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6 lovable pups to adopt now in Austin

Photos: Petfinder
By Hoodline - Published on March 20, 2020.

Interested in adopting a pet — or just gazing at some cuddly canines 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.)


Marlee, Australian shepherd and spaniel mix

Marlee is a female Australian shepherd and spaniel mix currently housed at Happy Hearts Dog Rescue.

She gets along well with kids, dogs or cats. She is already house-trained and crate-trained. Also, she is micro-chipped, spayed and vaccinated.

Marlee's current caretakers say:

This beautiful girl is Marlee, just one years old and weighs 46 pounds. She loves her crate; it's a safe space for chillin'. She's a big fan of car rides, morning walks and playing fetch. Because of her energy level and need for exercise, Marlee would do best in a home with older kids. 

Read more about Marlee on Petfinder.

Emmett, German shepherd

Emmett is a charming male German shepherd dog currently housed at Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.

Emmett gets along well with people and other dogs. He has mastered his house-training etiquette. His vaccinations are up to date, and he is neutered.

Notes from Emmett's caretakers:

This adorable fuzzball is just three months old and weighs about 20 pounds. He loves to play and wrestle with other puppies in his foster home. He's at the perfect age for his adopters to raise him right! If you're committed to training him, this smart boy is food motivated and eager to please. 

Read more about how to adopt Emmett on Petfinder.

May, pit bull terrier mix

May is a female pit bull terrier mix staying at Love-A-Bull.

May loves to socialize — she gets along well with other dogs. She's been vaccinated and spayed. She's already house-trained.

Read more about how to adopt May on Petfinder.

Doris, chihuahua

Doris is a darling female chihuahua dog currently housed at Small Chance Rescue.

Doris will get along great with other dogs. No need to worry: She's already house-trained, spayed and vaccinated.

Here's what Doris' friends at Small Chance Rescue think of her:

This cutie is about 12 years old and weighs three pounds. We are learning more about Doris, so please check back soon or contact us for more information. 

Read more about how to adopt Doris on Petfinder.

Bessie, chihuahua

Bessie is a charming female chihuahua dog being kept at Small Chance Rescue.

Bessie will get along great with other dogs. She is already spayed and vaccinated. She has mastered her house-training etiquette.

Notes from Bessie's caretakers:

This sweetie is about 12 years old and weighs three pounds. We are learning more about Bessie, so please check back soon or contact us for more information. 

Apply to adopt Bessie today at Petfinder.

Hugo, pug

Hugo is a sweet male pug dog currently housed at Pug Rescue of Austin.

He's already house-trained. His vaccinations are up to date, and he is neutered. Hugo is a special needs pet, so please inquire about his specific care requirements.

Here's what Hugo's friends at Pug Rescue of Austin think of him:

Are you ready to adopt a giant teddy bear? I'm Hugo, and I'm a big lover boy—I'm ready to snuggle up with you on your couch. I'm about nine years old and good with adults, kids and other animals. Though I'm now starting my senior years, I have a feeling these will be my best years. Can I spend them with you? 

Read more about how to adopt Hugo 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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