My name is Onyx!

Shar Pei/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Onyx
Photo 1 - Shar Pei/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Onyx
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Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project

Facts about Onyx

  • Breed: Shar Pei/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Onyx is a one year old shar pei/labrador mix. She's 39lbs and gets along with most (but not all) dogs. She is housebroken, crate trained, & overall a very nice dog. Onyx does have a lot of energy, so requires a somewhat active lifestyle. She is learning leash manners and not to pull. She also enjoys hanging out and snuggling up at night.

Onyx does not exhibit any resource guarding with food, bones/treats, or toys towards humans, but she does resource guard with other animals. Easy solution: She enjoys her food and treats in her crate where she is not bothered! Her current foster does have three cats, and Onyx is definitely curious with them and sometimes chases, but she responds well to correction. She has not been around children with us yet, but she's generally friendly with strangers - a little hand shy with fast movements at first - so maybe kids 10+, or those old enough to understand to be patient with her.

Are you interested in learning more about Onyx? She needs a new foster or better yet, and a new adoptive home to call her own! Please fill out an adoption application for Onyx on our website at - Thanks!

About Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project

About Our Rescue Group...

We rescue in an historical area of Houston called the 5th Ward. We founded Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project November of 2011 to address what we saw as an obvious need to help the many stray, abandoned, and neglected dogs we were seeing in there. We set up feeding stations and network and pull as many as we can when a foster home or no-kill rescue group says they can take them in. One of our goals is education and we provide residents with access to free spay/neuter and rabies vaccinations. In addition, we provide other vaccinations and worming in the field to strays that we can not immediately pick up. Since November 2011 we have grown in size and have rescued over 1,000 dogs, and a few cats, from the area. We are launching a program called Habitat for Hounds through which we will donate doghouses and blankets to residents for their dogs that are kept outside. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so all donations are tax-deductible.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Stay tuned to our facebook page ( for our upcoming events!

Our Adoption Process...

You can find our adoption application online at Our adoption fees are $150 for adult dogs ages 2 and older and $175 for puppies up to 2 years old (plus an additional spay/neuter deposit on those that are too young at the time of adoption: $75 local, or $250 for long-distance adoptions). Long distance adoption transportation costs vary based on size/weight/breed of the individual dog being adopted. We have an adoption application and contract. All animals are spayed/neutered prior to adoption, if old enough, or, for young puppies, arrangements are made to have them spayed/neutered afterwards.