In exploring the history of animal shelters and rescue organizations in the country, nothing proves as problematic as the lack of a centralized reporting system to collect data on these organizations. Most of the shelter statistics that are available and accepted today are estimates based on several period surveys, including the aforementioned APPA National Pet Owners Survey along with the AVMA U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. Without a nationally codified and streamlined process for collecting, organizing, and reporting on shelter data, there has been a grave lack of transparency around the country’s shelters. That makes it difficult not only to pinpoint accurate statistics regarding sheltered animals in America but also to understand the true state of animal welfare in the country, which is the first step to improving that welfare.

If you’ve been considering bringing home a furry companion, be sure to keep reading. Stacker compiled a list of dogs available for adoption in Dallas, Texas on Petfinder, ranging in age, breed composition, temperament, and needs. It’s important to note that pet adoption is a huge responsibility and requires available savings for emergency and routine veterinary care, a day-to-day routine and game plan for coverage if the pup needs to be left at home during the day (i.e. hiring a dog walker), and time and attention devoted to training your newest family member. Be sure to do due diligence on breed research to see what kind of dog will be the best fit for your lifestyle.

Without further ado, here are adoptable dogs in your home city.

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Joey

– Gender: Male
– Age: Young
– Breed: Labrador Retriever, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Monica

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Labrador Retriever, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Fonzi

– Gender: Male
– Age: Senior
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
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Blanca

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog (mixed)
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Ace

– Gender: Male
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Great Pyrenees (mixed)
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Honey Dew

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Chihuahua
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PRINCESS

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Maltese, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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LILAC

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Labrador Retriever, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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PEDRO

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Cairn Terrier, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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ELLIE

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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SAPPHIRE

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
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KATIE

– Gender: Female
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Doberman Pinscher, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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RUSTY

– Gender: Male
– Age: Senior
– Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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WIGGLE

– Gender: Female
– Age: Senior
– Breed: Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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LINDSEY

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: German Shepherd Dog
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Big John

– Gender: Male
– Age: Senior
– Breed: Cattle Dog, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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LUCA

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: German Shepherd Dog, American Staffordshire Terrier (mixed)
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Raj

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Siberian Husky, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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ALICE

– Gender: Female
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
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MIA

– Gender: Female
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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CHARLI

– Gender: Male
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
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Lilac

– Gender: Female
– Age: Senior
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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