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

Photos: Petfinder
By Hoodline - Published on February 07, 2020.

Interested in adopting a pet — or just taking a peek at some lovable pups up for adoption? There are dozens of deserving 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.)

Rex, American Staffordshire terrier mix

Rex is a male American Staffordshire terrier mix being cared for at Throw a Dog a Bone Dog Rescue.

Rex is a social animal, and he'll get along great with other dogs. Have no fear: He is already house-trained. He's already neutered, microchipped and vaccinated and has tested heartworm negative. 

Here's what Rex's friends at Throw a Dog a Bone Dog Rescue think of him:

Rex is four years old and ended up in a rural high kill shelter after his family surrendered him. During his first days there, he was so sad that a volunteer asked us to help. He has a relaxed, calm personality and loves to be around adults and children. He's just as happy watching movies and snuggling on the couch as he is exploring the outdoors. Would you open your heart and home to Rex?

Read more about how to adopt Rex on Petfinder.

Lucky, Labrador retriever mix

Lucky is a male Labrador retriever mix currently residing at Throw a Dog a Bone Dog Rescue.

Lucky is a social animal — he'll get along great with children, cats and dogs. Good news: He is already house-trained. He is neutered and vaccinated.

Lucky's current caretakers say:

Lucky, now 10 months old, was given up by his family without regard to where he was going to end up. He loves children, is great on a leash and enjoys going for walks. From what we've observed, this social pup would be a wonderful apartment companion. 

Read more about Lucky on Petfinder.

Roxy, American Staffordshire terrier mix

Roxy is a winsome female American Staffordshire terrier mix being kept at Throw a Dog a Bone Dog Rescue.

Roxy does great with children — she's a real "people pet." No need to worry: She's already house-trained and crate-trained. She is already spayed and microchipped and has had all her shots.

Roxy's current caretakers say:

Look at that cute face! Roxy is just one years old and weighs 27 pounds. A kind person found her starving on the streets, and we were able to place her in a foster home. She is a delight—great on a leash and loves to take walks! Apply today to give this cutie the forever home she deserves. 

Apply to adopt Roxy today at Petfinder.

Billy Bob, poodle mix

Billy Bob is an adorable male poodle mix staying at Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio.

No need to worry: He's already house-trained. He's neutered, and he has had all his shots.

From Billy Bob's current caretaker:

This friendly three-year-old doggie was surrendered after his owner was placed in a nursing home. We think Billy Bob is a poodle mix, because he has a soft, fuzzy coat. If you want a bundle of adorableness, he's your guy.

Read more about how to adopt Billy Bob on Petfinder.

Miley, greyhound

Miley is an adorable female greyhound dog staying at GALT Central Texas.

Miley is friendly as can be — she loves other dogs. She is spayed and vaccinated. She is already house-trained.

Notes from Miley's caretakers:

Miley could be called Smiley. She is an easy-going gal with a great attitude. If you want to get to know her better, complete the adoption application. Then, we can arrange a meet and greet.

Apply to adopt Miley today at Petfinder.

Charlie, Shih Tzu and Pomeranian mix

Charlie is a darling male Shih Tzu and Pomeranian mix currently housed at Lil Paws Maltese Rescue and other Petite Paws.

Charlie's ideal forever home would be a dog-free environment. Have no fear: He is already house-trained. He has been vaccinated, microchipped and neutered.

Here's what Charlie's friends at Lil Paws Maltese Rescue and other Petite Paws think of him:

This shy little guy will be two years old in April. Charlie can be a little food aggressive, so he would do best as the only dog. But he is treat motivated and can be won over pretty easily with a little patience. Complete the online adoption application today for immediate consideration. 

Apply to adopt Charlie today at Petfinder.

Maggie, American Staffordshire terrier and Dalmatian mix

Maggie is a female American Staffordshire terrier and Dalmatian mix being kept at Throw a Dog a Bone Dog Rescue.

Maggie is eager to make friends, and she's happy to keep company with other dogs. She's already spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Fear not: She is already house-trained and crate-trained.

Notes from Maggie's caretakers:

The only family Maggie has ever known surrendered her, because it was moving to a new home and didn't want to bring her. She is about a year old and she weighs 45 pounds. She loves other dogs and playing outside too. If you want a great running buddy and lifelong companion, she's your gal. 

Apply to adopt Maggie 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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