Adoptable Dogs of the Month: December 2021

Posted by Billy Francis

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If you’re thinking of adding a four-legged family member to the pack, there are thousands of pups waiting to find forever homes across the country. These adorable adoptable dogs are available this month at shelters and rescues across the country.

“What Frisbee? I don’t see a Frisbee!” Photo by Petfinder

He doesn’t like to brag, but King Thor is a seriously smart monarch. His royal highness loves nothing more than practicing new tricks with humans who are willing to put the time in. When he’s not showing off to his subjects at Desert Haven Animal Refuge, this adorable Shepherd and Husky mix loves a cuddle on the throne.

By royal decree, you are cordially invited to go for a walkabout with King Thor to nearby Truth or Consequences Brewing Company.

Welcome King Thor to his forever kingdom here. His adoption fee is $150.

Desert Haven Animal Refuge is a no-kill sanctuary in Sierra County, NM, operated by volunteers who meet the pups’ needs. Animals who walk through the doggy door are guaranteed a new home or a good life at the sanctuary, where they’ll never be alone, hungry or afraid again.

Meet your new trail buddy. Photo by

Ryan is a fun-loving pup who is ready to be your best bud. He's currently hanging out at PAWS Atlanta, where he's getting along with the other dogs. Like most puppies, Ryan needs to work on his manners, but a little bit of training and some TLC are all he needs. Ryan's been at the shelter too long, and he's ready to find his new forever home.

After signing on the dotted line, give Ryan his first taste of freedom at Oakhurst Dog Park in nearby Decatur.

Information on adopting Ryan can be found here. Adoption fees are $250.

PAWS Atlanta believes “people and pets bring out the best in each other.” This no-kill shelter is committed to caring for animals who need time, medical attention and training to live life to the fullest.

"I'd rather be hugging than hunting." Photo by Wagtopia

Lani is a 2-year-old female spayed Beagle who spent the beginning of her life living in a hutch outside. When her former owner found that she would not hunt, he took her to the local shelter. She escaped that life and found refuge at Burlington County Animal Alliance, where she awaits a new family to call her own. Lani is a shy gal who loves other dogs, and would appreciate a fenced yard where she can run free and explore.

Make a toast to your new best friend at Dooney's Pub.

If you think Lani would be a good fit for your crew, arrange a date here.

Burlington County Animal Alliance has been helping homeless pups since 1999. BCAA runs a foster network model, so there’s no physical shelter to visit when you find your “pawfect” match. Instead, you can call ahead or visit PetSmart Mt Laurel every Saturday to meet volunteers and adoptable dogs in person.

“Flower power!” Photo by Outer Banks SPCA

Senior dogs often get overlooked by adopters, even though they’re often more chilled out and well-trained than their younger counterparts. Astrid is the longest resident at Outer Banks SPCA, and is ready to find her forever home.

Spend quality time with this lovable pup on a walk around the Elizabethan Gardens.

If you think it’s never too late for a story to have a happy ending, find Astrid’s information here.

Outer Banks SPCA is proud to give homeless dogs the care they deserve and the help they need to find new homes in and around Dare County.

“Admit it, you’re smiling right now.” Photo by Long Beach Animal Care Services

If you’re looking for a lovable goofball, Jericho is the pooch for you. This chunky Chocolate Labrador is currently chilling at Long Beach Animal Care Services, but he’s ready to bound right into your heart and win you over when his one blue eye gives you a big wink.

Your new best friend will love to lounge on the luscious lawn at El Dorado East Regional Park.

If you want to make a home for Jericho, go here. His adoption fee is $91.

Long Beach Animal Care Services’ mission is to “serve, protect and shelter homeless companion animals.” Their aim is to place animals into humane environments and promote responsible pet ownership along the way.

“Felt cute, might get adopted later.” Photo by Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter

The Great Bambino is temporarily charming everyone at Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter while he waits to be scooped up with a family of his own. As his name would suggest, this handsome hound is an escape artist who needs a big fence to thwart his plans to go on an adventure, and would love to j a pack that enjoys outdoor activities. It’s time somebody took a leap of faith with Bambino, so he never has a reason to run away again.

Walk into the sunset together at one of Billings’ doggy hot spots, Centennial Dog Park.

Set up a meet and greet here. As an added bonus, Bambino’s adoption fee is currently being sponsored.

Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter is the largest animal shelter in Montana, taking in more than 5,000 animals in need every single year. Their shelter offers programs including reuniting lost pets, adoption, foster care, education, spay and neuter, and more.

“It would be glorious to find a home.” Photo by Clinton Animal Shelter

Glory is currently living with a foster family provided by Clinton Animal Shelter. She had a tough start to life and was abandoned, but she doesn’t let that keep her down. She’s a personable pup who gets along with humans of all ages and other dogs. Her favorite thing to do is HIZ training (high intensity zoomy training) to keep fit and then sleep it off. She also loves long car rides.

Get Glory’s tail on the trail at nearby Katy Trail State Park.

Give Glory a second chance here. Adoption fees are $100.

Clinton Animal Shelter is operated by Clinton Animal Rescue Endeavor (C.A.R.E) and provides a place for animals to stay while they wait for a home in Clinton, MO.

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Banner photo by Burlington County Animal Alliance.