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IS A DOG THE RIGHT COMPANION FOR YOU?

Caring for a companion animal goes far beyond providing food, water and shelter. It also takes planning for expected and unexpected medical expenses. The average first year cost of owning a dog is over $1,000 and $500 each year after. It takes research and careful planning to bring the right pet into your home, and to make sure your lifestyle is the right one for your pet.

When adopting, you are making a commitment to care for an animal for the rest of its life—that could mean 10 to 15 years for dogs. Before adopting, consider the ways your life and circumstances could change such as moves, the birth of children, and new jobs; are you prepared for your pet to remain a permanent part of your life?

And is your home prepared for a new pet? Whether it’s tightly sealing your garbage cans or paying attention to dangerous decorations during the holidays, you’ll need to make your home safe before adopting. That includes keeping toxic foods,  pet-unfriendly plants, and dangerous household items out of paw’s reach.

RESOURCES:

ASPCA
Best Friends
Cesar’s Way
Petfinder

How Do You Pick Your Next Best Friend?

OK. You want a dog. Now you have to decide: Do you want an energetic puppy, an active adolescent, a calm adult or a snugly senior dog? Is a small, cuddly lap dog, a high-energy working breed, or a big comfortable couch potato the right match?

Yes, puppies are adorable and they have that sweet puppy breath, but they are also new to the world. You will have to teach them everything!  A young adult dog may give you the energy level you want without all the training involved with a puppy.  Adult dogs are settled and usually adapt quickly to your routine.  Senior dogs make great companions. They are usually potty-trained, know basic commands, and walk well on leash.

Energy is the most important choice when picking a dog. And size doesn’t always predict a dog’s activity level. Small terriers have high energy; big lab mixes can be low-key. Working/herding breeds like Aussies, heelers, and collies are intelligent and need lots of exercise and training.

Crate Training

AAR highly recommends crate training for all dogs. If you train your dog to be content in a crate, the benefits are enormous: the dog is safe, cozy & secure; no worrying about accidents or destruction; you can relax when guests visit and more! The basics: Give them a command to enter, such as “kennel.” Encourage them by pointing to the inside of the crate with a treat in your hand. After your dog enters the crate, praise them, give them the treat, and close the door. Sit quietly near the crate for five to ten minutes, and then go into another room for a few minutes.

