There’s a popular comedy routine about dog rescue women dressing up pitbulls in sweaters. But volunteers and staff at the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston were surprised to find this nicely dressed girl in a pink argyle sweater, as a stray in Tomball Texas.
They are calling her — of course — Argyle.
Argyle is fawn and white pitbull mix, approximately 5 years old, and weighs 54 pounds. She is friendly with people and kenneled with another dog.
Because Argyle is heartworm positive, she is not currently eligible for transport out of state. Once she is heartworm negative, she could travel. Any local Houston rescue group that takes her will need a 3-4 month foster for heartworm treatment.
If you are interested in fostering Argyle for rescue, reach out to Urgent Shelter Pets Houston. Volunteers will work to match you with a rescue group.
Argyle is also available for adoption. You can visit her in person at Harris County Animal Shelter, 612 Canino Road, Houston TX. Her $50 adoption fee includes her spay surgery, microchip and vaccinations.
EDIT: After publication of this article, we received the note below from the finder.
Hi. I provided this sweet girl a safe place to stay for a night as the finder was unable to keep her. Argyle was found with a brown male pitbull mix. The finder loaded them up and brought them to me in Tomball. She was shivering from the cold and the first thing I did was put this sweater on her. I reached out to many rescues whom were unable to take her and her friend, and that’s how she ended up at Harris County with this sweater. Thank you for networking her, I have been following online for the last few days and praying a rescue and foster are found. She is sweet and gentle soul, she would make a wonderful companion.
May 2021 Update: A happy ending to this story. Argyle left with a rescue group and was adopted in May 2020. Her name is now Zoey, and her owner has this to say:
I adopted argyle (now Zoey) last year. I knew she had been in a shelter but never knew the story behind her name. I was trying to find a picture of her from before her rescue as her one year anniversary of her gotcha day is coming up. And when I searched her ID this story came up.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for letting her in and bringing her off the streets. She is the best thing to happen to me and has given me so much this past year.
She’s now happy and loved in a house to call her own. And please know what good Samaritans do ripples through society and impacts people in ways you’d never have known.