Adopt

Puppies and dogs in Yoakum, Texas

Looking for a puppy or dog in Yoakum, Texas? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

A pair of dogs

Adopt a dog in Yoakum, Texas

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Yoakum, Texas. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
We'll also keep you updated on Rosie's adoption status with email updates.
Photo of Rosie

Rosie

Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier

Female, 2 yrs 11 mos
Shiner, TX
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Rosie is an ideal companion! She is extremely obedient, extraordinarily silly, and has the most beautiful smile. She enjoys being active, or hanging out inside with a toy and belly rubs. She will give the most gentle kisses if you ask. She is independent, but will absolutely snuggle up if that is what you like. She is crate trained, kennel trained, leash trained, adores toys (a bit of a toy hoarder :)!), she will never destroy a cozy bed, and she is great at tug of war. She has great instincts and picks new skills up quickly. She's great with men and women, children and adults. She is one smart cookie! She is quite dog selective, so for that reason, we strongly recommend Rosie be in the only dog in the home, unless its with a small dog or puppy that you do a slow intro with. She does live here at the sanctuary alongside several other dogs and does just fine, but we are very careful not to mingle Rosie with other dogs for one-on-one or group play time. The few times that she has been off leash with other dogs, she has not been a happy camper. She is OK walking on leash alongside other dogs in every test we've done with her, however, so there may still be hope. She is off leash every day around kenneled and crated dogs and never picks fights through fences. Rosie does have a prey drive--she has a bit of cattle dog in her DNA--and should not be around cats or other small animals e.g. chickens, bunnies, etc. unless you want a good chase. Though, small dogs may be ok if you really take your time with slow introductions (as previously mentioned).
We'll also keep you updated on Ruby's adoption status with email updates.
Photo of Ruby

Ruby

Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 1 yr 3 mos
Shiner, 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
Ruby is a petite little spitfire. She is extremely dog friendly, people friendly, crate trained, kennel trained, and simply and all around great girl. She is a young and impressionable pup, looking for direction and guidance. She is medium energy, and does enjoy a good dig session, keep away in the yard, and taking herself for walks on the leash. She will keep you on your toys with her silliness. Once she gets her squirms out in the yard, she is ready to chill out and be a total couch potato.
We'll also keep you updated on Tito's adoption status with email updates.
Special Needs
Photo of Tito

Tito

American Bulldog Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Victoria, TX
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Needs special attention, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Tito is a Bulldog mix who weighs 38.6 pounds. He has plenty of energy and loves to play. Tito is very affectionate and wants to be with you all the time. (He must have a cat-free environment.)
We'll also keep you updated on Ginger's adoption status with email updates.
Photo of Ginger

Ginger

Chihuahua Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, Adult
Victoria, TX
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Weight: 21 pounds
We'll also keep you updated on Chance's adoption status with email updates.
Bonded Pair
Photo of Chance

