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

These Austin-based dogs are up for adoption and in need of a good home
Photos: Petfinder
By Hoodline - Published on March 13, 2020.

Start your day off right by browsing through lovable pups! There are dozens of dogs up for adoption right here in Austin.

Hoodline partnered with Petfinder, an online adoption site that lists “more than 315,000 adoptable pets from nearly 14,000 animal shelters and rescue groups" to bring you this roundup of dogs near you.

(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.)


Gigi, black mouth cur

Gigi is a lovable female black mouth cur dog being cared for at Throw a Dog a Bone Dog Rescue.

Gigi loves to socialize, and she gets along well with other dogs. She's vaccinated and spayed. She's already house-trained and crate-trained. Gigi is a special needs pet, so please inquire about her specific care requirements.

From Gigi's current caretaker:

GiGi was surrendered to a kill shelter by the only family she'd known after giving them lots of puppies. She is great on leash, loves to take walks and has fun playing with other dogs. When we brought her to the shelter, she had to have a large abdominal tumor removed. We don't know how long she has, but we seek a loving hospice foster where she can enjoy the rest of her days in peace, love and comfort. 

Apply to adopt Gigi today at Petfinder.

Sugar, cocker spaniel

Sugar is a female cocker spaniel dog being cared for at Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio.

Sugar is eager to make friends, and she gets along well with other dogs. She's mastered her house-training etiquette. Sugar is spayed, and she has had all her shots.

Here's what Sugar's friends at Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio think of her:

This quiet girl arrived at rescue with some big medical needs. Through it all, she has maintained a loving spirit that touches the hearts of everyone she meets. She is busy enjoying all the good things in life: playing “tickle my tummy, ” eating delicious meals and spending her days snuggled in warmth and comfort. All she needs now is a forever home. 

Apply to adopt Sugar today at Petfinder.

Cassy, Great Dane

Cassy is a female Great Dane dog currently residing at PAWS of Austin.

Cassy is friendly as can be, and she's happy to keep company with children, cats or dogs. She's already house-trained. She is spayed and vaccinated.

Here's what Cassy's friends at PAWS of Austin think of her:

Cassy is about eight years old and just as friendly as can be.  She's happy to keep company with children, cats or dogs. If you're interested, complete an adoption application. 

Read more about Cassy on Petfinder.

Roz, American Staffordshire terrier mix

Roz is a female American Staffordshire terrier mix staying at Throw a Dog a Bone Dog Rescue.

Roz is a social butterfly — she gets along well with other dogs. Her vaccinations are up to date, and she is spayed. Have no fear: She's already house-trained.

Notes from Roz's caretakers:

This four-year-old sweetie is currently being fostered by a wonderful volunteer. She was surrendered to the local rural shelter without her puppies. We've observed what a calm, loving gal she is and hope to find a great home soon. If you can offer Roz the home she deserves, contact us today!

Read more about Roz on Petfinder.

Joy, greyhound

Joy is a darling female greyhound dog being kept at GALT Central Texas.

Joy gets along well with other dogs. Her ideal forever home would be a cat-free environment. Have no fear: She is already house-trained. She's been vaccinated and spayed.

Joy's current caretakers say:

Bring some Joy into your life! This lovely little lady is ready to find a soft spot of her very own.

Read more about Joy on Petfinder.

Maggie, cocker spaniel

Maggie is a female cocker spaniel dog being kept at Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio.

Maggie has had all of her shots, and she's spayed. No need to worry: She is already house-trained. She has some special needs, so please inquire about her specific requirements. 

Notes from Maggie's caretakers:

If you seek a constant companion with soft silky fur, I'm your girl! I'm a classic 10+ year-old-model, but you wouldn’t know it from my spirit and the spark in my step. I'm on the sensitive side: I yelp or cry when people speak harshly, move too quickly or pet me too rough. At night, I prefer your bed over a crate. I'm looking forward to finding a patient, loving family that will be devoted to me.

Apply to adopt Maggie today at Petfinder.

Joe, pug

Joe is a male pug dog currently residing at Pug Rescue of Austin.

Joe is eager to make friends — he'll get along great with kids, cats or dogs. He's mastered his house-training etiquette. He is neutered and vaccinated. Also, he's a special need pet, so please inquire about his specific requirements. 

Notes from Joe's caretakers:

Here I am, folks, the great and adorable Joe the Pug! I'm a 12-year-old hunk, and I'm ready to be adopted. And even though I'm blind, I get around the house without a problem. My foster mom nicknamed me Big 'Ole Luv Pug, because I'm a fan of snuggle buddies. I'd make a great addition to your other dogs if they like to snuggle. Could you give this senior guy the home of his dreams? 

Read more about how to adopt Joe on Petfinder.


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