Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Emmy

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

Meet Emmy, a happy young lady and our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Right now, this Labrador Retriever mix is being fostered in Houston, TX, but is looking for a forever home in Maine. She is house trained, spayed and current on vaccinations.

Emmy’s Story

Hi, my name is Emmy. I’m 11 months old and weigh 48lbs – which I keep hearing is a great size!

I love other dogs: small ones, big ones, and I love ALL people! I also walk well on a leash and I love going on walks and car rides. I get really excited when I meet new people, but when I’m at home with my foster family I enjoy lounging on the couch or the bed. My foster mom says that I’m a good girl in the house – and I heard her tell someone that she is proud of me for understanding that I have to go outside to potty now instead of doing it in the house.

I was running around Houston’s very dangerous 3rd Ward dodging traffic in the freezing rain in November. I was hungry and skinny and I knew this is where the dog fighters come to find bait dogs. A nice lady at a place called The University of Houston picked me up and let me go into the building with her because I was wet, shivering and cold. Before I knew it, another lady called Julee came and picked me up.

It was nice and warm here in my foster home. For the first time in my life I was given food instead of having to search for it. She took me some place where they gave me shots, medicine, got me spayed and cleaned up my coat – it’s jet black, really pretty and shiny now!

I love my foster mom, but I would like to find a place to call “my home”. My mom keeps telling me about a place called “up North”. She says that there are a lot of nice people there looking for dogs like me. She also said that it snows and it’s beautiful there! Now I’m having dreams about playing in the snow and then going inside and taking a nap by the fire place! I sure hope someone is interested in me soon… will you be my new family?

If you are interested, please call or text my Uncle Greg at 713-962-6635 or email him at My adoption fee include all my shots, spay, microchip, health certificate and transport on Rescue Road Trips or United. My adoption fee is $425.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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