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Nina looks like a tall drink of long-legged water mixed with a regal beagle.  She's a loving, one-year old beagle mix and weighs 35 lbs.  She roamed our country streets for a few weeks.  Finally she found our property in the woods and tried to pick a new home.  Unfortunately we're full, or we'd take her.  Yet we'll foster her while she's waiting for you.  She's a nuzzle bug.  We haven't heard her bark or howl yet (not once).  She loves playing with our Boxer/Pit Bull mix dogs.  She hasn't been around cats or kids that we know of, yet her gentle and easy going nature suggests she'd be fine with all of them.  She's learning to walk on a leash as she joins us on our nightly trail walks in the woods.  She's also learning about crates, although she doesn't seem to need one.  She's a sharer of toys and giver of love.  She is spayed, micro-chipped, up-to-date on all vaccinations as of 10/20/14 and is heartworm negative.  She'd make a great addition to your home!!  For more information, please contact comesavethisdogATgmailDOTcom .


Captain is between a year and a half and two years old. He spent his whole life in a kennel until my brother adopted him. He is super sweet and loyal but prefers a home without other dogs or a home where someone is willing to do basic training with him so that he is comfortable with the other dogs in the house. He has been evaluated by a professional and all information can be given upon request. He is a loving dog who wants a permanent home where someone is willing to love him back. He sits, is leash trained and house trained. He needs to learn basic boundaries (will come and sit right in your lap) and to come when called. He is more interested in human attention than other animals. Captain also loves running and playing but knows how to relax when his supervisor does. He doesn't like to be locked up (probably reminds him of his kennel days) but likes his kennel when the door is opened, probably wont take him long to get used to it when closed although he has never chewed anything from being left alone in the house. He is around 50 lbs and has an adorable brindle coat. He has been neutered and was recently evaluated by a local vet and is up to date on everything. He comes with a kennel, toys, brand new harness, collar and leash. I can be contacted at or 713DASH854DASH6435.


Loving home needed for our wonderful 5 year-old Basset Hound or Dachsund/Golden Retriever mix, Soda. He’s a sweet dog with a good temperament who likes walks, head scratches and playing fetch. He’s great with kids, tolerates cats and is good with other dogs, but we would prefer him to be an only dog (homes with cats are fine).  He’s neutered, current on all shots, on heartworm preventative and microchipped. At about 40 pounds and 1 1/2 feet tall, he’s the perfect size for an apartment or small house. Please contact Erika at erikaraekaneATgmailDOTcom for more information or to meet Soda.


Hi there! My name is Midnight, in case you couldn’t tell by looking at me. I am a beautiful black lab mix and I am going to be 5 years old. I am super smart and incredibly sweet and gentle. I am house broken, kennel trained, know sit, stay, down, come, and I can walk on the loose leash as well as heel. I will also wait when you prepare my dinner until you tell me that it’s okay to eat. Told ya, I am wicked smart! I also know that when you say “bed,” I should go into my kennel. While I love my kennel, I also love the couch. Oh boy, the couch…. Anyway, I am looking for a new home. My current owners are heart broken that I need to leave them but I need a home where I am the only animal in the house. A forever home where I can be spoiled rotten, where I get to spend most of my day lounging around, go for walks in the evening, and just chill. Currently, I have to share my humans with two other dogs and cats and I don’t get along so well with either. I love children and I am very gentle with them. I have not had exposure to babies but my current owners think I won’t have a problem with them. Sometimes, loud men scare me and I bark at them. Once I realize they won’t harm me, I’ll calm down and let them pet me. I may even ask for a belly rub. Did I mention that I love belly rubs?
I am spayed, up-to-date on shots, and on flea and heartworm prevention. I weigh almost 40lbs and since I am already 5 years old, you don’t have to worry about me getting any bigger. How cool is that? Anyways, if you are looking for a super sweet, gentle lab mix and you don’t have any other animals I would love to meet you. I will even give you gentle kisses and most importantly, I will love you forever!
If you are ready to meet me, contact my family at Five-One-Two-299-Four-Nine-Nine-Two or  My family will want to meet you, see your home, and do some reference checking. There will also be a small adoption fee so we know you are serious about loving me (ideally, you will make the payment out to a charity of your choice and Mom will forward it on). I can’t wait to meet you!!!



Leo is four years old, is neutered and has up-to-date vaccinations. He loves to fetch balls and swim and is trained to walk on a leash. He is a lover that gives great kisses and is an indoor outdoor dog. He likes female dogs and adult cats, but doesn't really like other male dogs. For more information or to meet Leo, please call Kathy at  512DASH565DASH8390.


