Jackson is a chill 4 year old pit bull/australian cattle dog (although I see some possibly border collie?)
Jackson is smart boy with a laid back personality. Sadly, after waiting months, he was adopted very briefly and only returned because one of the family members turned out to be allergic. They returned him with a heavy heart, because he is a fabulous dog!
He is good with kids, other dogs, and even small animals (did not go after chickens on property he lived on). He is pretty calm and well behaved–he is housebroken and knows some basic obedience! He is an affectionate dog with great manners who could fit in well with most families.
Jackson is heartworm positive, which is NOT contagious and very treatable as well as preventable. Hard Luck Hounds will pay for up to $200 of heartworm treatment with adoption.
Jackson is free of charge to the right home with all shots, neuter, microchip, new collar, tags, crate, and lifetime support from the HLH team.
We are located in Austin, TX, and will adopt out to Austin and surrounding areas.
ugu Jackson is one of those dogs that made a 180 turn around IN THE SHELTER…tells ya how good he is. When he first came, he was a rowdy mess, reactive to other dogs, and now he’s p much perfect. I’m proud of you, Jackson!
Hey guys, Frankie here. Just thought I’d share this video that my mom made to highlight all the great things about rescuing a homeless animal. She followed me around with a video camera for a few days, which was annoying, but I think the end result is pretty great. Plus, now I’m a movie star!
Rascal, a 3 year old pit mix with an awesome patch eye, lived the street life before finally becoming a shelter dog.
A Good Sam had been feeding Rascal for 6 months along with his friend, a starving female. They were impossible to catch, but eventually, they were able to capture the weak and at that point dying female dog. They nursed her back to health, and now she is a loved family dog! However, when Rascal was finally caught, he was brought the shelter.
….Where we were pleasantly surprised. He didn’t act like an unsocialized stray like we expected, and was actually friendly to people and other dogs alike. He was also housebroken and knew several commands. We scanned for a microchip, and lo and behold, he came from a shelter in Big Spring, Texas, but finding an owner was a dead end.
Rascal, not a “rascal” by any stretch, is a calm, easy going boy with a cute underbite (And patch eye! There is nothing not awesome about that!). He is ready for the civilized life with his humans!
Rascal goes to his adopters free of charge and comes to you vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, with a new collar, tags, crate, training voucher (if needed), and lifetime support from the HLH team.
Hard Luck Hounds is located in Austin, TX. We will adopt to Austin and surrounding areas.
After hearing “sorry, we can’t adopt a pit bull because we have children” time after time while working with people at the shelter, I made it a point to get pictures of pit bulls who are members of families with kids at last week’s Pit Bull Awareness Day. Most of the parents expressed how laidback and tolerant their pit(s) are with their little ones.
All right, I’m not going to lie. Lazlo is my favorite dog out of all the dogs in the shelter.
Lazlo is a 10 month old boxer/lab/pit bull trifecta (although just “boxer mix” on his papers), and he’s awesome.
Why? Well, let me tell ya.
Lazlo is incredibly intelligent, eager to please, driven, and treat motivated. He could easily be a drug sniffing dog/other “job” dog. Lazlo knows sit, down, sit-stay, down-stay, watch me, is housebroken, and as if that weren’t enough, he knows some agility and absolutely loves it.
He’s a goof that makes everyone laugh. He’s super photogenic, loves his toys, and is just a big silly puppy. I’ve caught him playing “blanket monster”, a game where he puts his entire body under a blanket for fun and runs around. When I took it off, he got back under it and continued on.
Lazlo came to us as an 8 m.o. puppy with zero manners. He’s still got a ways to go as far as leash manners goes (and greeting people; he seems to believe that it is acceptable to jump on new friends), but with his focus and intelligence, we’ve already gotten pretty far and he can only get better with positive training.
At first, staff thought Lazlo was “dog aggressive” and he was put at high risk. After two evaluations, even staff fell in love with him and learned that he’s not aggressive at all–just does not read other dogs well. You see, when another dog reacts to him, he will get barky in return, but not much else; he seems rather confused. When put around other dog-friendly dogs, he is exuberant and playful.
Lazlo would do best in a home with an experienced owner looking for a high-energy dog that needs a lot of stimulation to stay happy. He could live with other dogs that can put up with his lack of manners and correct him when needed. No young children-he likes them, but he knocks them down.
Like all HLH dogs, Lazlo is free to the right adopters and comes to his lucky people UTD on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, with a new collar, tags, crate, free professional training, and lifetime support from us.
Thomas got his name for being a little powerhouse! Thomas loves to play, and play hard. He also loves to ham it up for the camera and gets the cutest little snaggletooth when he’s thinking about stuff.
Thomas is a high-energy boy with pretty good manners, but still needs some work on leash walking and not jumping up when excited. Other than that, he’s pretty well-behaved for a playful dog that’s been in the shelter for months!
He loves to play with other dogs–you’ll find him playing tug-o-war, chase, and even getting in the pool with his buddies (did we mention he likes to swim when it’s hot out?). We think he’d do well in a multi-dog home as long as the other dogs are up for his energy.
