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20 Adoptable Dogs That Want to Be Your Best Friend 

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What can we say? These cuties will make for a great best bud! Head on over to the Animal Defense League of Texas to meet one of these furry friends to take home & call your own!
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Pippen
"Hi, I’m Elsa! Or you can call me Queen Elsa! I am a big jolly gal who is always wearing eyeliner. I have to admit, I don’t have the best leash skills, I forget that I can be powerful and tug on the leash a lot. I love to be around people but I can be picky with my K9 friends. As for cats, I’m just not fond of those critters. Since I’ve come to ADL, I’ve been treated for heartworms and the people in the hospital believe it caused me to have a heart murmur. This heart of mine is still strong and has a lot of love to give! I’ll just need to take it easy and be sure to not over exert myself. I wouldn’t mind lounging on a couch with my best friend. If you’re interested in making me your best friend and can handle a big doggy like me, then let’s meet!"
Piglet
"Hi, I don’t oink like a little piggy, but I sure do love playing out and about! I will even wiggle my little butt full of joy for you! I walk amazing on a leash, I enjoy tons of human company, and I also love to eat yummy food! I would love if you can take me out on a nice walk to get to know me better. I am sure you will have a blast with me!"
Markus
"I will curiously look at you and be ready to love you. However, there is something a little special about me, I won’t be able to hear you because I’m deaf. If you have a treat for me, I will be so happy and smile! I’m a calm boy and have excellent leash walking manners. I would really like to have someone who I can relax with and call my best friend. Would you like to be my best friend?"
Viola
"Have I got a dog for you! That would be me, of course. I’m big, but I’ve been described as “pretty chill.” I’m good in crowds, and I love children, puppies and small dogs. And adult humans, of course. To my eternal shame, I’m afraid of big dogs. I guess I don’t recognize myself in the mirror. I’m good on the leash, and I love to go exploring. If you adopt me, I will make your life complete."
Brody
"Hi, I’m Brody! I’m a true ladies man – handsome, affectionate, and devoted to my girls! I don’t really like to share affection with other furbabies though. If you have another dog at home, we’ll need to have a meet and greet to make sure that we can be pals. I do great not only with the ladies but children too! Visit me at the Paul Jolly Center and give me a chance to win you over with my patent pending kisses!"
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?"
Jackson
"I am full of lots and lots of energy and love to play tug-a-war. I am told that I am very smart because I know sit, lay, stay, and leave it. I am a bit scared of strangers so the commands might not register as quickly but once we get to know one another and get each other’s vibes I’m sure we will be playing and jiving."
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!"
Kobe
"I have a big smile on my face because I am very excited to have you visiting my pet profile. I would love to give you a hug but you aren’t here yet! Once you come down, we can get to know each other and take a good long trip to the park, you’ll receive my full affection. I LOVE treats and I LOVE to be able to run around and explore. I feel like we need to meet in person to know more about each other! We will become best friends!"
James
"James is a royal name and being a mastiff means I come from royal blood. I’m very stoic and kingly unless you show me a treat. I love treats so much I unleash my goofy side to get you to give them to me. I’m possessive of my food and will guard it so it’s best I go home with a family with children 12 year and up. So if you’re looking for a king who can get down and be goofy then look no further than me!"
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Elsa
"Hi, I’m Elsa! Or you can call me Queen Elsa! I am a big jolly gal who is always wearing eyeliner. I have to admit, I don’t have the best leash skills, I forget that I can be powerful and tug on the leash a lot. I love to be around people but I can be picky with my K9 friends. As for cats, I’m just not fond of those critters. Since I’ve come to ADL, I’ve been treated for heartworms and the people in the hospital believe it caused me to have a heart murmur. This heart of mine is still strong and has a lot of love to give! I’ll just need to take it easy and be sure to not over exert myself. I wouldn’t mind lounging on a couch with my best friend. If you’re interested in making me your best friend and can handle a big doggy like me, then let’s meet!"
Brady
"I may be somewhat nervous when we first meet. Especially here at ADL where there’s a lot of action always going on. I just need a moment to become familiar with my surroundings and with new people. I like to run outside, jump around and play with toys. I know how to sit, crawl, and love to fetch! I also smile a lot, I’ve been told I have a great smile. Come on out and give me a chance to smile for you! Let’s go for a walk in the ADL dog park away from the action and get to know each other better. What do you think? Will you give me a chance to be your best friend?"
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?"
Riddler
"I might try to sit right in front of a person. It’s not that I’m shy, though I am just a little, especially around men. It’s that I love being close to people and leaning against them. But look at that smile – I am a happy boy. I like being out in nature, and I love treats. I sit nicely for them. I would also love getting a forever home, and I would love meeting you and convincing you that I am the right dog for you."
Aquafina
"I love to smile and really enjoy treats! I feel so happy when I receive a treat, makes me feel so loved. I will even sit for a treat if you ask me to sit. I can take a bit to warm up to you because I am rather shy but once you and I start hanging, you will see all my love!"
Corpus
"Some of us just need someone to let us know that everything will be okay. I’m one of those dogs. I’m a shy girl and I’m especially camera shy. I’m hoping that I can find someone who will be willing to let me warm up to them and be their buddy. Is their room in your heart for a shy sweet dog like me? I hope so! Please give me a chance to be your friend."
Casey
"Oldie?! Who you calling an oldie?! Okay, so I do have a graying muzzle but throughout my life I’ve learned to have outstanding manners! I know how to sit for treats and will greet you with a paw-shake. If you would like to give me belly rubs, I will gladly accept that offer. I know how to walk eloquently on the leash and not pull the other person on the other end. I am accepting of all attention from humans and get along with most dogs around here. I am a gentle and polite lady with a big heart. Will you give me a chance to show you what a good dog I am?"
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."
Nova
"Hi, I’m Nova! From afar I may look like a black bear cub but I’m all dog. I am a gentle dog too! I prefer to take it easy in life. Due to an old injury, I came to ADL as a tripod but I know how to use my three legs well! However, I have cataracts so my vision isn’t the best and I sometimes need a little guidance when out for a walk. Overall, I am a lovable dog and would like to find a calm home where I can hang out with my human. Please consider opening your heart to an oldie and goodie like me!"
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Pippen
"Hi, I’m Elsa! Or you can call me Queen Elsa! I am a big jolly gal who is always wearing eyeliner. I have to admit, I don’t have the best leash skills, I forget that I can be powerful and tug on the leash a lot. I love to be around people but I can be picky with my K9 friends. As for cats, I’m just not fond of those critters. Since I’ve come to ADL, I’ve been treated for heartworms and the people in the hospital believe it caused me to have a heart murmur. This heart of mine is still strong and has a lot of love to give! I’ll just need to take it easy and be sure to not over exert myself. I wouldn’t mind lounging on a couch with my best friend. If you’re interested in making me your best friend and can handle a big doggy like me, then let’s meet!"

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