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!!

Gabe - Adoption Pending!!

Gabe is a 10-12 month old terrier mix.  He is heartworm negative and will be neutered soon.  Gabe is an 18 lb ball of energy!  He will play for hours and hours with his foster sister.  He loves going on walks, potties outside and is very quiet in his kennel during the night.  He cuddles well once he is worn out.  He is a little timid around men initially but will warm up easily.  Such a big love bug!

Bear - ADOPTION PENDING!!

Bear - ADOPTION PENDING!!

Bear is a handsome 1 year old Golden Retriever mix pup, weighing 53 lbs.  He is house broken and kennel trained.  He knows a handful of commands and learns very quickly since he is such a smart boy!  He gets along with all dogs, cats, and humans including children of all ages.  Your days with him will be full of love and laughter!  He loves to play with his toys, car rides, playing with water and going on walks/jogs.  He is the perfect teddy bear as he is so fluffy and a joy to be around!

Libby

Libby

Hi friends! My name is Libby and I love everyone I meet. I am an 8 month old, 35lb, “blue” pit puppy. They say I’m a pocket pittie but I don’t know what that means. I was previously living in a trash pile for protection but some nice ladies found me and saved me from a dangerous life on the streets. They say I’m really healthy and that I will get to have my own family! I love to play with dogs and people. I am curious about cats but not really sure what they are. I currently sleep in a crate and I’m working on crate training; I’ve almost got it! I love treats so as long as you have those I love training! Don’t you want me to take me home?

Millie - Transport Pending!!

Millie - Transport Pending!!

Silly Millie is a sweet little pup.  She was dumped in the woods along with several of her siblings. The finder took them to the nearby shelter, but this little girl had some additional health issues going on which didn't give her a good chance at the shelter.  We got her to our ER vet where xrays revealed a lot of trash/bone/rock in her abdomen, a distended stomach and a prolapsed uterus (you can google this if you want).  So, she had to go undergo surgery and flush our her stomach contents. But she is recovering swimmingly well and doing great!  She is a 12 week old terrier mix with a beautiful reddish brown wirey coat.  She is good with big and small dogs and cats!  This little pup is very friendly and playful and will steal your heart in a minute!  

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...."

COURTESY POST: FREYA

COURTESY POST: FREYA

Miss Freya Froglegs (she gets the name because of how she lays like a frog!) is looking to be the only pet in a home (but not an apartment) with room to run and a human to cuddle and be active with in a lifestyle that involves training and consistency.  Freya has two great loves: snuggling with a person she trusts and using her energy to run/play/figure things out.

She was abandoned in a public park while suffering from a nasty infection by some not-so-nice people that appear to have been using her to breed.  Though we have seen her immediately connect with many people in the time that she has been with her current family, some new people give her pause or take some time for her to relax around.  (Though she does seem to have a soft spot for guys with beards).  Freya has worked extensively with the Texas Dogfather to help her and show her what a safe and stable and loving home can be.  She is now ready and available for adoption!

She's a smart girl who learns quickly, but gets excited and distracted.  This means that she definitely knows commands like "sit", but she thinks she can outsmart you by squatting partway while she gets ready for the word "go" like she's at the races!  Someone with previous dog training experience could certainly help her with this!  Though she does well with some dogs, she is assertive in her desire to lead and has clashed with other assertive dogs in the past, so we recommend a single-pet home.  Her ideal situation would be with one or more adults in a home with a fenced yard in a moderately quiet neighborhood.

She is crate and house trained and current on all vaccinations, spayed, and chipped.  Meet & Greets will be conducted at the Texas Dogfather ranch in Katy, TX.  

Thea

Thea

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!

Princess

Princess

Princesses story:  An older lady got Princess when she was a puppy about 8 years ago.  She has always been an outside dog and has never seen a vet.  In 2010, the woman had a stroke and there have been a string of caretakers staying at the house.  They fed and watered Princess and that was about it. The would had to go into the hospital and the current caregivers moved out with no notice to the woman's daughter. Long story short, Princess was low priority on the list of things the family is dealing with.  

