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My name is Randy!

American Staffordshire Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Randy
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Randy
Photo 2 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Randy
Photo 3 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Randy
Photo 4 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Randy
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I'm being cared for by:
Friends For Life Animal Shelter & Sanctuary

Facts about Randy

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 5032
He’s a big guy with a huge heart—and he’s going to give all his love to you!

Randy is a sweet guy that loves to meet new people--and their dogs too! Randy was found wandering the streets near his foster’s home; they took him in, and now Randy is spending his time with three foster-dog siblings while he waits to meet you! Randy’s energy level is a cinch to handle, and he can sit and shake! If you were to ask Randy about something he likes to do, he’d say that he likes to ride in the car and go places. Isn’t that great! You go places in your car! Randy also enjoys food – maybe a bit too much! He’s a titch overweight, so a little more walking and portion control will get you both in shape! Can you imagine? Randy will be good for your health!

Randy is handy, and he’s got his bags packed already! Here’re his highlights:
-Randy loves people and other dogs! No cats, please.
-Randy is friendly and loves to be petted!
-Randy knows sit and shake, and can learn more!
-Randy is house and small-space trained, with great indoor manners!
-Randy is polishing up his leash manners just for you!

Randy is outgoing and friendly when meeting people! He likes to sit near you most of the time! Randy enjoys meeting new people, and if they have dogs, that makes it even better! Randy does prefer to eat alone. He loves his food and doesn’t want to share, so he will need to eat by himself and not with other dogs. He doesn’t mind if you’re around. Randy is a big teddy bear of a dog! He’s a sweet, melting marshmallow on the inside! Easy to love and easy to live with, Randy will be your perfect companion, and you’ll never be alone!

Randy is heartworm positive - please ask a staff member for more info

About Friends For Life Animal Shelter & Sanctuary

About Our Shelter...

WHO ARE WE?
We are located in Houston and are the only LEED-certified green No Kill animal shelter in Texas. We incorporated as a 501(c)3 no kill organization in 2002. Friends For Life was started with the purpose of providing the animals of Houston and surrounding areas with immediate alternatives to the killing and a long term plan to change the direction of the sheltering community to a more compassionate future. Our ranks are made up of veterinarians, architects, business people, lawyers, physicians and animal care specialists all passionately dedicated to ending the killing of homeless animals.

WHY DOES OUR ANIMAL COMMUNITY NEED FRIENDS FOR LIFE?

At 80,000 annually, Houston has the tragic distinction of being the city that kills the most animals in its shelters second only to San Antonio. Some of the reasons Houston shelters kill animals is that they are a certain breed (pit bulls, rottweilers, chow chows, etc.), weigh under 2 lbs, sneeze on intake, are over 7 years old, are missing some hair or are pit bull puppies. 75% of the animals we adopt into loving homes have been previously rejected by other organizations as 'unadoptable.'Friends For Life is taking meaningful steps toward reversing this tragic situation by redefining 'adoptable' every day and finding homes for animals who otherwise have no hope. At Friends For Life, EVERY ANIMAL MATTERS.


EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL ADOPTION PROGRAM

Limited only by space, we will accept any animal needing our assistance regardless of age, condition or breed. They include beautiful cats, dogs, puppies and kittens. All are fully vet-checked, tested and have received all age-appropriate vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery.

We have training consults and discounted training services available for all FFL animals.

HOW CAN YOU BE A PART OF CHANGING THE FUTURE?
1. Take a look at out website at www.nokill1.org and consider volunteering. Many of our volunteers have been with us for years and have traveled from as far away as Georgia and Indiana to volunteer for FFL projects. Trust us, it's a good gig!

Sign up online at www.nokill1.org/how-to-help/volunteer or just stop by and see us!

2. Adopt an FFL animal in need. The truth is, 'unadoptable' is what we make it. Every animal adopted from a no kill program sends a powerful message that this is the direction we want to see our shelters take. Every life has value. Together, we can chage everything!

Donate to Our Shelter...

Come Meet Our Pets...

FRIENDS FOR LIFE
The Don Sanders Adoption Center
107 E. 22nd Street
Houston, TX 77008
713-863-9835

HOURS:
12-6PM Tuesday-Saturday
12-5PM Sunday
Closed Mondays

We are currently located in the Historic Heights. Our shelter looks more like a gallery than a shelter! Incredible photography is displayed in our lobby. Care has been taken with every detail of the building. We are bringing in 100% outside fresh air and turning over the air in each space completely 15 times an hour. We have made certain that sunlight reaches every animal (and staff) workspace and even engaged a professional acoustician from the beginning to ensure that we manage the sound for everyone's comfort. We have cageless cat rooms with 19-foot ceilings and climbers everywhere to keep the kitties happy and healthy. We have a 'real life' dog living area set up for the dogs. Our shelter is unlike any you've ever experienced! You have to see it to believe it!

We need adoption counselors, docents and animal "smoochers" to keep everyone feeling loved. We also need, welcome and swoon over our foster parents!

Our volunteers and foster parents are like gold to us. Please consider joining this energetic and positive group! If you'd like to volunteer, please just email us below or drop by!
volunteermanager@adoptfriends4life.org

Come by and visit! Even if you are not adopting an animal, we have well-trained staff to answer pet related questions, a wealth of training, medical and behavioral information and a fun atmosphere to just drop in and get your fix of animal love!

As always, Friends For Life is a No Kill organization.
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YOU ARE ALSO INVITED TO OUR MOBILE ADOPTION LOCATION!

WHERE:
Petsmart Adoption Center (cats only)
2902 S. Shepherd @ Alabama
Houston, Texas
713.520.7917

WHEN: Tues -Fri 5-7 PM
Sat and Sun12-5PM

Our Adoption Process...

We have a $75 adoption fee for cats and a $95 adoption fee for dogs that covers all shots, testing, health checks and age-appropriate spay/neuter. All dogs are micro chipped and on heartworm preventative.

Our adopters must be 21, have ID and must undergo an interview, fill out an application and sign contracts related to commitments for the care of the animals. We will check veterinary references and landlord information.

No animals may be adopted as gifts and and all members of the caretaking family must be in agreement about the adoption.

Should an adoption not work out we require the animal to be returned to Friends For Life.

Our dog adoption application may be filled out online at: http://nokill1.org/adopt/adoptable-dogs.
Our cat adoption application may be filled out online at: http://nokill1.org/adopt/adoptable-cats.