November 22, 2016

20 Adoptable Dogs that You Could Be Petting Right Now

The Animal Defense League of Texas, a no-kill shelter located 11300 Nacogdoches Road, has several dogs that are currently looking for a forever home. Check out the dogs that are currently available and just try saying no to adopting one of these cuties. It's basically impossible. All photos are courtesy of the Animal Defense League of Texas.
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Lorrie
“Happy-go-lucky” might be the best way to describe me. I don’t stay still for long, because life is just too exciting for that. There’s grass to run through, dogs to wrestle, tug-of-war to play, people to meet, and all kinds of other fun to be had. Some day, when I get older, I’ll rest. I bet it will be fun to learn things, if you’ll teach me. That might channel some of this energy into something more useful. How about we give it a try?"
Lorrie
“Happy-go-lucky” might be the best way to describe me. I don’t stay still for long, because life is just too exciting for that. There’s grass to run through, dogs to wrestle, tug-of-war to play, people to meet, and all kinds of other fun to be had. Some day, when I get older, I’ll rest. I bet it will be fun to learn things, if you’ll teach me. That might channel some of this energy into something more useful. How about we give it a try?"
 Bastian
"Look at how handsome I am! I’m a young guy, and I think there’s still puppy in me with how energetic I am. I can’t help but feel so much joy when I’m out for a walk. So if you take me for a walk, be ready to hold on tight! I’m sure that I can eventually learn to be more calm on the leash. Right now, I’m just so happy to be out of my kennel and it shows. I will fit in great with an active family and will bring so much joy to a home. If you’re looking for an outgoing furry friend, then please visit me!"
Bastian
"Look at how handsome I am! I’m a young guy, and I think there’s still puppy in me with how energetic I am. I can’t help but feel so much joy when I’m out for a walk. So if you take me for a walk, be ready to hold on tight! I’m sure that I can eventually learn to be more calm on the leash. Right now, I’m just so happy to be out of my kennel and it shows. I will fit in great with an active family and will bring so much joy to a home. If you’re looking for an outgoing furry friend, then please visit me!"
Thunder
"With a name like Thunder, you would think I’m ready to conquer the world with my mighty strength and thunderous personality. I’m actually a little timid around high energy dogs. I’m also shy around children that I’m unfamiliar with, but I can learn to warm up to them. As for Cats, if I see one of those furballs around, I will have an instinct to chase them. Overall, I’m a jolly and friendly dog around people. I do have hip dysplasia, so I’ll need to take it easy. Thanks to ADL’s certified dog trainer, I’m clicker trained! I think you should meet me in person to see what tricks I can do, and let’s find out if I can become your loyal companion!"
Thunder
"With a name like Thunder, you would think I’m ready to conquer the world with my mighty strength and thunderous personality. I’m actually a little timid around high energy dogs. I’m also shy around children that I’m unfamiliar with, but I can learn to warm up to them. As for Cats, if I see one of those furballs around, I will have an instinct to chase them. Overall, I’m a jolly and friendly dog around people. I do have hip dysplasia, so I’ll need to take it easy. Thanks to ADL’s certified dog trainer, I’m clicker trained! I think you should meet me in person to see what tricks I can do, and let’s find out if I can become your loyal companion!"
Tiger
"I have an attention-grabbing coat, which is a good thing since I love attention. I’m part shepherd, which accounts for the black saddle marking on my back, but I’m part something else, so most of the rest of me is brindle, making for an unusual combination. I do an adorable sit-shake combination, which means I paw at you while I’m sitting. If you give the down command, I’ll lie down and roll over, demanding a belly rub while scratching my back with the grass. I get along with cats, though I’m not so sure about dogs. I have a slight problem with a ligament in my back leg – the dog equivalent of the ACL – but I just have to take pills and it doesn’t bother me. I’d love for you to come play with me and maybe we could link up as a family."
Tiger
"I have an attention-grabbing coat, which is a good thing since I love attention. I’m part shepherd, which accounts for the black saddle marking on my back, but I’m part something else, so most of the rest of me is brindle, making for an unusual combination. I do an adorable sit-shake combination, which means I paw at you while I’m sitting. If you give the down command, I’ll lie down and roll over, demanding a belly rub while scratching my back with the grass. I get along with cats, though I’m not so sure about dogs. I have a slight problem with a ligament in my back leg – the dog equivalent of the ACL – but I just have to take pills and it doesn’t bother me. I’d love for you to come play with me and maybe we could link up as a family."
Taco
"I’m listed here as a Lab/terrier mix, but what I really am is a purebred attention hound. My sole goal in life is to get attention anywhere I can find it, and I usually succeed. Of course, being a big dog, I like to mix that with a lot of exercise and play. If we’re out in the grass and you start to pet me, I’m likely to plop down, roll over and beg for a belly rub.  What a great life it is to have your human rubbing your belly while the sun shines down on you! Would you please be my human?"
Taco
"I’m listed here as a Lab/terrier mix, but what I really am is a purebred attention hound. My sole goal in life is to get attention anywhere I can find it, and I usually succeed. Of course, being a big dog, I like to mix that with a lot of exercise and play. If we’re out in the grass and you start to pet me, I’m likely to plop down, roll over and beg for a belly rub. What a great life it is to have your human rubbing your belly while the sun shines down on you! Would you please be my human?"
Kevin
"OK, this is my best pleading face. Is it working? I do have magnificent ears, don’t I? Despite my look, I’m a very happy boy, playful and active, constantly looking to you for cues about what you want to do next. You’ll notice I walk a little oddly, but it’s no big deal. When I came here, the vets checked me out, and x-rays showed I had old fractures on both sides of my pelvis. But they were already healing, and as long as you keep me lean like I am now, I should have no problems from them. I don’t mind the funny walk, and I hope you don’t."
Kevin
"OK, this is my best pleading face. Is it working? I do have magnificent ears, don’t I? Despite my look, I’m a very happy boy, playful and active, constantly looking to you for cues about what you want to do next. You’ll notice I walk a little oddly, but it’s no big deal. When I came here, the vets checked me out, and x-rays showed I had old fractures on both sides of my pelvis. But they were already healing, and as long as you keep me lean like I am now, I should have no problems from them. I don’t mind the funny walk, and I hope you don’t."
Goofy
"I heard someone say I have the perfect name. My name must have something to do with being handsome, because people seem to think I’m very good-looking.  Or maybe it means happy, because I’m always wagging my tail. Or maybe “goofy” is another word for playful, because I love to run around and play. I have a feeling it’s not another word for smart, because sometimes I get mixed up and do silly things. Oh! You don’t think it means…. Oh well, what does a dog need to be smart for? All we have to do is look cute or sad and our humans will do whatever we want. Now I just need to get a human. How about it?"
Goofy
"I heard someone say I have the perfect name. My name must have something to do with being handsome, because people seem to think I’m very good-looking. Or maybe it means happy, because I’m always wagging my tail. Or maybe “goofy” is another word for playful, because I love to run around and play. I have a feeling it’s not another word for smart, because sometimes I get mixed up and do silly things. Oh! You don’t think it means…. Oh well, what does a dog need to be smart for? All we have to do is look cute or sad and our humans will do whatever we want. Now I just need to get a human. How about it?"
Desiigner
"Don’t even ask where I got my name, because I don’t know. But those two “i”s give me class, don’t you think? You can tell just by looking at me that I’m classy… well, maybe goofy is a better way to describe it. I’m a very sweet boy and I love to kiss you all over your face. As soon as I see you I start wagging my tail in anticipation of showing you my love. I could desiign a great life for us."
Desiigner
"Don’t even ask where I got my name, because I don’t know. But those two “i”s give me class, don’t you think? You can tell just by looking at me that I’m classy… well, maybe goofy is a better way to describe it. I’m a very sweet boy and I love to kiss you all over your face. As soon as I see you I start wagging my tail in anticipation of showing you my love. I could desiign a great life for us."
Rybak
"I don’t know how I ended up in a fancy neighborhood like the 09, but that’s where I was found, and from there I was brought here to find a new home. I’m mild-mannered and easy to get along with whether you’re a dog or a kid or a grown-up. I’ll let you scratch my big ol’ head or rub my belly anytime. That’ll make me happier than a tick on a fat dog – just not this dog!"
Rybak
"I don’t know how I ended up in a fancy neighborhood like the 09, but that’s where I was found, and from there I was brought here to find a new home. I’m mild-mannered and easy to get along with whether you’re a dog or a kid or a grown-up. I’ll let you scratch my big ol’ head or rub my belly anytime. That’ll make me happier than a tick on a fat dog – just not this dog!"
Vida
"I can’t seem to make up my mind whether I want floppy ears or pointy ears. But I don’t have any trouble deciding what I want to be when I grow up. I want to be your dog, now and forever! I’m still just a puppy, but I already know how to sit, stay and fetch! I love kids and all dogs, but I don’t like cats. I figure I could learn to like them if someone patient taught me, since I’m so smart and I like everything else. I’m fairly calm for a puppy, very sweet, and happy. The only thing that would make me happier is to have a forever home."
Vida
"I can’t seem to make up my mind whether I want floppy ears or pointy ears. But I don’t have any trouble deciding what I want to be when I grow up. I want to be your dog, now and forever! I’m still just a puppy, but I already know how to sit, stay and fetch! I love kids and all dogs, but I don’t like cats. I figure I could learn to like them if someone patient taught me, since I’m so smart and I like everything else. I’m fairly calm for a puppy, very sweet, and happy. The only thing that would make me happier is to have a forever home."