My name is Barbie!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Barbie
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Barbie's Info...

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

Barbie's Story...
Hi there. My name is Barbie and I feel like such a lucky lady. A few months ago some nice people rescued me from the streets of Houston with my 2 puppies. All of the rest of my puppies died so I was thankful we were rescued before we were all hit by cars or got sick from diseases. When I got to my new foster home I was so happy to have a break from puppies after so many years of litters. My foster mom said “no more puppies for you sweet girl”. I don’t know what that means but I’ve been able to relax ever since. My foster mom took me to the vet and got me all of the medicines I needed and also got me spayed. I have heartworms but my foster mom is doing a “slow kill” method and she says I won’t have any more worms in my heart after I‘m tested in one year. I don’t need very much attention and I’m happy to sleep in my doggie bed and snooze the days away. I’ve had a hard life on the streets and I don’t get in a hurry for much of anything. Mommy says I have perfect house manners and do not need a crate. She put me in a cage the first day and I made it clear that it scared me very much and I wanted out. Since then I am allowed to stay out in what mommy calls “general population” while she is at work. I like to go on short walks but not too far or I will plop down in the grass until my mom gives in and turns around to head home. Afterall, I’m a curvy girl and I don’t want to exercise them away. I spent my younger years walking and walking looking for food and taking care of my babies, now I just want to stay home and keep my person company. I need a calm, quiet home where someone will enjoy my gentle nature and perfect manners. I would make a wonderful companion for an elderly person and we can keep each other company. I love all dogs I meet and even cats too. Doesn’t that sound awesome? I’m always so quiet in my foster home that my mom tells me I’m the “best” even over her own dogs. I promise to be a good girl for my new owners too. Will you give me a chance to love you forever? Love, Barbie
For additional information or to apply for adoption, please email: Sarah Magill

Facts about Barbie

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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