Patty, a redbone coon hound, is hoping to stay warm in a new home this Christmas.
For the past month, she has called the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter home. Living in a shelter is not easy, so Patty has tried her best to impress and is hoping her lovable face is enough to get her adopted.
"It is important for us to get them places," Steven Bryant said. "It is even more important to them. If it could get them a family for Christmas then that would be great."
Patty is very active and would need room to roam. She has mainly been an outdoor dog, so a large yard would be preferred. Bryant said she did at one point have a broken jaw before she was brought to the shelter but the break appears to be healed, and Patty does not suffer from it.
"She could use a little weight," Bryant said. "She came in lean, so some extra food at first should not hurt the dog."
The best home for Patty would be a home with children.
"It would be great for a family with kids that she could get attention from," Bryant said. "Maybe not toddlers because they could get knocked around due to her size and how active she is."
Bryant said in her time at the shelter Patty has gotten along well with people and other dogs. He is unsure how she may act with cats.
"She'd be a good dog even if you don't have kids," Bryant said. "She has a real friendly disposition and take-me-home eyes."
Patty can be adopted from the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter. They are open Monday through Friday, 12 pm. to 5:30 pm, and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.