My name is Odo!

Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Dallas, Texas - Odo
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Paws In The City

Facts about Odo

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10506639-paws in the city


Hi earthlings! I'm Odo, from the Dog Star Sirius. I have embarked on a journey to Earth to boldly go where no space dog has gone before. I'm here to seek out a new life and new civilization in the strange new world of Dallas-yes, even we dogs watch reruns of the TV show Dallas- but my goal here is to find a family, maybe like Wishbone's or something close.

You see, on my planet being a stray without a family, well it isn't acceptable. I decided to leave and after watching lots reruns of Wishbone (which was filmed in the suburbs of Dallas). I knew that would be the perfect location to find my forever earth family. Now if you don't think it wasn't scary for this 2-year old Australian cattle dog mix to leave home, then you are sadly mistaken. There was days I did not know what would happen to me, but as luck would have it, I landed in with a good foster once I got to Dallas. Thank God for a great nose and sense of smell. I just sniffed up in the air and smelled cows or would that be Cowboys, oh well, either will work, and set my course. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Back to my story. My new fosters got me to Paws in the City. I was checked from nose to tail and got a clean bill of health. Funny thing, since I'm no longer floating in space, my weight has gone up to 41.4 lbs. Go figure?

Not really sure what is acceptable yet, so I've been playing it a little reserved, however very sweet. I'd impressed them with my abilities to walk on leash and ride in a car. I was even friendly to another dog in a kennel, and non-reactive to all those crazy Texan's barking dogs that were flappin' their lips as I strolled by. I have to admit y'all are mighty friendly, but you sure do talk funny! For a moment, I thought I might have to ask Scotty to beam me up, but then some little breed dog they call a Scotty just raised his furry brows at me and walked away. I guess, he don't got all his oars in the water, as they say here in Texas. Thank goodness my fosters were.

If you would like to give a great space dog like me! And who wouldn't? A new leash on life, here on earth, in the grand city of Dallas, this is what I need you to do. Click that them there button and ask for a Meet and Greet. Oh god! I'm startin' to sound like em'. Heck, I lookin' to join a forever family, so I don't care how ya talk. Just love me and give me the safe and loving home I have been searching the universe for. You can be the center of my world, and me yours.


For adoption information or to complete an application, please go to:

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.