January 09, 2017

25 Adoptable Dogs that Are in the Market for a New Home

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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 Amber
"You know what I absolutely love about people? Their laps! Bring me around a group of your buddies, and I’ll make it my mission to try out every lap. I just want to make sure that everyone feels loved. I get along well with dogs, kiddos, and just about everyone! If you’re okay with 40 pounds of a loving cuddle bug lounging on your lap while you watch your favorite TV show, then I’ll be perfect for you!"
Amber
"You know what I absolutely love about people? Their laps! Bring me around a group of your buddies, and I’ll make it my mission to try out every lap. I just want to make sure that everyone feels loved. I get along well with dogs, kiddos, and just about everyone! If you’re okay with 40 pounds of a loving cuddle bug lounging on your lap while you watch your favorite TV show, then I’ll be perfect for you!"
 Ava
"I’m such a happy girl, just look at my beautiful smile! I have lots to be happy about, thanks to the ADL hospital staff, I am a cancer survivor! Now I can playfully romp around, play with my toys, and be my energetic self. Now I just need to find my forever home! I’m the type of gal that will greet you with lots of hugs. If you think you can handle 68 pounds of my happy self giving you hugs and attention, then I think you should visit me! I like children, but I may be a bit strong and energetic for the small kiddos. For this reason, it’s preferable that I live with children that are 12 years old or older. Have a dog friend for me? I’d love to meet them before we move in together. Please bring them by the shelter so that we can see how well we get along. Overall, I’d make a loyal companion to my forever person, and I hope that person can be you."
Ava
"I’m such a happy girl, just look at my beautiful smile! I have lots to be happy about, thanks to the ADL hospital staff, I am a cancer survivor! Now I can playfully romp around, play with my toys, and be my energetic self. Now I just need to find my forever home! I’m the type of gal that will greet you with lots of hugs. If you think you can handle 68 pounds of my happy self giving you hugs and attention, then I think you should visit me! I like children, but I may be a bit strong and energetic for the small kiddos. For this reason, it’s preferable that I live with children that are 12 years old or older. Have a dog friend for me? I’d love to meet them before we move in together. Please bring them by the shelter so that we can see how well we get along. Overall, I’d make a loyal companion to my forever person, and I hope that person can be you."
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. Sometimes I can be selective with who my dog friends are, so If you have a furry friend for me, it’s best that I meet them first. 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. Sometimes I can be selective with who my dog friends are, so If you have a furry friend for me, it’s best that I meet them first. 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!"
Brent
"I may be a bit scared, but I’m not really shy. It’s obvious I like people, but I’m just a little hesitant because I’m not sure about my surroundings. I’ve definitely been a good friend to children – and as soon as I see some around the grounds, my ears perk up and I look happy. I also like dogs and I wag my tail when I see them. Someone has gone to the trouble to train me well. I walk nicely on the leash and I know the sit, stay and fetch commands. I’d love to learn more, and it appears I’m smart enough to do it. Treats help, hint hint. I’m all ready to move right in and start our new life together."
Brent
"I may be a bit scared, but I’m not really shy. It’s obvious I like people, but I’m just a little hesitant because I’m not sure about my surroundings. I’ve definitely been a good friend to children – and as soon as I see some around the grounds, my ears perk up and I look happy. I also like dogs and I wag my tail when I see them. Someone has gone to the trouble to train me well. I walk nicely on the leash and I know the sit, stay and fetch commands. I’d love to learn more, and it appears I’m smart enough to do it. Treats help, hint hint. I’m all ready to move right in and start our new life together."
Christy
"Do I look worried? I am, but just a little bit. I’m pretty friendly, but I’m also a bit uncertain, so you might hear a little rumble in my throat if I see something unfamiliar while I’m gently wagging my tail at you. You have to be on your guard when you’re a stray, and it takes a while to decide everything is OK. I’ve been told I have interesting markings – not just black and tan, but black and tan with speckles! I hear there’s another dog here with similar markings, but I don’t think she’s related. Anyway, I’d love to start my new life as soon as possible, so please hurry."
Christy
"Do I look worried? I am, but just a little bit. I’m pretty friendly, but I’m also a bit uncertain, so you might hear a little rumble in my throat if I see something unfamiliar while I’m gently wagging my tail at you. You have to be on your guard when you’re a stray, and it takes a while to decide everything is OK. I’ve been told I have interesting markings – not just black and tan, but black and tan with speckles! I hear there’s another dog here with similar markings, but I don’t think she’s related. Anyway, I’d love to start my new life as soon as possible, so please hurry."
Claudi
"I’m just a puppy and I’m very scared, so please don’t expect much of me right away. I like to play alone, and I bet I would enjoy playing with a person once I got familiar with one, but it might take a while to get to that point. I need someone who is patient and gentle, who will give me the time to come out of my shell, and I’m sure you will be rewarded with a faithful, loving friend."
Claudi
"I’m just a puppy and I’m very scared, so please don’t expect much of me right away. I like to play alone, and I bet I would enjoy playing with a person once I got familiar with one, but it might take a while to get to that point. I need someone who is patient and gentle, who will give me the time to come out of my shell, and I’m sure you will be rewarded with a faithful, loving friend."
Georgia
"I’m an active and bright gal who is keen on keeping busy. I’ll be your companion whether you like to walk or jog. I am quite friendly however I like to be slow and respectful when I meet new people. Let’s become best friends and stay healthy together!"
Georgia
"I’m an active and bright gal who is keen on keeping busy. I’ll be your companion whether you like to walk or jog. I am quite friendly however I like to be slow and respectful when I meet new people. Let’s become best friends and stay healthy together!"
Gumbo
"My personality has many attributes stewed into one fun dog! First of all, I’m active and will keep you on your toes. I’d make the perfect companion for the outdoorsy type of person. Us Catahoula dogs are known for being highly intelligent and energetic. I’d like to think I carry both of those traits.  I’m always excited to see people and enjoy attention. When I’m around other canines, I can be selective with who my dog friends are. For that reason, it would be best if I could meet my possible future sibling(s) before moving in with them. Visit me if you think my goofy-self can fit in with your active lifestyle."
Gumbo
"My personality has many attributes stewed into one fun dog! First of all, I’m active and will keep you on your toes. I’d make the perfect companion for the outdoorsy type of person. Us Catahoula dogs are known for being highly intelligent and energetic. I’d like to think I carry both of those traits. I’m always excited to see people and enjoy attention. When I’m around other canines, I can be selective with who my dog friends are. For that reason, it would be best if I could meet my possible future sibling(s) before moving in with them. Visit me if you think my goofy-self can fit in with your active lifestyle."
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."
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."
Harley
"I’ve had a pretty rough start in life. All I know is I was left at a boarding kennel and when my parents didn’t come to get me, the kennel called them and they said they didn’t want me any more. The kennel said I was friendly and playful when they brought me here to find a new family, but now I don’t know who to trust. I’ll eventually start to warm up to people that I know and see often. I’m good with the people who have been taking care of me, and I’m even learning commands. I know that if I’m given time to learn to trust, I’ll be a loving, loyal dog."
Harley
"I’ve had a pretty rough start in life. All I know is I was left at a boarding kennel and when my parents didn’t come to get me, the kennel called them and they said they didn’t want me any more. The kennel said I was friendly and playful when they brought me here to find a new family, but now I don’t know who to trust. I’ll eventually start to warm up to people that I know and see often. I’m good with the people who have been taking care of me, and I’m even learning commands. I know that if I’m given time to learn to trust, I’ll be a loving, loyal dog."