20 Adoptable Animals Who Want to Be Part of the Family 

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Just can't resist the urge to add a new family member? (We wouldn't blame you.) Head on over to the Animal Defense League of Texas to meet one of these furry friends to take home & call your own!
OF 20
"I have a big smile on my face because I am very excited to have you visiting my pet profile. I would love to give you a hug but you aren’t here yet! Once you come down, we can get to know each other and take a good long trip to the park, you’ll receive my full affection. I LOVE treats and I LOVE to be able to run around and explore. I feel like we need to meet in person to know more about each other! We will become best friends!"
"Hi, I’m Elsa! Or you can call me Queen Elsa! I am a big jolly gal who is always wearing eyeliner. I have to admit, I don’t have the best leash skills, I forget that I can be powerful and tug on the leash a lot. I love to be around people but I can be picky with my K9 friends. As for cats, I’m just not fond of those critters. Since I’ve come to ADL, I’ve been treated for heartworms and the people in the hospital believe it caused me to have a heart murmur. This heart of mine is still strong and has a lot of love to give! I’ll just need to take it easy and be sure to not over exert myself. I wouldn’t mind lounging on a couch with my best friend. If you’re interested in making me your best friend and can handle a big doggy like me, then let’s meet!"
Harley Quinn
"When I first came to ADL I was an extremely cautious kitty but I’m really starting break out of my shell. I have been at ADL since March and have become familiar with the cattery. That’s why I’ve become more brave and now I actually come out to greet people! However, I’d much rather move into a home of my own where I can relax with my family. Just be sure to be gentle and slow around me when we first meet. Stick out your hand and I’ll probably start rubbing my face on your hand. Please consider giving me a chance to be your kitty friend!"
"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?"
"I will curiously look at you and be ready to love you. However, there is something a little special about me, I won’t be able to hear you because I’m deaf. If you have a treat for me, I will be so happy and smile! I’m a calm boy and have excellent leash walking manners. I would really like to have someone who I can relax with and call my best friend. Would you like to be my best friend?"
"Hi, I’m Bubba! I’m still fairly new around the cattery but I assure you that I am a friendly boy! They told me that I’m extra large and put me in the phat camp here so that I can lose a little weight. I really want to find my forever home soon. Please come by and meet me to get to know me better!"
"People say that I am incredibly sweet and loving. I do enjoy sitting in laps, being held, and handing out kisses to everyone. I like to go for strolls outside and love treats! Why not come and visit me to find out for yourself how sweet they say I am? Maybe I can be the doggy captain in your home?"
"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!"
"Tobie could be a girl or boy name and I’m a boy. I’m not a web-slinging action hero like Tobey Maguire but I’m willing to be your friendly forever home cat. Don’t walk, don’t run…swing in to meet me!"
"Hello there! You know what I adore? Stuffed animals, chatting, and playtime! I am an enthusiastic and sociable k9 who likes to goof around. I have a dynamic personality that may be too much for some pups to handle. That’s why I would like to meet any potential fur-siblings to see how well we get along. I’m a nice guy who would fit in best with an active family with older children. If you’re looking for a fun furry friend, then give me a chance!"
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"I might try to sit right in front of a person. It’s not that I’m shy, though I am just a little, especially around men. It’s that I love being close to people and leaning against them. But look at that smile – I am a happy boy. I like being out in nature, and I love treats. I sit nicely for them. I would also love getting a forever home, and I would love meeting you and convincing you that I am the right dog for you."
"I’m Lester the attention-hogging monster. As soon as you enter the Phat Camp I’m going to run over to greet you. I love attention and will follow you around to get it. I’ll let you in a little secret: All the kitties in here are pretty awesome but I’m by far the best. I have tons of love to give so you can’t go wrong by coming to get the best today!"
"Hi, I’m Raymond! Everyone loves Raymonds right? I am full of cheerfulness that’ll surely bring a smile to your face! I do have lots of energy but need to take it easy due to my luxating patella. I am a happy and super friendly boy! I just like to be loved and play with my toys. Please consider giving me a chance to be loved by you!"
"Have I got a dog for you! That would be me, of course. I’m big, but I’ve been described as “pretty chill.” I’m good in crowds, and I love children, puppies and small dogs. And adult humans, of course. To my eternal shame, I’m afraid of big dogs. I guess I don’t recognize myself in the mirror. I’m good on the leash, and I love to go exploring. If you adopt me, I will make your life complete."
"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!"
"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."
"Hi, I’m Brutus! I am a sweet and happy boy! My hobbies include running and playing with everything! I am looking for a forever home with a yard so that I can spend time being energetic with my human. I think I might be too energetic for small children, so if kids are in the home, I would prefer to be around older children. I also request a meeting with all potential dog siblings to see how well we get along. Yes, sometimes I am picky with who my canine friends are. Hmm..let’s see….what else? Oh! I have an issue with my back, so sometimes I will need to avoid climbing stairs. Overall, I’m a fun dog to have around! Maybe I can bring fun to you home?"
"Hi, I’m Nova! From afar I may look like a black bear cub but I’m all dog. I am a gentle dog too! I prefer to take it easy in life. Due to an old injury, I came to ADL as a tripod but I know how to use my three legs well! However, I have cataracts so my vision isn’t the best and I sometimes need a little guidance when out for a walk. Overall, I am a lovable dog and would like to find a calm home where I can hang out with my human. Please consider opening your heart to an oldie and goodie like 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?"
"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!"
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"I have a big smile on my face because I am very excited to have you visiting my pet profile. I would love to give you a hug but you aren’t here yet! Once you come down, we can get to know each other and take a good long trip to the park, you’ll receive my full affection. I LOVE treats and I LOVE to be able to run around and explore. I feel like we need to meet in person to know more about each other! We will become best friends!"

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