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This gorgeous boy is just the total package!!! He's got the sweetest personality and really loves people. Colin is affectionate and does have some separation anxiety being away from his people, so someone who is home a lot would be best for him.
Colin likes to go on walks and does well with other dogs, too! He is a very gentle and happy boy and is a good companion to cuddle and relax with. If you're looking for an easy going pup to share your home with, look no further!
Colin is 7 years young, 58lbs, and is currently being fostered in the Dallas area.
Meet Shadow! Literally just from the shelter, he and awesome volunteer Lauren stopped at the vet for a few shots and a photo op! We don’t know much yet other than HE IS A TOTAL LOVEBUG!!! Oh my gosh kisses, so sweet! Does need some training though as he was quite jumpy (but probably just excited to be out of the shelter!!). He’s 23 months old and weighs 43 lbs. he ignored the meowing cat in the waiting area and the cats in the cat room, so that’s promising. Stay tuned for more details - but this dude is all personality!!!
Meet Chase! Chase is 1 year old and 40 lbs. He was living on the streets and out of dumpsters, and now he is looking for his forever home! He is a bit shy and since he was a street dog he will need help with socializing with other dogs and humans. He ADORES his persons once befriended, will cry and beg to be pet and touched and loved on. Will paw for pets. Very food motivated! Welcome to HCCC Chase!
This little nugget is all puppy. We think she is no more than 1 year old and weighs about 30lbs. She is very scared and under-socialized, so she is currently staying with our behaviorist just north of Houston to work on that as well as her manners and leash training. Peanut does great with other dogs and will need to go to a home with a confident doggy sibling to help teach her and make her comfortable. Peanut is pretty mouthy when she plays and wants attention, which we are working on, but we do recommend no children for her. She absolutely loves toys and is a bit of a hoarder with random things from around the house! This sweet girl just needs patience, time, and training to help her learn how to be a well mannered pup.
This beautiful bonded pair came to us a year after their owner passed away. The owner's children took them in, but they were not treated well. These poor babies were so heavily matted their legs were bound together and their skin had hyperpigmentation from the mats. Daisy and Duke are only 4 years old, but poor Daisy has hip dysplasia, knee arthritis, and spondylosis. She is currently on joint supplements, CBD oil, and pain medication. They will both be having entropion surgery as well. Even after all they have been through, Daisy and Duke are the sweetest, most gentle dogs. They are very attached to each other and need to go to a forever home together. They are currently staying with our vet in Houston to get their medical needs addressed.
Kula is approximately 4 years old and 40lbs. She has come a long way during her time with our behaviorist. When she came to us, Kula was very scared of people, didn't know how to be on a leash without becoming extremely scared and reactive, and didn't know how to interact with other dogs. Now Kula has such a great personality and LOVES to cuddle and give kisses once she trusts you. She is doing much better on leash, although she still gets a little nervous sometimes, so continued training is very important, and she needs to go to a home with a fenced yard. Kula is crate trained, house trained, and has done well with other dogs, both male and female, and would do best in a home with a doggy companion to show her the ropes. Kula has a very high prey drive, and she becomes extremely focused and upset if she cannot get to the source of her focus. She cannot go to a home with cats, small dogs, or other small animals like chickens, etc. She will need a Chow savvy adopter who is able to continue working with her and provide a structured environment for her.
Navi is a smart, stunning chow who joined us in the summer of 2020 after her owner could no longer care for her. She is 5yo and weighs about 50lbs. Navi is extremely dog selective and has a high prey drive, so we are requiring her to go to a home with no other animals. She is pretty high energy and acts like a puppy at times; she loves to play and bounce, so we are recommending a home with no small children. Navi is an amazingly sweet and loving girl who needs a home where she can be your one and only. Navi is located in Houston.
