When looking at the makeup of American families today, it’s rare to see a home where a pet isn’t part of the family. According to the most recent data from the APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 67% of households—or around 85 million homes—own a pet. Of these households, dogs and cats top the list of most popular pets, with 63.4 million and 42.7 million households owning dogs and cats, respectively.

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 Sherman, 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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Toto

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

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Boxer, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Odis

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Shepherd, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Smiley

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Snickers

– Gender: Male
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Rooster

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Doberman Pinscher
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Rose

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Shepherd
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Margarita

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Border Collie
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Mango Melon

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Pointer (mixed)
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Becca

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
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Ole Red

– Gender: Male
– Age: Young
– Breed: Hound
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Wilson SAT

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Great Pyrenees (mixed)
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Trix DFW

– Gender: Male
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Great Pyrenees, Shepherd (mixed)
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Rogue of Texas Loves Litter ATX

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Great Pyrenees (mixed)
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Sweetness Payton SAT

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Great Pyrenees (mixed)
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Magnolia

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Shepherd, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Carter

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Border Collie, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Dolly

– Gender: Female
– Age: Senior
– Breed: Australian Shepherd, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Professor HTX

– Gender: Male
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Akbash, Great Pyrenees (mixed)
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Holden

– Gender: Male
– Age: Young
– Breed: Plott Hound, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Gunther SAT

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Great Pyrenees
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Ticket DFW

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Great Pyrenees
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Lucy Lee

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherd (mixed)
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Bruiser

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

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Shepherd (mixed)
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Link

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Rottweiler, Shepherd (mixed)
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Nate The Great ATX

– Gender: Male
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Great Pyrenees
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Nina Starr Braunwald DFW

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Great Pyrenees, Belgian Shepherd / Malinois (mixed)
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Miss Percy aka Persephone SAT

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Great Pyrenees, Belgian Shepherd / Malinois (mixed)
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Diego HTX

– Gender: Male
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Great Pyrenees
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Hank(y Panky) ATX

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Great Pyrenees
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Bingo HTX

– Gender: Female
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Great Pyrenees (mixed)
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Iron Giant

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Great Dane (mixed)
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Wanda

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Shepherd (mixed)
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Sir Kyle Winston SAT

– Gender: Male
– Age: Young
– Breed: Great Pyrenees
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Beau

– Gender: Male
– Age: Senior
– Breed: Black Labrador Retriever
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Belle

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

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Shepherd (mixed)
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Alora

– Gender: Female
– Age: Senior
– Breed: Labrador Retriever, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Pinto HTX

– Gender: Male
– Age: Baby
– Breed: Great Pyrenees, Brittany Spaniel (mixed)
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Polo Bear ATX

– Gender: Male
– Age: Young
– Breed: Great Pyrenees
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Casper the Prancer HTX

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Great Pyrenees
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Hey There Delilah DFW

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherd (mixed)
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Leia

– Gender: Female
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)
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Cletus SAT

– Gender: Male
– Age: Young
– Breed: Great Pyrenees
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Regis

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed Breed (mixed)
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Buster

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Labrador Retriever (mixed)
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Chrissy Croissant SAT

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Great Pyrenees
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Lucky

– Gender: Male
– Age: Adult
– Breed: Hound (mixed)
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Gran Dam Galaxy SAT aka GG

– Gender: Female
– Age: Young
– Breed: Great Pyrenees
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