This is a blog for the Hard Luck Hounds, a program that is the product of Austin Animal Center, the largest open-intake, no-kill shelter in the United States (located in Austin, TX). Hard Luck Hounds is for the dogs that have been waiting in the shelter the longest–this may be because they are past the cute puppy stage, they're a pit bull, or they may have some behavior/medical issues. Too often, these dogs would wait for months for adopters that would never come and end up euthanized. That's where Hard Luck Hounds come in–we advocate for the unwanted dogs by giving them the extra push they need. Each HLH dog comes to you FREE of charge with all shots, microchip, new collar w/tags, crate, $150 worth of professional training, a FREE vet exam with a local vet, and of course, a lifetime of tech support any time you need it to ensure that the adoption works out.

30th December 2012

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Dimple, a year-old cattle dog/pit bull mix (although the “pit bull” part is arguable–it’s probably not his primary breed) is a wiggle worm! 

Dimple earned his name when he came in to the shelter, emaciated and terrified, hunkering down and curling into a little black ball–like a dimple (I guess). Now he’s at a healthy weight, not-so-shy and ready to live life to the fullest! 

He is extremely intelligent and already knows some basic obedience on top of seeming housebroken. He picks up things quickly, is treat motivated, and responds well to positive training methods. 

Dimple is plays well with other dogs and has been kenneled successfully with them. He would be best in a home with no young children, however, because he still flinches if touched where he can’t see you. He is wary of strangers, but learns to trust quickly when he realizes he’s got good people around him. He is a med-high energy boy that would make a great jogging partner!

As a part of our Hard Luck Hound program, Dimple is free of charge to approved adopters with his vaccinations, neuter, microchip, collar, crate, training voucher, and lifetime support from our HLH team. 

Hard Luck Hounds is located in Austin, TX. We will adopt out to Austin and surrounding areas. 

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    I wish I could move to Austin, Texas to adopt this sweet boy. All the more if he is Pit Bull - so that he can be an...
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    Austin! Where y’at?
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    Awh. Someone go adopt him, he’s so cute!
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