My name is Sapphire!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 year ago

Adoption process

Submit Application




Home Check


Approve Application


Sign Adoption Contract


Take the Pet Home

Adoption fee: $100

This helps Straight Outta Texas with pet care costs.

My basic info

Mixed Breed (Medium)
Brindle - with White
3 years 8 months old, Adult
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
55 lbs (current)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

* Currently in Texas *

Sapphire (now known as Layla) is a 2.5 year old mixed breed, who was adopted in August of 2020. She was surrendered back to the rescue in April of 2022 after she was involved in a confrontation at doggie daycare. She was evaluated by a trainer prior to transporting back to Texas and was found to be a relatively high energy, intense dog that lacked basic training and social skills with other dogs. She has been fostered in TX by a trainer & has been working with her since May 2022.

This is what her Texas foster had to say, “She’d be awesome for an active home with older kids. She’s be a great jogging partner after a bit more training.”

She’s improved a lot on the jumping up. She knows sit and she’s learning down. She’s learned the rules for tug and will drop the toy in exchange for another toy. She loves to play fetch and has even tried a frisbee training class.

She will go to her kennel on command and is wonderful in the crate and in the car.

Her play style is very physical and she does not take correction from other dogs very well. She has done well with the cats she has been around.”

Due to Sapphire’s history and her behavior with the dogs she’s been around since she has been in training in TX, she would do best with a new family that will continue with her basic manners training with her as she will probably need some refreshers and some more work on leash manners. She seems to be more reactive with small dogs, so would do best as the only pup in the home or with only a cat. Being a high energy pup, she will require an active adopter and daily stimulation/exercise.

She loves being outdoors. Whether walking or just laying in the sun. She also is a champ at snuggling up on the couch and is loving doing doggie puzzles for mental stimulation.

Sapphire is currently in a loving foster home in TX and is currently available for adoption in CT, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ or TX.

If you are interested in Sapphire, please fill out the application and we will be in touch!
Please note: We are unable to adopt to MA or RI residents at this time

Adoption Application link:

Please submit an application instead of sending an inquiry even if you just have questions. Sending an inquiry will slow down the process, limit the ways that we can contact you and may send our reply email to your spam folder. Another application could be processed instead of yours for this dog.

All of our available adoptable dogs are on Facebook, Petfinder, Adopt a Pet and our website. If a dog is no longer listed it means they have an adoption pending.

We are a nonprofit organization - all adoption fees go towards the rescue and veterinary care of these dogs in order to get them ready for their forever homes. The transport fee is an additional $225.

We are a shelterless rescue. All of our dogs are housed in foster homes to help them de-stress and get used to a home environment while they await adoption, giving us the opportunity to understand their personalities and needs.

Ready to Adopt? The next step is to fill out our Adoption Application. A volunteer will contact you to review your application and see if your family might be the right match.
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Straight Outta Texas

Their adoption process


Submit Application



One of our adoption coordinators will reach out to you and discuss everything you are looking for during your adoption process


Home Check

digital home visit


Approve Application

Once approved we can go about the rest of the adoption process


Sign Adoption Contract

When the contract is signed and sent back the adoption fee is $300.00


Take the Pet Home

All of our dogs are transported from Texas to Connecticut for pick up. You will be given a transport date. Transport fee is $206.89

Additional adoption info

Our adoption coordinators are always there to answer questions during the adoption process. We are able to get you information on your potential dog as well as updates on them!

Adoption application

More about this rescue

We are a rescue based in Houston, TX that works to transport dogs to the east coast.
Straight Outta Texas was founded by four partners who seek out a common goal. We are a new rescue, founded in June 2020.

Please help us save more dogs! We can't do it without donations, adopters and fosters!

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