November 09, 2016

25 Adoptable Dogs That Will Mend Your Broken Heart after This Election

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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Valentino
"My name in Italian means brave or strong, and I’m trying to be as brave as I can! If you pet me, my shyness will kick in and I’ll stay still. However, I’ll happily wag my tail while you pet me. I also like yummy treats, and I will surely not be shy about that! I’ll probably put my paws on you and be your best friend if you have a bag of treats. I know that I will make a sweet and loving companion to my forever person. First, I must find that forever person for me, maybe that person can be you?"
Valentino
"My name in Italian means brave or strong, and I’m trying to be as brave as I can! If you pet me, my shyness will kick in and I’ll stay still. However, I’ll happily wag my tail while you pet me. I also like yummy treats, and I will surely not be shy about that! I’ll probably put my paws on you and be your best friend if you have a bag of treats. I know that I will make a sweet and loving companion to my forever person. First, I must find that forever person for me, maybe that person can be you?"
Titus
"Just look at my smile!  It’s true, I can be a bit on the shy side when we meet, but as soon as I know you’re awesome I’ll flash you my goofy grin and we’ll be buds forever.  I love to run and play as much as I love to sit and relax.  Sure, I’m big and strong but I walk well on the leash.  Short walks around the block with you would be fantastic.  All I want is someone to love me and give me a home where I can play for a bit and then come inside and rest at your feet.  If you have a safe place for me and lots of love to share, then come and meet me soon!"
Titus
"Just look at my smile! It’s true, I can be a bit on the shy side when we meet, but as soon as I know you’re awesome I’ll flash you my goofy grin and we’ll be buds forever. I love to run and play as much as I love to sit and relax. Sure, I’m big and strong but I walk well on the leash. Short walks around the block with you would be fantastic. All I want is someone to love me and give me a home where I can play for a bit and then come inside and rest at your feet. If you have a safe place for me and lots of love to share, then come and meet me soon!"
Tulip
"That’s not my tongue sticking out – that’s my tag! I’m a very nice, well-behaved little dog, and I wouldn’t do something like that. Look, I even put on eyeliner for my photo shoot, and that’s not easy for a dog, but I wanted to look my best. You will get a glimpse of my tongue when you come visit, though, because I’m an affectionate girl who is likely to give you lots of kisses. Come see me, and I promise I’ll give you some."
Tulip
"That’s not my tongue sticking out – that’s my tag! I’m a very nice, well-behaved little dog, and I wouldn’t do something like that. Look, I even put on eyeliner for my photo shoot, and that’s not easy for a dog, but I wanted to look my best. You will get a glimpse of my tongue when you come visit, though, because I’m an affectionate girl who is likely to give you lots of kisses. Come see me, and I promise I’ll give you some."
Tad
"You’ve heard the expression “his bark is worse than his bite.” I’m sort of like that – except that I don’t have a bite at all, just an impressive bark for a dog my size. Oh, and a lovely smile. I get along with just about everyone – dogs, playful cats, and kids as long as they’re older than about 8. I haven’t had any experience with younger ones. I walk pretty well on the leash, but I have lots of energy and need some space to run around on my own too. I sure would like to talk with you about settling in with you. I think we could be happy together."
Tad
"You’ve heard the expression “his bark is worse than his bite.” I’m sort of like that – except that I don’t have a bite at all, just an impressive bark for a dog my size. Oh, and a lovely smile. I get along with just about everyone – dogs, playful cats, and kids as long as they’re older than about 8. I haven’t had any experience with younger ones. I walk pretty well on the leash, but I have lots of energy and need some space to run around on my own too. I sure would like to talk with you about settling in with you. I think we could be happy together."
Suzie
"Walk up to my kennel and you will see my body wiggle with excitement! You would think that I’m a puppy with how rambunctious my personality can be, but I’m actually 2 years old and full of life and love. I love people and playing with other dogs. I also enjoy laying in the grass and dragging my little wiggle body across it. I will fit in wonderfully with an active and loving family and I hope to meet my family soon!"
Suzie
"Walk up to my kennel and you will see my body wiggle with excitement! You would think that I’m a puppy with how rambunctious my personality can be, but I’m actually 2 years old and full of life and love. I love people and playing with other dogs. I also enjoy laying in the grass and dragging my little wiggle body across it. I will fit in wonderfully with an active and loving family and I hope to meet my family soon!"
Spencer
"What do you think I’m thinking in my photo? I seem to be looking deep into your soul, searching for just the right emotion to play on that will make you want me as your forever dog. I won’t tell you if I’m really just wondering if you have a treat for me. We dogs are mysterious creatures. Playful, too – at least I am. I’m always up for a walk or a good romp. But I’m good on the leash and I know how to behave when I’m expected to. I enjoy being with children and other dogs as well as adults. In other words, I’m the perfect dog for you. So, when are we going home?"
Spencer
"What do you think I’m thinking in my photo? I seem to be looking deep into your soul, searching for just the right emotion to play on that will make you want me as your forever dog. I won’t tell you if I’m really just wondering if you have a treat for me. We dogs are mysterious creatures. Playful, too – at least I am. I’m always up for a walk or a good romp. But I’m good on the leash and I know how to behave when I’m expected to. I enjoy being with children and other dogs as well as adults. In other words, I’m the perfect dog for you. So, when are we going home?"
Sassy
"When you first meet me, I may not let you in on my secret. You’ll see a playful, loving puppy who is all legs and who loves belly rubs. But then something will catch my attention, and there – my secret is out as I spread my wings! Well, they’re really ears, but they look like big, beautiful wings. See them in my photo? They came out for the photographer’s squeaky toy. Even without my secret, though, I’d make a wonderful companion for any family. Just look at my face – doesn’t your heart melt? I’d love to be your forever dog and give you all my love."
Sassy
"When you first meet me, I may not let you in on my secret. You’ll see a playful, loving puppy who is all legs and who loves belly rubs. But then something will catch my attention, and there – my secret is out as I spread my wings! Well, they’re really ears, but they look like big, beautiful wings. See them in my photo? They came out for the photographer’s squeaky toy. Even without my secret, though, I’d make a wonderful companion for any family. Just look at my face – doesn’t your heart melt? I’d love to be your forever dog and give you all my love."
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!"
Roscoe
"Free hugs for everyone! Yes, I’m that guy! I don’t care who you are but I will immediately greet you with my paws. I’m still a bit short when I stand up so I might end up just hugging your leg and not let go. Just be prepared for my paws to come at you, I hope you won’t mind. I’m just so happy around people and like to burn off energy running and playing. If you’re looking for a jogging buddy and happy companion, I’m probably your guy!"
Roscoe
"Free hugs for everyone! Yes, I’m that guy! I don’t care who you are but I will immediately greet you with my paws. I’m still a bit short when I stand up so I might end up just hugging your leg and not let go. Just be prepared for my paws to come at you, I hope you won’t mind. I’m just so happy around people and like to burn off energy running and playing. If you’re looking for a jogging buddy and happy companion, I’m probably your guy!"
Rocky
"If you like extroverts, you’ll love me. I’ve never met a stranger. I’m always happy and ready to visit, whether it’s to play or cuddle – though I’m so wiggly, I usually have to wind down before I’m ready to cuddle. I haven’t had any training, but I’m young and eager to please, so there’s nothing to stop me from learning whatever you want to teach me. I could be a star! Or I could just be your loving companion. It’s your choice. Just please let me be your dog."
Rocky
"If you like extroverts, you’ll love me. I’ve never met a stranger. I’m always happy and ready to visit, whether it’s to play or cuddle – though I’m so wiggly, I usually have to wind down before I’m ready to cuddle. I haven’t had any training, but I’m young and eager to please, so there’s nothing to stop me from learning whatever you want to teach me. I could be a star! Or I could just be your loving companion. It’s your choice. Just please let me be your dog."