Adoptable Dogs of the Month: January 2021

Posted by Scott Tunstall

Even though pet adoptions have been on the rise for the last year, 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.

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Jango loves hiking, carrots and toys that squeak. A resident of Meridian Canine Rescue in Meridian, ID, he’s a very low-key dog who likes his personal space, but also enjoys a good belly rub. He even responds to basic training commands like sit, stay and shake.

Once Jango is a member of your pack, let him run free at Storey Bark Park, the city’s top-rated dog park. This 2-acre, fully fenced, off-leash dog park offers separate areas for large and small pups, shade shelters and doggy drinking fountains.

If you’re interested in bringing this quiet guy home, fill out an inquiry on Meridian Canine Rescue’s website. The standard adoption fee is $300.

Meridian Canine Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill rescue committed to finding loving homes for homeless and surrendered dogs. Thanks to the tireless efforts of a dedicated staff and volunteers, the rescue has coordinated over 2,500 successful adoptions.

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Lupin is a 2-year-old Lab eager to become an individual or family’s best buddy. He can be found at Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue in San Diego, CA, where he enjoys playing with his furry friends, car rides near the beach, and dressing in stylish bandanas like a sharp-dressed boy.

Your new best friend can stretch his legs on a leisurely nature hike at Marian Bear Memorial Park, located 5 miles from the rescue. Leashed dogs are welcome on the 3 miles of woodland trails that run through scenic San Clemente Canyon.

To adopt this handsome fella, fill out an application on the Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue website. The adoption fee is $300.

Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue has been saving pups from kill-shelters across Southern California and the Southwest since 2007. The all-volunteer group takes in 350 homeless and surrendered canines per year, including senior dogs and those in need of constant medical care. Since its inception, Labradors and Friends has found forever homes for over 4.500 dogs.

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Indio is a playful Pit Bull Terrier mix who gets along great with the other rescue dogs at No Hound Unhomed in Colorado Springs, CO. Brimming with energy, he enjoys running free and engaging in goofball antics when he’s not learning how to sit on command. Fans of the outdoors can easily turn him into a loyal hiking partner.

After Indio has joined your clan, take him on the first of many adventures at nearby Seven Falls. View majestic waterfalls, hike canyon trails and soak in stunning vistas overlooking the city. If Indio is okay with stairs, he can join the winding ascension to Inspiration Point. If stairs are too challenging, take the dog-friendly elevator to Eagles Nest to enjoy panoramic views of the falls.

Details on adopting Indio can be found here. The adoption fee is $450.

Operating out of Camp Bow Wow, No Hound Unhomed rescues, rehabilitates and retrains dogs recovering from neglect and traumatic experiences. In the past three years, 350 furry companions have been placed with caring families.

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Zeus is an energetic 5-year-old Labrador and Boxer mix who can be found at BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions in Houston, TX. This lively lad jumps at every chance to play with his furry friends, and is great around kids and strangers.

Once he's officially yours, Zeus can run and jump for joy at Discovery Green Dog Run, located 2 miles from BARC. This fenced park features separate areas for large and small pups, drinking fountains and benches.

If you'd like to bring Zeus home, follow the instructions outlined here. Adoption fees for "Purrfurred" pups like him will be reduced or waived.

BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions is dedicated to providing humane and everlasting care to abandoned and neglected dogs in and around Houston. In addition to sheltering canines in need, the organization also offers virtual meet-and-greet video conferences and curbside adoptions.

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Dean is a sweet senior dog who can brighten any home. Currently residing at Dolly’s Legacy Animal Rescue in Lincoln, NE, this 8-year-old Chocolate Labrador was found abandoned at a “dumping site” in Texas. He’s a gentle soul who loves people, playing with other pups and snoozing in the sun.

After making Dean a member of your fur family, you can take him to Paws 4 Fun, Nebraska’s first indoor dog park. Pups can chase tennis balls, race through tunnels and test out the agility equipment spread across 12,000 square feet of recreation space.

If you’d like to open your arms and doors to Dean, go here. The adoption fee is $375.

Dolly’s Legacy Animal Rescue is named after a Pekingese pup rescued from a neglectful breeder a decade ago. Founded in 2013 on what would’ve been Dolly’s 14th birthday, the shelter has spent countless hours over the years ensuring orphaned and stranded dogs are given a second chance.

Whiskey Blue

Alpharetta, GA
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When he’s not singing the blues, Whiskey Blue is melting hearts with his baby brown eyes at Angels Among Us Pet Rescue in Alpharetta, GA. This 5-year-old bundle of Beagle enjoys car rides and back rubs. He’s house trained and crate trained and doesn’t mind being on a leash.

Bring your new best friend to one of the country’s most epic dog parks, located only a few miles away. Newtown Dream Dog Park in nearby Johns Creek features 1 acre of fenced artificial turf chock-full of tunnels, bridges and hoops for Whiskey Blue to navigate. There are also separate sections for small and large dogs, and water fountains for parched pups.

If you want to bring Whiskey Blue home, start here. The adoption fee is $300.

The message and mission of Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is “Rescue One Until There Are None.” The organization utilizes a network of foster homes to house animals saved from high-kill shelters in the north Atlanta area. Founded in 2009, it has rescued thousands of at-risk dogs and cats.


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Daisee is a mellow 3-year-old Pit Bull/Bulldog mix eager to put smiles on the faces of her new owners. She was brought to All 4 Paws Rescue in Chester Springs, PA, with a severe leg injury after being saved from a high-kill shelter. Fortunately, she is on her way to a full recovery. Daisee gets along well with other dogs and enjoys spending time outdoors.

After welcoming her to your pack, take Daisee for a walk in the footsteps of George Washington at Valley Forge National Historical Park in nearby King of Prussia. Leashed pups are welcome to explore over 25 miles of woodland trails that crisscross the countryside.

Information on adopting Daisee can be found here. The adoption fee is $450.

Since its inception in 2009, All 4 Paws Rescue has saved nearly 12,000 animals from unlicensed shelters, commercial breeding facilities and negligent owners. All dogs are temporarily kept in foster homes until they are matched with loving pet parents. Virtual meet-and-greets can be arranged through their main office located in Malvern, PA.

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