This handsome man is sure to steal your heart! Eddie came to us as a stray from a shelter in the Dallas area. He is around 2 years old, neutered, heartworm negative, and possibly has some Husky mixed in. Some of Eddie's favorite things include going for walks, playing fetch with tennis balls, chewing on bully sticks/bones, and lounging around with his foster mom watching Bravo. Eddie does have some anxiety about meeting new people, especially on leash, so it would be best for him to be in a quiet home environment with a fenced yard without people coming and going frequently or young children. He isn't impressed with going out and about to restaurants or bars; he is most happy hanging out at home and loving his family! Eddie is SUPER affectionate with his foster mom and loves to cuddle in bed. He would do well with another docile dog who isn't pushy, but no cats or other small animals as he does have a high prey drive. Eddie is located in Houston.
This sweet girl came to us from San Antonio as an owner surrender who didn't want her anymore. She is about 4 years old and 45lbs. Louise was in pretty bad shape when she got to us. We had to take her right into emergency surgery to remove a large, tough object with sharp edges from her stomach. The surgeon thinks it was a large bouncy ball that had been in there for quite some time. Luckily, there was no internal damage, and she has recovered beautifully! Louise is very sweet and loving with her foster family. We have not tested her with other animals yet since she has been healing, but will be doing that very soon and will update! Louise is currently in the Austin area.
This precious girl came to us as part of a large group from a bad puppy mill situation in Missouri. Poor Calaya is still very unsure of humans. She was not treated well prior to coming to us, and it definitely shows. Calaya is believed to be around 1-2 years old and weighs about 40lbs. While she still isn't completely trusting of people, she has definitely made a lot of progress in her time with us. She is currently being fostered in Dallas by one of the amazing professional dog trainers we partner with, and she has done amazing work with her! Calaya initially would refuse to eat (even a treat) if someone was in the same room with her. Now she will come up to her foster mom and take a treat if she drops it on the ground. Baby steps! Calaya will need an extremely patient and understand forever home who can continue to work with her and let her know that she is safe and loved. She absolutely needs a pack to share her home with, as she is more confident around other dogs and takes cues from them very well.
This handsome boy is just as laid back and easy going as can be. We can't believe he hasn't been scooped up yet! Fizz came to us as an owner surrender - the owner was rarely home and left him with her sister. She has cats that Fizz liked to chase, and she works a busy schedule, so she wanted to give this sweet boy a chance at a better life.
Fizz is 3 years old, just under 50lbs, neutered, heartworm negative, and ready to find his forever home! Fizz grew up with very limited interactions with other dogs, so he is not well socialized with them. He has met a few pups while with us with varying degrees of interest. He was NOT impressed with the young puppy he met and let him know about it! We think he would do okay with another calm, older dog who gave him his space, but we definitely would want to do a meet and greet with the dogs first to make sure.
Fizz did great when he met volunteer Barbara's kids! He was very laid back and gentle even when they were running around and playing. He just sat and observed like a good boy! He never jumped on them and allowed them to pet him with no issues.
Ray and Zimba!
Look at these two! We can't believe they haven't been adopted yet. They are the cutest little couple and have so much love to give to their family.
Foster mom Emily says they are just the SWEETEST dogs. They love to snuggle and stay by her side while she works throughout the day. She takes them on several walks a day, which they love! Zimba can be a little intimidated by other dogs, so we recommend no other dogs in the home. They haven't been officially cat tested, but they've seen some out on their walks and did not react!
Ray (cream) is a shy girl and relies a lot on Zimba (black) for guidance and confidence. Zimba is a ladies man and can charm anyone! Once Ray feels comfortable, she is such a love bug. How could you say no to these faces??
We know two dogs can be intimidating - but adopting a pair can be even easier than adopting a single pup sometimes! They keep each other occupied and aren't lonely when you leave. Foster mom Emily says they do great when she has to run errands or step out for a bit.
These precious babies are looking for their forever home with someone who can love and shower them with attention for the rest of their days!
Luca!! Meet this sweet senior - he’s 8 years old and just recently joined Houston Chow. He has been hanging out with our amazing senior fosters, Kelly & Wayland, getting adjusted to life outside the shelter. We will be getting him vetted soon, stay tuned for updates. He will be available for adoption in the near future! Love him?!