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7 lovable pups to adopt now in Houston

Photos: Petfinder
Photos: Petfinder

Interested in adopting a pet — or just taking a peek at some cuddly canines up for adoption? There are dozens of great dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Houston.

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.)


Mia, Plott hound mix

Mia is a darling female Plott hound mix currently housed at Greenawalds Service Inc.

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

Mia's current caretakers say:

Mia is a very sweet loving girl who likes a lot of attention but also does fine in her kennel. Mia has a high prey drive and likes to survey the yard for critters to chase. She is great with people and other dogs with proper introduction. She has an alpha personality that loves to wrestle and pin her other foster siblings. 

Read more about how to adopt Mia on Petfinder.

Camellia, English bulldog and American bulldog mix

Camellia is a sweet female English bulldog and American bulldog mix being cared for at Honoring Hope and Faith Rescue, Inc.

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

More from Camellia:

Howdy there! I am Camellia. I am an Olde English Bulldog and boy am I cute! My foster momma calls me a gentle giant. I am on the prowl for a family who will keep my safe for the rest of my life. I take some time to trust people because I have not had the easiest life but I am worth waiting for! I love going for very short runs in the morning or evening. 

Read more about Camellia on Petfinder.

Leia, German shepherd and husky mix

Leia is a lovable female German shepherd and husky mix being kept at Friends For Life Animal Shelter & Sanctuary.

Leia loves other dogs. Her ideal forever home would be a cat-free environment. Leia is spayed and vaccinated. She's mastered her house-training etiquette.

Leia's current caretakers say:

Princess Leia is a beautiful and sweet girl.  She definitely needs a yard to run around in. She would be a great running companion if trained since she has a lot of energy and can go the distance without getting tired. Her favorite things are Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and crunchy treats. She would be a great dog for an active family.

Read more about how to adopt Leia on Petfinder.

Duchess, American Staffordshire terrier mix

Duchess is a sweet female American Staffordshire terrier mix staying at Brave Bully Rescue.

Duchess is happy to keep company with other dogs. No need to worry: She's already house-trained. Duchess is already spayed, and she has had all her shots.

Duchess' current caretakers say:

Duchess is a 50 pound, 5-year-old pit mix. She is very energetic/ puppy-like and loves to run and play but is equally as happy rolling over for belly rubs. Duchess is always smiling and giving us wet kisses.She is also a fast learner who is very food motivated and she picks up on routines very quickly. 

Read more about how to adopt Duchess on Petfinder.

Hakeem, cocker spaniel

Hakeem is an adorable male cocker spaniel dog being kept at Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas - Houston.

Hakeem is the life of the party — he'll get along great with other dogs. He is vaccinated and neutered. Good news: He is already house-trained.

Hakeem's current caretakers say:

If you've been thinking about decking your halls with paws of cockers, why not open your heart and home to a homeless senior? Hakeem lost most of his teeth in his last dental appointment and is blind in both eyes (needs drops daily) but he's otherwise in great health. Hakeem still has lots of love to give and is a great companion.

Apply to adopt Hakeem today at Petfinder.

Tara, cocker spaniel

Tara is a winsome female cocker spaniel dog in the care of Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas - Houston.

Tara loves other dogs. Good news: She's already house-trained. Tara is already spayed, and she has had all her shots.

Notes from Tara's caretakers:

Tara is not a young dog by any means but the CockerKids are committed to making sure for the remainder of her life she is smothered with love. Tara has a couple of short-term health issues to address.

Apply to adopt Tara today at Petfinder.

Willow, Labrador retriever and American Staffordshire terrier mix

Willow is a lovable female Labrador retriever and American Staffordshire terrier mix currently residing at Animal Justice League.

Willow likes to socialize, and she gets along well with other dogs and cats. Willow is vaccinated. No need to worry: She's already house-trained.

More from Willow:

Hi I'm Willow! I have a very calm and sweet demeanor. I'm potty trained and will sleep in my crate at night. I am learning to respect boundaries and working on perfecting my manners. I walk well on a leash and love a sunny day where I can lay out and soak up the rays.

Read more about how to adopt Willow on Petfinder.


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