My name is Pandora!

Labrador Retriever/Australian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Malakoff, Texas - Pandora
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Twisted Branch Aussie Ranch

Facts about Pandora

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10529903

Pandora is a one year old Aussie/Lab mix, looking mostly like a Lab but with an adorable Aussie bobbed tail. She's a medium sized girl at only 45 pounds. Pandora is a bundle of happiness! Like any Aussie, she needs lots of exercise and play time to be happy. Pandora is a great walking and running companion, but her favorite thing is fetch. This dog is ball crazy! She will run until she's falling down tired. She also loves to chew on antlers, bones, and hard Kong toys and can entertain herself for hours with a good chew toy. Pandora had a rather rough start in life and did not get the love and attention that she deserves, so she is going to need an adopter who is understanding and patient with her and will give Pandora time to trust. She can be fearful at first and needs time to warm up to new people, but once she knows she is safe she will love you with her whole heart. She gets along well with other dogs and loves to play, but she is not suitable for a family with small children. Pandora still has a lot of puppy in her and has all of that floppy, loving puppy joy to give. She has been fully vaccinated, spayed, tested negative for heartworms, and is current on heartworm and flea preventatives. She is available for a $250 adoption donation, and if you would like to add this sweet, happy dog to your family, please download an adoption application from our website,, and submit it to the email address on the form.

About Twisted Branch Aussie Ranch

About Our Rescue Group...

With few exceptions, we do not use foster homes. Most of the dogs in our rescue live here in the home with us as members of our family, and they sleep and eat indoors and have free run of the yard during the day. We feel that this is the best way for us to prepare these dogs for adoption and life with their new families, to teach them house manners and basic obedience training, and to get to fully know them so that we can make a proper placement.

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Our Adoption Process...

Please keep in mind that we are not a shelter where you can visit dogs and go home with one that day. We are a home and family first, and a rescue secondly, and in order to maintain a family environment for the dogs, we are only able to offer visits after we have an approved adoption application from you. We put a great deal of effort into every dog that we rescue, sometimes driving several hours to rescue them and then spending a huge amount of time caring for them physically, training them, socializing them with other dogs, and teaching them house manners. We bring these dogs into our home, into our family, and in some cases, into our bed to sleep with us. They are our family, and we care deeply about every dog that comes into our rescue. For this reason, we are very particular about where our dogs go. We do not adopt on a first-come, first-serve basis, but instead adopt to the family who is the best match for that particular dog.

Adoption Requirements and Procedure:

*We must have a reviewed, approved Adoption Application from you before scheduling a visit with the dogs.
*You must have a securely fenced yard for your adopted dog. We do not adopt dogs to homes where they would be allowed to roam free on acreage. This is for the safety of the dog.
*Due to health concerns for young puppies, puppies under the age of 4 months can’t be adopted to apartment homes where they would be exposed to other dogs. Puppies underage for spay/neuter are only available for local adoption.
*You must be able to travel here to meet and adopt your new dog. We do not ship dogs, and we want the opportunity to meet you in person before trusting you with one of our babies.
*You must be patient with us! Once we receive your application, we will need time to review it, check references, and conduct a home visit to ensure that you can provide a safe environment for your new dog. The whole process could take as much as two weeks. Please keep this in mind when you apply, as you will not be able to apply and adopt the same day.