My name is Scotch!

Pharaoh Hound/Great Dane Mix Dog for adoption in Dallas, Texas - Scotch
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Paws In The City

Facts about Scotch

  • Breed: Pharaoh Hound/Great Dane Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8368712-paws in the city


Scotch here and boy have I been hard at work since you saw me last. I can't wait to show you all I have accomplished. My trainer and the volunteers at Paws in the City are so proud of me and I have a confession to make: they are not the only ones- I too am proud of myself and it shows! Not only do I feel so much better on the inside, I look so much better on the outside too. My eyes are bright again and I believe my future is too. Would you like to be in my future? I am looking for an adopter who is the right match. Let me tell you a bit more about myself and maybe, just maybe you are that match OR you can help to set me up with someone who is.

Awhile back one might describe me as a lost soul. Many people would look at me, but instead of commenting on my unique coat or my gorgeous green eyes, I'd hear them whisper 'he looks sad' and 'there is no light in his eyes.' Long story short, I got caught up with the wrong crowd and spent some of my younger days learning from other dogs rather than humans. I didn't understand why I should look to a human to be my leader and keep me safe. The other dogs I spent time with didn't so I thought life was up to me and I had to face things on my own. After all, these other dogs lived by their own rules, so I took those cues, followed the cool crowd, and made my own rules too. It was fun for awhile, but this kind of lifestyle caught up to me. 

I needed help and Paws in the City stepped up to help me. I went into training and have been living with a wonderful gentleman who has taught me I don't have to be nervous or take things into my own paws. He spends quality time with me and insists that I maintain a daily exercise routine. He has taught me the most rewarding thing to do is to pay attention to him. In other words, he LOVES me in the way a dog needs to be loved and I am so grateful for him. He 'gets' me. But the time has come for me to move on - to find my own family so he can help other dogs just like me. 

Do you have what it takes to be Scotch's hero? He's a lean, medium to large sized dog who is house trained and crate trained. We believe him to be a greyhound/vizla or possibly pharaoh hound mix. He is so graceful. He will need an assertive leader who is engaged and mindful. 

Does this sound like you? Can you continue to show him just how beautiful life can be? Fill out an application to adopt on our website

To meet Scotch, please fill out an adoption application at the Paws in the City website:

References and a home visit are required for all adoptions.    

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.