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ATTENTION FLORIDA! Meet Longhorn! This sweet senior gal is believed to be a Corgi mix who came to @nassaucountyanimalservices as a stray pick up. Unfortunately there isn't much to know about her past, but her future is looking bright. Her little legs are barely off the ground but she loves going on walks and being right by your side. She is very laid back and just wants to eat treats and get her head scratched. Please help us give this senior girl another chance with a forever home! Contact @nassaucountyanimalservices for more information. 📷 by @tiffanietudor


ATTENTION NORTH CAROLINA: Meet this handsome, chocolate pitty named Zebulon! Zebulon was found as a stray, and never claimed by an owner. Zebulon is a big boy that is strong, but gentle. He needs a little help with his leash manners. Zebulon enjoys playing with other dogs, but would be best as the alpha in the pack. If you have another dog in the home a meet-and-greet is recommended. Zebulon is very playful and sweet; a staff and volunteer favorite. He is ready for his new fun and loving home! The shelter believes this 56 lbs boy is about 2 years young. He is very laid back and typically enjoys being around people and other dogs, especially if they like to play! Zebulon is now neutered, microchipped, current on vaccines and is heartworm negative. Zebulon’s adoption fee is $80, and he is located at the Iredell County Animal Services in Statesville, NC. Please contact Tina, at rescue or call the shelter at 704-878-5424 if you're interested!
📷 by @blueheartsphotography


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Meet Bo and Daisy from @mrbonesandco! These bonded pair of Chiweenie puppies are looking for a home near New York. These quirky little guys are about 4 months old and must be adopted together ad they are special needs pups and depend on one another. They were rescued at 6 1/2 weeks, and at the time it was thought that they had neurological issues: spinning, poor balance, wobbly heads. But, upon many medical exams, the rescue learned that Bo is deaf in one ear and Daisy is completely deaf.
All this time Daisy has done her best to keep up with her brother, but her development is much slower and she is a bit shy with humans. She also has severe anxiety when left alone (spinning until someone comes back). Her brother Bo has become her emotional support and guide dog. For that reason, the two must be adopted together. If you are looking for two tiny, adorable, entertaining pups, Bo and Daisy are the ones for you! To apply to adopt them together (if you have the time to work with the special needs puppies), head to

Thank you @sophiegamand for the awesome photos and for bringing these adorable pups to our attention!


ATTENTION HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND! Ice came to Hempstead Town Animal Shelter (@friendsoftohanimalshelter) as an owner surrender in February 2015 where she was left outside the shelter in the extreme cold. Ice, poor sweet girl, has been waiting ever since and is now one of the longest residents at the shelter. She was crowned by @sophiegamand for #PitBullFlowerPower but still waits.The staff loves her, but after over 2 years behind bars she wants a forever family. At just 3 years old and 50 lbs., she has a lot of life to offer! Though Ice does not do well with cats, recently she was sent to an offsite trainer for some added training and the shelter found out Ice LOVES other dogs! Let's get this girl the life she deserves! Please call for more information at 516-785-5220 or come visit Hempstead shelter at: 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh NY 11793. Ice's animal ID is 250065

Thank you @sophiegamand for the 📷 and information on Ice!


ATTENTION CHICAGO! Perlette is an active two-year-old girl who is looking for an equally active owner! This spirited gal would love a human friend to play fun games with, go on long walks, and spoil her with a variety of toys and treats. Perlette is described as being gentle, lively, playful and affectionate.
Perlette would thrive in a home without young kids where she will be the only pet. She would do best with a family that is experienced with dogs and will be willing to continue her leash and obedience training. Perlette already knows quite a few commands and has the potential to be an amazing companion. This sweet pooch has a lot of love to give, could you be the lucky recipient?
Perlette, along with many other adorable cats and dogs, is available for adoption at the @pawschicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center, located at 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue in Lincoln Park. For more information call 773-935-PAWS or visit


ATTENTION AUSTIN, TEXAS: Brasco from @austinpetsalive is a happy, bouncy boy loves to romp and play. He has a slight addiction to tennis balls, but there are worse things in the world! At 6 years old, he is a curious sniffer, hugger and cuddler. If you need to stay warm on a chilly night, Brasco is your guy! Brasco has lived with kids in the past. He walks well on his leash, seems crate trained and is reported to be house trained. He's even a gentle taker of those treats he loves. This cheerful boy may do best as the only pet in a home where he can get abundant love. He promises to return it many times over. Email to ask about him! (ID APA-A-44543). Thank you @sophiegamand for the awesome photos and bring Brasco to our attention!


