20 Adoptable Animals That Want to Go Home With You Today 

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What is a home without a furry one to make you smile and keep you company? Incomplete, at least to us.

Pay the Animal Defense League of Texas a visit and choose a cute cat or adorable dog to take home and have all to yourself. You won't be able to say no once you're there.
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“Hi, I’m Frappe! I’m pretty shy and timid. I want to be adopted but I’m very observant. Someday maybe someday a family could take me some and care for me.”
"James is a royal name and being a mastiff means I come from royal blood. I’m very stoic and kingly unless you show me a treat. I love treats so much I unleash my goofy side to get you to give them to me. I’m possessive of my food and will guard it so it’s best I go home with a family with children 12 year and up. So if you’re looking for a king who can get down and be goofy then look no further than me!"
"I may not be a famous chemist who devised the periodic table but I’m pretty special. I’m a Hurricane Harvey dog. That means that the Animal Defense League traveled to the shelter I was in looking for a home before the storm and brought me back to find a home in San Antonio. I’ve got to say I feel like an SA dog and now I just need my forever home to come find me!"
Hi everyone, I’m Chanel, I was brought to ADL from Best Friends Animal Society who was working with ADL to transfer Hurricane Harvey pets into the shelter. I am here ready to find my forever home! I promise you will love my playful side and my adventurous side. Let’s get to know each other in person.
"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."
"I’m going to wiggle it out when I meet you. I’m so happy that my body can’t stop wiggling and my tail can’t stop wagging. I really enjoy meeting new people. I just burst with enthusiasm. I’ll make my new family so happy because I’m just so joyful. I’m warning you that my enthusiasm is contagious. Oops, too late, I already infected you. Now the only cure is to come take me home today!"
“I know I look a little silly with this cone on my head. Let’s just call it my lion’s mane (kinda looks like that, right) because it’s not coming off anytime soon. I have this little quirk where I over- groom my fur leaving bald patches. There are multiple reasons why I could be doing this so it’s just a matter of time before staff figures me out. Just like it’s only a matter of time before my forever home finds me. Hopefully they will be a quirky as I am!”
"Giddy-up, Rawhide and strap in for a wild ride! I have so much energy built up in me that I go a little crazy when I get out of my kennel. I jump as high as high as my leash will let me, run as fast as you let me and just cause some mayhem. All in good fun, of course! One thing for sure you’ll never get bored when you’re with me. So if you feel like your life has been a little dull and you’re looking for some adventure then come let me brighten your world today!"
"I need you today. Please come and give, without taking. I’m looking for my Manilow to write songs about me and love me! I am a little shy, but a kind, patient person could really bring me out of my shell. If you want someone to sing love songs to, I’m the perfect dog for you!"
Hi, I’m Disney. I was brought to ADL from Best Friends Animal Society who was working with ADL to transfer Hurricane Harvey pets into the shelter. Now I’m here and ready to find my forever home. I am a nervous kitty! Please go slow with me when we meet. I’m waiting for a special person who’ll give a shy kitty like me a chance to be loved forever. If you think you can be that special person for me, then please consider giving me a chance!
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"I don’t want to hear no Lip about it, but I’m the best dog here! I’m one cool dude. Before I came to the Animal Defense League I injured my leg and I have a fracture that is healing well. I’ve got a lot to offer someone so you should come get me today before someone else does."
"A born leader I set the standard for American Stafford Terriers. I’m fun, friendly and well-behaved. I even sit for treats and I love attention. The only invading being done around here is me into your heart and I won’t surrender until you come get me!"
Hello, I am Sheba, an awesome girl who adores affection from pretty much anyone! I love to play, cuddle and I love to talk. I came here with my sister Ellie and we are a bonded pair. We’re looking for a home where we can stay together because we enjoy each other’s company and have spent many years together. I am very curious and I am very outgoing! Making new friends is so fun and easy for me. I would love to make friends with you!
"Hi, I’m Bruiser! I enjoy going for walks and exploring the outdoors. I’ve recently learned that I also enjoy riding in cars too. I’ve been told that I’m sweet, and I’m sure you’ll agree after you meet me. I’m the type of dog that’ll lean on you and give you kisses on your cheek!"
I have a pretty unique look to me and I’m a sociable fella. In fact, I really like other dogs even if they don’t want anything to do with me! For that reason, I’d like to meet any potential fur-siblings to see how well we get along. I have tons of energy and I love to play but I also have a lover boy side where I’ll melt your heart cuddling. My cuddling can sometimes involve me resting my entire 50 pound body in your lap. I’m a well-rounded dog ready for my forever home especially if it has other dogs in it but no cats please!
Hi, I’m Charlotte! Come over to the cattery room to hang out with me. It will be very fun and entertaining. I love meeting new people!
“When you first visit me in my kennel I’m going to go wild. I’m sorry but I just can’t help it. When I first came to the Animal Defense League, I had demodex mange and after being cooped up for treatment for so long I’m wild for fun. I’m very energetic, playful and I love to jump. Once I calm down all I want to do is lean on my human’s legs. Are yours the legs I’m destined to lean on for the rest of my life? If so, come adopt me today!”
"When you come to my kennel, I’ll happily run to the door and greet you with wags and enthusiasm, overflowing with happiness and friendliness. But when staff takes me out to meet you, you’ll hardly recognize the shy, reluctant dog at the end of the leash. I don’t remember what happened before I came here, but I’m just so scared that it takes a long time for me to trust people. I don’t have an ounce of meanness in me – I just need someone with patience to wait for me to be ready to share my love. When that time comes, I enjoy cuddling and I’m as sweet as can be. If you have the time, the rewards are great – I promise!"
“Hello, I am Ducky! I’m not the most social cat in the cattery, in fact, I’m very shy. I prefer to hang out in high places and people-watch from above. People often pass me up all the time but I can’t help being shy. I know there’s a special person out there for me who will love me just as I am and I’m patiently waiting for that person to come into my life. Do you think it can be you?”
“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.”
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“Hello there! Let us sit down and have a fun little chat to get to know each other. At first, I might be a bit reserved but if you stay with me for a minute and comfort me slowly I’ll be begging for ear rubs in no time! Yup, I love ear rubs! I am very curious and adventurous since i’m still young. Let’s get to know each other even more!”
"Look into my eyes…you are getting sleepy…you will come visit me….you will adopt me…FOREVER! I am more than ready to find a forever home! Come by and meet me to see how well we get along!"
"Hi, I’m Bandit! I am a bouncy little guy! I like to go for walks outside and enjoy exploring the grounds. I am a happy wiggle worm when I’m around people. I am looking for someone who will love to have wiggly me by their side. Let’s get to know each other! Come visit me today!"
"Hello! I am a Brealyn! I am a nice kitty. Just look at my pretty eyes! Wouldn’t you like to have these eyes looking up at you for pets? Give me a chance to be your kitty cat friend!"
"Hi, I’m Krinkles! All I’ll want is to be pet when I see people! I am very affectionate, charming, and I adore people. I’m not picky either, I’ll greet everyone instantly! I’m everyone’s pal! I am one of the FIV positive cats at ADL. FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. I know, sounds scary but it’s not as bad as it sounds. Read up on it and you’ll learn that kitties with FIV can live long and healthy lives like cats without it. Oh yeah, they suspect that I have a food hypersensitivity because I was getting a really itchy neck when I was on another food. The nice people here switched my food and I seem to be doing so much better! My neck is even starting to heal. Now that I’ve told you all about me, why not come visit me and let me learn about you? I will be so happy to hang out with you! Maybe we can be best friends forever?"
“Hi, I’m Frappe! I’m pretty shy and timid. I want to be adopted but I’m very observant. Someday maybe someday a family could take me some and care for me.”

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