The Year of the Dog is rapidly winding down, but these dogs are still hoping for a home! This time of year is a great time to adopt a dog or other animal. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary has over 200 dogs waiting for their forever homes, here are just a few. All photos are courtesy of Best Friends. Martha is a lovely brindle Shepherd mix. She is new to Best Friends, please email [email protected] to learn more about her. Marshall walks nicely on a leash, loves stuffed toys, and gets along well with other dogs.
BamBam is a sweet Labrador mix who loves people. She can be choosy when it comes to dog companions. Chinook is a handsome senior Lab mix who likes people and other dogs, but can’t live with cats.
Cleveland is a Boxer mix who is very shy. He will need a home with a gentle, patient person and would do best with a friendly role model dog. Raquel has lots of energy and loves to play. Although Raquel loves to interact with humans, she’s also content to amuse herself.
Hamlin was born in November 2018. He is a Red Heeler Mix. Puppies tend to be adopted very quickly, so if you’re interested in Hamlin or one of his litter mates, apply right away! Phineas is a senior Chihuahua mix.
And since it almost the Year Of The Pig, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Best Friends Animal Sanctuary also has pigs! (As well as cats, birds, rabbits, horses, and farm animals.)
Lucille is a Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig who is about five years old. She responds to clicker training and loves belly rubs. Diesel is also a Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig. He enjoys mud baths and going for walks. Before bring home a pig, please be sure your local zoning board allows pigs. Even “micro pigs” are not permitted in many towns and cities, which is why so many of them end up needing to find a new place to live.
A few years ago I was fortunate enough to visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. It is incredible, and if you are an animal lover, I hope you’ll get to experience it for yourself!
Best Friends is currently offering the following adoption promotions:
Adopt any dog or cat who is a senior, has special needs or is a single pet (can be the only pet in the home), and your adoption fee will be waived.
Veterans, active military and their families can adopt any dog or cat for free.
Seniors for Seniors:
Individuals 60 years or older can adopt a dog or cat eight years or older for free.
If you are looking for the perfect gift for an animal lover, consider sponsoring a pet or donating in your loved one’s name.
Follow Best Friends Animal Society on Instagram.
Of course, your local shelter has great companions available too! If you aren’t looking to adopt, please consider sharing a pet looking for a forever home.
Sweet Purrfections says
I hope all of these pets can find a wonderful forever home soon. It’s so sad to see so many unwanted pets.
Thank you for all you’re doing. I would absolutely love to adopt a dog, but can’t where I’m currently living. All the dogs and cats I’ve owned have been rescues.
We have several animal shelters around our area that are always posting and looking for homes for all kinds of animals. Especially dogs and cats. They do a really good job of finding forever homes all the time.
Alli Smith says
They are all adorable! There’s just something about Cleveland that tugs at my heartstrings. I pray someone gives these dogs and other animals a good home.
Awe – I wish I could bring them all home. I hope they find loving homes really soon. We adopted our dog and I always encourage others to do the same.
Encouraging more people to adopt is perfect!
oh my goodness i love this- my friends have been looking to adopt a sweet pup so i may just send them your article here to get their attention! adopting is so important esp for such sweet faces like these!
Look at all these sweet babies! They all deserve warm, loving homes. I hope they all find them.
Amber Myers says
Aw, I hope someone adopts these precious babies. We always adopt our pets. We got our cats from the shelter.
Karen Dawkins says
Awww, this is a great way to share pets who need a home. Our pup is now 8 years old, a rescue we brought home on Halloween many years ago. She has added so much to our family, particularly love!
My BIL & SIL always adopt their dogs. They ahve been doing this for years and are avid dog people. THis is a great solution for families who want a dog and for families who are unable to take care of a dog any longer – they can adopt.
Dennis Littley says
What a great post! Thanks for introducing us to the sanctuary and some of the Best Friends looking for their forever home!
I hope all these pets find loving homes. Good luck to all of them.
And Diesel the pig is adorable!
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
Adopting a dog is definitely the way to go. Thank you for doing such an important part in finding these dogs homes.
So many cuties! We just rescued our puppy a little over a month ago. We love her so much, we may get her a friend.
Amy Smith says
I love Martha’s coloring. I hope all of these animals find a happy home!
Terri Steffes says
Aw, man! I want to adopt them all! My silly husband thinks three dogs is enough!
Hindy Pearson says
Bambam’s picture was the perfect hook to get me to click!! Nothing I love more than an old dog, and I hope those featured find a forever home soon. I see Best Friends is waiving adoption fees for the oldies, I hope that helps people consider adopting an older pup. If I lived anywhere near there I would already be bringing home my new best friend.
For moment I have no space for a dog in our house. I would like one day to adopt one. I think it will bring only joy to our family!
Nichole Arnold says
Oh my goodness , my heart is exploding! If I could adopt them all I would. We are currently outnumbered with 7 pets to 3 humans and 4 are dogs!!!
I hope all of these sweet pups get adopted soon! Every dog deserves a wonderful home and family!
Phineas is such a cute little guy! I have adopted all of my pets from the shelter.
Chubskulit Rose says
I would adopt Lucille and Diesel. I love pigs, we used to have pigs growing up in the farm.
Aww, look at those adorable faces! I had no idea there were also pigs up for adoption. We used to have pigs back in my hometown.
Ruth Epstein says
I wish I could bring another home but unfortunately cannot. I am always afraid when they say free that a pet might fall into the wrong hands although it is a clever way to empty the shelters.
Lola The Rescued Cat says
Look at these faces! They’re so hard to resist, that’s for sure. Paws crossed their perfect forever home comes around soon. Best Friends does such wonderful things for animals.
Jana Rade says
Such adorable babies; I’d take at least half of them if I could.
I love that they encourage adoption of senior pets by senior citizens, so many shelter deny them just based on age. I hope all the animals find homes. The pigs were such a surprise scrolling through the pictures!
Aww, what cuties! I hope they all find their forever homes soon. I love that Best Friends has so many great promotions to try to help these babies get adopted and out of the shelter. Idk what it is about him, but that BamBam stole my heart right through the screen. <3
Dorothy "FiveSibesMom" says
Oh, those sweet faces! I immediately fell in love with Martha and Hamlin! And, oh, those pot-bellied piggies! I have a friend in Canada who has two. So sweet. If only…I am sharing and hope all these beauties find forever loving homes very soon!