Luckily, we have wonderful volunteers who are going over to the house to feed and check up on Princess, but we would love for her to find her own home to live out her days in.  Her health is slowly getting better-- poor girl had a bone (from something she chewed on) lodged in the roof of her mouth that had been there for who knows how long that we had surgically removed, her fur coat is looking better and better, and she generally seems happier to know that people care about her.  

Because Princess never received much socialization, we are looking for a special home with no other pets.  She's very laid back and easy going.  Please consider giving this girl a chance.

Peppy

Peppy

Peppy is the most awesome pup ever.  He weights approx 33 lbs and is so much fun to be around.  If he had to have a person or comic name it would be Dennis the Menace.  He plays well with his foster siblings, and does well with the cat.  He loves to lay next to you or on you when you are in the chair, couch or bed.  Peppy can be a bit noisy when playing but its all in fun, he's just a vocal little guy!  Peppy knows how to sit, lay, shake, and speak!  He does well on a leash and knows "come" (for the most part).  He's up to date on vaccinations and will be neutered soon.  Peppy just has this personality that you just can't help but LOVE.  A little goofy but smart as a whip...little loud but loves to snuggle.  Oh, and he has this overbite that makes him perfectly who he is!  He's looking for his forever home and he deserves it!

Branch

Hey Everybody!  My name is Branch and I'm a 40 lb lab mix ball of goofiness and love.  I'm still super clumsy and sometimes I get tripped up on my own feet.  I have kisses that last for days, I have those sweet puppy dog eyes and a tail that wags no matter what.  I love running and being outside and playing in pools of water.  I'll even join you for a cool shower!  Even though I love playing, I am the world's best snuggler.  I play well with other dogs and kids are a hoot too.  I'm also really smart!  I can shake, sit and lay down.  I'm working on staying but it's so hard when everything is just so much fun!

Pollo - Needs Foster!!

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!

June Carter

June Carter

Howdy!  My name is June Carter and I'm ready to meet you and be best friends forever! I am a shepherd mix, about 1 year and 8 months old, up to date on all my vetting, and spayed.  My brother Johnny and I were left at our local vet clinic doorsteps.  We were very sick with parvo.  The vet staff took great care of us and helped us survive and thrive! 

I have recently completed some training with Modern K9.  I get along with most other dogs and would do best in a home without very small children. So, how about we set up a doggy play date?!

Stella

Stella

Stella is an incredibly sweet, petite, black lab. She loves people and to receive affection in the form of pets, kisses, and snuggles. She is dog, cat, and kid friendly. She loves to be by her people and will gladly be your shadow.  She is learning to walk well on a leash and is taking well to basic training. She is house broken and prefers to spend her days lounging around or sitting under the tree in the back watching for squirrels.

She has regained full mobility back after being hit by a car and undergoing leg surgery. Nothing can stop this lovable lab from enjoying life! She has the best attitude and is ready for her forever home!

Clark

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.  The vets think he is a one-and-a-half year-old Shar Pei-Pit Bull mix…Shar Pei because of his giant, wrinkly head.   

Clark has a calm demeanor and does well with dogs of both larger and smaller sizes, but unknown of cats right now, as he hasn’t been exposed.  He knows general commands, 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?

Loretta

Loretta

Loretta was found as a stray wandering around.  We believe she is a Cattle dog/ Catahoula mix.  She is around 2 1/2 to 3 years old, weighs 35 lbs, has been spayed, and is current on vaccinations.  She is pretty shy and quiet and a bit submissive.  Loretta is what we refer to as "dog selective"-- this means she gets a long great with non-assertive dogs but does not like with other dogs assert dominance over her as it scares her and causes her to react.  Just like humans prefer some people over others, Loretta is no different!  She does well with kids but needs a home without a kitty to chase around.   Loretta is heartworm positive and is being treated for this but don't let that deter you from adopting this sweet girl-- Animal Justice League will continue to pay for all treatments!  She has been going through training with the Canine Counselor and will soon be starting class through Peace Love Dogs to become a Courteous Canine which is a highly coveted honor!