Thomas does really well on hike ‘n bike trails and would make a great jogging buddy. He’s very treat motivated and eager to please so could probably even be an agility dog some day!
Thomas is 3 yrs old and was ready to go home YESTERDAY.
Like all Hard Luck Hounds, Thomas goes to his lucky people UTD on shots, neutered, microchipped, w/ a new collar, tags, crate, training voucher, and life time tech support from the HLH team.
Here at BARK, we love Honey. And Honey? She loves everyone. Seriously. She hasn’t met a person she doesn’t love. So if you’re looking for a dog who’s really going to love you back, you might want to come meet Honey. :)
Check out their updated list of available pups! Sandy and Chanel are my favorites.
Also, Don’t forget to visit OOTP tomorrow at Uncle Marty’s Adirondack Grill during their Oktoberfest celebration!! Therapy Dogs Maddie, Grace, Roush, Diesel, Nimee, MG, Oliver and Samantha will be on hand to give you lots of Pit Bull kisses in the Out of the Pits Love-a-Bull Kissing Booth from 1-5pm ♥ All proceeds from the sale of merchandise and the kissing donations benefit the rescue.
Go the Out of the Pits, Inc.’s Facebook page, it’s always a party at OOTP and they need all the help they can get!
And go meet Nimee!! She’s totally paralyzed but still a devoted, loving therapy dog for humans <3 I love Nimee.
I had the privilege of photographing my friend’s foster litter of pit bull puppies, currently available for adoption through Austin Animal Center!
Their mother and father lived life on a chain, underfed and dehydrated. They were used for breeding; the assholes that had them actually made hundreds of dollars off of their dogs. When mom and dad were confiscated, mom was extremely pregnant. She had already had TWO LITTERS at only 2 years old–meaning they likely first bred her in her first heat. Luckily, this is her last litter and the foster home is carefully screening for these baby’s forever homes.
Lucy and I FINALLY got some good photos in! She came by to the HLH 1 year Anniversary celebration–which was awesome, btw-and showed off how great she is. Lucy was a champ with children and other dogs of all shapes and sizes! She is the perfect pittie ambassador.
I realized I hadn’t elaborated on this before–yes, Lucy is in “doggy bootcamp” as we call it, but she was not sent there for behavior issues; she was very friendly and well-behaved upon arriving to us but slightly fearful of all the noise in the shelter so she’s there as more of a foster situation PLUS socialization/additional obedience training. I’m shocked no one has noticed this little girl yet!
This past weekend, I had the privilege of photographing these former Hard Luck Hounds and their owners.
Oliver was was adopted once after months, the adoption failed due to the owner’s inability to afford him any longer, then was put at risk of euthanasia when returned. He was well-loved by our volunteers, and one of us couldn’t bear the idea of this dog dying in the shelter. Oliver then became a failed foster and ended up as a permanent addition to the family. The smile you see was the first time I’d even seen Oliver smile, ever.
Valentine came from an abuse case where she was tied up in her chains to the point where she was permanently disfigured and her little leg pops in and out of socket. She was confiscated with her newborn puppies, none of which made it. Valentine REALLY hit the jackpot on adopters-her humans are SUPER pit bull advocates! She attempts to nurse everything, even humans, so now her owners are in the process of adopting a pit puppy from AAC!
Dudley was a behavior nightmare. He stayed with us for over 5 months, all of which he was kept on “red” for certain volunteer interaction only. He would let you enter his kennel, but forget leaving him. He would tackle you, mouth you and your clothes, and bite your leash. It didn’t help that he was slated as “dog aggressive”. Needless to say, after a while Dudley was slated for euthanasia until we found his mom. His mom was the owner to a bichon/poodle and a chihuahua/yorkie, but came to the shelter looking for “a change”. Well, I guess a 90 lb American bulldog/pit mix was that change. Supposedly “dog aggressive” Dudley now takes orders from the pack’s alpha, the chi/yorkie.
Rossellini came to us sickly; she was incredibly emaciated and actually collapsed a couple times at the shelter. Once healthy, she had to stay another 6.5 months because of her age (7) combined with her breed (pit/great dane) and her HW+ status. After about the 5.5 month point, Rossie had given up. She no longer greeted people at the kennel gate, she stopped eating, and no longer wanted to go on walks. She fell into a bad depression. A wonderful woman came by and adopted her just two weeks ago. Already, Rossie is back to her normal, sweet self!
2 year old Zola is such a lover–it’s a shame so many sweet pitties have to join our program. Zola has been here 5 months!
Zola is sweet as is gets. This half-masked pit girl whines for attention and will sit up on a park bench with you, trying to get in your lap and give kisses! She is friendly with other dogs and all people-just about everyone is Zola’s friend.
Zola is housebroken and knows some very basic obedience (sit, come, “no”). She’s has a nice medium-energy and could be a good fit for a lot of people.
We think the number one thing that holds back Zola is being heartworm positive. She is currently undergoing the beginnings of treatment, and Hard Luck Hounds will do whatever we can to help her adopter (whoever they may be) alleviate costs.
Like all our dogs, Zola is free of charge and comes w/