20 Adoptable Animals Waiting For You to Take Them Home From the ADL 

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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.
OF 20
"I may not look like a goddess, and I don’t know if I am particularly wise or brave, but I am a lot of fun and awfully cute with that ear that flops over the top of my head. I adore toys and would probably be great at fetch. I’m a pretty mellow gal who enjoys walks but would rather lie at your feet than go for a run or a long hike. Come see me, let me give you a slobbery kiss, and let’s chat about a life together."
"Don’t let the gray muzzle fool you. You know what they say – 50 is the new 30. I’m 49 in dog years (if you believe that stuff), so I’m quite the young lady! It’s right there on my sign: “Still has plenty of energy.” If you don’t believe it, take me for a walk. I’m not so ill-mannered that I would pull you. I seem to have been properly raised: I am leash-trained, of course, and I am gentle and even-tempered. Just please don’t call me old. I’d much rather be called your dog."
"I personify what an oldie but goodie is. I’m very calm and relaxed. I love naps and will sleep so deeply I’ve scared my fair share of staff members here. Lots of activity and noise does not bother me. I’m very friendly and affectionate. If your lap has been crying out for a cat then look no further than me!"
"Let me just be honest: I’m going to “nope” out of any situation because I’m an extremely shy cat. I’m very timid and prefer to keep to myself. That doesn’t mean there isn’t perfect person out there to help me grown in confidence. Is that person you?"
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!"
"Dave is the name and sit for the treat is the game. The rules are simple, you show me a treat and if I sit down then you hand me over a treat! I love the game, there’s nothing better! Hopefully, you and I can play this game and we become best pals! Better yet we become a forever family and I can have a forever home. That will be the best!"
"I can be a savory Quiche but I will need to “bake” for a long time in a new home. I’m very bashful and prefer to hide away instead of socializing. So go slow with me and when I say slow I mean that literally. Sudden movements startled me. I just need someone with lots of love and patience to take me home. Is that person you?"
"Hi, I’m Ninja! My most advanced ninja skills include quietly sneaking around, leaping, and hiding. Although, I wouldn’t say that I have the greatest hiding skills. Sometimes my attempts at “hiding” involve me facing a wall and hoping that I’m invisible to everyone. You see, I’m actually an extremely bashful ninja. I’m currently in a room filled with other kitties and random people that come and go. Being the shy kitty that I am, I prefer to hide up top away from the action. I look forward to finding a calm home with a special person who’ll look past my terrible hiding skills and love me no matter what."
"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?"
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"Just like the singer Jewel, I’ll sing this lyric to you, “I know that you love me and soon you will see, you were meant for me and I was meant for you.” Okay so you won’t actually hear me singing that song but please know that I’ll have those exact thoughts when I meet you. I generally feel that way towards most people because I love everyone and I’m confident you’ll love me right back! I’m a very laid-back type of gal who enjoys sun bathing and relaxing. I’m always happy to receive neck rubs and will happily purr when you shower me with attention. Please give me the chance to find out if you’re meant to be the best friend for me!"
"I’m a walking contradiction. How so you ask? Take my name for one. I’m a girl but my name is Tuxedo. Then there’s the fact that one day I can be super affectionate and friendly, rubbing all over people’s legs for attention and the next day I’m shy and scared and have hidden away from the public. The only way to know which cat I am is to come see me today!"
"I don’t know anything about video games or the characters in them, so you are welcome to change my name. All I know is I like to play and have fun. Don’t you just love that brown spot over my eye? I think it makes me interesting. My spotted ears are cute too. I know how to behave on the leash, and I promise I’ll be as good as I can be if you make me your forever dog."
"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?"
"Hola, me llamo Señor! It’s great to see you and hopefully be able to meet you. I am as lucky as they come; before I came into ADL I had the roughest time out on my own. I was surprised at how bad I was; I was told that I had been struggling with severe dermatitis, ear mites, and hair loss from sarcoptic mange. I know sounds horrible right! Well on top of all that, I was told, I had entropion which is a condition where my eyelids fold inwards causing me great discomfort. And as one condition kept coming after another I was also told that I had been diagnosed with FIV. As you might imagine, when I came in, I was quite the grumpy whiskers especially since I could barely see the humans around me! But now, I am soooooo much better and I feel soooo happy! Estoy muy muy muy feliz! I really would love to put all this crazy past experience behind me and find a forever home where I can find a forever family to love me and enjoy all my antics and my Spanish. I do have to go with another furry friend that either has FIV or would have to be an only cat. We should get to know each other better so we can learn all about one another!"
"Don’t worry the only spell I will cast on you is for you to love me, I’m not evil sorceress, I’m just a spicy tabby. I love attention but only from humans. I absolutely do not like other cats so it would be best if I am the only cat in the home. that home should be yours. Come get me today so I don’t have to put a spell on you!"
“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!”
"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!"
"I think they call me Ram because I like to ram my head into people’s legs. That’s my way of requesting immediate attention from humans! I was roaming around the hospital here and they ended up taking me in. I am a friendly kitty but I tend to get grouchy around other felines. That’s why I would prefer a home where I can be the only furbaby to receive all the attention from my human! There is something special about my heart that the staff can tell you more about here. One thing I can tell you for sure is that my heart will have plenty of affection for you. Will you give me a chance to be your best feline friend? Please, say yes and let’s meet!"
"I’m a sweetheart of a soul. I am very good with people of all ages, and other cats too! I’ll fill your home with so much love and joy. I love getting affection, rub my chin and I’m all yours. Let’s meet to see if I’m your diamond in the rough!"
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"I may not look like a goddess, and I don’t know if I am particularly wise or brave, but I am a lot of fun and awfully cute with that ear that flops over the top of my head. I adore toys and would probably be great at fetch. I’m a pretty mellow gal who enjoys walks but would rather lie at your feet than go for a run or a long hike. Come see me, let me give you a slobbery kiss, and let’s chat about a life together."

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