Interested in adopting a pet — or just gazing at some lovable pups? There are loads of great dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Fort Worth.
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.)
Posie, dachshund and corgi mix
Posie is an adorable female dachshund and corgi mix in the care of Saving Hope Animal Rescue Fund.
Posie gets along swimmingly with other dogs, but would prefer to be placed in a home without small children. Good news: She is already house-trained, spayed and vaccinated.
Notes from Posie's caretakers:
Posie is a sweet but shy three-year-old girl who has not had a great life up until now. She will do best with an adopter who is patient, and understands that she will need time to adjust to you and not lose hope in her. Her preferred spot is sleeping with her human. She does enjoy playing with toys.
Read more about how to adopt Posie on Petfinder.
Blackjack, rottweiler mix
Blackjack is a cheeky male rottweiler mix staying at City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter.
Blackjack is happy to keep company with other dogs. He is already house-trained, has had all of his shots and is neutered.
From Blackjack's current caretaker:
Blackjack is such a good, good boy! Blackjack is a big guy with a lot of heart. His favorite thing in the world is snuggling. He doesn't realize how big he is, and he is convinced that he is a lap dog. He gets along with every single person and every single dog he meets. He loves to play, and he has the absolute goofiest personality. He deserves the absolute best home — just look at that face!
Read more about Blackjack on Petfinder.
Viago, boxer and black mouth cur mix
Viago is a winsome male boxer and black mouth cur mix in the care of City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter.
Viago is gentle, and he plays well with kids. No need to worry: He is already house-trained, neutered and vaccinated.
Viago's current caretakers say:
Viago is such a sweet boy! He has been very, very gentle, quiet and well-behaved from the get-go. He loves belly rubs, and will flop over immediately when you approach him. He’ll also snuggle right up against you when you’re on the couch or bed. He isn’t picky at all and loves treats, and has a great appetite. He’s great on the leash, rarely pulls and will match your pace. He would be great for those who want a less energetic dog, since he’s very calm.
Read more about Viago on Petfinder.
Major, Tennessee Treeing Brindle mix
Major is a charming male Tennessee Treeing Brindle mix staying at City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter.
Major loves other dogs. Rest assured: He's already vaccinated, house-trained and neutered.
A bit more on Major:
Meet Major, the most snuggly, sweet pup around. He loves people, and is perfectly content laying his head across you and going to sleep. When it's play time, Major is full of energy and excited for adventure. He is happy to go on walks, play fetch and tussle with the other pups. However, he is also perfectly happy to lazily curl up next to you and watch some Netflix, like a genuine couch potato. Major is a very affectionate, intelligent and sensitive dog. He will make someone's family complete.
Read more about Major on Petfinder.
Trooper, terrier mix
Trooper is a handsome male terrier mix currently housed at City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter.
Trooper gets along great with other dogs and kids. No need for concern: He's already house-trained, vaccinated and neutered.
Here's what Trooper's friends at City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter think of him:
Trooper is a quiet, gentle soul who you will immediately fall in love with as soon as you meet him. He just melts into you for attention, and loves to follow you around. He can be a bit shy at first, but opens up quickly! Trooper has done well meeting other calm dogs, but can be overwhelmed by super playful dogs. If you have any other four-legged companions, we recommend bringing them for a meet and greet prior to adoption. He enjoys running around in the backyard, and going for walks around the neighborhood.
Apply to adopt Trooper today at Petfinder.
Jack is an endearing male Chiweenie dog currently housed at Ninja Paws Rescue.
Jack enjoys spending time around other dogs. Ninja Paws Rescue, however, recommends he be placed in a home without small children. He's already house-trained, neutered and has had all his shots.
Meet Jack! He was a hero to his previous family, but due to circumstances beyond control, he finds himself in need of a new, true forever home. His favorite thing in the world is a warm lap all to himself. Jack's perfect companion might be a loner, someone who works from home or someone who is retired and likes to stick close to home. He would really love to be your new and forever best friend.
Read more about how to adopt Jack on Petfinder.
Jasper, chihuahua and pug mix
Jasper is a precious male chihuahua and pug mix in the care of Saving Hope Animal Rescue Fund.
Jasper likes to socialize with other dogs, cats and kids. Have no fear: He is neutered, vaccinated and house-trained.
Get to know Jasper:
Jasper is a loving pug and chihuahua mix who is independent, but also very sweet. He can entertain himself for hours, and adores toys. He has a lot of energy, and would love to be with another playful dog to romp around with. He is the perfect size at 17 pounds. He's waiting for his forever home.
Read more about Jasper on Petfinder.