ATTENTION NORTH CAROLINA: Who is this you ask? It's none other than Hank! Hank is a 4-year-old Pit Mix that was surrendered to the shelter by his owner. His owner had too many other dogs to care for. Hank was given a large plush bed on arrival, and looked up at volunteers as if to say thank you. He probably was not used to such individualized attention. Hank lived with other dogs, and does great. He was tested with another dog and was very playful and friendly with her. However, most of the other dogs he lived with were chained outside, so we always recommend a meet and greet. When Hank is given a bone to chew on, he gets a little upset because he thinks other dogs will steal it from him. This is not uncommon behavior for a dog who never experienced the finer joys in life like their own bones. So, Hank will just need to be fed separately if there are other dogs in the home. Hank is a volunteer favorite because he is mushy, entertaining, and a huge love bug. All he wants is a face to lick, and a lap to sit on. Hank is full grown at 45 lbs. he is neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on vaccines, and is heart worm negative. Hank is located at the Iredell County Animal Shelter in Statesville, NC. His adoption fee is $80. Come stop by and meet this gorgeous boy! The shelter is open M-F from 10:30-5, and Saturdays from 10-2. 📷 by @blueheartsphotography


ATTENTION CHICAGO! Jakki is an exuberant eight-month-old Bluetick Coonhound mix who is available for adoption at @pawschicago! She is an energetic, super friendly and attentive girl who is always the first dog to jump into the doggy pool! Her favorite toy to play with are Kongs, she will play with them for hours if there’s a yummy treat in there for her. Jakki gets along great with other dogs and would love a home with another doggy friend that has the same amount of energy and play style that she does!
Jakki is looking for a family that would be willing to help her master her basic obedience skills, and give her a positive outlet for all her adolescent energy, such as taking her for runs or extra-long walks! A big backyard where she can run and play would be a bonus for this cutie!

Jakki, along with many other adorable dogs and cats, are available for adoption at the PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center, located at 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue in Lincoln Park. For more information call 773-935-PAWS or visit


ATTENTION NYC: Silly, yet elegant Annie has been waiting at @animalhaven for a while now! She was crowned by @sophiegamand for her #PitBullFlowerPower project, and tried to give her best blasé look! This young gal (1.5 year old) was found by the Police after she was hit by a car. Fortunately, she had no major injuries, just bumps, bruises and scratches. Annie had recently given birth, and the Police tried to find her puppies with no luck. Annie gets really excited when she sees puppies, but she can be a bit selective with other dogs. She is calm, but if another dog reacts to her, then she might react back. The crowded streets of Manhattan make her nervous, even though she loves being outside. So she ideally needs a home in a quieter neighborhood. Annie would do great as an only dog in the home. She enjoys toys and playing tug-of-war. She LOVES her humans! She knows her basic commands and enjoys the training process (especially for the yummy treats!). For more questions or to ask about Annie, visit

Thank you @sophiegamand for the awesome 📷 and bringing sweet Annie to our attention!


ATTENTION PHOENIXVILLE, PA: Suzie is officially the new queen of @sophiegamand's #PitBullFlowerPower! People who have seen this portrait actually called her the Beyoncé of Flower Power. This senior lady arrived at @miamianimalserv at 7 years old. Thankfully, she was pulled by @mainlineanimalrescue and traveled all the way to Pennsylvania for a better chance at adoption. Suzie was spayed and she is so, so, so ready for her forever family. She instantly became a staff favorite with the rescue and at the vet. Suzie is a professional cuddler, and at the vet she was completely fine with all the animals coming in and out of the clinic. She is pretty chill and totally healthy. Although Suzie is fine with other dogs, she really seems to love nothing more than hanging out with her people, playing with toys or lounging on the sofa together. If you are interested in adopting Suzie, please contact Mainline Animal Rescue at Thank you @sophiegamand for the cute 📷 and info on Suzie!


