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Puppies and dogs in Athens, Texas

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Athens, Texas. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Chachi

Australian Shepherd Labrador Retriever

Male, 9 mos
Malakoff, TX
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST. Requirements of adoption for any of our dogs includes: ADOPTION APPLICATION. We are unable to respond to inquiries that do not have a completed adoption application attached, which can be found here. https://www.twistedbranchaussies.com/adoptions-surrenders.html • You must have a stable work and residence history. We are unable to adopt to college students. • You must have the consent of all persons living in the home to adopt a dog from us. • A fully fenced yard. 6’ fence is required in most situations. • Information on your current former pets, and a veterinarian reference. • The time, ability, and resources to care for your adopted dog on a day to day basis, and procedures in place for when you will be away. • Puppies who have not completed their vaccinations are not able to be adopted to apartment homes, for health reasons. The common grounds required to walk a puppy could expose them to viruses. WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS. We will not ship dogs to people we haven't met. You will have to come here and meet and interact with the dog as a condition of adoption. ----------------------------------- Look at that face! This is Chachi, and he is a 9 month old Lab/Aussie/Border Collie mix according to his DNA test. Just imagine what an incredible breed mix that is! Chachi is curious, intelligent, and loving. He’s very focused and is already working on obedience commands. He loves to play with toys and other dogs, and would probably love some older children to play with. Although Chachi gets along with other dogs very well, we probably wouldn’t be comfortable placing him in a home with cats. Chachi currently weighs 45 pounds, so he will be a rather big boy, all the more reason to continue his training so he can be the best boy possible! Chachi is in excellent health, with a good appetite, good energy, and a beautiful coat. He has received all age-appropriate vaccinations and will be neutered before adoption. He has been dewormed, microchipped, and is current on flea and heartworm preventatives. Chachi is available for a $300 adoption fee to an active home with no small children, and is not suitable for apartment living. Adoption application is required.
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Whoopsie Daisy

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Female, 6 mos
Malakoff, TX
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST. Requirements of adoption for any of our dogs includes: ADOPTION APPLICATION. We are unable to respond to inquiries that do not have a completed adoption application attached, which can be found here. https://www.twistedbranchaussies.com/adoptions-surrenders.html • You must have a stable work and residence history. We are unable to adopt to college students. • You must have the consent of all persons living in the home to adopt a dog from us. • A fully fenced yard. 6’ fence is required in most situations. • Information on your current former pets, and a veterinarian reference. • The time, ability, and resources to care for your adopted dog on a day to day basis, and procedures in place for when you will be away. • Puppies who have not completed their vaccinations are not able to be adopted to apartment homes, for health reasons. The common grounds required to walk a puppy could expose them to viruses. WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS. We will not ship dogs to people we haven't met. You will have to come here and meet and interact with the dog as a condition of adoption. ----------------------------------- This beautiful, amazing little girl is Whoopsie Daisy and she is a 5 month old Catahoula girl who named herself. That’s right, when she fell face first into her food bowl as a baby, I said, “Whoopsie Daisy!” and the rest was history. Whoopsie Daisy is very bold, inquisitive, and extremely smart. She likes to explore and find new things, but is overall not super high energy. She has a very nice focus and seems very mature for her age, already learning some obedience commands. Oh yes, she loves a good run in the yard and chasing the other dogs, but she’s also happy hanging out in the house with her people, while chewing on a nice bone. This girl is really like an adult dog in a puppy body. She sleeps in a crate at night, never makes a sound, and happily runs out to use the bathroom in the morning. She is good with all dogs, but we are seeing a strong drive in her that makes us think that she needs a home with no cats or small animals, which is not uncommon for her breed. But we do think she would just love a home with some older children who would play with her. This is just the smartest little young puppy we’ve ever seen, having been raised here since she was 5 weeks old, and we can’t wait for her to find her perfect family to add joy to with her silly antics. Whoopsie Daisy has received all age-appropriate vaccinations and is available for a $250 adoption fee on a Spay/Neuter Contract. Fenced yard is required, and she is not suitable for apartment living. Adoption application is required.
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Jasmine

German Shepherd Dog

Female, Young
Malakoff, TX
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Jasmine is a very loving dog. She loves everyone. Enjoys playing with others. She is dog door trained and loves going for walks or a ride. I am planning a move this year and just cant give her the attention she truly needs. I need someone who will love her just as I do. She is about 60 lb bundle of joy.
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Oz!