Chance

Texas Heeler Jack Russell Terrier

Male, 2 yrs
Victoria, 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
Chance is one special boy! This baby is one of the most amazing pups we have been blessed to love and care for. He is very bonded to Layla, they are inseparable and spend every waking hour together playing and cuddling. He gets along with all other pups. He does not try to chase the cats but he looks at them with interest. He is kid friendly and loves any human that approaches him. He has a very special place in our hearts and he has been a best friend to our son. If you’re looking for a family pup that will be a loyal friend to your kiddos for life he is your guy. Chance is young, energetic, always happy and loves going for a walk. He is trained to sit, crate trained, house trained and just really enjoys lounging around the house all day. Chance occasionally gets the zoomies but it is the cutest thing ever and tells us its time for outside playtime. He has to sleep with an extra blanket to suck on, it is his comfort. His journey started out being abandoned at a hotel in Yorktown, Texas. He was taken in by a local lady who was not well and had over 20 pets on the property and inside the condemned trailer house. We were slowly working on placement for them because the lady was not well and the conditions was not healthy for any of them. We had been asking if we could take chance and rehome him along with others tied to trees on the property with no water, food or shelter. We continued to be told no, but came everyday to feed, water and care for them. One day we received a call that he was severely injured and they needed our help with medical care. We legally can not assist without a surrender form being signed, so we requested that and they brought him in with the chain still wrapped around his neck and his body tore open and apart. It was the most heartbreaking thing I had seen. He looked so defeated and it hit deep. He was immediately taken back for surgery and had to get a chest tube placed to prevent infection. Chance recovered at the clinic a few days before going to his foster home. He was there a few weeks doing great, thriving, healing and just the happiest boy ever when he took a turn for the worst, He was rough housing with the other pups and his incision opened up. He was rushed in again for another surgery and chest tubes placed again. Seeing that setback in him, the pain and defeat in his eyes, I knew he needed to come home with me to recover once he was released. Chance got to come home with us days later and fully recovered within 4-6 weeks. Please ask us about sponsored adoptions, we have several individuals that help cover part of the adoption fee to an approved applicant only and we have discounts for bonded pair adoptions.CALL OR TEXT 3618944967
We'll also keep you updated on Layla's adoption status with email updates.
Bonded Pair
Photo of Layla

Layla

Mountain Cur Bull Terrier

Female, 3 yrs 4 mos
Victoria, TX
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Miss Layla is such a sweet girl that has the silliest personality, loves to lounge around the house all day and play with her foster siblings. She is friendly with people, kiddos and dogs but shows some excitement with the kitty cats. She gives kisses and will bath other dogs in them as well, it is quite entertaining. Her and Chance are buddies and hang around each other mot days having a great time. We believe she would do good in a home with another dog because she does so well with the rescues here. She takes a little bit to warm up too but once she does, she blossoms into a little social butterfly. She makes the silliest expressions with her floppy ears and little tongue hanging out. She likes to go on walks but is not a fan of the outdoors. She is crate trained for emergencies and at night because she is in a foster home but out during the day and does so well on the furniture. She does snore occasionally and whimpers in her sleep but this girl has got a heart the size of Texas once you give her a chance to show herself to you. She deserves a loving family and we would consider waiving her adoption fee to an approved applicant who would want to adopt her and Chance because they are so bonded. They would definitely thrive together more and a huge secure backyard to run and have fun as they do here when we have outdoor play time. Chance is listed under us as well if you would like to check out his bio. Layla was a stray found in Victoria, Texas. She takes time to warm up in new environments being that she was abandoned and out on the streets 3-6 months that we can confirm. A very sweet elderly couple fed her and provided medical care she needed. We offered to help with Layla while they went out of town and the husband had surgery but once we brought her into our place we could not let her go back to being outside, especially knowing she is on treatment for being strong Heartworm positive. It causes her to be extremely exhausted and she gets overly excited often making her drool and pant. We keep her daily outdoor walks to a minimum, especially during the highest temperatures of the day that causes her to get overly exerted and breathes heavily. So pee pad training indoors has been a success for Layla when we can’t take her outside for her own safety and comfort. All her heartworm treatment/testing is covered until she tests negative. Strong Heartworm Positive ———————————————————————— It means that a dog has been found to be infested with Dirofilaria immitis, the organism that causes heartworm disease in dogs. This is a large worm with a six-to-seven-month life cycle that ultimately ends up living in the heart and pulmonary vessels. In general, with proper treatment and care, the survival rate for dogs with heartworm disease is estimated to be around 70-90%. However, some dogs may have permanent damage to the heart and lungs even after successful treatment. Treatment entails injections, and oftentimes hospitalization is required. Recovery can take up to a couple of months. “Treatment is expensive because it requires multiple visits to the veterinarian, bloodwork, x-rays, hospitalization and a series of injections,” according to the FDA. Recovery can take up to six months, and there are often lasting effects on the animal's heart. Heartworm preventatives, like Simparica Trio, Trifexis, Tri-Heart Plus, Interceptor Plus, and Iverhart Max for dogs, come in tablets or chewable and in topical treatments, which usually provide protection and are administered monthly. Heartworm disease is a potentially deadly condition caused by parasites that are transmitted via mosquito bites in dogs that can be prevented with prices ranging for dogs at $5-$25+ per month and the cost of treating a dog already diagnosed with heartworm at $400-$1,000+ It so very important to limit outdoor exposure and activities especially in the peak times of year when we have the highest risk of mosquitoes ? Layla will definitely need to be an indoor girl and will do best with a brother or sister to play with. She will take time to decompress because she has trust issues from her past. Decompression has to be taken serious with any furbaby and that can take anywhere from 3 days to 6 months+ but with you patience and understanding heart she comes around rather quickly. We initially started her out in a quiet room with a very large crate on day one to three with several trips outside and in our home with a lead on her harness setup so she could become familiar with everyone, the sounds and our movements to be able to communicate with her that we are not going to harm her and establish a good tone with her that showed we care. Day four we moved the crate into the center of our home so she could see the movement in and around her was a safe and rather fun environment to be in. Just days later she was out running with our other fosters and our personal furbabies. They don’t just trust you right away because you have a comfortable home, treats and toys. They trust you because you take the time for them, to make things convenient, comfortable and consistent for them, so they can fill that whole in their heart that someone put there when they gave up on her. She is so deserving of a good home and we will see her through to that someday when the Lord sends the angels meant for Miss Layla. We won’t give up on you girl . We know and see how blessed we are to have the opportunity to nurture her back to the fullest she can be. God is so good CALL OR TEXT 3618944967

