Turnip

Turnip

Turnip is a pretty, petite, lab girl.  Turnip was turned in to a shelter in Lufkin, TX.  They noticed she wasn't putting much weight on her back leg from an old injury, was pretty emaciated, and quickly hit the dreaded "list".  AJL sprung her from the shelter and she is enjoying being in a foster home.  She will be seeing a specialist to get her leg checked out and determine course of action which likely will include surgery followed by some crate rest.  She's worth it though!  She's very sweet and has been through a lot so we'd love to see this pretty lady land in a wonderful home.  

Deke

Deke

Deke is a 5 month old black and tan hound mix.  He was found in the 5th ward of Houston on Sept 19 just walking down the street, tongue hanging out, super hot and the poor thing had one of his legs stuck through his collar (who knows how this happened) so he was obviously having a very difficult time walking.  The finder called him and he wiggled his cute little butt on over!  

He has big paws which means he'll be a big boy.  He's been known to trip over his long lengthy legs.  He loves other dogs and would do best in a home with other dogs to help boost his confidence -- he's a follower, not a leader and loves being a part of a family.

Aamina

Aamina

In Arabic, Aamina means "safe" and that's exactly what this girl is now.

Her rescue took 4 days by the side of a 4 lane highway.   We think she is 2-3 years old and some sort of terrier mix because she has a long body with short legs and is petite at only 21 lbs.  She is still cautious about new people, dogs and places but she warms up quickly to show her happy, playful self.  She loves chew toys, Kongs, walks, cuddles and belly rubs and is a quick learner.  Aamina is house trained and gets along with cats and an elderly dog in her foster home.  She loves being around her human and animal companions and would love to meet you!  She'll need someone who can give her lots of love and patience. 

Goldie

Goldie

Goldie - or Munchkin as she's lovingly called - is a 5 month old Basenji/Cattle dog mix puppy.  We actually have no idea what breed she is, but it's the closest explanation for the curly tail! Ha!  She was found abandoned with her 3 siblings living under a house at 5 weeks old.  But she's a fighter through & through!

You see, her siblings all left for homes in PA but she had to stay behind.  Goldie has a condition called Congenital Lymphedema, predominantly in one of her hind legs. It's very rare, the Specialist who saw her said he's been practicing for 24 years and has only seen 2-3 cases.  After several consults, the vet feels confident that she's currently a happy, healthy, playful puppy and we life expectancy is 2-3 years.

We'd love for her to find a home where she can find that love & compassion for the 2-3 years she's got.  She lives in a foster home today with other dogs and holds her own!  She sleeps in her crate through the night and is house trained.  If you think you're the person or family for Goldie, please let us know!  We can also discuss more regarding Congenital Lymphedema and AJL's commitment to help with medical bills.

HoneyBear

HoneyBear

HoneyBear had been living on the streets for a long time so she was weary of humans and a bit skittish.  A skilled trapper was able to trap her and get her into a foster home where she is starting to come out of her shell.  She is a chi-weenie mix, we guess maybe 6-8 years old.  She has probably been a mom to a few litters in her days (those days are numbered now!)  She was a bit reserved at first but is warming up to humans and other dogs and cats.  She is in a home with other big dogs and some rambunctious puppies and is even starting to play with them, though she'll let them know when she is no longer interested.  She is potty trained and does okay on leash walks.  She's very sweet and loves belly rubs but isn't quite sure about being a lap dog just yet -- but she wants to be near you!  HoneyBear needs a home that will be patient with her as she continues to come out of her shell and give her some basic training.    

Mikey

Mikey

Mikey is a stunning shepherd-mix puppy born in early June 2017. He was transferred to Houston from a shelter in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The vets determined he was struck by a car shortly before he was found, as he had multiple leg fractures. Animal Justice League knew Mikey would make a great pet for someone, so we rescued him and arranged for his leg surgery.

About the shepherd-mix: We can’t know for certain what breed Mikey is. However, all the vets agree he probably has some German shepherd in him and maybe some Blue Heeler or Husky. We don’t care: These are all great breeds, and he is one sweet, handsome puppy!

This little pup is playful, affectionate and intelligent. He is crate trained and working on housebreaking. Mikey is surprisingly calm for a puppy. He does well around people and other dogs and seems to adjust quickly to any new situation. A bonus: His fur is soft like a bunny’s.
Mikey won’t be available for adoption for a few more weeks while he continues to recover. The doctor says he will probably have a limp, but he already is getting around just fine and is using the leg that was operated on. This little boy is a trooper!

Otis

Otis

Otis was found along the side of a road in Crosby, Texas... dragging his back legs behind him, very emaciated, and just worn out.  A kind lady picked him up and took him to the vet, knowing that something was seriously wrong.  X-rays revealed what appeared to be some kind of fragments in his spine and a fractured pelvis and leg.  He was swimming in fleas and needed help!!  We got Otis into our veterinary specialists who immediately referred us to a neurologist since he had no sensation or movement in his back half.  What we learned next shocked us all... Click to read more!!

