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

These Austin-based canines are up for adoption and in need of a good home
Photos: Petfinder
By Hoodline - Published on April 24, 2020.

Start your day off right by browsing through delightful doggies! 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.)


Lilah, redbone coonhound mix

Lilah is an adorable female redbone coonhound mix being kept at The TRAPRS - Trapping, Rescue, and Pet Recovery Service.

Lilah gets along well with other dogs. She has mastered her house-training etiquette. She has been vaccinated and spayed.

Here's what Lilah's friends at The TRAPRS - Trapping, Rescue, and Pet Recovery Service think of her:

Sweet Lilah is a big cuddler despite being abandoned by people she thought she could count on. Now, she's thriving in a wonderful foster home. She can be on the shy side when it comes to new people but has a lot of puppy energy. She likes chew toys, tennis balls, dog parks and long walks. If you want a running or hiking partner, she's your gal!

Apply to adopt Lilah today at Petfinder.

Diego, chihuahua

Diego is a sweet male chihuahua dog currently residing at The TRAPRS - Trapping, Rescue, and Pet Recovery Service.

Diego likes to socialize, and he gets along well with other dogs. His vaccinations are up to date, and he's neutered. No need to worry: He's already house-trained and crate-trained.

From Diego's current caretaker:

Diego and his sister, Frida, were dumped in a southeast Austin neighborhood. He's currently living with his foster mom and follows her around like a shadow. Because he gets easily attached, he may have a hard time leaving her. But with the right amount of patience and love, you can give Diego the home he deserves.

Read more about Diego on Petfinder.

Murphy, Catahoula leopard dog mix

Murphy is a male Catahoula leopard dog mix being cared for at Happy Hearts Dog Rescue.

Murphy will get along great with kids, dogs and cats. Murphy has been vaccinated. He has mastered his house-training etiquette. He is a special needs pet, so please inquire about his specific requirements. 

Murphy's current caretakers say:

This gorgeous blue-eyed boy is 6 years old and weighs 67 pounds. His favorite things are having his belly rubbed and being curled up on his dog bed. He has a compressed spine and has limited use of his back hind legs. He's friendly, sweet and super gentle; he will make an incredibly loyal companion for the right family. Could it be yours?

Read more about Murphy on Petfinder.

Dahlia, cocker spaniel

Dahlia is a lovable female cocker spaniel dog currently housed at Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio.

No other pets please: Dahlia is looking for family without other dogs, cats or small children. Fear not: She is already house-trained, vaccinated and spayed. She is a special needs pet, so please inquire about her specific requirements. 

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

This shy girl is about five years old. She needs some time to warm up to new people and new situations. Once she's settled, she's just as content to sleep all day as she is to chase a squirrel. If you're in Central Texas and can offer Dahlia a calm, loving home, contact us. 

Read more about how to adopt Dahlia on Petfinder.

Dixie, pug

Dixie is a darling female pug dog currently housed at Pug Rescue of Austin.

She's been vaccinated and spayed. Have no fear: She is already house-trained.

Notes from Dixie's caretakers:

I get along with everyone–dogs, cats, kid, you name it! I am looking for a new home where I know I will be loved every day. Do think that could be your pad? 

Read more about Dixie on Petfinder.

Churro, pit bull terrier mix

Churro is a male pit bull terrier mix being kept at Love-A-Bull.

This handsome boy is the life of the party, and he's happy to keep company with other dogs and cats. Good news: He's already house-trained, neutered and vaccinated.

Read more about Churro on Petfinder.

Salsa, pit bull terrier mix

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

She's a social butterfly and gets along well with kids and other dogs. She is already house-trained, spayed and vaccinated.

Notes from Salsa's caretakers:

Salsa is an extra sweet puppy who loves to cuddle and play in the yard. She also enjoys chasing after birds and following her foster big brother everywhere. She’s showing promise with picking up basic leash skills and commands. She will make a wonderful addition to a family looking for extra love. 

Apply to adopt Salsa today at Petfinder.


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