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20 Adoptable Dogs That You Could Be Petting Right Now 

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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."
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!"
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!"
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!"
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!"
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!"
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Corpus
"Some of us just need someone to let us know that everything will be okay. I’m one of those dogs. I’m a shy girl and I’m especially camera shy. I’m hoping that I can find someone who will be willing to let me warm up to them and be their buddy. Is their room in your heart for a shy sweet dog like me? I hope so! Please give me a chance to be your friend."
Ginger Spice
"I am always ready to go out and enjoy a nice long walk around the park to explore. I love spending time with other humans and becoming their friends! Let’s get to know each other, you’ll see that I am very calm, gentle, and rather smart. I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want. I want us to meet already so I can spice up your life!"
Dottie
"I’m a strong playful young lady that enjoys to explore and play with others. I feel much more comfortable becoming friends with other humans and would love to find a best friend! I enjoy treats so much, I’d do anything for a one! If you stick around and get to know me long enough, you’ll see that I have a rather goofy, funny, and outgoing personality that you will definitely fall in love with. How about we meet soon and become best pals!"
Lip
"I don’t want to hear no Lip about it, but I’m the best dog here! I’m one cool dude. Before I came to the Animal Defense League I injured my leg and I have a fracture that is healing well. I’ve got a lot to offer someone so you should come get me today before someone else does."
Katana
"I am an affectionate and playful goofball! I like to be around people and I prefer a home where I’m the only furbaby in the family. Sometimes my attention span is a little short when I’m outside for a walk because I like to check out all the action going on at ADL. I want to find an active person that I can go on adventures with and someone who will cherish me forever!"
Alina
"When you come to my kennel, I’ll happily run to the door and greet you with wags and enthusiasm, overflowing with happiness and friendliness. But when staff takes me out to meet you, you’ll hardly recognize the shy, reluctant dog at the end of the leash. I don’t remember what happened before I came here, but I’m just so scared that it takes a long time for me to trust people. I don’t have an ounce of meanness in me – I just need someone with patience to wait for me to be ready to share my love. When that time comes, I enjoy cuddling and I’m as sweet as can be. If you have the time, the rewards are great – I promise!"
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."
Meatball
"I’m a fun and lovable bouncy meatball! I’m always so wiggly around people because I get excited and crave attention! I’d fit in great with a family with kiddos but as for other dogs, I’d prefer to meet future dog siblings before we decide to make it official. Well, what are you waiting for? Visit me and let’s be goofy together!"
Pippy
"Can you see me or am I hiding well in the bushes? No, I’m not in the least bit shy – I like to play, and I’m playing hide and seek! It’s OK if I’m not very good at it, because I’d rather be kissing you and cuddling with you than being alone behind a plant anyway. I love to play, but I love to love even more. My tail goes nonstop when I’m around people. I also think toys are great, and treats – yum! The best thing ever though would be a forever home, where I could get all those things."
Helga
"Hello all, my name is Helga. I have difficulty walking so most of the time I’d rather just be relaxing indoors enjoying the warmth of the room. However, I do enjoy going out for a walk, but please take it slow with me. I like to take my time and enjoy the breeze. Come to ADL so we can spend time together!"
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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."

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