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Facts about Renata

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

My name is Renata!

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

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
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About Barrio Dogs, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

First, the Barrio Dogs Youth and Paws (YAP) Program provides visits to elementary, middle and high schools featuring educational presentations, bilingual literature, guest speaker discussions, and an occasional visit by a rescued and rehabilitated dog. Also, Barrio Dogs Tales to Tails reading program helps children increase their confident and fluency in reading through one-on-one story telling sessions with a Rescue Education Ambassador Dog (R.E.A.D).

Second, the Barrio Dogs Therapy Program involves healthy, gentle-natured rescue dogs giving back to communities by visiting local nursing homes, children’s homeless shelters, and hospitals to bring comfort and encouragement to people in need.

Third, the Barrio Watch Dog Program will empower residents to recognize that animal neglect and abuse is a crime. With the Barrio Watch Dog Program, we aim to raise awareness of abuse in these communities, educate regarding standard and lawful animal care, and transform ignorance into action by reporting abuse. In particular, we aim to create intolerance of dogs chained to trees, animals locked in kennels, breeding and raising animals to sell, and dog-fighting culture.

Fourth, the Barrio Dogs for Better Communities is dedicated to creating a new narrative for dog owners, by providing an opportunity for a better quality of animal care in these low income areas. Fortunately, neglect is often unintentional as owners do love their companion animals, but often do not have the economic means for ideal animal care. For example, many dogs are chained due to the lack of appropriate fences. Barrio Dogs seeks to identify these owners to provide them with Freedom Fences, so they may unchain their pet, creating better pets and better communities.

Currently, the sad reality is that rescue work is unavoidable, because there are so many animals being neglected, abused or otherwise homeless in our communities. Due to the lack of a full-time staff or physical location, Barrio Dogs cannot serve as “first responders” for emergent cases of animal cruelty or rescue. We aim to provide information and other resources to the community, through our outreach and educational interventions, to encourage residents to take charge and be their own hero. By working together, everyday people can transform Houston’s inner city low income communities.

We appreciate your donations and support. Barrio Dogs is a 501c3.

Come Meet Our Pets...

A list of our adoption events can be found on our web site
or our Facebook Page

Our Adoption Process...

We require an adoption application on file before any meet and greet. We do a home visit before the rescue is allowed to stay in the possible forever home. Our adoption fee is $125.00 for dogs & $75.00 for cats.