My name is Abner!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Abner
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I'm being cared for by:
Westbury CARE

Facts about Abner

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Abner has a big personality. He is curious, energetic and unique.
He loves to have his belly scratched and will "smile" if you're doing it right.
He is eager to learn new things and go new places but he's a little shy in new situations.

He is people oriented but is learning to respect personal space.
He will happily overwhelm you if he has your permission! He knows how to turn on the charm too.

His light brown eyes will melt your heart. He is ideal for someone who wants a dog buddy to go
everywhere with them. He can be active or mellow and has easily adjusted to his foster mom's daily routine.

He figured out that shaking and unstuffing plush toys is fun, and he likes to collect them in a pile
to sleep with. He likes chasing balls but hasn't figured out the part about bringing them back.
He loves the dog park and took to swimming right away with no coaxing.

Abner has learned to sit, stay, lay down and wait. He sits nicely while you put the leash on and for his dinner.
His foster mom taught him not to jump on people, furniture or kitchen counters. So far he has shown great respect for window blinds too.

He usually doesn't pull on the leash and accepts gentle correction with just a tug.
He has mastered going up and down stairs and riding in an elevator!

He is house broken and goes quickly once he is outside so you can enjoy your walk.
He happily walks in the pouring rain and on wet grass too.

He sleeps well in his crate at night but is still working on sleeping out of the crate without
bothering people during afternoon naps with his foster mom.

He isn't afraid of loud noises, like diesel trucks, thunder or sirens.
He rides well in the car and stays in the backseat until it's time to get out.

He has done well with his senior foster brother and gets along well with dogs big and small at the dog park.

He is reactive to small animals like squirrels and cats and can get quite excited.
He has had limited exposure to small children.

Overall, Abner is an awesome dog but he needs a forever family who will reinforce and continue his training.

To meet this dog for possible adoption please fill out the form at:

About Westbury CARE

About Our Rescue Group...

Westbury CARE:

Westbury CARE (Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on the animal-related rescue and community engagement in Westbury, a neighborhood located in the southwest area of Houston, Texas.

We address many of the growing animal-related problems in Westbury, which include roaming/stray animals, lost/found animals, and a lack of neutering, spaying, microchipping, and pet licensing. We offer guidance on animal topics such as training, grooming, and proper veterinary care.

CARE focuses on pets in our area through five active committees that work together and work hands-on. We have a committed group of volunteers that work diligently to make all these things possible to achieve.

Through these committees and local events, we provide education and outreach within our community. We make efforts to reunite lost pets with their owners, and if we are unable to locate the owner, we work to find foster and forever homes for found pets. We also have an active trap neuter return (TNR) committee for cats in order to reduce the feral cat population in our area. Through donation drives and events, we are able to not only funs these activities, but educate and provide beneficial information to the public.

CARE’s focus is to monitor and offer support to stray and loose animals in Westbury while improving the quality of care for animals living in our neighborhood.

Animals can travel a significant distance in a short amount of time, so it is critical to communicate with surrounding neighborhoods and rescue groups. CARE's well rounded and thorough program allows us to provide a comprehensive and cohesive approach to animal rescue, therefore improving the quality of life for all who reside here.

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Our Adoption Process...

We only adopt to loving homes where the animals will be treated well and live indoors.
The process involves an application meet and greet, and home check.
Adoption fee is $150 and there is a standard contract.
To get started fill out an adoption application here: