December 02, 2016

25 Adoptable Dogs that Want to Go Home With You

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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Penelope
"For such a young girl – I’m still just a young puppy – I sure am smart. I can sit and stay on command for a treat, and I’m eager to learn more. Look at my eyes, how I look at the person giving the commands, waiting for the next one. It’s fun to learn! When I’m not learning new commands, I’m busy learning all about my world by sniffing and studying everything around me. That’s fun too! It’s best that I go home with older considerate kids. I can be a little picky with my dog friends, so I’d prefer to meet with my future dog brother or sister before we decide to become dog buddies. I’m pretty calm for my age, but I have a mischievous streak, so keep an eye on me!"
Penelope
"For such a young girl – I’m still just a young puppy – I sure am smart. I can sit and stay on command for a treat, and I’m eager to learn more. Look at my eyes, how I look at the person giving the commands, waiting for the next one. It’s fun to learn! When I’m not learning new commands, I’m busy learning all about my world by sniffing and studying everything around me. That’s fun too! It’s best that I go home with older considerate kids. I can be a little picky with my dog friends, so I’d prefer to meet with my future dog brother or sister before we decide to become dog buddies. I’m pretty calm for my age, but I have a mischievous streak, so keep an eye on me!"
Braun
"How can you resist these sweet eyes and adorable ears? I hope you can’t, but that’s not all there is to me. I’m gentle and easygoing, great on the leash, good with dogs and kids, and if your face gets close to mine I’m likely to give you a big smooch. My brindle coat is quite beautiful, and did I mention my sweet eyes and adorable ears? I love being around people, and I need a new home, so I really would appreciate your taking some time with me and thinking about making me your dog."
Braun
"How can you resist these sweet eyes and adorable ears? I hope you can’t, but that’s not all there is to me. I’m gentle and easygoing, great on the leash, good with dogs and kids, and if your face gets close to mine I’m likely to give you a big smooch. My brindle coat is quite beautiful, and did I mention my sweet eyes and adorable ears? I love being around people, and I need a new home, so I really would appreciate your taking some time with me and thinking about making me your dog."
Kronk
"I’m very shy and sometimes hard to read. I’m looking for a patient person to teach me that everything will be okay and to relax. Please come up to me slowly and talk to me in a soft voice. If you do, I just may look up at you with my loving beady eyes and start wagging my tail. However, you should be very gentle with me because I get startled quite easily, even when you’d least expect me to. The ADL staff is working with me to break me out of my shell and to guide me in trusting people. If you’re willing to open up your home to a shy guy like me and love me for who I am, then please visit me!"
Kronk
"I’m very shy and sometimes hard to read. I’m looking for a patient person to teach me that everything will be okay and to relax. Please come up to me slowly and talk to me in a soft voice. If you do, I just may look up at you with my loving beady eyes and start wagging my tail. However, you should be very gentle with me because I get startled quite easily, even when you’d least expect me to. The ADL staff is working with me to break me out of my shell and to guide me in trusting people. If you’re willing to open up your home to a shy guy like me and love me for who I am, then please visit me!"
 Adam
"Want to see a balancing act that will brighten your day? Then visit me! I’ll be sure to entertain you and make you laugh! I’ll stand up on my two back hind legs so that I can get attention from everyone around me. It usually works well! People can’t resist my balancing act and I have this cute curled tail that’s very similar to a pig’s tail. It gives me character. I love to be held and sit in everyone’s lap. I also might rollover on my back and request belly rubs. I love belly rubs! I will bring so much joy to my forever home. Please visit me to see my antics in action."
Adam
"Want to see a balancing act that will brighten your day? Then visit me! I’ll be sure to entertain you and make you laugh! I’ll stand up on my two back hind legs so that I can get attention from everyone around me. It usually works well! People can’t resist my balancing act and I have this cute curled tail that’s very similar to a pig’s tail. It gives me character. I love to be held and sit in everyone’s lap. I also might rollover on my back and request belly rubs. I love belly rubs! I will bring so much joy to my forever home. Please visit me to see my antics in action."
