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Howdy!!  My name is Sasha.  Aren’t I beautiful?  I’ve been told I’m a chocolate lab mix of some sort. I sure look good, if I do say so myself!!  I’m almost one whole year old, and I would really like it if you’d adopt me and give me a birthday party!!  With lots of treats, please!!!
I still act like a puppy sometimes, but I’m really, really smart and learn the rules of the house very quickly.  I’m so smart that I am house broken and kennel trained already.  I will sleep in my kennel, because that’s my safe place, but I’d rather sleep close to you!!  I can stay in the house all day while you’re at work without a problem.  I bet I could even learn some tricks if you want me to.
I think I weigh around 40 pounds.  That’s not too big, right?  I’m slender and very strong.  Since I’ve got some lab in me, I will probably fill out a little bit more. I've been spayed and am up-to-date on all my shots.
I'd love to play outside with you.  A little fetch is fun and I like to take walks, but sometimes big crowds scare me a little bit.  I just need you to help me get used to being around lots of people.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE kids!!!  I really like it when I go on play dates with the neighborhood kids.
My parents have been through some really tough things lately and they can’t take care of me anymore.  I’m staying with some friends now, and they love me, but I can’t stay here forever.  I really need a new home with someone who will love me FOREVER!!  I like the sound of that!!!  Don’t you?
If you would like to meet me, contact the nice guy that’s keeping me right now at 512DASH694DASH2131 or
sruffinATruffinllcDOTcom .  Thanks for checking me out!!


Meet Bruce!! Bruce is an affectionate and playful 2 yr old German Shepherd/Boxer mix with a heart of gold and a doctorate in snuggling! He enjoys running, park/greenbelt fun, or just hanging on the couch. Bruce regularly attends doggy play days where he has a blast and maintains great manners with other dogs.
Bruce is very well crate/potty trained and walks wonderfully on a leash. He is neutered, microchipped, up to date on all of his vaccinations, heartworm negative, and is current on flea/tick/heartworm prevention.
The ideal home for Bruce would include a family who is active, affectionate, and maybe wouldn't mind all the unconditional love they can handle. He has met cats in the past and done well, of course contingent on personality of the cat. Bruce also enjoys the company of well behaved children. Bruce finds it easy and fun to learn no tricks and loves to oblige!
Here is a short video showcasing just a tiny bit of his awesomeness!
Contact Savannah at 512 DASH 851 DASH 6303 or ScarlettsavannahATgmailDOTcom to meet Bruce!!


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