My name is Katie!

Akbash/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Whitewright, Texas - Katie
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Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

Facts about Katie

  • Breed: Akbash/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10734174
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Like the Olympic Gold medalist for whom she was named, our little Katie Ledecky is a true water sprite. This girl simply can not get enough time in the little blue wading pool. She's equally happy to splash and play in the drinking water if there's no kiddie pool available. Or any little mud puddle will do. Our girl isn't picky, as long as there's enough water to make a splash, Katie WILL make a splash.

Like all healthy puppies, Katie is full of energy -- she runs and plays hard, then naps for a bit and wakes up to wreak some havoc, chewing anything and everything that appeals to her. She also loves to shred paper.  But she's a puppy, after all, and that's to be expected. Katie gets along well with dogs and puppies from her brothers Gunnar and Brady to adult Pyrs who weigh 3 times as much as she does. She has no fear, and runs headlong through any open gate, with no worries about whether she might encounter someone -- human, canine, or other -- who doesn't appreciate her company. But really, how could you NOT love this puppy and be glad for her to come crashing into your space?

Katie and her brothers were dumped on a country road in East Texas, so we really have no idea what breeds she might be. She looks like an Akbash, but she's not as big as we would expect an Akbash to be at this age. She could be mixed with a Lab, or possibly a smaller breed. It's also possible that she's just small because she was so malnourished for the first 10 weeks of her life. She and her brothers were definitely VERY thin and full of worms when we rescued them, so they may simply be smaller than they should be because humans did not take proper care of them in the beginning. Regardless of what's in her DNA or how big she ultimately grows, Katie has a huge personality and the bravado of a dog many times her actual size. She is sure to wiggle her way into your heart when you meet her.  If you would like to give her that chance, please submit an application on our website at

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network

About Our Rescue Group...

Bluebonnet Animal Rescue Network (BARN) was founded in 2013 to help animals in North Texas, and especially in the Texoma area. We are a non-profit corporation, founded by people who had spent years rescuing an assortment of animals -- from a vulture with a broken wing to feral cats to dogs who were dumped in our rural area. We fostered for another organization for a few years before forming BARN. We are not breed-specific in our rescue efforts, but we have a fair amount of experience with Great Pyrenees and a few other livestock guardian breeds.

We are always looking for more volunteers, including foster homes. And of course, as a non-profit organization, we always appreciate donations of time, services, dollars, and supplies. We usually have a LOT of big dogs in foster, and grooming appointments are expensive, so we are especially glad to have volunteers help us with this task. We would also be glad to have your help spreading the word about Bluebonnet Animal Rescue -- through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media you use. Give us a call and let us know how you would like to help!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are based at Windsong Ranch in Whitewright, TX. This is a private, working ranch, so visits are by appointment only. We host an annual "Ranch & Rescue Day" in the fall, with a petting zoo, hay ride, and other fun activities. We are working on plans for a monthly adoption event at a local retail store, and will update this when the schedule is confirmed.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an application that helps us get to know you better so we can help you make the best match. If you have pets already, we will talk with your vet's office to be sure that you are being a good guardian for these animals. The next step is a home visit, during which we will pay special attention to your fencing and the shelter you will offer to one of our dogs. Finally, once everything is approved, we will introduce you to one or more dogs. If you fall in love and the feeling is mutual, we will complete a contract.

Our adoption fees vary according to the age and type of dog. We try to list the fee for each dog on his or her profile on our Adopt-a-Pet page, but in general, this is our fee structure:

$100 for Senior Dogs (8 and older)
$150 for "Regular" Dogs who are wonderful house pets
$200 for Farm-friendly Dogs who won't chase the chickens
$250 for Livestock-safe Adult Dogs who will guard goats, sheep, etc.
$300 for Puppies and Young Adults 2 years old and younger

We are an all-volunteer organization, and every one of our volunteers has a "real job" that takes up 8 or more hours a day. So please be patient when you contact us -- we'll respond to you as quickly as we can, but please don't be annoyed if it takes us 24 hours.