My name is Groot!

Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Groot
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Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc

Facts about Groot

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8433759
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Groot is a sweet dog who would love to be a part of your family.  Just like his namesake (character from Guardian's of the Galaxy) he is quiet and only speaks when there is something to say. His bark actually sounds like he is saying 'Groot.'   He is great with kids who are over 10 years old (due to his large size) and does very well around small dogs.  He is crate trained but will jump up and snuggle on the sofa (if you let him).   He is housebroken and will let you know when he needs to go out.  He is in the process of being leash trained.

Groot was found on the side of the rode in Northwest Houston where he had been immobile for at least a week before he was picked up.  In addition to being low heartworm positive, he was most likely hit by a car because he had a fractured hip and torn ACL (which have healed nicely).  He might have always been a street dog because he does not know what dog toys are and DOES NOT LIKE squeak toys.  The sound seems to confuse and frighten him.  When he hears a squeak toy, he paws the ground and barks as if to say 'keep that thing away from me!!'  He does not like thunder storms, but he is not nervous nor anxious.  He just wants to be near you during a thunder storm.  When I've had to leave him during a storm, he is crated, and I cover 1/2 of his kennel.  This makes him feel safe.  If you are not with him, his kennel is his safe place. A kennel for him when not with his humans is a must!  But the kennel is only partially covered during thunder storms. 

He is learning 'sit' and 'stay' and is very much treat motivated.  He did very well when being groomed at Petsmart.  The groomer's comment 'He is a very sweet dog and didn't fuss at all!)  Same thing when taken to the vet - no fussing at all.

Groot is not an alpha dog.  He is submissive and follows the lead of my 12lb poodle mixes.  In addition to my two dogs, he has been around my mom's 3 dogs ( 6 lbs - 10 lbs) and my sister's 45 lb lab/collie mix. He would do well with other dogs as long as they are properly introduced.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

The adoption fee includes vet check, vaccinations, Bordetella, de-worming, rabies, spay/neuter and microchip. There is a an additional $12.99 fee for Home Again for a lifetime registration of the microchip.

It is against the law in the State of Texas for a rescue not to be sterilized so we have to make sure it gets completed and that we have record of it.

NOTE: In our bios, we provide information based on our volunteer's experience with a particular dog; such as temperament, training, and ability to get along with others.

AARF is a 501(c)3 Non Profit, all breed, no kill organization. Our group is always in need of donations in order to continue to give the needed medical care to our rescues. Adoption fees do not begin to cover all of the medical costs. Any donation, no matter how small is a big help and is greatly appreciated. Please help us to continue to help them. Thank you.

About Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

Adopt a Rescued Friend, Inc (AARF) is a 501 (c)3, We are a non-profit, no kill, all breed, all volunteer organization. Our Mission at AARF is to rescue, rehabilitate and match companion animals with families who are ready for a lifetime commitment. We are a non-profit group that fosters in our homes and depend solely upon donations from the public and grants for support. All of our board members and fosters are volunteers and the only compensation we receive is the knowledge that we are making a difference. Save A Life, Adopt A Rescue!

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Come Meet Our Pets...

We hold adoptions

Petsmart @ 7050 Hwy 6 North, Houston, Tx 77095,

Petco Unleashed 6340 N. Eldridge Pkwy Houston, TX

Petco Unleashed Almeda, 11615 S. Sam Houston Pkwy. Houston, TX 77089

Petco 4431 FM 1960 Houston, Texas

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We can not take all of our dogs to every adoption event so please email us at to let us know who you would like to meet.

Our Adoption Process...

Application that allows us to ensure that the dog chosen is a good match, interview completed by the foster, possible home inspection, contract, follow up phone call, email or home visit, adoption fees range from $125 - $200 depending on age, size and breed.

We have an online application on our website.

Click on Forms / Application on left of web page