Adoptable Dogs of the Month: May 2021

Posted by Scott Tunstall

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.

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Banshee is a sweet boy who spent years chained in a yard with very little food. This 9-year-old Shar-Pei mix is currently living at the Humane Society of the Desert in North Palm Springs, CA, since being removed from his neglectful situation. He’s very calm and is good around other dogs. Make Banshee’s dream come true by opening your heart and home to him.

After you welcome Banshee into your pack, take a 15-minute drive to Cape Homme and Ralph Adams Park in Palm Desert. He can exercise in the designated off-leash area and trek the hiking trails that weave through the park.

Information on adopting Banshee can be found here. Adoption fees are $150.

Founded in 1961, the Humane Society of the Desert has rescued and rehomed thousands of abandoned and neglected animals in and around Palm Springs. As the largest no-kill shelter in Southern California, it can accommodate close to 200 dogs and cats in a space that features a Puppy Park and four large dog play areas.

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Marge is a big ol’ lovebug who very much wants to be a lapdog. This 5-year-old German Shepherd can be found doling out hugs and kisses at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Salt Lake City, UT. She’s an outdoor pup who enjoys fetching sticks and romping in the snow, but she’s still getting used to indoor life.

Get acquainted with Marge at nearby Tanner Park. She can explore numerous wilderness trails before cooling off in the creek. There are waste stations located throughout the park, but you’ll have to bring your own drinking water.

Details on adopting Marge can be found here. Adoption fees are $75.

The Best Friends Lifesaving Center is committed to giving homeless pets their best chance to find forever homes. All dogs and cats are brought to the center from overcrowded local shelters in the Salt Lake City area. Each animal is microchipped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and ready to join a loving family.

Looking for a sofa to call his own. Photo by Furry Friends Rocky Rescue

Meet Griffin, a lively little fella who’s eager to join a loving family. This 1-year-old Wirehaired Pointer mix is currently residing at a foster home in the Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue network in Bismarck, ND. Griffin will need some time to warm up to you, but once he does he’ll be your best buddy for life. He would prefer an active home with a fenced yard where he can play on his own.

Enjoy your first play session with Griffin at Century Bark Park. The park features four fenced fields for off-leash fun, including Big Paws Field for pups over 30 lbs and Fetch Field for private agility training and Frisbee toss.

Learn more about bringing Griffin home here. Adoption fees are $175.

Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue is an all-volunteer rescue founded in 2015. It’s mission is to reduce overcrowding in pounds and euthanization rates. Every adoption is conducted with a thorough application process to ensure each pup or kitty is matched with the perfect pet parents.

"Can I get a hug?” Photo by Petfinder

Say hello to Benny, a scruffy guy who can’t wait to brighten his forever home. This 2-year-old Terrier mix is warming hearts at Animal Rescue Foundation Tulsa. He’s an adorable boy who was rescued from an overcrowded shelter. Benny has been neutered and is up to date on all his vaccinations. All he needs is love and affection.

Treat Benny to dinner and a movie at the nearby Admiral Twin Drive-In. Leashed pups are permitted to enjoy the show and beg for buttery popcorn and cheesy nachos.

Information on adding Benny to your family can be found here. Adoption fees are $150 plus 6 months of heartworm prevention.

For the last 25 years, Animal Rescue Foundation Tulsa has been caring for abandoned pets and helping find them loving homes. Thanks to the tireless efforts of a dedicated staff, countless animals have been rescued from local shelters and placed in foster homes until they are ready to meet suitable adoptive pet parents.

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Meet Clyde, a cute little pup waiting for adoption at Love at First Sight! Pet Adoption Center in Nashville, TN. This 3-month-old Pitbull mix has adorable white paws and looks great in a dinosaur costume. He won’t be available for long, so scoop him up today before it’s too late.

Clyde can relax on the covered outdoor patio while you enjoy a refreshing craft beer at Tennessee Brew Works, located just 4 miles away in downtown Nashville.

Learn more about bringing Clyde home here. Adoption fees start at $50.

Since 1995, Love at First Sight! Pet Adoption Center has placed over 8,500 puppies and kittens in forever homes. The majority of animals are acquired from overpopulated local shelters and families throughout Tennessee who had an unexpected litter.

“I’ve had a tough year.” Photo by Shelter Luv

Earlier this year, poor Pinkie found himself living in a lonely shelter after his owner passed away. This 2-year-old Boxer mix is now residing at a foster home sponsored by Happy Bark rescue in Erie, PA. He’s great around other dogs and children, and appears to be fully house-trained. Big and beautiful, Pinkie deserves a second chance.

Snap some selfies with Pinkie at Schaefer’s Auto Art, a backyard “museum” famous for its giant auto part sculptures, including a VW bug spider and a cement truck bumblebee.

Details on adopting Pinkie can be found here. Adoption fees are $250.

Happy Bark is a 100% volunteer-based dog rescue that removes the unnecessary stress of shelter life by utilizing a network of safe and caring foster homes. Each pup is acclimated to an attentive environment before being introduced to prospective pet parents. Happy Bark also hosts regular meet-and-greet gatherings throughout the year.

“I’m open to a name change.” Photo by Dog Star Rescue

Waffles is a 1-year-old Hound mix available for adoption at Dog Star Rescue in Bloomfield, CT. He’s an adventurous boy who loves exploring the outdoors. Waffles does need to work on his house and leash training, but he’s eager to learn. Show him a little patience and understanding, and he’ll be your faithful companion.

Hike the scenic woodland trails with Waffles by your side at Penwood State Park. Leashed dogs are allowed in the park.

Go here to learn more about adopting Waffles. Adoption fees are $450.

The mission of Dog Star Rescue is to save abandoned, surrendered and stray dogs of all ages by placing them in caring forever homes. They go the extra mile to ensure every needy pup is matched with loving pet parents by searching for suitable adopters across Connecticut and throughout the Northeast.

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