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Looking to adopt a pet? Here are 7 cuddly canines to adopt now in Austin

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By Hoodline - Published on February 14, 2020.

Interested in adopting a pet — or just taking a peek at some lovable pups up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Austin.

Animal shelters and pet rescue groups work hard to care for unhoused pets and connect them to loving homes. Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs currently available for adoption.

(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.)


Lola Hazel, poodle

Lola Hazel is a winsome female poodle dog in the care of Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.

She's vaccinated and spayed and has mastered her house-training etiquette.  Lola is a special needs pet, so please inquire about her requirements. 

From Lola Hazel's current caretaker:

We think Lola has the most adorable underbite.Lola This sweet, happy girl loves to snuggle.  She is three years old, weighs approximately 12 pounds, and is currently being fostered in San Antonio.  We found her malnourished and neglected. After receiving veterinary care and a quality diet, she is healthy and thriving. All she needs now is a loving, stable home. 

Read more about Lola Hazel on Petfinder.

Stella, miniature pinscher

Stella is a female miniature pinscher dog in the care of New Hope Animal Rescue NFP .

Stella is a social animal, and she's happy to keep company with other dogs. She has mastered her house-training etiquette. Stella is spayed, and she has had all her shots.

From Stella's current caretaker:

My mom passed away, and when dad went into assisted living, he was forced to surrender me along with my sisters, Rosie and Winnie. The rescue has fixed up my teeth, so while I don't have many left, I feel so much better. I love to take naps, so I won't be any bother. Just give me a safe place to live out my golden years. And I help comfort my sister Winnie, so please adopt us together. 

Read more about how to adopt Stella on Petfinder.

Rosie, dachshund and beagle mix

Rosie is a winsome female dachshund and beagle mix in the care of New Hope Animal Rescue NFP .

Rosie is a social butterfly — she'll get along great with other dogs, cats and children. She's vaccinated and spayed. She's already house-trained.

Rosie's current caretakers say:

My mom passed away, and when dad went into assisted living, he was forced to surrender me. While my sisters, Rosie and Winnie take comfort in each other, I like the company of people and just want to curl up in bed with you. I come when you call me, but chances are I will already be by your side. I just had a dental cleaning so I'm as good as new.

Read more about Rosie on Petfinder.

Levi, dachshund

Levi is a sweet male dachshund dog being cared for at Central Texas Dachshund Rescue.

He's as friendly as can be, and he'll get along great with your other dogs. He's already vaccinated, neutered and house-trained.

Levi's current caretakers say:

This beautiful black and white double dapple is blind in his left eye and ended up at rescue through no fault of his own. His brother Sawyer, who is also here, is very protective over him. Both boys are fully vetted and are extremely bonded, so they must stay together. If you want double the love, please consider adopting this handsome duo.

Read more about how to adopt Levi on Petfinder.

Sawyer, dachshund

Sawyer is a male dachshund dog staying at Central Texas Dachshund Rescue.

Sawyer loves other dogs. Fear not: He's already house-trained. His vaccinations are up to date, and he's neutered.

Here's what Sawyer's friends at Central Texas Dachshund Rescue think of him:

Sawyer has come into rescue along with his brother Levi. Their family situation changed, and we were able to rescue both boys. They are very bonded and must stay together as Sawyer is very protective over Levi. If you're interested in adopting both of them, complete an application today. 

Read more about Sawyer on Petfinder.

Maggie, schnauzer

Maggie is an adorable female schnauzer dog being kept at Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.

Maggie is already spayed, and she has had all her shots. Have no fear: She is already house-trained.

Notes from Maggie's caretakers:

Maggie is a currently being fostered in San Antonio, TX. She is an outgoing dog with humans but sometimes displays the typical bossy Schnauzer attitude with other dogs. She was surrendered to a kill shelter in Lampasas, and misses the family she lost. Can you give her a second chance for a happy life? 

Read more about Maggie on Petfinder.

Lettie, chihuahua and terrier mix

Lettie is a winsome female chihuahua and terrier mix currently residing at Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.

She's already spayed and vaccinated. She's already house-trained.

Notes from Lettie's caretakers:

This friendly gal enjoys interacting with humans and dogs alike. This sweetie was suffering from extreme neglect and dehydration when she entered a South Texas shelter. After receiving veterinarian care, she was placed in a foster home and is now a healthy girl. We want her to stay that way, so we are looking for a forever home with someone committed to her well being. 

Apply to adopt Lettie today at Petfinder.


This story was created automatically using local animal shelter data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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