ATTENTION NORTH CAROLINA: These are the faces of just SOME of the dogs up for adoption at the Iredell County Animal Services in Statesville, NC. This Saturday (8/19) the shelter is participating in a “Clear the Shelter" Event. This means that ALL adoption fees are waived. It still includes spay/neuter, microchip, heartworm test, dewormer, flea treatment, and rabies vaccine. The shelter is located off Bristol Drive, and will be open from 10-2. Even if you cannot adopt, please share (or tag friends). The goal is to find homes for most, or all, of these animals. However, please make sure you can afford to commit to a dog for the rest of its life. They all deserve forever homes. Check out the link below to see the other dogs (and cats) up for adoption! If you have questions, feel free to ask the photographer (@blueheartsphotography) of these photos. She is a volunteer and can find out information you need. You can also call the shelter at: 704-878-5424

Dogs pictured (in order): Coco, Fete, Diamond, Hank, Violette, and Violetta.


ATTENTION WARWICK, NEW YORK: Miranda is a very sweet and quirky 9-year-old senior Pit Bull who just can’t seem to catch a break. Her #PitBullFlowerPower portrait by @sophiegamand tells it all. Miranda needs her happy ending ASAP. She was found abandoned, emaciated, sick and very scared with wounds and old scarring in October 2014 on the Appalachian Trail, and made her way to @warwickhumane. Whatever her past was, it wasn't pretty. When she arrived at the shelter, she had severe ear infection, mange, worn down teeth and only rocks, sticks and berries in her belly. Miranda is now overall healthy (as healthy as a senior doggie with such hard past can be), although she was diagnosed with a thyroid condition that needs lifelong, inexpensive supplements and occasional monitoring. Just as she was getting interest from adopters after being featured by @susiesseniordogs, Miranda had a cancerous tumor removed, which stopped the adoption process. She now has clean margins and is ready to rock your world! Miranda is affectionate, loves treats, loves to be pet and really, really loves her tennis balls. She is house trained and up to date on vaccines. If you give this Special Needs pooch a chance, she will melt your heart, entertain you and adore you. Miranda doesn't want to live with other pets or children, she is too old for that stuff! She needs – and deserves - a spa retreat for the rest of her life! Please, consider opening your heart to this beautiful, soulful senior cutie. Call 845-986-2473 for more info, or visit
Thank you @sophiegamand for the beautiful shots and helping Miranda find a loving home!


Black dogs do not fair well in shelters. They are often the last to be adopted and most likely to be euthanized. @shainafishman, a commercial photographer specializing in animals, decided she needed to do something to spread awareness about Black Dog Syndrome to help combat the problem. Fishman teamed up with Sarah Brasky, founder of @fosterdogsnyc and @thedogmatchmaker to recruit fourteen black rescue dogs to participate in the photo shoot, five of whom were a littler of eight week old black Labrador mix puppies in foster care.
Black dogs are just as loving and just as playful as other dogs but shelter staff can have a hard time photographing them. A good photograph is crucial to creating interest for a potential adopter. According to the ASPCA, 20% of the 3.3 millions dogs in shelters nationwide are euthanized every year. Through increased foster and adoption rates, these numbers can fall drastically. “A stigma can follow adoptable animals who are black, as they often wait longer to find their forever homes” says The Bark in an article about the plight of black dogs in shelter. There are so many dogs in need of a loving home and waiting to be adopted. So, we ask to start your search for a black dog on, or at your local shelter!

Thanks to Sarah and Shaina for your hard work in animal adoption, and bringing Black Dog Syndrome to our attention!


ATTENTION NEW YORK! PJ is available for adoption at @animalleague! He is a three- year-old German Shepherd Mix rescued from Tennessee. PJ can be shy at first, but after a little bit of patience, he will warm right up and will show you his trusting and affectionate side. If you are looking for more information on PJ, send an email to Erica at and she will be happy to answer any questions you have. #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals


ATTENTION FLORIDA! Meet Bogger! This dapper guy was in the shelter when he was a tiny pup and almost 8 years later he has found his way back. He appears to be a Chesapeake mix. Bogger lived with cats, women, men, and young children. He loved snuggling up with his cat for a quick nap and playing with other dogs. Bogger is a very smart boy who is house trained, and knows sit, shake, and lay down. He even walks great on a leash! He loves being inside and getting lots of attention, but right now he does not quite understand why he is at the shelter. Please contact @tiffanietudor or @nassaucountyanimalservices for more information.