Nellie is a spayed female, 8-year-old Schnauzer mix who is up-to-date on her shots and is healthy.   We think she may have been abused as a younger dog as she is a little fearful and bark-y around strangers but likes nothing more than a good cuddle once she gets to know you.
She is funny, chatty and curious.  Her mom rescued her about two years ago, but is no longer able to take care of her due to health issues. She gets along with cats, other dogs and kids.  She is a wonderful little dog and an easy addition to any family.  She is cute as a button and needs a loving home (she is ready to move in and has a crate, bowls, leash & bed). 
For more information on Nellie, please contact Roslyn at roslyngillespieATgmailDOTcom .

Emma Lou

The beautiful girl in the picture is Emma.  She does have a middle name,  "Lou", that we use at times in true southern fashion.  Emma is approximately 3 years old and spayed.  She was found as a puppy in the local park and no one ever claimed her.  She has a wonderful personality and gets along with dogs and cats.  She is also wonderful with children. She is crate trained if needed.  She loves to snuggle with my eleven year old son and all of us.  We really hate to give her up, but we feel it would be better for her to have a family that can spend more time with her and can afford to properly care for her.  She does have a flea allergy and needs to be kept on flea medicine.  She loves to run, but is not a hyper dog.  She will run around the back yard and get the other dogs to chase her.  She is a great inside dog.  She uses a doggie door to go in and out.  Please let me know if you would like to adopt Emma into your family.  Call Melissa at 210DASH685DASH4885 to meet Emma Lou.


Where's Waldo?
Waldo was rescued from the San Antonio Animal Shelter, minutes before he was scheduled to be euthanized. He has lived his life in the streets of San Antonio and came into the shelter extremely malnourished and dehydrated. We took him to our vet as soon as we brought him to Austin to make sure he had no other ailments. He received a clear bill of health and just needed food/water and lots of love. 
He is an energetic young male that LOVES the water and is a great ball retriever. Waldo can sit, stay and is completely housebroken. He has been neutered.  We crate him when we have to run errands so he is comfortable staying in there for a little while.
Waldo is great with kids and other animals. He had no problems with our dogs when we brought him home and instantly became part of the team. 
Waldo deserves a great home where he can become part of a family and grow old with them. He loves to go on walks and play in the water, whenever possible. 
An onsite visit at your home is mandatory along with a small application fee so we can go save another animal in need.
Please call Robbin at 512DASH944DASH6964 or email at gatlingDOTrobbinATgmailDOTcom if you need any additional information.

Sweet Mama

Sweet Mama was a stray rescue from the San Antonio Animal Shelter. She came into the shelter with 5 puppies and was extremely malnourished and dehydrated. During the intake process, the shelter determined that the best course of action was to separate "Mama" from her children and put them on the adoption list, but euthanize Mama. They are overrun with strays that they don't have any room for any dogs that may or may not get adopted. With only a few minutes before she was to be put down, we called the shelter and put a hold on her and immediately drove down and picked her up.
Her puppies have all been adopted and Mama is recovering well. She is gaining some much needed weight and is very happy to have been rescued. She loves other animals, as she has already become part of the "pack" at our house. Now that she is healthy and full of vitality, it is time to find Mama a permanent home where she can get all of the love and affection that she deserves.
Mama does well with other animals and is very loving towards children. She is spayed, has learned how to sit, is crate trained and is completely housebroken, as she has become an indoor dog. She is current on all of her vaccinations and does not require any additional medication anymore. 
We are looking for Mama to be adopted by a family that can spend a lot of time with her, as she has had a very hard life living on the streets of San Antonio and deserves to be pampered and become part of a loving family. 
An onsite visit at your home is mandatory along with a small application fee so we can go save another dog in need.
Please call Robbin at 512DASH944DASH6964 or email me at if you need additional information and are interested in visiting with Sweet Mama.


Sweet Roux is Looking for Her Perfect New Forever Home!
We are extremely heartbroken to have to find a new forever home for our sweet Roux-bear. She is a very sweet, loyal, loving, and SMART dog. She is two years old, spayed, chipped and up-to-date on all of her shots. We adopted her at 3 months old and don’t know exactly what breed she is.
With changes in our home we know that she would be more comfortable as an only dog, as well as in a home with older children. While she has had dog friends, she can be overly excited and needs her space. She is very smart and knows sit, stay, heel, come, and fetch (aka “go get it”). Our trainer thinks she would really do well in agility classes also and would do best in a home with a family that has time to work with her training to help her become the dog that we know she can be. This is another reason for wanting a home with no young kids…we’d really like someone to just spoil her rotten and give her the love she needs and deserves.
• Knows sit, stay, come, heel, out (kitchen), fetch
• Kennel/crate trained
• Microchipped
• Sits and stays while food is prepped and put down
• Good with kitties
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References are required. Fee is negotiable.
Contact Shelly or Brent Weiser for more information:  shellypaceAThotmailDOTcom  or