My name is DJ!

Bulldog/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Houston, Texas - DJ
Photo 1 - Bulldog/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Houston, Texas - DJ
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Pup Squad Animal Rescue

Facts about DJ

  • Breed: Bulldog/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: JM DJ
DJ is one of the eight “Star Wars Puppies”. . . no, “DJ” wasn’t a character in Star Wars. DJ was named after his mother since he looks just like her. DJ was born on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. That makes him a Virgo – which comes in handy for a puppy as those born under the sign of Virgo are known for their excellent judgement…which is why DJ chose to wear a Christmas tie for his photo with Santa. DJ is a sweet, active puppy. He’s kind of a baby but he’ll grow out of that. DJ is great with all of his foster’s other dogs and he’s learning about kitties. DJ is a mixed-breed dog. . .generally the healthiest and easiest to get veterinary insurance on. 7/ DJ will probably be between 50-60 pounds once he grows up. It is really too early to estimate but his mom is medium-sized (45 pounds), with an “easy-going temperament.” DJ’s mom loves to swim and chase tennis balls. DJ’s dad, well, it appears he was something of a rolling stone. Most likely culprit is a black Lab/Hound mix with a “medium build (50 pounds) and big ears.” DJ eats Natural Balance Lamb and Brown Rice puppy food, has already started on Heartgard heartworm preventive and is working on his crate-training and house-training. Next on his agenda is learning to walk on a leash. DJ’s application fee is $200 with an approved application. DJ’s adoption fee covers all age-appropriate vaccines, de-worming, neutering and microchipping. DJ’s foster also works on crate-training, house-training, leash-training, baths and nail trims with DJ.

DJ's mom is an English Bull Dog/Pit mix and we think there may have been 2 different fathers as some of the pups look like mom, while the others look like Boxers or Labrador/Shepherd mixes.

Our adoption fee is a $200.00 donation to Pup Squad Animal Rescue. Our adopted dogs are all spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. If you are interested in adoption, please go to to read more about our policies and find our application. Applications should be submitted to or via the online form.

We are happy to transport our dogs out-of-state as we have lots of experience doing this and love to see our dogs to the best homes possible! We will assist with the whole process to getting your new pet to you. Feel free to email us regarding availability or any other questions. Please remember all breed estimates are just that...estimations based on our experience. NOTE: We will only do transport if the dogs are 4 months of age or older as this means they are fully vetted and spay/neutered at this age.

Thank you for choosing to rescue an animal in need!

About Pup Squad Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Pup Squad was founded in 2008 by four former volunteers from BARC, the City of Houston Animal Control facility. One of the most distressing things about volunteering at BARC was seeing the plight of the puppies and mother dogs. Boxes of puppies would be brought to the shelter because their owners didn’t have the time or resources to care for them or find them homes. Moms with litters would be picked up from the streets by animal control and brought in on almost a daily basis. But these puppies had little chance of survival once they entered the shelter and it was so sad to see litter after litter of pups getting sick, dying at BARC or having to be euthanized. This was not because they were unwanted... people want to adopt pups! It's because these young puppies simply cannot survive in a shelter environment.

Deadly airborne diseases, to which they have no immunity, are everywhere. Even if the pups are old enough for one vaccination, that's just not enough to protect them. Then there are the pregnant and mother dogs, who are almost always euthanized. After seeing this heartbreaking situation over and over, the Pup Squad founders turned to each other and said, "There's got to be a better way." And so, Pup Squad Animal Rescue was born.

The goal of our rescue group is to save as many puppies and nursing litters as we can from life on the streets BEFORE they enter the shelters. We also work with BARC, and other area shelters, to rescue litters QUICKLY, before they are exposed to the diseases in the shelter environment. And we pledge never to leave a momma dog behind. They work so hard to protect their pups, no matter how tough of a situation they are in, and they deserve our love and care every bit as much as their sweet babies.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have multiple adoption events throughout Houston almost every weekend. You can follow our event schedule at and at

Our Adoption Process...

Our process is as follows for Houston adopters:
1. Application and application review
2. Set up a meet and greet (if in Houston or surrounding area)
3. Home trial - We suggest that every adopter take their potential new pet home for a 1-2 week trial to make sure everyone is happy in the home together.
4. Home visit and contract - We like to come to your home to make sure the home is what we expect for our dogs and complete the contract at that time.
5. Pay adoption Fee of $200!

Our process is as follows for out-of-state adopters:
1. Application and application review
2. Phone Call - Once approved, we set up a phone call to ask questions and answer your questions.
3. Skype interview - This is our chance to meet you "in person", see your home and have you meet the dog!
4. Contract and Adoption Fee - Once everyone is happy we send the contract to be completed and the link to pay the adoption fee plus transport fees.
5. We are always available for questions after the pet gets to you so do not think we are done and will end all communication at time of adoption!