Pembroke Welsh Corgis are currently ranked as the 11th most popular breed in the US (AKC) and it’s easy to see why! Charismatic and lively, these medium-sized herding dogs are easy to train. They tend to be extremely loyal and therefore can make great companions.
Bred to herd cattle, Corgis are intelligent and adaptable and can fit in well in different types of households. Finding a Corgi in a rescue center isn’t always easy, it can be quite hard to adopt a dog from rescue, although you may occasionally find a Corgi mix available for adoption.
If you have your heart set on a rescue Corgi, you are going to have to plan ahead, make some inquiries, and be prepared to wait for the right dog.
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Corgis are popular dogs, they don’t tend to stay long in rescue before they are snapped up so be sure to check the rescue centers regularly.
This is especially true if you are looking for a Corgi puppy to adopt. To help you in your search for your perfect dog, we’ve compiled a list of the top places to find a rescue Corgi in Texas.
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Pet Adoption Websites
Pet adoption websites are a great place to begin your search for Corgis in need of a new home.
Many Texas rescue centers advertise their dogs on pet adoption websites, as well as dog owners that are privately rehoming their pets.
1, 2, & 3. Petfinder, Adoptapet, & Rescue Me
Rescue websites such as petfinder, adoptapet, and Rescue Me offer a comprehensive search facility to find dogs that are available for adoption. You can filter the search results by breed and location, and you can sign up for email alerts to let you know when there are new listings placed.
Many rescue organizations and shelters use the bigger adoption websites to advertise the animals they have available for rehoming as they then easily reach much bigger, national audiences.
Corgi Rescue Centers in Texas
There are a number of organizations dedicated to rescuing, fostering, and rehoming Corgis in the Texas area.
4. Top of Texas Corgi Rescue Inc
Top of Texas Corgi Rescue is a small but dedicated charitable organization that specializes in rescuing and rehoming Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Corgi mixes. They were officially launched in 2013 but have been rescuing Corgis for many years prior to then.
Top of Texas Corgi Rescue is run using just two foster homes, so they get to know their rescue dogs very well! They advertise available dogs on their Facebook page and at the time of writing, they do have some Corgis available for adoption.
Their website is currently being updated so they ask that you email them for an adoption application form. They will then match you with the right dog and ask for an interview and a home check before adoption.
Any existing dogs in your home must be vaccinated and neutered before you adopt a dog from them. Their website does not currently have details of adoption fees but you will be given this information when you enquire about adopting a dog.
Top of Texas Corgi Rescue is run by volunteers who are extremely knowledgeable about Corgis and they will provide plenty of post-adoption support.
They also assist other rescue organizations to rehome Corgis so even if they don’t have the right dog for you, they might be able to put you in touch with another rescue that does.
3216 South Spring St, Amarillo, Texas 79103
5. North Texas Corgi Connection
Run entirely by volunteers, North Texas Corgi Connection has rehomed over 100 Corgis in the past ten years! Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome stray, neglected, and abused Corgis.
After they are rescued, Corgis are well cared for in foster homes before being carefully matched with potential new families. NTCC also provides support for existing Corgi owners who are struggling by providing financial assistance for spaying/ neutering and other health care needs.
If you would like to adopt a Corgi or a Corgi mix from NTCC, the first step is to download an adoption form from their website, fill it out and email it back to them. They will then keep your details on file and contact you if a suitable dog becomes available.
All dogs receive vaccinations and parasite control, are spayed or neutered and have a full health check before being rehomed. While in their foster homes, they will also begin some basic obedience training and work on housetraining.
If you do decide to adopt a Corgi, they will give you a two-week trial period to make sure it is the right dog for you. Adoption fees are $300 for dogs under 10 years old and $200 for senior dogs over 10 years old.
904 Dawnlight Dr, Denton, TX 76210
6. Wyoming Dachshund and Corgi Rescue
Wyoming Dachshund and Corgi Rescue is actually based in Texas and also covers Wyoming and Colorado, as well as other nearby states. As the name suggests, they rescue and rehome Corgis and Corgi mixes.
They currently have a number of Corgis and Corgi mix dogs for adoption, these are advertised on their website and Facebook page. They may occasionally have Corgi puppies for adoption.
Most of their dogs come from other rescue centers, are strays, or have been surrendered by their owners. They are then cared for in foster homes before being carefully matched with potential adopters.
All Corgis and Corgi mixes are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and health checked before adoption. They will also receive dental treatment if needed.
If you are interested in one of their dogs, or you would like to register your interest in adopting a Corgi in the future, they have an adoption application form on their website.
If a suitable dog becomes available and both you and they agree that it is a good match, they will organize a home check before you take the dog home.
The foster carers will also provide you with more details such as the dog’s daily routine and likes and dislikes. The adoption fee varies depending on the age of the dog.
