These Adoptable San Antonio Dogs are the Companions You’ve Been Looking For 

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Dogs are man's best friend, especially when said dog is adopted from the Animal Defense League. Here are some adoptable pups that are waiting to come home with you.
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"I am one big bundle of love. And I do mean big. I’m like a giant baby that wants nothing more than to get lots of attention. Rumor has it that when I don’t get that attention, I make velociraptor sounds, but they really aren’t very scary. How could they be, coming from this baby face? If you want to be loved like you’ve never been loved before, come see me."
"Hi, I’m Walker! I’m told my name fits me perfectly cause boy do I LOVE to go on walks and not just play in a backyard type of deal. Actually, leash me up and let’s go explore! I’m a charming boy who enjoys a good chest and neck scratch. I would love to get to know you! How about you meet me at the Paul Jolly and ask the staff to take me out for a walk? I would LOVE that!"
"I am a strong boy with a lot of energy, so I am looking for an active family who loves to exercise and play. I was advertising these desires to the people taking my photo by playing tug of war with them with my leash. I happen to think that life is for being happy and enjoying every day. Do you agree? Then adopting me will add to your joy as I share every day with you."
"Hi, I’m the lovely Isabel! I’m a happy-go-lucky older gal! I may be an oldie but goodie but I still have some spunk for my age. I am always ready to have a good time with people and would fit in great with someone who likes to go on walks. I’m ready to spread some cheer around. If you have any potential doggy friends, I’d like to have the chance to meet them first before we become official fur-siblings. Please give a pretty girl like me a chance to have a forever home with you!"
"Just look at my focus! I’m young, but I’m not some flitty young thing who can’t sit still for two seconds. I know how to sit and shake, and I know what I want. What do I want? To be with you, of course. I’m friendly and playful, ready for an active life with humans who can love me like I love them. Does that sound like you?"
"I’m not just named after the comic book, I’m a lot like the “real” Jughead. Despite my perky look, I love being lazy, just like Jughead. I do like walks, and if you entice me enough, I enjoy being active and playing with my family. One thing I do not like is cats, so don’t even think about that. I’m pretty picky about my dog friends, so if you like me and already have a dog, I’d advise bringing him by for a visit to see if I approve. I adore people and being around them, and if you take me home, we will be BFFs, I just know it."
"Despite my size, I’m full of enthusiasm. The only problem is that my enthusiasm also involves food, which has led to a slight (OK, more than slight) problem of overweight. That means as much as I love to play, my weight interferes with my ability to do it as much as I would like to. The solution? I’m on a diet. That’s not a lot of fun, but they tell me that if I’m a good boy and stick to it, I will be able to frolic like I did when I was a slim, trim jock of a dog. Wouldn’t you love to help a sweet, chubby guy get back down to his best weight? I will love you forever!"
"You’ve heard the term “gentle giant.” That’s me. I’m a large gal, but I’m calm, loving, and look at me smile! I’m mostly American bulldog, which is nothing like what you picture when you think of a bulldog. I do great on the leash, and I sit for treats. I love being around people, and I’ll be glad to show you when you come for a visit."
"Hi, I’m Olive! Can you believe I’ve been at ADL for over a year? Crazy, right! I know my person is out there somewhere! Please tell me it could possibly be you! A little about me…I can be a bit shy around new people and places so I may need some time to adjust to my new home. Please don’t let that worry you because before you know it, I am as playful as can be! I love running, exploring, and enjoying my time outdoors. You might catch me rolling around in the grass with a squeaky toy in my mouth because I LOVE to play with toys! I also enjoy a good game of fetch and have impressive skills at catching tennis balls in midair. I’m very treat motivated! I’ll sit for treats and happily stare at you with puppy dog eyes as I wait for the treat. I would fit in best in a home with older considerate children and although I’d prefer to be the only furbaby, I might consider a dog-sibling too. So if you have any potential dog-siblings for me, then let’s set up a meet-and-greet! Overall, I’m a friendly and playful gal who just needs a special person who’ll love me no matter what. I may have a very serious expression when you see me at ADL but there is a silly side to me that you must see! Please give me a chance to show you how fun I can be!"
