April 09, 2018

20 Adoptable Dogs That You Could Be Petting Right Now

Just can't resist wanting to pet dogs all day long? (We wouldn't blame you.) Head on over to the Animal Defense League of Texas to meet one of these pups to take home & call your own!
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Paloma
"I so much want a normal life. I grew up as one of many dogs kept in a hoarding situation, never knowing the love of a person who cared about me as an individual dog. In fact, I’m a second-generation resident of that place. So here I am now, yearning for a forever home. Since I’ve always been around other dogs, I would like some canine companionship, and I should have several visits to a potential home to make sure I will be happy there, but I will try my hardest to make it worth the effort."
Paloma
"I so much want a normal life. I grew up as one of many dogs kept in a hoarding situation, never knowing the love of a person who cared about me as an individual dog. In fact, I’m a second-generation resident of that place. So here I am now, yearning for a forever home. Since I’ve always been around other dogs, I would like some canine companionship, and I should have several visits to a potential home to make sure I will be happy there, but I will try my hardest to make it worth the effort."
Hula
"Hi everyone, I am Hula, I love to move and dance around with others 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!"
Hula
"Hi everyone, I am Hula, I love to move and dance around with others 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!"
Caroline
"Sweeeeet Caroline….yup that’s me! Not only am I sweet but I’m social. I tend to show lots of excitement when I’m taken out of my kennel. I might run up to you to give you hugs. After I’ve finished checking out my surroundings, I’ll begin to relax. I walk fairly well on the leash and know how to sit fro treats. I love laying in cozy beds and stretching my legs. Please make me your sweet Caroline for lots of good times!"
Caroline
"Sweeeeet Caroline….yup that’s me! Not only am I sweet but I’m social. I tend to show lots of excitement when I’m taken out of my kennel. I might run up to you to give you hugs. After I’ve finished checking out my surroundings, I’ll begin to relax. I walk fairly well on the leash and know how to sit fro treats. I love laying in cozy beds and stretching my legs. Please make me your sweet Caroline for lots of good times!"
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?"
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?"
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!"
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!"
Pixie
"I am living proof that you can indeed teach an old – or let’s say middle-aged – dog new tricks. I’m 7, and I’m learning to be quiet. I used to be noisy, but now every time I’m told to be quiet and I am, I get a treat! What could be better than that? Well, getting a forever home would be, for sure. I’m a nice, friendly girl and would make a wonderful companion, as long as I’m an only dog."
Pixie
"I am living proof that you can indeed teach an old – or let’s say middle-aged – dog new tricks. I’m 7, and I’m learning to be quiet. I used to be noisy, but now every time I’m told to be quiet and I am, I get a treat! What could be better than that? Well, getting a forever home would be, for sure. I’m a nice, friendly girl and would make a wonderful companion, as long as I’m an only dog."
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!"
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!"
Emerson
"Tell me you have seen a more handsome dog than me. Go on, where have you seen a better-looking face? The bowtie, the one uplifted ear, the rakish tilt of the head – it just doesn’t get any better. And, thanks to my corgi-like body, it’s wrapped up in a compact package that’s playful, leash-trained, loving, full of energy and well-behaved – not mention available! Your life would be complete with me by your side. Take me for a test walk and you’ll see."
Emerson
"Tell me you have seen a more handsome dog than me. Go on, where have you seen a better-looking face? The bowtie, the one uplifted ear, the rakish tilt of the head – it just doesn’t get any better. And, thanks to my corgi-like body, it’s wrapped up in a compact package that’s playful, leash-trained, loving, full of energy and well-behaved – not mention available! Your life would be complete with me by your side. Take me for a test walk and you’ll see."
Flirty
"Hi! I am originally from Houston, TX but because of Hurricane Harvey I was brought down to this great city. I am ready to find my forever home! I’m a cute little girl who loves to go for walks. I love people so so much and I feel much more comfortable with kids than other animals. Please take me home and spoil me you will not regret it!"
Flirty
"Hi! I am originally from Houston, TX but because of Hurricane Harvey I was brought down to this great city. I am ready to find my forever home! I’m a cute little girl who loves to go for walks. I love people so so much and I feel much more comfortable with kids than other animals. Please take me home and spoil me you will not regret it!"
Prometheus
"I’m named after a Greek Titan who stole fire from Mount Olympus and gave it to mankind. All I’m trying to give mankind is my love and adoration. I may steal your heart but take a look at this face and tell me it’s not worth the risk? Be a risk taker and come adopt me today, I dare you!"
Prometheus
"I’m named after a Greek Titan who stole fire from Mount Olympus and gave it to mankind. All I’m trying to give mankind is my love and adoration. I may steal your heart but take a look at this face and tell me it’s not worth the risk? Be a risk taker and come adopt me today, I dare you!"