A purebred Corgi puppy is $500 and a Corgi mix puppy is $400. An adult Corgi is $450 and a senior Corgi costs $300 to adopt. If you are happy to take on a ‘special needs’ Corgi with behavioral or health issues, the adoption fee is slightly less at $200-$300.
416 Black Buck Ridge, New Braunfels, TX 78132-184
Rescue Centers in Texas
It is certainly worth checking the other, not breed-specific, dog rescue centers in Texas as they may have Corgis or Corgi mix dogs for adoption. You may even get lucky and find that they have a Corgi puppy needing a new home.
Check back regularly and leave your details so they can contact you if any Corgis become available. Make sure you use a reputable rescue center where the dogs are health checked, spayed or neutered if appropriate, microchipped, and treated for parasites.
A good rescue center will also carry out a behavior assessment on their dog and use this information to help find them the right home.
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7. Humane Society of North Texas
Humane Society of North Texas is a large rescue organization covering the Texas area. Although they do not specialize in Corgis, the sheer number of dogs coming through their doors means a Corgi or a Corgi mix is likely to appear from time to time.
They have adoption centers in Benbrook, Hurst, Kaufman, Keller and Fort Worth.
They list all available dogs on their website. Once you have found the Corgi or Corgi mix you have been looking for, click to make an adoption appointment.
It is also possible to turn up without an appointment but you may have to wait a little longer to speak to a member of staff. You must be at least 18 years of age and have ID as proof of your current address.
All dogs from HSNT are vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered if necessary, have a health check, are dewormed, and heartworm tested. Adoption fees range from $15 to $325 depending on the age, size and health of the dog.
1840 East Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX
8. The SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas has two dog adoption centers, one in Dallas and one in Waxahachie. They are a large rescue organisation where the animals are cared for both in the centre itself and in foster homes.
If you are looking to adopt a Corgi in Dallas, you may find your new best friend here. Hundreds of dogs pass through their doors each year and while Corgis aren’t commonly found in rescue, it is still a good idea to check regularly as they won’t stay in the rescue centre for long.
The SPCA of Texas advertises available dogs on their website and Facebook page. Their adoption process is relatively simple- if you find a dog that you are interested in, contact the centre to make an appointment for a ‘meet and greet’.
If all goes well and you think you have found your new best buddy, you will need to pay an adoption fee before taking them home. For puppies under six months the fee is $150, or $75 if they are older than this.
Included in this fee is a thorough health and behavioural evaluation, vaccination, microchip, spay or neuter, all vaccinations, heartworm test and treatment if needed, flea, tick and worm treatment, a free health check-up 14 days after adoption, a temporary leash and a starter bag of dog food.
You certainly get an awful lot for your money and the SPCA of Texas also provides ongoing post-adoption support.
2400 Lone Star Dr, Dallas, TX 75212
+1 214-742-7722 (Call centre open Mon-Sat 7.30am-5pm)
9. Houston Humane Society
If you are looking to adopt a Corgi or a Corgi mix in Houston, keep an eye on the Houston Humane Society website. Here they list all the dogs and puppies they have available and in need of good homes.
Adoption fees range from $145 for dogs over six months to $195 for puppies. There are also a number of discounts available for rehoming long-term shelter residents.
You can view adoptable dogs at the HHS adoption center. If you see a dog you like, you will be invited for a ‘meet and greet’ to make sure you are a good match. You will be asked for ID and proof of address, including a lease agreement if you are renting.
If you already have a dog, shelter staff will want to see their vet records, including vaccination and heartworm status. All HHS dogs come microchipped, dewormed, vaccinated, health checked, and spayed or neutered (with tattoo as evidence).
14700 Almeda Rd. Houston, TX 77053
Why should I adopt a Corgi?
Many Corgis find themselves needing a new home through no fault of their own. This may be due to a relationship breakdown, bereavement, financial difficulties, or owners finding that they cannot meet the dog’s needs.
Sometimes the dog may have been subject to neglect or abuse. By adopting rather than buying a Corgi from a rescue organization, you are giving that dog a second chance at life. You are also freeing up kennel space so other dogs can be rescued!
What should I consider before I adopt a Corgi?
Corgis are intelligent and active dogs who need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. There are many fantastic reasons to adopt a shelter or rescue dog, but before you adopt a Corgi, consider whether you can meet the dog’s needs.
All dogs require training and regular exercise, a safe, quiet spot to rest, a securely fenced yard, equipment such as food and water bowls, a collar, lead and harness. There will also be additional food and veterinary costs.
They will need to be looked after when you go on holiday (unless you take them with you!). Rescued and rehomed dogs will need a considerable period of time to settle into their new home. They may be worried about being left alone and may not be house-trained.
You will need to be patient and understanding when you bring your adopted Corgi home, but in return they will reward you with many years of love and companionship.