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My name is Laika!

Basenji Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Laika
Photo 1 - Basenji Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Laika
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
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Laika's Info...

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

Laika's Story...
Who knows how Basenji mix Laika came to be living in Terry Hershey Park? Whatever happened, it made her untrusting of humans. It took Laika’s foster mom three days, two packs of hot dogs, and lots of dog food before Laika trusted her enough to get close. Laika was skinny and scared at first, but has become friendly in her new environment. After receiving love and care, Laika is prepared to meet you and find a place in your heart!
Tell me about Laika: After some initial cautiousness, shyness and timidity, Laika becomes friendly, eager to please, and enthusiastic. She is intelligent and trainable. Laika likes other dogs, going for walks, her crate, adults, sometimes strangers and strange place, and also car rides. Laika is not fond of loud noises and thunder and lightning. Laika has not met children yet. Laika loves other dogs and is very sweet, following her foster around.
Education: Laika’s abilities are undergoing assessment as she lives with her foster mom, so stay tuned for updates. At this time, Laika is not used to a collar and leash, but is working on it. She does bark and howl some, but that does not mean she always will. Laika is a runaway risk, so she should be on a leash or in a very secure outdoor space if not on a leash. Laika has not displayed any bad habits.

Laika’s homeless experiences caused her to be afraid of almost everything--until she gets used to it. In the stable and loving environment you will provide, Laika will blossom, as she is a friendly little dog who really needs you. You will appreciate this affectionate and intelligent dog we call Laika!

Facts about Laika

  • Breed: Basenji Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2299

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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