My name is Kisses!

Manchester Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Garland, Texas - Kisses
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Animal Allies of Texas

Facts about Kisses

  • Breed: Manchester Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Hello, 'mate! My name is Kisses. My foster mum says I'm sweet and fierce, like a Manchester Terrier. Of course I am. She was reading about my possible heritage recently, and found this description: "The Manchester Terrier is her own canine. A lively and spirited dog, bred in Manchester, England, for the common man's sports of rat killing and rabbit coursing. She's got game and she loves to show it. The Gentleman's Terrier (as she is known in Victorian England) is not a sparring dog but loves a good chase. A wee dog with a strong bark, she's got personality to burn: loyal, hearty, and a terrific watchdog who adores hanging out with her people. Among Terriers, the Manchester is known to be one of the more well-mannered and responsive breeds, spending her time as a terrific companion who can hold up her end of the conversation."
That perfectly describes me. Don't you agree? Well, you would - if we've had the pleasure of to the sofa pillows for me! Time for my morning nap!

From Kisses' AAT foster mum:
Kisses prefers to be with her people. Her favorite overnight spot? Right next to a compliant human, preferably under the covers on cold winter nights. She is always ready for a brisk walk, on-lead. We have tried working her "free lead" time, but her chase instinct is too intense - feral cats, other dogs on lead or loose, people, and especially squirrels are all viable targets for her to chase. So we must insist on "leash only" when outside and not contained by proper fences. Kisses loves car rides and most people. It's all in the approach - that's something she has taught us. We tell approaching humans - let her come to you. That's when she's ready to make a new friend. She gets along with other dogs - larger and smaller. But if she feels threatened - get ready. This little 17 pound girl will stand her ground - which can get her into a sticky situation. We know she would enjoy the company of other dogs, so proper canine introductions will be key. No cats...sorry.

Kisses is no longer a fan of crates, but will "kennel up" if you insist. We decided to allow her open space in our den when she was returned to AAT in July of 2014. She doesn't damage the furniture and can "hold it" for about 7 hours at a time. She doesn't challenge home gates that are over 30" tall, but can easily jump a 24" gate. She has been fully vetted, spayed and is on monthly heartworm preventative. Kisses is a sweet, gentle, playful dog who is ready to be the center of your life. Her proper spot. Please go to to fill out an application for KISSES today!

About Animal Allies of Texas

About Our Rescue Group...

Animal Allies of Texas is a 501(c)(3) animal advocacy/rescue organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community. Our goal is to build a no-kill shelter on enough land to house not only "adoptable" animals, but "treatable" ones as well - those who need medical care or behavior modification to become adoptable. While working toward this goal, we will also engage in community service and humane education projects to help bring about "humanity championed by thought."

Come Meet Our Pets...

We hold adoption events at one or more locations every week end. Please check the calendar on our web site for specific locations and times.

Our Adoption Process...

All potential adopters must submit an application, either online via our web site or a paper application at an adoption event. General requirements for adoption: You must live in the DFW/Ft. Worth/North Texas area - we do not adopt outside this area. Dogs must be primarily inside, and cats must be totally inside. Cats must not be declawed. All pets must be spayed/neutered if this has not been done prior to adoption. Adopter must agree to a home visit prior to adoption. Adopter MUST agree to return pet to AAT if he/she can no longer keep the pet or if AAT deems it to be in the best interest of the pet. An adoption agreement detailing these and other requirements must be signed to finalize adoption. Current fees are: puppies (under 6 months)-$200, dogs-$175; kittens (under 6 months)-$125, cats-$110. This covers all vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchipping.