Adoptable Dogs of the Month: April 2021

Posted by Scott Tunstall

April 30 is “Adopt a Shelter Pet” day, and even though pet adoptions have been on the rise, there are still thousands of pups waiting to find forever homes. These adorable adoptable dogs are available this month at different shelters and rescues across the country.

A happy-go-lucky fella. Photo by

Higbee is a big ol’ cuddle bug who loves sharing his favorite toys with everyone he meets. This 9-year-old Boxer-Terrier mix has been a resident of Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary in Lake Odessa, MI, for the last 8 years. He gets along well with other dogs and children, and has a soft spot for leisurely boat rides and long afternoon naps. Make this sweet senior’s dream come true by adopting him today.

Information on how to bring Higbee home can be found here. Adoption fees are $200.

Get acquainted with Higbee by tossing a ball or Frisbee around at Lowell Dog Park, located 20 miles from the sanctuary. The park has separate areas for large and small dogs, and benches for sitting.

Founded in 1999, Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary is Michigan’s largest no-kill facility. They provide a stable and caring “home along the way” for dogs waiting to find their forever families. Pups receive regular exercise at the on-site K-9 Gymnasium, complete with ramps, tunnels and agility equipment.

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Not only is Osito an affectionate pup, but he even understands Spanish. This 18-month-old Shepherd mix is a recent arrival to the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover, NJ. He’s a bit of a shy guy, but once he warms up to you, he’ll be a fun-loving companion and a welcome addition to any home. Osito is vaccinated, neutered and ready to meet his forever family.

Learn how you can add Osito to your family here. Adoption fees are $300.

Once you’ve picked up Osito, head east 10 miles to Brookdale Dog Park in Montclair, NJ. He can romp off-leash and test out the agility equipment before quenching his thirst in the doggy drinking fountain.

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter has been caring for abandoned and neglected dogs and cats for 50 years in and around Northern New Jersey. In addition to helping find permanent homes for over 1,000 four-legged friends annually, the shelter also partners with rescues around the country to save animals from being euthanized.

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Cybil is a sweet, loving girl seeking a best friend for life. She’s a 2-year-old Bulldog-Terrier mix currently awaiting adoption through One Love Animal Rescue in Savannah, GA. Cybil is housebroken, crate-trained and getting used to being on a leash. She can be a little anxious at times but is easily calmed with soft head pats and yummy treats.

Details on how Cybil can join your pack can be found here. Adoption fees are $200.

Welcome Cybil into your family by taking a trip to nearby Skidaway Island State Park, located 10 miles south of downtown Savannah. Stroll along trails that weave through lush marshland and thick maritime forests. Leashed pups are allowed, but a $5 day pass must be purchased to gain entrance.

One Love Animal Rescue is committed not only to facilitating adoptions for homeless animals but also to educating the community about reducing overpopulation and utilizing positive reinforcement training and socialization to lower the number of dogs abandoned or surrendered to shelters. All adoptions are organized through a foster network rather than a physical facility.

Hugs n' Kisses. Photo by Palm Springs Animal Shelter

Kisses needs a little extra TLC, but this little cutie is totally worth all the attention. The 5-year-old terrier mix can be found at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter in Palm Springs, CA. She’s an absolute sweetheart who prefer laps to leashes, but she needs an owner who will be patient with her and help her adjust to her new surroundings.

Information on adopting Kisses can be found here. Adoption fees are $140.

Kisses can be your trusted co-pilot while you tour the World War II and Vietnam-era aircraft exhibits at the Palm Springs Air Museum, located 2 miles from the shelter. Leashed pups are always welcome.

Originally built in 1961, the Palm Springs Animal Shelter opened a new facility in 2012. As an open-admissions shelter, it cares for all animals that walk or are carried through its doors by assisting with adoptions, behavioral rehabilitation and medical treatment. It also operates as the only no-kill shelter in the Coachella Valley.

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Pint-sized Boris never saw a lap he couldn’t warm. This 3-year-old Chihuahua is currently melting hearts at East Lake Pet Orphanage in Dallas, TX. He’s a chummy little fella who wants nothing more than to join a kind and caring family inside a forever home.

Learn more about making Boris a friend for life by going here. Adoption fees are $195.

Treat Boris to a fun-filled day a few miles away at Mutts Canine Cantina. Enjoy a cold brew in the on-site beer garden while your adorable adoptee makes friends in the spacious off-leash dog park. Day passes are $8.95 per pup.

Since 2001, East Lake Pet Orphanage has saved the lives of thousands of dogs and cats by successfully finding them loving homes. From the moment at-risk animals arrive on the orphanage’s doorstep, dedicated staff ensures that each furry friend is provided with the proper medical care and given a warm, safe haven to stay until they are united with permanent pet parents.

Darling Clementine Photo by Petango

Clementine is a darling dog full of energy and smarts to boot. This 1-year-old Australian Kelpie mix is a medium-sized stray taken in by the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter in Spanish Fork, UT. She’s been a guest at the shelter since February and is eager to be placed in a permanent home. Clementine is spayed and can’t wait to become someone’s furry friend for life.

Details on adopting Clementine can be found here. Adoption fees are $100.

Slip on Clementine’s hiking boots and head to the Y Mountain Trail in nearby Provo, UT. You’ll encounter a few steep inclines along the 6-mile trek, but dogs are permitted as long as they remain leashed.

South Utah Valley Animal Shelter does its best to reunite lost pets with their owners. Should a dog or cat go unclaimed or is determined to be abandoned, the shelter will go the extra mile to match each and every animal with responsible pet parents inside a forever home.​

A ray of sunshine. Photo by @zeusrescues

Precious Pluto isn’t from another planet, but his gentle nature is out of this world. This 4-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier has been a guest at Zeus’ Rescues in New Orleans, LA, for far too long. He loves wearing fancy bow ties and lounging in the sun. Give this beautiful boy the second chance he deserves by opening up your home.

Learn more about adopting Pluto here. Adoption fees are $150.

Once Pluto is welcomed into your family, take a hop, skip and a jump over to the French Quarter. Your four-legged bon ami is welcome to explore the city’s oldest neighborhood, famous for its intimate jazz clubs, hole-in-the-wall dive bars and quaint eateries like the dog-friendly Cafe Amelie.

Founded in 2014, Zeus’ Rescues started its mission to bring an end to animal homelessness and euthanasia by removing dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in and around metro New Orleans. Over the years, an all-volunteer staff has worked around the clock to give thousands of canines and felines second chances at living safe, happy lives.

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