 Ava
"I’m such a happy girl that you would never think I had been through tough times in my life. Besides the fact that I don’t have a true forever home yet, I also had a battle with cancer. It wasn’t easy, but thanks to the help of the ADL hospital staff, I am now a cancer survivor! Now I can playfully romp around and be my energetic happy self. I’m very friendly, and I give out hugs instantly to new people that I meet. Sometimes I forget how strong my paws can be, so it’s best that I’m not around small children. I could go home with children 12+ or children very familiar with dogs. I’m selective with who my dog friends are, so I will need to meet my future dog siblings before I move in with them. I’m a big girl with a big heart filled with lots of love to give. Overall, I’d make a loyal companion to a loving person and I hope that person can be you."
Ava
"I’m such a happy girl that you would never think I had been through tough times in my life. Besides the fact that I don’t have a true forever home yet, I also had a battle with cancer. It wasn’t easy, but thanks to the help of the ADL hospital staff, I am now a cancer survivor! Now I can playfully romp around and be my energetic happy self. I’m very friendly, and I give out hugs instantly to new people that I meet. Sometimes I forget how strong my paws can be, so it’s best that I’m not around small children. I could go home with children 12+ or children very familiar with dogs. I’m selective with who my dog friends are, so I will need to meet my future dog siblings before I move in with them. I’m a big girl with a big heart filled with lots of love to give. Overall, I’d make a loyal companion to a loving person and I hope that person can be you."
Camille
"I may not look like it in my photo, but I’m an energetic, friendly, happy dog who is always glad to see you and ready to play. The crinkled ear and off-center nose just add to my unique charm, don’t you think? Seriously, to know me is to love me. I’m quite well behaved for a playful girl – I really just want to please you and be with you. Come visit me and you’ll understand."
Camille
"I may not look like it in my photo, but I’m an energetic, friendly, happy dog who is always glad to see you and ready to play. The crinkled ear and off-center nose just add to my unique charm, don’t you think? Seriously, to know me is to love me. I’m quite well behaved for a playful girl – I really just want to please you and be with you. Come visit me and you’ll understand."
 Donnie
"A lot of people are looking for a social and active pup but I’m the opposite. That doesn’t mean I’m not a sweetie and that I can’t learn to trust. I’m just shy and need time to warm up to people. It’s rough being this way but I’m hopeful that someone with a special heart and a lot of patience comes into my life soon. I need someone who will guide me and help me realize that everything will be okay. Do you think you can be that special someone for me?"
Donnie
"A lot of people are looking for a social and active pup but I’m the opposite. That doesn’t mean I’m not a sweetie and that I can’t learn to trust. I’m just shy and need time to warm up to people. It’s rough being this way but I’m hopeful that someone with a special heart and a lot of patience comes into my life soon. I need someone who will guide me and help me realize that everything will be okay. Do you think you can be that special someone for 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!"
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!"
Baxter
"If you’re a fan of Dr. Who, you know that the Tardis, the blue telephone booth, is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. I’m kind of like that – my body is small, but the amount of energy inside is huge. I come bursting out of my kennel ready to play, run, investigate and just have a grand old time. Being little, I like little people – children – as well as big people. I know the stay command, and maybe some others, but I haven’t revealed all my secrets. Take me home and I’ll share more of them with you!"
Baxter
"If you’re a fan of Dr. Who, you know that the Tardis, the blue telephone booth, is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. I’m kind of like that – my body is small, but the amount of energy inside is huge. I come bursting out of my kennel ready to play, run, investigate and just have a grand old time. Being little, I like little people – children – as well as big people. I know the stay command, and maybe some others, but I haven’t revealed all my secrets. Take me home and I’ll share more of them with you!"
Benedict
"You can’t tell from the part of me that shows in this photo, but I have the spotted-patch markings of an Australian cattle dog. You also can’t tell from the part of me that shows that I have the markings of a dog that loves water – meaning the bottom part of my body has a lot of mud on it! I do clean up well though, and my playful, loving nature makes up for the mud – at least I hope it does. If I had to choose between getting muddy and going home with you, I would give up the mud in a flash!"
Benedict
"You can’t tell from the part of me that shows in this photo, but I have the spotted-patch markings of an Australian cattle dog. You also can’t tell from the part of me that shows that I have the markings of a dog that loves water – meaning the bottom part of my body has a lot of mud on it! I do clean up well though, and my playful, loving nature makes up for the mud – at least I hope it does. If I had to choose between getting muddy and going home with you, I would give up the mud in a flash!"