Luna

Luna

Hello new friends, my name is Luna and let me tell you a little bit about myself...
I found myself turned into the city pound by my owners who called me Momma Dog. I was Momma Dog because I had many, many litters for them and that's all they knew me as. My teets were still heavy from the last litter. I sat at the shelter and wondered how I landed there while my babies were probably being sold for cash.  Click to read more.... it's worth the read!!
 

Joey and Chandler

Joey and Chandler

Joey and Chandler (think FRIENDS!) are a senior bonded pair.  They were surrendered to the shelter as brothers.  When we saw how pathetic they looked online, we just couldn't let them stay there 1 more day-- so as an approved rescue, AJL was able to pull them.  After some TLC from a wonderful foster family, they are doing much better and ready for adoption!

Joey is approximately 10 years old, and a white yorkie mix weighing in at 8lbs!  Joey doesn't have full sight, he can see shadows & light, but that doesn't stop him!  He is very loving, even though he has been through so much and has been a little trooper every step of the way.  He loves to be held, and just craves human attention.  

Chandler is a teacup or mini poodle, weighs around 7lbs, and we believe he's about 7-8 years old. In spite of the fact that he is blind and has had to overcome many obstacles, he just wants to be held and loved. In fact, he'd let you hold him all day long if he had his way. Chandler is house trained. We would prefer he be adopted with Joey, as they are a very bonded pair.

"I'll be there for you.... cause you're there for me too...."

Thea

Thea

Update:  THEA BEAT CANCER AND HEARTWORMS!!! 

Thea is a beautiful, gentle, and snuggly pittie mix with a pout that is hard to resist.  She does great with small and large dogs, cats, and children-- she has lived with them all!

Thea was found on a nearby church property.  When she was initially spotted, she was very pregnant.  When someone came back to check on her, it was clear she had given birth, but it didn't seem like any of the puppies made it.  She was covered in scabs and her skin was crawling with fleas. Without a place for her to go, eventually she was picked up by the city and taken to the shelter.  With Houston shelter's so overcrowded, she quickly hit the "Euthanize" list.  Luckily, a hero stepped up to foster her and let her know what love and care is all about!

Thea is heartworm positive and was recently diagnosed with cancer.  She is undergoing chemo treatment and the Vet says there is a 95% success rate.   Sweet Thea has been such a champ through all of this and everyone at the vets office comments on how sweet, calm and gentle she is.  So, never judge a book by its cover because you may just miss an amazing story!  She may look a little grumpy and serious in her photos, but she is full of soooo much love, just waiting to give it to whoever her forever family could be!  Please consider giving this loving soul a chance!

Pollo

Pollo

Hello, my name is Pollo.  Silly name but I'm actually a handsome 1-2 year old, 50 lb Terrier/American Pit Bull mix.  I was roaming the streets all alone at night in January.  Fortunately, I found a foster family that is taking great care of me.  In the few short weeks I've been with my foster family, I've learned commands like: sit, stay, laydown, and kennel and I'm fully house trained.  I love to cuddle, but I'm also full of energy and athletic.  I get nervous on introductions because they are kinda new to me but I warm up after "breaking the ice".  

I'm up to date on vaccinations and will be getting neutered soon, whatever that means....  

I'm looking for a family that will help me grow-up to my potential and love me very much!

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Ladies & Gents, welcome Johnny Cash to the crew!  He's a handsome shepherd/lab mix who was dumped at our local vet office.  Johnny was left with his sister, June Carter and they were both battling parvo. 

The vet staff took special care of Johnny & June and helped them overcome the nasty parvo virus!    Johnny is a playful pup and would love to have his very own family.  He is estimated to be 1 year and 8 months old, he is up to date on all vetting and is neutered.  Johnny would make a great jogging, frisbee, dog park, or dog bar buddy!  Johnny and June can be adopted together or go to individual homes, the choice is yours!

Clark - Adoption Pending!!

Meet Clark W. Griswold…better known just as, Clark! He was found wandering the streets of Independence Heights in Houston around Christmas time.  If he was meeting you in person right now, he would give you a big, doggy hug! Clark is a 53-pound bundle of snuggles who loves to play with toys.  He is a two year-old Shar Pei-Pit Bull mix…Shar Pei because of his giant, wrinkly head. 

Clark has a calm demeanor and a very smart guy, but can get excited when he is playing with toys and other dogs.  He starts his training classes with the Texas DogFather the last week of September to help curb his overstimulation.  Clark hasn’t been exposed to cats, so it is unknown if he likes or dislikes them.  Clark knows general commands (along with high-five and hugs), is crate trained, housebroken, good with kids, and heartworm negative.  He has some battle scars from his life on the streets, but that hasn’t taken away from his sweet nature or willingness to trust. 

Clark enjoys long walks, sunbathing in the backyard, watching his foster mom cook in the kitchen, going for car rides, taking naps, and chewing on bones from the feed store.  His dislikes are being in a crate (even though he is trained), sharing food, and green beans.  Who is ready to welcome this handsome man into their family?