Australian Shepherd

Male, 1 yr
Malakoff, TX
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Look at this gorgeous boy! His name is Oz, and he is every bit as magical as the wonderful land of Oz from which he was named. Oz is a 1-year-old purebred red merle Aussie with stunning blue eyes. He is on the bigger side, weighing 56 pounds with a stocky bone structure, and the typical Aussie energy, but is very nicely behaved when you ask him to settle down in the house. Oz is the typical Velcro Aussie who only wants to be where you are and will follow you everywhere. But he’s not clingy, and will hang out in the office or even kitchen with you and not bother you, calmly lying in the floor and happy to just be with you. Oz loves other dogs who are willing to play, and respects the space of those who don’t want to play. He also likes to play fetch with a ball, and will chase it as long as you are willing to throw it. He’s housetrained and crate trained, sleeps in his crate at night and patiently waits to go outside in the morning. He knows some obedience commands and will gladly do whatever you want for a treat (treats are the BEST!). Oz had a hard first year of life. He had an owner who fell on hard times and had to move in with family, who would not accept Oz into the home. So for a while, Oz lived in a crate in a vacant home, only getting out twice a day when the owner came to feed and let him out while looking for a home for him. The second family who took him in only had him a couple of months before finding his exuberance to be too much for their three young children, all under the age of 6, so again, Oz was rehomed. Oz is sweet as sugar, but does get bouncy when excited, and can easily knock a small child over unintentionally. We suspect that Oz was bred from working lines, given his energy and endurance, so although he’s very nice, he is a lot of dog. He needs an active family and would make a great running buddy, because running is his very favorite thing! He is a very good boy, and his few No’s would be: no cats, no children under the age of 5, and no small dogs, although this is on a case-by-case basis. Oz is friendly and loves people and would be thrilled to have some older kids in his life to play with him. Oz is current on vaccinations, flea and heartworm preventatives, and is microchipped. We have delayed neutering based on current recommendations for dogs his size in order to allow him optimum bone development, but he will be neutered prior to adoption. Please watch his video to see how sweet and smart he is, and his energy level when outside. You’ll fall in love! He is available for a $300 adoption fee, and an adoption application is required and can be found here. https://www.twistedbranchaussies.com/adoptions-surrenders.html
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Bluey

German Shepherd Dog Labrador Retriever

Male, Puppy
Larue, TX
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
I am the runt ,but I am feisty. I love to play and get distracted easily, so be patient, but I am a smart boy.
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Dolly Parton

Bloodhound Newfoundland

Female, Young
Mabank, TX
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hi, my mom named me Dolly Parton because my human sisters could not pronounce Reba. I am super smart and food oriented. I love running around in a big yard. Still learning how not to pull with a leash. Mom says I am getting better at it. I love kids and most humans. I hate cats. I have to look for a new home because my mom lost her job and has to move in with people that can’t have me. So if you are looking for a Loyal companion that’s me.

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Sweet Heart Ranch Horse Rescue

6501 County Road 4802, Athens, TX 75752

Pet Types: dogs, farm animals, horses

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Athens Animal Rescue Shelter

901 W College, Athens, TX 75751

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Fera Templum

Eustace, TX 75124

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Twisted Branch Aussie Ranch

Malakoff, TX 75148

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Pals4Paaws

121 Tara Trace Dr, Gun Barrel City, TX 75156

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Straydog Inc.

p.o. box 1465, Gun Barrel, TX 75156

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Adopt A Happy Tail, Inc

P.O. Box 1303, Mabank, TX 75147

Pet Types: cats, dogs, horses

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Canton Animal Shelter

cr 3120, Canton, TX 75103

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc.

Tyler, TX 75704

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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