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My name is Shad!
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Emmy's Hope Rescue

Facts about me

Black - with White
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

In January 2018, a Houston Rescue pulled Shad from a high kill shelter. It wasn’t until December 2019 that he was finally adopted. Then, sadly, Shad’s new family only kept him a couple of months before giving him back. Shad was then transferred to Emmy’s Hope Rescue in July 2020.

Shad is very shy and untrusting of humans. Who knows what kind of life he might have had, before entering the shelter at 2 years old?  Shad gets along fine with the other dogs at the rescue and has learned from them how to have fun exploring outside. He doesn’t really engage in play with the other dogs, but he is happy and wagging his tail when he's with them. Timid and untrusting as Shad is, he enjoys being petted by his foster mom. Shad just needs a special family willing to share their time, patience and love with him.

Estimated birth date:  February 2016

Approximate weight:  20 lbs.

If you would like to meet Shad, please call or text Stephanie at: 281-622-6549.


To qualify to adopt from Emmy's Hope Rescue,


1. Live in the Houston area (no more than an hour's drive away).

2. Be 21 years or older.

3. Have a fenced yard. Fencing must touch the ground all the way around the yard.

4. We are looking for experienced pet owners. You must have at least 2-3 years of good vet history, with your current and / or past dogs. Your vet record should show that you take your dog(s) to the vet annually for an exam and to update their Rabies and DHPP (distemper, parvo) vaccinations and heartworm testing, and that you purchase a monthly heartworm preventative.

September 30, 2022, 10:18 pm


Emmy's Hope Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Tomball, TX 77377

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

1. Application An adoption application is required, providing information about your family, as well as past and current pets. 2. Vet check You give us permission to contact your veterinarian regarding current and/or past pets. You must have a good vet history, showing that you are a responsible pet owner. 3. Home visit A home visit will be scheduled. • To adopt a dog, you must have a fenced area. We will check it to make sure there are no escape routes. We will not leave a dog with you unless problem areas are fixed. • To adopt a cat, the home environment must be safe for the cat. There needs to be a place where the cat can be isolated for several days until the new cat & current pets can get used to each other. 4. Trial run There will be a minimum of a one week trial at your home, to make sure that the pet you have chosen is a good match with your family. If the pet does not work out, for whatever reason, we will take the pet back. 5. Adoption finalization When we all agree that the pet is a good match with your family, the adoption can be finalized. An adoption contract is signed. You must promise to be a responsible and loving pet owner for the entire life of your new pet. 6. Adoption fees • Dogs - $150 • Cats - $100 This fee helps defray the cost of vetting but by no means covers all the money already spent on your new pet. All rescues are completely vetted: all shots up-to-date, spayed/neutered and parasite free. (Dogs) are micro-chipped, heartworm negative and currently taking a heart worm preventative. (Cats) are tested and negative for FIV and FELV. Other health issues may also have been treated and you will get a history of anything that’s been done.

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More about this rescue

• Aid in the rescue of abandoned or stray animals in need of temporary shelter or safe haven. • Aid in the care and medical needs of those animals while under the care of the corporation. • Aid in finding suitable homes and responsible owners to give them a forever loving home.