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7 lovable pups to adopt now in Austin

Photos: Petfinder
By Hoodline - Published on February 28, 2020.

Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of delightful doggies up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Austin, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect fit.

Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)


Ghost, golden retriever

Ghost is an adorable female golden retriever dog being kept at Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.

Ghost is happy to keep company with other dogs. She has mastered her house-training etiquette. She's spayed and vaccinated.

Ghost's current caretakers say:

This loving female golden retriever has discovered she loves being around people. She is currently being fostered in San Antonio, weighs about 70 pounds and is 14 months old.  She was surrendered by a breeder and will need some obedience training to become a well-behaved member of your family. She is eager to please, so it shouldn't be hard to teach her! 

Read more about Ghost on Petfinder.

Mila, shepherd

Mila is a charming female German Shepherd dog being cared for at Throw a Dog a Bone Dog Rescue.

Mila gets along well with other dogs. Mila is already spayed, and she has had all her shots. She has mastered her house-training etiquette.

Notes from Mila's caretakers:

This eight-month-old girl was abandoned on a county road where her current foster rescued her and took her in. She is a fun, spunky pup who loves attention and kisses. She gets along with other dogs and loves to play. While she is curious about cats, she doesn't chase or bark at them. She is friendly with people of all sizes and would make a wonderful addition to any family. Could it be yours?

Read more about how to adopt Mila on Petfinder.

Clover, shar-pei and shepherd mix

Clover is a female shar-pei and shepherd mix being cared for at Happy Hearts Dog Rescue.

Clover is a social butterfly — she gets along well with cats, dogs and children. She is already house-trained and crate-trained. She has been vaccinated and spayed.

From Clover's current caretaker:

Clover is a relaxed, sweet and gentle 33-pound bundle of cuteness. She's super easy-going dog and has been amazingly gentle with the three young kids in her foster home. If her foster mom is out during the day, she just snoozes in her dog bed. Clover isn’t a super active dog she is more of the gentle exercise and a snooze kind of girl. She would make a wonderful addition to any family.

Read more about Clover on Petfinder.

Larry, cocker spaniel

Larry is a lovable male cocker spaniel dog currently residing at Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio.

He is already house-trained. Larry is already neutered and vaccinated.

From Larry's current caretaker:

Sweet Larry thinks you're crazy if you think he wants to go in that crate.. and besides, he's a good, calm boy. He can just sleep here on this nice fluffy bed, right? He is about five years old, but he has some vision issues and is pretty happy being a couch potato! Apply today to set up a meet and greet. 

Read more about Larry on Petfinder.

Lil Bit, miniature schnauzer

Lil Bit is an adorable female miniature schnauzer dog in the care of Lil Paws Maltese Rescue and other Petite Paws.

She gets along well with other dogs. No need to worry: She's already house-trained. She already has had all of her shots, and she's spayed.

Lil Bit's current caretakers say:

We think Lil Bit is a beautiful little girl. She was relinquished to the shelter with another female pup and both appeared to have been used as backyard breeders. She is on the shy side but learning to trust. She definitely likes to be cuddled and have her ears rubbed. 

Read more about how to adopt Lil Bit on Petfinder.

Phoebe, Yorkshire terrier

Phoebe is a charming female Yorkshire terrier dog being cared for at Lil Paws Maltese Rescue and other Petite Paws.

Phoebe wants to be your one and only: She will need a home free of other dogs. Her vaccinations are already up to date, and she's spayed. She's mastered her house-training etiquette and is also crate-trained.

Notes from Phoebe's caretakers:

Phoebe is a sweet 10-year-old Yorkie who will love snuggling on the couch while you watch TV. She can use doggy stairs to get on and off the bed and couch by herself. She is in rescue due to a conflict with another female dog in her home. Her ideal home is free of other dogs and has an adult around during the day. If you work from home, consider adopting Phoebe.

Read more about how to adopt Phoebe on Petfinder.

Rocky, dachshund

Rocky is an adorable female dachshund dog being cared for at Central Texas Dachshund Rescue.

Rocky loves other dogs. She's already spayed and vaccinated. She's already house-trained.

From Rocky's current caretaker:

Rocky is a medium activity dog. She likes to go out in the yard several times a day to look for lizards, run around and sun bathe. She likes to go on walks but pulls on the leash quite hard, but I've been working to training her to slow down for a more leisurely walk. All in all, she is a super friendly, sweet dog and does not cause any problems. 

Apply to adopt Rocky today at Petfinder.


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