."
Hondo
"I am really shy and rather quiet. I prefer the quiet and calm more than anything. I feel much happier when I can be in a quiet area just relaxing and enjoying my surroundings especially in my play yard, feel much better when it’s just me and another human but of course, I would much rather be in a forever home of my own. I promise though if you give me a shot we will be the best of pals. I am, undergoing heartworm treatment, but the nice people at ADL promise that the heartworms will go away."
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Olivia
"Hi, I’m Olivia! Don’t I look like an old wise man with my scruffy beard? Well, I’m actually just a 5-year-old bearded lady. I’m sweet, loving, calm, and prefer to be held most of the time. I also love treats and enjoy calm walks in the park. I get along with most dogs and kiddos. I have something special about my heart that they call a heart murmur and the staff can tell you more about that. All I know is that this heart of mine is full of love! If you’re looking for a gentle furry companion, then give me a chance to be your friend!"

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