Welcome to A Different Breed’s website!

We are a 501c3 animal rescue organization that primarily rescues dogs from the DFW area ‘kill’ shelters,along with taking in dogs from puppy mill raids and accepting breeder releases. We have a passion for rehabilitating the animals in our care,both physically and emotionally,and then finding them their perfect forever homes. Our rescue group cares for dogs in individual foster homes,as well as at our dog sanctuary.

We are always looking for more volunteers and foster homes to help with our mission of saving as many dogs as possible. Please look around on our website at the dogs and cats that are available for adoption,a few of the ‘happy tail’ stories,volunteer/foster opportunities,ways to help the rescue group in the form of product or monetary donations and shopping opportunities where certain Retailers pay us commissions for goods purchased by launching from our website. Please contact us with any feedback or questions and thank you in advance for your support of our community’s rescue animals!

New Arrivals!

Pretty cute right??  3 Chihuahua pups born in November 2017.  Chiclet is a female and is very tiny! Gidget is also a female with her pretty chocolate coloring,and then we have little Smidge,a male.  They are so small we do not bring them to our adoption drives. So you will need to call/text Dinesha at 972-896-6313 if interested in these adorable puppies!

Special Pup,Special Needs

Jim Ed is a small male schnauzer about 2-3 years old.  He was a breeder release,and has spent his whole life in a crate! He was never socialized or given a loving home. So he is pretty scared and shaking right now. We would love to find a FOSTER HOME or a PERMANENT HOME to help him adjust.  Someplace calm and quiet,with a very patient and loving person to give him extra TLC! He was in a temporary foster home for 2 weeks and did eventually warm up,but then had to come back to the shelter,so he is back at square one.  He is sweet and submissive,just needs someone to bring him out of his shell and make him feel safe,secure and confident!  Is anyone up for the challenge??

Very Important Pup

We love this dog! Monika is 1 ½ –2 year old Lab/Heeler mix and weighs about 50 lbs. But let me tell you her story…

Her previous owners left Monika and 2 other dogs behind when they moved out of the trailer they were renting. Monika was only about 6 months old. The pups didn’t know where else to go,so they hung around the only home they ever knew,the trailer. Others in the trailer park tried to get them to leave,and threw rocks at them,hit them with shovels boards,etc. The owner wanted to rent out the trailer again,but didn’t want the 3 dogs hanging around it,so he was going to shoot them. A rescuer stepped in and brought the 3 dogs to us. Monika had wounds to her head where someone had beaten her.

Despite all that,this is the most loving dog you will ever meet! Maybe she is just thankful she was saved. She is super friendly,happy,always smiling when you stop by to visit. She has a very goofy,fun personality. She is the only one of the 3 that has not been adopted yet,and has been with us over a year! She lives outdoors in one of our play yards with several other dogs,but that is not the life we envisioned for Monika. Will someone give her the loving family she has always wanted?


Following the major damage caused by a storm to A Different Breed Animal Rescue facilities,we want to extend our thanks to Petland Plano,1301 Custer Road,Plano,Tel. 972-801-9300. They have agreed to board 20 of the ADB dogs while reconstruction to our facilities is ongoing. Anyone interested in adopting any of them can visit them at the address above. They also need help with walking the dogs.


Our sincere thanks to the Pooch Hotel and its personnel for boarding the A Different Breed Animal Rescue dogs. We could not do it without them! Thank you so much!


A Different Breed organization’s role in the rescue of Spirit

Dinesha Schmidt and I went out on a call to help take some puppies from a man overrun with animals out Caddo Mills/Greenville area. A concerned neighbor had made the request.  The whole neighborhood of trailer homes were overrun with loose dogs and animals everywhere.  We took in 7 outdoor dogs,Great Pyrenees/Shepherd/Aussie mix pups about 7 weeks old.  We also took in 5 puppies he had indoors.  They are a mix of spaniel/dachshund about 5 weeks old.  He would not release the mothers,but promised he was going to get them spayed.  Said he had over 100 puppies last year! He also had a couple of horses,and one out front was tied to a tree and covered in blood.  The dogs were licking it off her legs. He said she had been spooked by something,and reared up and came down on a metal stake.  It went thru her chest and out the side of her neck. We went and looked at that poor miserable horse,and she had a hole in her chest you could put your fist into! It wasn’t much better in her neck.  She had no food or water within reach.  The owner was a 73 year old disabled vet,with no money,no car,etc. etc.  He said he called and vets wanted $300 just to come out there to look at the horse and he could not afford that.  Said he called around but no one would help him.  We asked if we could try,but if someone came to help,they would want the horse released to them,and he said he would let her go.  He can’t afford her anymore anyway.  We took several pictures of the horse and her wounds and left. By the time we got home it was already about 7:30 PM.  We emailed our pictures,posted on Facebook,and started calling rescues in the morning.  The first one we called was “Beckys Hope Horse Rescue”in Frisco.  They were AMAZING! They were out there within 2 hours and by the time they got there the horse was down on her knees with her head on the grass in shock and dying.  They immediately took her to the vet and got to work on her!  Thankfully,she is going to pull thru,but she would not have made it thru the day. She is a beautiful 2 year old Arabian/Quarter horse filly. They named her “Spirit”.  I am thankful for all the animal lovers and rescues who work together to save ANY animal from suffering,but am very happy to add a HORSE to our list of saves for 2015! Joni McConnell