Search for a puppy or dog

Use the search tool below to browse adoptable puppies and adult dogs in Yoakum, Texas.

Puppies and dogs in nearby cities

Dog shelters and rescues in Yoakum, Texas

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Yoakum, Texas. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

Rescue

The Bully Sanctuary

Shiner, TX 77984

Pet Types: dogs

More an arrow icon

Shelter

Pet Adoptions of Cuero, Inc.

407 US Hwy 183 S, Cuero, TX 77954

Pet Types: cats, dogs

More an arrow icon

Rescue

Gonzales Dog Adoptions, Inc.

400 CR 488, Gonzales, TX 78629

Pet Types: dogs

More an arrow icon

Shelter

Gonzales Animal Shelter

1920 St. Joseph, Gonzales, TX 78629

Pet Types: cats, dogs

More an arrow icon

Rescue

Catahoula Rescue Inc

P.O. Box 58, Flatonia, TX 78941

Pet Types: dogs

More an arrow icon

Rescue

Meadow Haven Horse Rescue

755 County Road 212, Smiley, TX 78159

Pet Types: cats, dogs, farm animals, horses

More an arrow icon

Rescue

Rebel Rescue

352 N Mesquite Dr, Victoria, TX 77905

Pet Types: dogs

More an arrow icon

Shelter

Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center

135 Progress Drive, Victoria, TX 77905

Pet Types: cats, dogs

More an arrow icon

Rescue

Paws4Christ Animal Rescue

Victoria, TX 77905

Pet Types: cats, dogs

More an arrow icon

Rescue

Pitty Paws Bully Rescue

Victoria, TX 77905

Pet Types: dogs

More an arrow icon

Looking for a specific shelter or rescue?

For a comprehensive list of all shelters and rescues, try our search page. We have more than 17,000 organizations in our database with furry pals waiting for a new home!

Image of dog

Looking for a specific breed?

Select from the options below to view adoptable puppies and dogs in Yoakum, Texas and nearby cities.

Popular dog breeds

Affenpinscher Afghan Hound Airedale Terrier Akbash Akita Alaskan Klee Kai Alaskan Malamute American Bulldog American Cocker Spaniel American Eskimo Dog American Hairless Terrier American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Anatolian Shepherd Aussiedoodle Australian Cattle Dog Australian Kelpie Australian Shepherd Australian Terrier Basenji Basset Hound Beagle Bearded Collie Beauceron Bedlington Terrier Belgian Laekenois Belgian Malinois Belgian Shepherd Belgian Tervuren Bernedoodle Bernese Mountain Dog Bichon Frise Black Mouth Cur Black and Tan Coonhound Bloodhound Blue Lacy/Texas Lacy Bluetick Coonhound Bolognese Border Collie Border Terrier Borzoi Boston Terrier Bouvier des Flandres Boxer Boykin Spaniel Briard Brittany Brussels Griffon Bull Terrier Bullmastiff Cairn Terrier Canaan Dog Cane Corso Cardigan Welsh Corgi Carolina Dog Catahoula Leopard Dog Caucasian Shepherd Dog Cavachon Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavapoo Chesapeake Bay Retriever Chihuahua Chinese Crested Chinook Chiweenie Chow Chow Clumber Spaniel Cockapoo Cocker Spaniel Collie Coonhound Corgi Coton de Tulear Curly-Coated Retriever Dachshund Dalmatian Dandie Dinmont Terrier Doberman Pinscher Dogo Argentino Dogue de Bordeaux Dutch Shepherd English (Redtick) Coonhound English Bulldog English Cocker Spaniel English Setter English Shepherd English Springer Spaniel English Toy Spaniel Entlebucher Feist Field Spaniel Fila Brasileiro Finnish Lapphund Finnish Spitz Flat-Coated Retriever Fox Terrier (Smooth) Fox Terrier (Toy) Fox Terrier (Wirehaired) Foxhound French Bulldog German Pinscher German Shepherd Dog German Shorthaired Pointer German Spitz German Wirehaired Pointer Glen of Imaal Terrier Goberian Golden Retriever Goldendoodle Gordon Setter Great Dane Great Pyrenees Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Greyhound Halden Hound (Haldenstrover) Harrier Havanese Horgi Hovawart Husky Ibizan Hound Icelandic Sheepdog Irish Setter Irish Terrier Irish Water Spaniel Irish Wolfhound Italian Greyhound Italian Spinone Jack Russell Terrier Japanese Chin Jindo Kai Dog Karelian Bear Dog Keeshond Kerry Blue Terrier Kishu Komondor Kuvasz Kyi Leo Labradoodle Labrador Retriever Lakeland Terrier Lancashire Heeler Leonberger Lhasa Apso Löwchen Maltese Maltipoo Manchester Terrier Maremma Sheepdog Mastiff Miniature Bull Terrier Miniature Dachshund Miniature Pinscher Morkie Mountain Cur Munsterlander Mutt Neapolitan Mastiff Newfoundland Norfolk Terrier Norwegian Buhund Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Lundehund Norwich Terrier Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever Old English Sheepdog Olde English Bulldogge Otterhound Papillon Parson Russell Terrier Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) Pekingese Pembroke Welsh Corgi Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Pharaoh Hound Pitsky Plott Hound Podengo Portugueso Pointer Polish Lowland Sheepdog Pomeranian Pomsky Poodle (Miniature) Poodle (Standard) Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup) Portuguese Water Dog Presa Canario Pug Puggle Puli Pumi Rat Terrier Redbone Coonhound Rhodesian Ridgeback Rottweiler Saluki Samoyed Schiller Hound Schipperke Schnauzer (Giant) Schnauzer (Miniature) Schnauzer (Standard) Schnoodle Scottie, Scottish Terrier Scottish Deerhound Sealyham Terrier Shar Pei Sheepadoodle Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog Sheppit Shepsky Shiba Inu Shih Poo Shih Tzu Silky Terrier Skye Terrier Sloughi St. Bernard Staffordshire Bull Terrier Sussex Spaniel Swedish Vallhund Texas Heeler Thai Ridgeback Tibetan Mastiff Tibetan Spaniel Tibetan Terrier Tosa Inu Treeing Walker Coonhound Vizsla Weimaraner Welsh Springer Spaniel Welsh Terrier Westie, West Highland White Terrier Wheaten Terrier Whippet Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Xoloitzcuintle/Mexican Hairless Yorkie Poo Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier