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My name is Ava!

Labrador Retriever/Beagle Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Ava
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Ava's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Ava's Story...
If Ava were a superhero, we think that her secret identity would be known as ADVENTURE DOG! This is because there is no adventure too great, nor too small, for Ava to handle and enjoy (sleeping on the couch counts as a little adventure, doesn’t it?). Sure, lots of dogs are happy creatures, but Ava’s got this joie de vivre that puts all others to shame. If she were really a superhero, Adventure Dog’s powers would be to spread good cheer to dog lovers everywhere!

Here are 10 reasons why we are sure you will love Ava:

1. Ava is super friendly and is happy to meet all kinds of new people. She’s earned the nickname Wigglebutt for the way that she greets friends with full-body wags.

2. Despite the fact that Ava is still so young, she has excellent manners. She sits automatically before having her leash and collar put on, before going in and out of cars and buildings, as well as before being let out of her crate.

3. Ava’s politeness extends to leash walking. She naturally walks calmly on the leash and does not pull towards other dogs. With the command “Easy!” uttered in low, slow tones, she will even leave squirrels and birds alone.

4. She is a top student in the basic training class she attends with other Friends for Life dogs: She has mastered: sit, down, come when called, stay, pay attention, drop it, leave it, and some other neat tricks.

5. Also well-socialized with the canine set, Ava loves to play chase and wrestling games with other dogs. She’s quite the center of attention at any dog park visit!

6. She is quiet in the house most of the time, preferring to play with her toys, get cuddles from a favorite person, or simply snooze.

7. Ava is the quintessential activity dog! She is fun to be around because there is so much that she likes to do. Training games, tug of war (extra fun because she knows how to drop toys and take them on cue), bike riding, jogging, doggie play dates, hiking and especially, ESPECIALLY, fetch.

8. Ava is an excellent car dog, who always sits calmly and quietly in the back, waiting for her next adventure.

9. She is completely comfortable with people taking food and toys from her (in fact, Ava has been known to bring her favorite squeaky beds to people sleeping in their beds), and has no problem being handled all over. Bath time, brushing, and nail trims are a breeze for this dog!

10. Ava has never destroyed anything in the house or made any undue noise when left home alone. She is also 100% crate-trained, happily running into her crate when given the signal.

Don’t believe in super heroes? Stop by and meet Ava, aka Adventure Dog, and she’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. You might even find her to be a great companion for all your life’s little adventures, even if your idea of adventure happens to consist of a walk along the bayou and a nap on the couch.

Facts about Ava

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Beagle Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 128

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ava, a Houston Labrador Retriever/Beagle dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Beagle for sale in Houston, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Beagle dog from a breeder in Houston.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Houston already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Houston breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/Beagle breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/Beagle rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Houston paves the way for another one to be saved.