"Hi, my name is David and I’m one smart cookie. I know how to sit, shake, lay down, high five, and I’m even learning how to speak on command. I’m very treat motivated, so teaching me new tricks will be a snap! I’m a young boy, so I still have a good amount of energy and would be a great addition to athletic households. Also, if you haven’t noticed by now, I have beautiful eyes which are perfect for admiring. Don’t wait too long, come meet me as soon as you can!"
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"Hi there! I’m an incredibly sweet and loving girl that wants nothing more than your love. I sometimes have playful bursts of energy because I always want to have fun, especially when people are around! I also enjoy relaxing and sleeping for hours. I’m a smart gal too! I know how to sit, shake, and do so much more. When you visit me, I may be barking at you in my kennel, but please ask to take me out so you can see my true personality shine! And according to staff around here, I make the most adorable funny faces. How about you come by and I’ll show you? I’m sure I’ll make you smile!"
"Take a good look at these blue eyes, you’ll fall in love with me right away! I am a very handsome boy who loves to go out on walks, I’m pretty good on the leash. I would love it if you came down to spend time with me so we can get to know each other very well and hopefully you’ll give me my forever home."
Big Boy
"They don’t call me Big Boy for no reason! I have a big body with a big heart! I am a charming boy who just wants attention and TREATS! Yum! I’ll be ready to sit for a tasty treat and even shake your hand. I love food so much that I would prefer to be left alone with my food as I chow down on it. I do not share with anyone! I enjoy being around people but I prefer to go to a home with no children. I need someone strong enough to handle my strength on the leash because sometimes I forget how strong I can be. Come by and meet me! I’ll be ready to lean on you and love you! And I hope that you’ll love me right back. I can’t wait to meet you!"
"Where do I begin to explain myself? I’m a strong, active, loving dog with a kind heart who gets along with most dogs and people. I was found on a college campus, obviously a stray but soaking up all the attention I could get. A kind lady took me home and tried to find my owner but had no luck. With a house full of family and dogs, she couldn’t keep me though everyone there had fallen in love with me, so they brought me here. She left a letter all about me for the lucky family that adopts me. I hope it says good things! I have a feeling it does, because I’ve seen people cry when they read it. Take me home and you can read it too."
"Hello! I’m Sophie! I am always ready to get out of my kennel and check out everything that’s going on at ADL. I’m very friendly and like to be around the humans. Let’s meet so that we can get to know each other better!"
"Hi, I’m Phillip! I’m a friendly, calm, and gentle dog. I have great leash walking skills and enjoy taking strolls alongside people. Will you be one of those people I can go on a stroll with? Maybe we can become best buds!"
"Hi, I’m Gracie! I’m a very sweet and loving girl. All I want is a fur-ever home. I can be a mellow, laid-back type of girl. I am very smart and love getting treats! I know sit and with more training, I’m sure I can learn lots more. If you would like to get to know me, then visit me at the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions!"
"Hi! I am a wiggly happy boy who loves all the attention! I get very entertained and distracted by shoelaces and any type of lace I see, they look very fun to play with! Although I am a very energetic boy that loves to have fun with my human pals, I need a cozy home where I can take it easy for a while because I’m healing from an injury on my left leg. Let’s meet, I’m sure you’ll fall in love with me!"
"Hi there! I’m Lauralai! I’m a bit of an older gal but don’t let that fool ya! I still have the energy of a young lady who enjoys playing, exploring, and going on outdoor adventures. Along with my energy, I have a lot of love to give! I’m sure that I’ll keep you smiling with my silly antics. Please give a playful doggy like me a chance to be your furry 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!"
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"I am one big bundle of love. And I do mean big. I’m like a giant baby that wants nothing more than to get lots of attention. Rumor has it that when I don’t get that attention, I make velociraptor sounds, but they really aren’t very scary. How could they be, coming from this baby face? If you want to be loved like you’ve never been loved before, come see me."

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