 . Adrienne .
 . Adrienne .  . Adrienne .  . Adrienne .  . Adrienne .  . Adrienne .  . Adrienne .
  • Greyhound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sweet Adrienne was abandoned at the shelter. Friendly, athletic, and fun describes her in the play yard. She seems quite well cared for and is looking for her forever family. Est. DOB: 1/2016 54 lbs.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Amber .
 . Amber .  . Amber .  . Amber .  . Amber .  . Amber .  . Amber .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Amber is friendly and loves kids. Sadly, due to family circumstances they could no longer keep her. Her favorite activities at the shelter are playing with other dogs and attention from the volunteers. She is house trained, healthy, and ready for an active loving family. Est. DOB: 9/2014 40 lbs.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Eva .
 . Eva .  . Eva .  . Eva .  . Eva .  . Eva .  . Eva .
  • Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Eva is a sweet gentle lady that was found on a doorstep. She wants a lovely quiet home, lots of attention, and a soft bed. She is light heartworm positive. The Vet recommends medication (Doxycycline), 6 months of heartworm prevention, and then retest. AAR will provide the medication and 6 months of heartworm prevention. Come meet this easy going gal. Est. DOB: 2012 12 lbs.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Hillary .
 . Hillary .  . Hillary .  . Hillary .  . Hillary .  . Hillary .  . Hillary .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
This sweet submissive girl was found. Hillary roles over on her back and begs for a belly rub. She wants lots of tender loving care and a little training too. Come meet Hillary. Est. DOB: 5/1017 17 lbs. and growing
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Jack .
 . Jack .  . Jack .  . Jack .  . Jack .  . Jack .  . Jack .
  • Pointer, Spaniel
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jack was found with a female companion in a rural area. The rescuer reports that both dogs are affectionate and playful. They exhibit typical adolescent behavior of chewing and barking. Jack craves a family that will give him lots of love, exercise, and training. Est. DOB. 1/2017 38 lbs.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Mace .
 . Mace .  . Mace .  . Mace .  . Mace .  . Mace .  . Mace .
  • Dachshund, Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
An AAR volunteer found a sweet pregnant dachshund mix she named Matilda. A couple of weeks later Matilda had 4 healthy happy puppies. Mace is one of those lucky pups. The pups have played happily with dogs and cats in their foster home. Matilda may have been part Dachshund but daddy must have been a big boy. Come meet these uniquely cute pups! Est. DOB: July 2017
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Sampson .
 . Sampson .  . Sampson .  . Sampson .  . Sampson .  . Sampson .  . Sampson .
  • Mastiff, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
Sampson is big, strong, and has a heart of gold. The love and patience of wonderful volunteers, and the Dream Dog Training Program have helped Sampson achieve a Dream Dog status. He enjoys walks on our trails and in the community. He craves human attention and may prefer to be the only animal in the home. Sampson would love to be your best friend. Come meet this big boy! Est. DOB: 2011 72 lbs.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Stuart .
 . Stuart .  . Stuart .  . Stuart .  . Stuart .  . Stuart .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Stuart came from a home of 12 dogs so he is certainly dog friendly. He loves lots of attention and cuddling. Come meet this beautiful little boy! Est. DOB: 1/2016 8 lbs.
Young, Male, Small
 . Swift .
 . Swift .  . Swift .  . Swift .
  • Golden Retriever, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Swift was rescued near a park in Tomball. His rescuer was amazed at his great behavior. He stayed outside her home but was joyful and loyal in just a couple of days. At the shelter he loves all the volunteers and his favorite activity is playing fetch. Wonderful AAR volunteers have taken Swift to A&M Veterinary Hospital for care due to some medical issues. He does require a specialized feeding regimen and regular Vet visits to monitor is heart. Neither of these issues keep Swift from being a happy playful dog. Now he just wants his very own family. Come meet this extraordinary dog! Est. DOB: 6/2015 40 lbs.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Teresa .
 . Teresa .  . Teresa .  . Teresa .  . Teresa .  . Teresa .  . Teresa .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Teresa is full of vitality and love. She wants to play, run, and have fun. Come meet Teresa! Est. DOB: 6/21/2017
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Timothy .
 . Timothy .  . Timothy .  . Timothy .  . Timothy .
  • Chihuahua, Pug
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Timothy was found with his mom and he is quite the mama's boy. He needs lots of TLC to feel safe without his mom. He loves to cuddle and wants lots of attention and playtime. Do you have the heart for Timothy? Est. DOB: 5/2017 6 lbs.
Baby, Male, Small
 . Tipper .
 . Tipper .  . Tipper .  . Tipper .  . Tipper .  . Tipper .  . Tipper .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
From his sweet face to his playful personality to his delightful joy in learning, Tipper is a puppy ready for a family of his own! Tipper's foster mom found this little man to be one of her favorite fosters: "All Tipper wants is for you to be happy with him. He's always looking at you, wondering what he can do to please you. When he figures it out, his whole little body just wiggles with joy. If what you want is for him to snuggle next to you on the couch, well then he's up for that too!" Tipper can be a little unhappy when you first leave him for the night in his kennel. He likes to listen to soft music to make his feel better, then he's quiet as a mouse. Come meet Tipper and let him make you happy! Est. DOB: 4/1/17 16 lbs and growing
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Trey .
 . Trey .  . Trey .  . Trey .  . Trey .  . Trey .  . Trey .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Trey and Thomas' foster mom fell in love with the pups. At first, she was overwhelmed with their energy level, playtime, and puppy behavior. After rules , expectations, and lots of playtime were implemented - they were the best puppies ever! Both are almost house trained. After playtime, cuddle time was expected. Come meet Trey! Est. DOB: 6/21/17
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Vicki .
 . Vicki .  . Vicki .  . Vicki .  . Vicki .  . Vicki .  . Vicki .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Vicki was loved and cared for by her former owner. She was friendly and loving with all the humans. She was fine with the dogs in the family until recently. She could no longer get along with the older dog in the home. At the shelter, she is well behaved and enjoys lots of attention. Come meet sweet Vicki! Est. DOB: 2012 43 lbs.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Winnie .
 . Winnie .  . Winnie .  . Winnie .  . Winnie .  . Winnie .
  • Schnauzer, Poodle
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Winnie was one of the hundreds of dogs at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds after the flood. She was scared, missing most of her hair, and we knew AAR could help this little lady. Her skin has healed and her personality has blossomed. She loves to run, play, and get lots of attention from the volunteers. Est. DOB: 2015 12 lbs.
Adult, Female, Small
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