20 Adoptable Dogs at the Animal Defense League That Will Make Your Family Complete 

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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.

And as an extra treat, adoption fees will be waived on select pups. Be sure to check and see if your soon-to-be family member qualifies for the promotion.

All photos are courtesy of the Animal Defense League of Texas.
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"Oh hello there! I am Miss Monica! I’m a happy gal with a BIG heart! I know how to sit for treats and have excellent leash manners. If you decide to not give me attention for a moment, I’ll probably paw at you to redirect your attention back on me! I’m a silly girl like that! I love to make friends! Come by and meet me so that we can be friends too!”
"Hello, hello, hello, hello! I’m Missy, the best gal you will ever meet. I am so excited to get to meet you and I will be even more excited if I get to see you in person near me! I am a very jolly and playful gal who loves to be goofy and always wants to have everyone smiling. We should definitely meet right now! Can’t wait till we hang around the doggie park and become a forever family."
"I am a delightful young man. I am obedient and walk well on a leash, plus I know several commands. I can sit, shake, and lay down but maybe not all at once. I love treats so it would be easy peasy to train me some more. The best thing of all about me, though, is I have the biggest smile in the whole place. I like to play rough so please ask the staff for more information about how I would be with kids and other animals. Don’t you think it is fate that we should meet?”
"Well how do you do, I am Josie, and let me start off by saying that if you got a treat I’ll take a sit just for the said treat. Now, I got to say, I do love attention and running around outside to explore! When we meet, if you take me out to the doggie park and start handing me treats well let’s say you and I will be a match!”
"I’m Lyric, that’s right the one and only Lyric. I am such a spontaneous gal that enjoys an open area where I can run and jump. You see that smile, that is the smile I will have once I get to meet you because I love to be with humans and become best pals!”
“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.”
"Hi there! My name is Herby the Love Bug! Go ahead and tell me how much you love me, I’m all ears! They’re pretty big but I think it makes me look adorable! Don’t you think so too? I’m a charming, playful, goofy, and super curious little guy! I would love to go on adventures with you!"
“Everyone at ADL keeps saying I’m friendly which makes me smile so so much my tail just wags like crazy when I get called adorable and cute! It’s such a great fuzzy feeling. I have an idea, how about we meet and enjoy a nice long walk. I would love to have a forever family to give me these compliments!”
“Hello everyone, the name is Cornelius, I am very calm and I’m also told that I’m very sweet and cool. I really enjoy going for a good long walk with a human pal to get to know each other as well as get to explore. I definitely would want to get to know you more! It’ll be great to go out for a nice long walk with my future forever family!”
"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!"
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"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 am one of the sweetest guys you will ever meet! My hobbies include going on short walks around the block, sleeping for many many hours because who doesn’t love sleeping, getting belly rubs which I love sooooo much and showing my love and affection. I would love to make one of my hobbies to love my forever family!"
“I am a beautiful girl with a wild spirit. I find it hard to stand still because I want to be on the move. I love to run and play! I am a bit too much for some dogs but that doesn’t mean I don’t like them. I have a friend here I love to play with. If you have another dog, we’ll just need to meet and see how we like each other.”
"Hi, I’m a friendly and very social girl who loves treats and of course plush toys! I truly enjoy getting to meet and become friends with a human pal. I truly love to explore and encounter all the different smells out there but I love it, even more, when I have a forever family keeping me company letting me know that I am loved. Maybe you can be my forever best friend!"
"Hi, I’m Joel! Some of us dogs just can’t get into hanging out in our kennels because we find kennels boring! I’d much rather be outside where all the action is! Give me a chance to meet you outside and you’ll see what a happy boy I am! I walk well on a leash and will smile for you. Sometimes I’m on alert for squirrels and will scope out my surroundings. I can be charming and I love attention, especially when attention involves me receiving treats! I love treats and I learn very quickly. Once I get to know you, I might turn into a lap dog. I have to admit that I may get excitable during playtime, so it would be best that I go to a home with older children. I also get along great with dogs but I’d rather hang out with the calm ones. I’m ready to find my home soon! Please give me a chance to go on a stroll in the dog park with 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, I’m Gordon! I’m a gentle and calm boy. I enjoy going on brisk walks and walk well on the leash too! I would love to have a home where I can relax on the couch with my person. I like treats and will gently take them from your hand because I’m a polite boy like that! Please consider opening your heart to me. I promise I’ll be worth it!”
“Hi, I’m Apple! I’m an adventure seeker! I love to play with rope toys and am playful around humans. I would love to find a home with a yard where I can run around and have someone around who’ll enjoy my silly antics. Can I be the apple of your eye? Please say yes!”
"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!"
"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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"Oh hello there! I am Miss Monica! I’m a happy gal with a BIG heart! I know how to sit for treats and have excellent leash manners. If you decide to not give me attention for a moment, I’ll probably paw at you to redirect your attention back on me! I’m a silly girl like that! I love to make friends! Come by and meet me so that we can be friends too!”

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