15 Adoptable Dogs at the Animal Defense League That Want to Be Part of Your Family 

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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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Bonnie
"I’m trying my best to not be so shy around people but can you blame me? I was found roaming a neighborhood with nowhere to go and was brought here to look for a home. I’m looking forward to the day I find that special person for me, so that I can have a nice home where I can relax with them. I’m sure within time, I’ll learn to break out of my shell and show my true self. Will you give me a chance to get to know you and be your best friend?"
Nicolette
“I am a lady who loves to go for good long walks but the Texas weather can be a bit too much at times for me so I love a good cold floor to lay on when it’s just too hot outside. I enjoy riding in cars and being with my human friends but I am respectful and try not to lay on the seats. I love meeting new people and getting to know them because there’s nothing better than getting new friends! I am hoping to meet you sometime soon so we can be a forever family!”
Armin
"I’m a rowdy young dog, still growing and maturing and overflowing with puppy energy. I love running and playing, and splashing in water, especially in summer, is the greatest! I need an owner who’s experienced in taking care of dogs like me – dogs with good hearts who love being busy all the time and want to learn how to be good boys. Just like most youngsters, I can throw quite a temper tantrum when I get frustrated, so I need to learn to channel my energy. I bet I’d be great at sports like agility or frisbee. Will you be the one who helps me?"
Sashi Marie
"Don’t you think I’m beautiful? There is so much of me to love, and I have so much love to give! I’m on a weight-loss journey, as they like to say here, but even when I reach the end of it, I won’t have lost any of that love – it will just be concentrated in a smaller package. I am full of sweetness, and hugs are my specialty. Sniffing around while on walks is lots of fun. I’m not supposed to have treats, but I will sit on command anyway. Wouldn’t it be great to help me go from full-figured to petite?"
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."
Hondo
"I am really shy and rather quiet. I prefer the quiet and calm more than anything. I feel much happier when I can be in a quiet area just relaxing and enjoying my surroundings especially in my play yard, feel much better when it’s just me and another human but of course, I would much rather be in a forever home of my own. I promise though if you give me a shot we will be the best of pals. I am, undergoing heartworm treatment, but the nice people at ADL promise that the heartworms will go away."
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!"
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!"
Bologna
"Hi, I’m Bologna! Not to be confused with detective McGruff the Crime Dog! A lot of people say I look like a short version of him. However, I won’t be working on taking a bite out of crime but I may work on taking a bite out of a dog biscuit! The only detective work I really like to do is scoping out my surroundings because I’m a curious boy. I typically stroll casually on the leash while I check out my surroundings. I’m just a chill dog with a big Boxer type head on a Basset Hound body. Please visit me to get to know me better!"
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."
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Theodore
“I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day! I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day! Oh, well hello there! I’m just singing my favorite song. I’m an energy packed dog and my idea of a party involves dancing, jumping, wiggling around and showing off my Gene Simmons tongue! Before I came to ADL, I was partying with a pack of fleas, well those fleas were pretty wild and caused me some hair-loss. Thank goodness ADL helped me out and kicked those pesky fleas off my back! My hair is growing back and I’m doing so much better! I’m ready to find a friend who will love having silly me around. So if you’re looking for a fun pooch that’ll keep you on your toes and be goofy with you, then I’m your man! Visit me soon and let’s start rock and rollin’ together.”
Leticia
"Hi everyone! I enjoy showing everyone my smile! I enjoy being out and about on a nice day. I love going on walks to get to know other people around me. I keep getting told that I like to act goofy which of course I do, its fun!"
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!"
Sadie
"Hello! I am the curious Sadie! I like to check out everything going on around me. I am gentle older lady and have excellent leash walking manners. I like to relax most of the day but just because I’m a senior doesn’t mean that I don’t know how to have fun! I love playtime and being outdoors. I like to play with toys and I really enjoy splashing around in the kiddie pool! All I want is to be around people and I would especially love to be around you. Please visit me so that I can show you how wonderful I am!"
Jackson
"I am full of lots and lots of energy and love to play tug-a-war. I am told that I am very smart because I know sit, lay, stay, and leave it. I am a bit scared of strangers so the commands might not register as quickly but once we get to know one another and get each other’s vibes I’m sure we will be playing and jiving."
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Bonnie
"I’m trying my best to not be so shy around people but can you blame me? I was found roaming a neighborhood with nowhere to go and was brought here to look for a home. I’m looking forward to the day I find that special person for me, so that I can have a nice home where I can relax with them. I’m sure within time, I’ll learn to break out of my shell and show my true self. Will you give me a chance to get to know you and be your best friend?"