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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Let us find your match!
PUREBRED VS. MIXED BREED DOGS
Did you know that 25% of dogs in shelters are purebreds?
This number is likely even higher in states like Texas, where shelters are overflowing. Many people purchase purebred dogs, only to later decide they are "too much work," "too high energy," or simply require too much time. These animals are consequently dumped or surrendered to shelters/rescues.
Did you know that, on average, mixed breed dogs are healthier than their purebred counterparts?
With mixed genes from multiple genetic lines, mutts are at a lower risk of receiving high "doses" of specific genetic defects. As a result, mixed breed animals statistically have a lower rate of hip dysplasia, knee diseases, spinal diseases, heart diseases, and tend to have healthier skin, blood, brain, livers, and kidneys.
So - where and how do we find your perfect match, whether purebred or mixed?
As a nonprofit animal rescue, we have near immediate access to animal shelter intakes that are pulled from the streets or surrendered by owners. Furthermore, we have a wide network of fellow rescuers that, between them all, encounter tens or sometimes hundreds of dumped/stray dogs a week. Combined with our own animals in foster, we are confident in our ability to find the perfect dog for you.
What is the process to find your "match"?
First, we get you approved to adopt. This entails:
(1) - Filling out our adoption application and questionnaire
(2) - Phone interview
(3) - Veterinary check (to ensure your current or past animals have seen a vet and are cared for)
(4) - Home visit
(5) - Pair you with your new best friend!
How long does this process take?
Approving your application and getting you the green light to adopt usually takes about a week, depending upon our leadership (and your) availability. We do our best to speed things along to get you your new family member as soon as possible.
Time to finding your match depends upon your animal request. If you're looking for a niche animal - a 1-2 year old purebred yorkie or a 3-4 month old labradoodle - it may take a little longer than if you're looking for a "young" terrier mix. We do our best to put the word out to all our rescue colleagues, but we prioritize matching you with the best animal versus rushing the timeline!
We understand that some families have always dreamed of having a specific breed of dog. A doberman with ears cut and tails cropped. A little yorkie. A purely white English Bulldog. A full sized merle Great Dane. We are happy to search for these animals for you - you would be surprised at what we find on the street (for example, we have come across at least 4 or 5 dobermans on the streets with tails and ears cropped within the last few months alone). Our main goal is to encourage rescuing over purchasing these animals from backyard breeders, especially if we can find exactly what you are looking for!
We are also happy to discuss with you the expected temperaments of these breeds, and encourage you to also consider allowing us to match you with (or propose) an animal whose personality best fits your lifestyle! Please also keep in mind that in general, requests for purebred animals may take longer than requesting a mixed breed.
Please note: we will rarely declare that any animal is "purebred," as there is no guarantee. However we do our very best to match you with as close to your request as possible.
We are currently working on both Matchmaking application as well as a "Tinder-like," swipeable module for finding your perfect match, whether a specific requested breed or a "match me" based on your lifestyle! For now, please e-mail us using the link below and we will add you to our database and walk you through the process!
See below a few of our previous "rescue" matches!
Note: All dogs pictured below were rescued from the streets and are now happily thriving in their forever homes!
Stella & Hank the Tank
Breed: English Bulldog (possible mix)
Bruno & Annabelle
Breed: Great Dane (possible mix)
Breed: Cattle Dog/ Blue Heeler (possible mix)
Ghost & Tofu
Breed: White German Shepherd mix
Breed: Husky/Malamute mix
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