Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is another one of our Harvey survivors.  She was picked up as a stray in Hidalgo.  She is estimated as 1-2 year old chi-weenie.  She's a very gentle, sweet girl and LOVES to snuggle and be held.  She is great with other dogs and kids, but not yet cat tested.  She's super quiet, haven't heard her bark yet!  She enjoys quite time in her crate, but her favorite thing is to be around people.  

Hank

Hank

Hank is one of 4 dogs we pulled from Houston Pets Alive following Hurricane Harvey.  He's a senior beagle that was brought in as a stray.  We don't know his life story, but we know it wasn't kind to him... he is older and has scars/sores on his neck from a chain or tight collar, he also has very advanced heartworms.  Past all that, Hank is incredibly loving and sweet and has quite a bit of energy for an old man.  He loves other dogs, cats, and especially kids!  He is a joyful guy, wagging his tail even when he isn't always feeling so great.  He loves to be in the middle of the foster family chaos and even has a bit of FOMO (Fear of missing out).  AJL will cover all expenses related to his heartworm treatment.  Fill out an application if you are interested in giving this boy some TLC and a good home.  

Margaret (aka Maggie)

Margaret (aka Maggie)

Hi, I'm Margaret but you can call me Maggie.

I was surrendered by an older gentleman after our home in Port Lavaca flooded after Hurricane Harvey.  I'm a young, female, German Shorthaired Pointer mix.  I've been told I'm very healthy and super sweet!  I love people, including kids, and other doggies.  They are so fun to be around and play with!  I alo like going for walks and loooove rolling over to have my belly rubbed and snuggling.  Sometimes I get so excited that I bounce and jump, but I'm working on controlling that.  I know to go potty outside, am okay chilling in my crate during the day, and sleep in my very own bed at night... how great is that?!  They say I don't have a mean bone in my body, whatever that means?!  I would like to have another dog in the home though because it makes me feel safe and I am learning from them, I'm a very fast learner!!

Lambchop

Lambchop

Lambchops is a 4 year old, female, miniature poodle mix.  If you are looking for the perfect lap dog and snuggly buddy, look no further than Lampchop! This sweetie was found wandering the streets, looking sad and matted, but she is all smiles now that she has a clean, comfy house to relax in and a human to cuddle with. Lamb Chop's favorite activity? Hanging out with you! She loves nothing more than to curl up in your lap and be petted. Did we mention that she's a poodle mix? Hypoallergenic and little to no shedding!

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!!

Libby - Adopted!!

Libby - Adopted!!

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?

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

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 - ADOPTED!!

Peppy - ADOPTED!!

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!

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!

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.  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?