My name is zzJosie!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Dallas, Texas - zzJosie
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Paws In The City

Facts about zzJosie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9403488

 zzJosie has known almost nothing more than the shelter we rescued her from. She was in the shelter 18 out of the 20 months she has been alive! Thankfully she is very friendly so the shelter staff didn’t mind her extended stay. 

zzJosie is playful and loving towards other dogs. We’re not so sure about cats or children but we don’t think they’ll be a problem with her laid back personality. She gets a little testy about toys and food but she seems to be adapting to the “sharing is caring” concept.
She is still a puppy so she wants to play but she also loves taking naps and hanging out with the family. Since she was in the shelter for so long, she is used to having companions. If your home doesn’t have a playmate, she is sure to cuddle up with you and attack you with kisses.
zzJosie is house trained, crate trained and loves to go on walks! She does like to sniff around and get to know her surroundings so your first walk with her will probably take a little longer.
The shelter took great care of her so she current on shots and heartworm preventative. She is also spayed so all of her health bases have been covered! She knows the basic commands such as sit, down, no, etc.. We know, with the help of a few treats, she’ll quickly learn any other commands your family wants to teach her.

She has a teddy bear personality and pours out her love whenever she gets the chance. She is going to make a great addition to her furever home.

 Disclaimer: This dog is a participant in the Paws in the City Guest Dog Program, so ongoing care and custody are provided by the foster, not by Paws in the City.  A $200 adoption fee is due at the time of adoption and will go to the foster.   To meet this dog, please fill out an adoption application at the Paws in the City website

About Paws In The City

About Our Rescue Group...

Paws In The City® is committed to supporting the City of Dallas Animal Shelter by hosting off-site adoptions for the dogs and spay/neuter education and fundraising through specific outreach programs.

Paws In The City is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 organization committed to ending overpopulation, abuse and neglect of Dallas dogs and cats . We are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff.

Paws In The City is committed to the following goals:

 Rescuing homeless dogs and cats from the City of Dallas animal shelters by sponsoring off-site adoptions to find these abandoned animals terrific, loving homes…often many of these wonderful pets are days away from being euthanized simply because there are not enough homes... a tragedy we are determined to end;

 Providing a comforting and positive environment for adoptions;

 Providing medical care to neglected, abused, and injured animals through our outreach efforts;

 Educating the public on responsible pet ownership; and

 Supporting spay and neuter programs…the simple, common sense solution to ending the number of unwanted dogs and cats on our streets and in our city shelters.

Why we do it

Nationwide Stats:
12 million animals are euthanized each year in the United States.
That is 1 million a month
1,388 animals an hour
70,000 - The number of kittens and puppies born in the US each day.
10,000 - The number of people born in the US each day.

Local Stats:

In 2004, the city of Dallas impounded 28,686 dogs and cats.
25,699 were killed by lethal injection.
Less than 2000 were adopted or re-claimed by owners.
200,000 - Estimated cats and dogs killed each year in animal shelters in Denton, Collin, Tarrant, and Dallas alone.

Come Meet Our Pets...

See our website for adopt-a-pet locations and times on Saturdays.

Otherwise, once we receive your application we can make arrangements for you to meet the animal. Usually, the foster parent will bring the animal to your home.

Our Adoption Process...

Requirements to Adopt a Dog in Foster Care: Before adopting, we require an approved pre-adoption application, an interview, a home check, a signed adoption contract and an adoption fee (dogs=$200 / puppies=$250 / cats=$125) to cover the animal’s health-related expenses and boarding while in our care. All of our animals are spayed or neutered, are current on shots, tested and de-wormed.

Go to our website for our pre-adoption application, and click on Adopt a Dog or Adopt a Cat for the pre-adoption application (in PDF format). Please print and complete the application and then email or fax it to the following address:

972 421 1697 Or

Once we receive your pre-adoption application, we will contact you for a phone interview and continue the adoption process from there. Feel free to contact us by email if you would like more information on any animal.