My name is Renata!

Boston Terrier/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Renata
Photo 1 - Boston Terrier/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Renata
Photo 2 - Boston Terrier/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Renata
Photo 3 - Boston Terrier/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Renata

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Renata's Info...

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

Renata's Story...
Meet Renata – I love my new name, which is “reborn” in Latin and means there is a new and better life in store for me. I was once named “Princess,” if you can believe that, considering I spent the first year and a half of my life being tied to a tree in Houston’s East End. But any resentment I harbored toward my previous owners is now (almost) water under the bridge. Thanks to Barrio Dogs’ FixIt Spay and Neuter Project and the caring volunteers, I have put that life behind me.
One thing about me is that I LOVE life. I love going on walks, love gnawing on bones, love having my belly rubbed, love playing with my toys, and love wrestling with other dogs. I am so happy when I’m let out of my kennel that I do a dance the volunteers have aptly named “the Renata Shuffle.”
They say I am a mix of Boxer/Staffordshire and perhaps Boston Terrier, but I say I’m just Renata! I am about two years old, weigh 45 pounds and have been spayed. I am heartworm positive, but am being treated for it.
My human friends say I have a sweet disposition. I’m learning not to jump on people and I love being petted and scratched. When you hug me, I like to rest my head on your shoulder.
I walk well on a leash, am good in a crate, and car rides put me fast asleep. I do not care for cats but get along well with other dogs. I miss playing tug-of-war with my best dog Tita, who is big and joyful like me. I’m happy that Tita found a good foster home but I still look for her every time I go out in the yard.
Thank you for reading about me. I am still living in boarding but I really want to find a home where I can finally receive the love and care I deserve. If you’d like to know more about me, please contact

Facts about Renata

  • Breed: Boston Terrier/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Renata, a Houston Boston Terrier/Boxer dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Boston Terrier/Boxer for sale in Houston, or seeking a Boston Terrier/Boxer 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 Boston Terrier/Boxer breeders who help with Boston Terrier/Boxer rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Houston paves the way for another one to be saved.