5 cuddly canines to adopt now in Austin

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Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some lovable pups up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Austin.

Animal shelters and pet rescue groups work hard to care for unhoused pets and connect them to loving homes. Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs currently available for adoption.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)

Cubby, cocker spaniel

Cubby is an adorable male cocker spaniel dog being cared for at Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio.

Cubby is eager to make friends, and he's happy to keep company with other dogs. He's already neutered and vaccinated. He is already house-trained.

Cubby's current caretakers say:

Read more about Cubby on Petfinder.

Do you need a pocket sized cocker spaniel? This cutie is 12 pounds of cuddly love. He loves to play with the others, but also will lay in your lap and cuddle. He likes to howl at loud noises so we're not sure of how he would do in a home with shared walls. A home with another dog that likes to play would be ideal for Cubby. 

Lulu, chihuahua

Lulu is a winsome female chihuahua dog being kept at Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.

She is already house-trained. Her vaccinations are up to date, and she is spayed.

Here's what Lulu's friends at Homeward Bound Dog Rescue think of her:

Read more about Lulu on Petfinder.

Lulu is a 3-year-old Chihuahua and Terrier blend who weighs 10 pounds. She is one of 270 dogs seized from a horrific hoarding case that made national news. After receiving intensive veterinarian care, Lulu is now a healthy girl and currently being fostered in San Antonio. Because of the  trauma, she needs a patient owner who can provide additional housebreaking training.

Poppy, cocker spaniel

Poppy is a darling female cocker spaniel dog currently residing at Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio.

Poppy is the life of the party, and she gets along well with other dogs. She has been vaccinated and spayed. No need to worry: She is already house-trained.

Here's what Poppy's friends at Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio think of her:

Read more about how to adopt Poppy on Petfinder.

I was named after Princess Poppy from the movie "Trolls." And I live by the motto: “Happiness isn’t something you put inside, it’s already there!"  I'm a 3-year-old bouncing baby girl, and I'm doing well in my foster home living with a child and four cocker spaniels. I’m also making progress on my house training! Would you be my special person—to give me love and continue to teach me these skills? 

Jasper, Australian cattle dog mix

Jasper is a male Australian cattle dog mix staying at Happy Hearts Dog Rescue.

Jasper is happy to keep company with other dogs. He already has had all of his shots, and he is neutered. He is already house-trained.

Jasper's current caretakers say:

Apply to adopt Jasper today at Petfinder.

Meet Jasper. He's a very smart, sweet one-year-old, 35 pounds Heeler mix. This friendly kid always has a smile on his face and is loving his new toys. He has not been around cats, but does enjoy the company of other dogs. This wonderful dog that is very excited to be saved and loved and really wants to find a forever home.

Thumper, dachshund

Thumper is a winsome female dachshund dog currently housed at Central Texas Dachshund Rescue.

Thumper is eager to make friends — she loves other dogs. Fear not: She is already house-trained. She is spayed, and she has had all her shots.

Thumper's current caretakers say:

Apply to adopt Thumper today at Petfinder.

Thumpers' owner could no longer care for her and reached out to CTDR. We couldn't say no to this beautiful black and tan longhair girl. She will be eligible for adoption after completing treatment for heart worms. If you want Thumper to join your family, complete an application today.

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