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25 Dogs at the ADL that are In the Market for New Home 

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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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If you like goofy, enthusiastic dogs, you’ll love me. I’m so friendly that I just want to play with everyone and everything and I assume that they want to play just as much. My eagerness can get a bit out of hand, but you can’t help but go along because I’m having so much fun. You know I mean well, and I’ll keep you laughing. I know how to sit and fetch. I bet you can teach me more once I settle down a bit too. Splashing around in water is always a joy for me, especially with another dog, I like playing with other dogs. I sure would love a chance to show you how much I can brighten your life. How about it?
What do you think – do I win the prize for biggest ears? They probably wouldn’t look so big on a German shepherd, but I’m just a little Chihuahua, so they’re my outstanding feature. At least physically they are. My personality is what stands out above everything else. I’m a very bouncy, happy little guy full of love for everyone. I’ll bounce on the ground until you pick me up, and then I’ll kiss your face for as long as you let me. I love kids as much as I love adults, and I’m happy playing with other dogs too. I think you need some Rocko love in your life, don’t you?
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 still 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!
I must admit, I was a little nervous having my photo taken. I think I mostly wanted everyone to get back to petting me. I really like that. I make adorable little sounds, almost like whimpering but much happier, when I’m being petted. I give nice little kisses to thank you, too. One thing I really enjoy is splashing around and being silly in my pool on a hot day. I’d really love to go home with some nice people to a place where I can feel comfortable and loved. Would you be interested?
What’s my name? Someone said that I was named after the famous singer Rihanna, but I spell my name, Rhianna. That makes me unique, right? I like to think I’m one lucky lady. After all the care I received once I arrived at the ADL, I do feel like the only girl in the world. I was in bad shape and was so scared, but they took such good care of me that I’m ready to find my new forever home. You’ll notice that I’m growing my hair back, so I will not judge you about bad hair days if you don’t judge me. I’m sure if we spent some time together you’d be singing “We found love.” Give me a chance to be your only girl in the world.
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?
Yes, I have two eyes! I’m just so scruffy that only one eye was able to peer out from beneath my furry eyebrow in this photo. I was also having difficulty looking directly at the camera because I’m so very camera shy. However, I’m not only just camera shy, I’m incredibly shy in general. For this reason, I’m going to need a patient and special person in my life who will love me for who I am. I need someone that can spend quality time with me and show me that everything will be okay. Do you think you can be that person for me?
If you’re looking for a sweet, calm, gentle companion who loves kids and other dogs, I’m your girl. I’m big but easygoing and lovable. I’ll be your teddy bear that you can hug and pet to your heart’s content and never have to worry about. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? It does to me. Why don’t you come visit me and try on a hug for size?
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There are many reasons, besides our size, that we Great Danes are considered “great”. I, for instance, am a great companion. I’m strikingly attractive, lovable, don’t need a lot of grooming, and I’m happy to be a couch potato most of the time. I do get excited at walk time so I might pull a little on the leash, but just make it clear that you’re the boss and I’ll try my best to walk nicely. I’m a loving companion and will get attached to people that I get to know well. I love attention so much that I’ll compete for affection if another pet or child is around. For that reason, it’s best that I go to a home where it’s just my best friend and I. If you feel I’d fit perfect into your life then please visit me! I’d love to finally find that forever home.
Just look at my happy face. Doesn’t that make you smile? I’m a yellow Lab, so of course I’m happy! I’m also playful and affectionate. I’m smart too, and I already know the sit command, so I should be easy to teach whatever you want me to learn. I’m ready for my forever home where I can be the only furbaby so that I can have all the attention on me! I’ll love you, make you happy and share my life with you. I’m ready for you – are you ready for me?
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.
I’m often told that I’m beautiful. I hope you agree! When I first arrived to ADL about 98% of my hair was gone due to demodex mange. It wasn’t easy for me to deal with, but I’m so happy that the hospital staff at ADL helped me get through it. Now it’s hardly noticeable that I was ever missing hair. That’s why I like to show off my beautiful coat and beneath this coat is a big heart! I’m sweeter than the marmalade fruit preserves and have an instinct to shower everyone with hugs and kisses. Overall, I’m a joyous gal to have around! I prefer to be the only furbaby in a home but if another dog is calm enough, I’d probably be okay with sharing a home with them. I hope to find someone that will love me forever and I hope that person will be you!
I’m sure that you’ll instantly gravitate towards my welcoming personality. I’m affectionate, friendly, and playful. I’m all smiles when I’m around a crowd of folks. I get along with almost everyone such as kids and dogs. It’s best that I go to a home with a high fence because I have some impressive jumping skills. If you’re looking for a happy companion to be active with, then please give me a chance to impress you. Come by and visit me!
Please, look into my eyes so that I can hypnotize you with my cuteness! Can you see me in your home? Can you imagine my scraggly little body leaning up against you while you watch your favorite TV show? I hope so! I love to cuddle and show people how sweet I can be. I get along well with children but I prefer to be in a home where I can be the only furbaby in the house. If you can imagine me as your cuddle buddy, then please meet me today!
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!
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. 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.
Sure, gold and silver are nice, but I bet you can guess what I think is better. And once you meet me, you’ll agree. I’m not exactly soft and malleable like the metal – in fact, I’m pretty strong and active or my age – but I know how to be calm and well-behaved too. I just have a zest for life that shows in everything I do. Sometimes it shows as a kind of goofiness, like when I suddenly drop and roll over on my back, begging for a belly rub. I do need some special care because of a chronic kidney problem that requires medication, special food and keeping an eye out to make sure everything stays good. But I feel great and I sure would love to go home with you.
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!
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Every once in a while there comes a dog like me. A dog who needs a best friend in his life that has the patience to teach him that everything will be okay. I’ve had a rough time finding that special person who will take me into their home. I know that I already have the cuteness going for me with my beady eyes and scraggly hair, but it’s still been a struggle finding that special person. Even though I’m shy, I will still let you hold me close to you. I hope that I can learn to be as brave as Severus Snape from the Harry Potter stories. FYI – I was once named Snape, but everyone felt that I was more of a Freddy. I just want a forever home where I can learn to relax and settle down with my true best friend.
ADL PET ID# A33127741 BREED: Labrador Retriever, Mixed SEX: Female AGE: 3 years, 2 months WEIGHT: 55 lbs. FAMILIAR WITH DOGS: Yes FAMILIAR WITH CATS: Unknown FAMILIAR WITH CHILDREN: Yes Ask More About Me Apply to Sponsor
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.
I’m an energetic, happy little (and I do mean little) guy whose antics will keep you laughing. Some of those antics involve the part of me right under my curly tail hitting the ground and bouncing back up again, but I can’t help it. The kneecaps on my back legs won’t stay in place and it makes my back half fall a lot, but I don’t even notice. I might need surgery later if it gets worse, but right now I’m just a normal Chihuahua who should probably spend a little more time cuddling and a little less time running – which is fine with me. All I need is a loving human to cuddle with me!
Would you like to meet with me and have a chat? I think that would be great if we did! I can sometimes be chatty and may howl at you for attention. I’m friendly towards all people that I meet, but I keep more to myself when other dogs are around. I am looking for my forever home where I can be the only furbaby in the home, and I know that I will make a loyal companion to my forever person. Plus, I have such a beautiful smile! Can’t you see yourself walking in a park with happy and smiling me?
If you like goofy, enthusiastic dogs, you’ll love me. I’m so friendly that I just want to play with everyone and everything and I assume that they want to play just as much. My eagerness can get a bit out of hand, but you can’t help but go along because I’m having so much fun. You know I mean well, and I’ll keep you laughing. I know how to sit and fetch. I bet you can teach me more once I settle down a bit too. Splashing around in water is always a joy for me, especially with another dog, I like playing with other dogs. I sure would love a chance to show you how much I can brighten your life. How about it?

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