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, Houston, TX, 77002

Shelter Information

ThisIsHouston is a rescue dedicated to helping those who cannot ask for help! The inundation of graphic dog posts and images on social media seems to have rendered a lot of people helpless. The bystander effect has grabbed a hold of our city and it isn’t loosening its grip. Most people are not aware of the stray overpopulation problem going on in this city. The others don’t help because somebody else will. Well, we are ‘somebody else’. We have no super powers. We have no magic formula or secret that gives us the ability to do what we do. We are just an example of what can be done when people come together for a common cause and leave egos at the door. Why do we do this? Because we choose to. Because we are tired of dogs suffering needlessly. And because we refuse to live in a world where there is a choice not to help.

Areas Served

Greater Houston Area

Adoption Instructions

All dogs are neutered/spayed, current on vaccinations, tested for heart worm and on heart worm preventative before adoption. All dogs will also be microchiped and dewormed. Puppies that are too young to be altered will be considered foster-to-adopt until they are spayed or neutered. Adoption fee is $450 for all animals. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for a reply to your request. We require personal and a vet reference. A signed contract and fee will be accepted before the pet is delivered.

Pets in this Shelter

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American Staffordshire Terrier

This little cutie is Mango. He is about 1 year and 7 months old and weighs about 30 pounds. His DNA test revealed that he is a mix of Am... show more

This little cutie is Mango. He is about 1 year and 7 months old and weighs about 30 pounds. His DNA test revealed that he is a mix of American Staffordshire terrier, Mini American Shepherd, Mini Pinscher, Chinese Shar-Pei, and Old English Sheepdog in that order. Mango had some fear-based reactions which did not make him a good candidate for being adopted into a family with young children and was almost euthanized for making fear-motivated choices when his behavior was more than his original rescue had the resources available to fix at the time. Thankfully, he was a client of Sea Dog Animal Training and Heather had seen his potential and progress with positive reinforcement training. Though it is not typical for SDAT to take possession or responsibility of owned pets, we saw Mango's potential and he has since been spending his days with Sea Dog Animal Training working on becoming a Best Boy. Mango is up to date on vaccines, neutered, heartworm negative (and on preventative), and has no known health issues. He is an eager learner and knows all of his training fundamentals including sit, stay, walking on a leash, playing fetch, and car riding. He gets along well with other dogs but has not been exposed to cats, so we are not sure how he does with them. He is great with people and children ages 10+. Though he has made a lot of progress in becoming more confident, we do not recommend him for a household with young children. He is sweet, energetic and loves to play. This unique pup would love to find a forever home! show less