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These Austin-based canines are up for adoption and in need of a good home

Photos: Petfinder
By Hoodline - Published on February 21, 2020.

Interested in adopting a pet — or just gazing at some cuddly canines up for adoption? There are dozens of darling 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.)


Ivory, poodle

Ivory is a female poodle dog being cared for at Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.

Ivory is microchipped, spayed and vaccinated. She's already house-trained. But she is a special needs pet, so please inquire about her specific care requirements.

Notes from Ivory's caretakers:

This sweet little poodle is 10 years old and full of love and playfulness. She was once loved by her elderly owner, but the owner became ill and unable to care for her properly. She has low vision, so she tunes in on your voice, cocking her head back and forth hoping you are talking to her. She does great with other dogs but likes people most of all. All she wants is to be loved in her golden years. 

Apply to adopt Ivory today at Petfinder.

Cleebeez, pug

Cleebeez is a charming female pug dog being cared for at Pug Rescue of Austin.

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

From Cleebeez's current caretaker:

Hi friends, I’m Cleebeez! At twelve years old, I’ve learned how to be a perfect companion. I am a low-key kind of girl, a champion napper, especially in my big, fluffy bed. I'm so excited to meet you and hope that we might become best friends.

Apply to adopt Cleebeez today at Petfinder.

Ethel, pug

Ethel is an adorable female pug dog staying at Pug Rescue of Austin.

She's already house-trained and spayed, and she has had all her shots.

Ethel's current caretakers say:

Hi there! I’m Ethel. I’m an eleven-year-old sweetie with lots of love to give. I get along well with other dogs, and I enjoy spending time with children. I’m not just a pretty face; I’m smart, too. If you’d like to have the best of both worlds—a super adorable pug that you don’t have to house train—then I might be the gal for you. Apply today to meet me. Pugs and Kisses. See you soon!

Read more about how to adopt Ethel on Petfinder.

Tess, Great Dane

Tess is a female Great Dane dog in the care of PAWS of Austin.

She is already house-trained and spayed, and she has had all her shots. She does, however, have some special needs. Please inquire about her care requirements.

Tess' current caretakers say:

Tess a 9 years old and weighs 117 pounds. She has been through some rough times: She was abandoned by her owner and has torn ligaments in both legs. But she's as sweet as can be and happy to keep company with children, dogs and cats. We are seeking someone with an equally big heart to give senior dogs like Tess a good home. If you are that person, please contact us or the Pflugerville shelter. 

Apply to adopt Tess today at Petfinder.

Huey, Labrador retriever and Great Pyrenees mix

Huey is a male Labrador retriever and Great Pyrenees mix being cared for at The TRAPRS - Trapping, Rescue, and Pet Recovery Service.

Huey is a social animal, and he gets along well with other dogs. His vaccinations are already up to date, and he is neutered. He's already house-trained.

Huey's current caretakers say:

We're happy this big, lovable baby was finally rescued! Huey's previous owner, a ranch hand, left him behind. For months, he endured harsh weather and wandered alone. He enjoys napping on the couch or outside in the sun and hanging out with other dogs. All he needs is love and a lifetime supply of dog chow to be happy. When you walk through the door, he'll give you the biggest butt wiggles you have ever seen. What more could you ask for in a best friend?

Apply to adopt Huey today at Petfinder.

Pumba, pug and chow chow mix

Pumba is a male pug and chow chow mix in the care of Pug Rescue of Austin.

Pumba gets along well with other dogs, cats and kids. He has been vaccinated and neutered. No need to worry: He's already house-trained.

Pumba's current caretakers say:

Pumba’s the name. I’m five years old, and I look like a giant cuddly pug. Cuddling is one of my favorite things to do, as I love people. We could snuggle all day long if you want! If you need a break, I’ll be fine hanging out on my doggie bed. I also do great when left alone though, so there’s no need to crate me. If you want a gentle soul and best friend, I'm your guy.

Read more about how to adopt Pumba on 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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