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In Texas, bigger is better

Adopt or foster a giant cutie

The bigger they are, the more love they have to give. Want to see for yourself? Adopt or foster a big dog today!

Big dogs are cuddle buddies, playtime pals and loyal best friends. But sadly, many of them across Texas are overlooked by adopters, which puts them in danger of being killed just because they don’t have safe places to call home. In fact, more dogs in Texas are at risk of being killed than in any other state in the country.

The data tells us that the dog adoption rate in Texas is only 38%, which essentially means only four in 10 dogs entering shelters are adopted. And the dogs staying in shelters the longest are usually those weighing 40 pounds or more.

Together, we can change that. Adopt or foster a Texas-size dog today.

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Find a big dog at a participating Best Friends partner

Adoption specials with the following shelter partners range from free adoptions to deeply discounted adoptions. Please call or visit the shelter’s website to determine adoption fees and process.

4 Paws Farm, Hempstead, Texas
Austin Boxer Rescue, Austin, Texas
BARC Houston, Houston, Texas
Baytown Animal Services and Adoption Center, Baytown, Texas
Beaumont Pets Alive, Winnie, Texas
Best Friends in Houston, Houston, Texas
City of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Concho Valley Paws, San Angelo, Texas
Dallas Animal Services, Dallas, Texas
DFW Humane Society, Irving, Texas
Fort Bend County Animal Services, Rosenberg, Texas
Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center, Harker Heights, Texas
Harris County Pets, Houston, Texas
Houston Pets Alive, Houston, Texas
Humane Society of Wichita County, Wichita Falls, Texas
Laredo Animal Protective Society, Laredo, Texas
Rosenberg Animal Control & Shelter, Rosenberg, Texas
SPCA of Brazoria County, Lake Jackson, Texas
Special Pals Inc., Houston, Texas
Texas Best Choices Animal Rescue, Quinlan, Texas
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, Georgetown, Texas

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