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My name is Lois!

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Pit Bull Terrier
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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Small blue checkmark Purebred

My story

Hi, I'm Lois. I spent a few months last summer living in my old backyard after my human mom passed away and my human dad went into assisted living. It was heartbreaking, but then my foster mom took me to her house and now I feel loved and safe again. Don't let my age fool you, I'm still very goofy and playful. I love to sun in the backyard, roll in the cool grass, and go on short walks through the neighborhood. Don't have a yard? That's okay. The apartment life would be perfectly fine with me, as I don't need much exercise. However, my most favorite thing to do in the world is to spend time with you! I'm happy to keep myself busy with a kong or antler chew when you go to work and then we can snuggle on the couch when you get home. Still working from home? I'd make an excellent work from home buddy, as I spend most of the day napping on my plush bed.

I'm pretty easygoing, as a matter of fact. No need for lots of exercise, as I much prefer working on my couch potato skills while watching TV and eating lots of snacks! I also love to play with anything that squeaks and am really good at keeping myself entertained when you are busy. Sometimes I even toss the toys and chase them myself (but it's always more fun to play with you). One thing though, I love my toys so much that I'd prefer to not have to share them with another dog and would like to live as an only fur child. I've also already attended a group manners class and know sit, down, wait, and some other key skills that will help me be the most polite girl in my forever home. Oh, and I walk nicely on the leash too! If I sound perfect, it's because I'm pretty close, apply to meet me today.

Houston Cares Animal Rescue - Houston

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Houston, TX 77070

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We only adopt to loving homes where the animals will be treated well and live indoors.
The process involves an application meet and greet, and home check.
There is a standard contract.
Our dog adoption fees are as follows:
Adults(9 months or older) 
-  Large (40lbs or over) - $150 
-  Small (under 40lbs) - $250
Puppies (under 9 months)  -  All sizes - $350
Special Pricing (Indicated by * following dog's name on listings at All animals are vetted and spayed/neutered.

Our cat adoption fees are as follows:
- Cats $85
- Kittens (under 9 months) $95

All adopters outside of Houston also pay transport fees.

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More about this rescue

Houston Cares Animal Rescue (Formerly known as Westbury CARE) is more than just a 501c3 rescue, it’s a community of animal lovers working together to make a difference for animals in Houston. Started as a small group of neighbors trying to help the animals in their neighborhood; CARE quickly grew into a non-profit rescue because the need in Houston is so great. Despite its growth, CARE has aimed to keep its community feel and is built on the idea that it will take a community of Houstonians to make change. It is estimated that there are over a million strays in Houston. We believe change will only happen through a multi prong approach including rescue, education, spay/neuter, and changes to our legislation. We believe that the more the rescue community works together and supports each other the more the animals benefit and the more change will be seen. We are proud to be a small and growing part of the Houston rescue community.
CARE saves hundreds of animals from the streets of Houston each year. While waiting to find their forever homes, animals live in loving foster homes. This means that the animals are able to adjust to life off the streets and, if needed, learn to trust again. The animals receive full vet care and, if needed, they receive behavior training. The care of each animal usually well exceeds their adoption fee and money is raised through fundraisers and donations. We are asked for help for many new animals every single day but have to turn many of them away due to lack of foster homes. Every time we find a new foster or an animal is adopted we can save more animals off the streets that are waiting for their chance at a new life filled with hope and love. We provide all supplies to fosters, including vet care. Fosters are responsible for supplying a safe loving indoor home to the animal while it looks for its forever home. Fostering gives an animal a chance at a new life.
Beyond our foster group we have other active rescue efforts. We have a trap, neuter, return program helping to spay/neuter and maintain feral cats and cat colonies in SW Houston. We also speak to schools and other groups about rescue and are hoping to grow our outreach program.
Everyone involved with Houston cares Animal Rescue is a volunteer. Although the amount of need can be overwhelming, we give our free time to this cause because we believe that together we can make a difference. We know that every animal saved from the streets has their life completely changed through our efforts and we believe that we have the potential to change the future on a much larger scale through our efforts. We invite everyone to join our community of animal lovers and work alongside us to make change in our Houston community.