ATTENTION PHOENIX: Meet Creasy Bear – this handsome boy came to @azk9rescue from the County shelter along with his “sister” Sula. Both doggies had been held as evidence against their owner for over a year. There, they were not allowed to get much human interaction, and were only allowed in an indoor kennel. By the time they were finally freed, both had to face challenges. @sophiegamand photographed them 1.5 year ago, and both wore a crown for #pitbullflowerpower, but despite several posts, they still wait. Upon rescue, Creasy was diagnosed with a severe case of heartworm, which he underwent treatment for and recovered (he is now heartworm free). Creasy still has some issues with breathing after a heavy play session or on hikes, so his activity needs to be monitored – but other than that he is doing great and is healthy and happy! Creasy is crate-trained and likes to play with his foster sister. He would do best in a home without cats (or birds) due to his prey drive. He enjoys car rides and getting pets from people. Email to find out more about him--or visit their Facebook page for more photos and info! Big thanks to @sophiegamand for bringing Creasy to our attention, and for the beautiful photos!


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Kit is available for adoption at @animalleague! He is a three-year-old lab/collie mix who was recently rescued from the Yulin Dog Meat Trade Festival. Kit is a well-mannered gentle giant who would love nothing more than to be by your side. If you’re looking for more information on Kit, send an email to Rachael at and she will be happy to answer any questions you have. Photo Credit: @thedogist #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals


ATTENTION NYC! This is Poseidon, a 3-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix. Poseidon was rescued by the NYPD, and is a friendly pup who loves spending time with his favorite people and female dog friends. He has a medium energy level, and would be happy to go for a long walk outside or lounge around at home! He’s a smart dog who already knows some basic tricks, and is looking for an experienced adopter and a home with teens-and-up. If you're interested in Poseidon, please contact the @aspca at (212) 876-7700, ext 4120 or found him online!


ATTENTION LA! “Hi, my name is Will! I’m available for adoption at @bfas_la NKLA. I’ve been bounced around a lot throughout my life. So far I’ve had four homes in four years, but that doesn’t keep me from smiling! Sure, I may pull on the leash when we walk and steal your sneakers when you’re not looking, but I’ll never pee in the house and I’ll always make you feel like you’re the greatest human on Earth. Tennis balls make me happy and I really enjoy long walks around the neighborhood. When you’re home I’ll keep you company in every room and I’ll stay very quiet so you can get caught up on Netflix. I’m a really good companion and you’ll think so too if you give me a chance. If you’re interested in adopting me, please contact #NKLA:” #ADOPTWill

Will is a 4-year-old mixed breed who weighs 64 pounds. He's up-to-date on all vaccinations, and he's even microchipped and potty trained! He will make an awesome addition to a loving home! 📷 by @chilberg


ATTENTION NORTH CAROLINA: This is Shawnzee. He was found as a stray running loose in the road. It’s a wonder no one has claimed Shawnzee, he is the sweetest! He loves people, but has not been dog tested yet. However, we think he’ll do great because he’s an a amazing boy! In one of the photos, there is grass in his mouth- perhaps he thinks he's a cow? 🐮 Shawnzee is about 2 years old and his adoption fee is $80 and includes: neuter, microchip, heart-worm test, flea treatment, rabies vaccine, and dewormer. He is located at the Iredell County Animal Services in Statesville, NC off of Bristol Drive. He would love to meet you! 📷 by @blueheartsphotography


ATTENTION CHICAGO! Bear is currently searching for a home at @pawschicago! His ideal home is with an active owner who will take him on runs or long walks in the great outdoors! This one-year-old Boxer mix is a big and goofy boy who is always looking for something to do! Whether it be playing in the sprinkler, going for a long stroll through the neighborhood, or putting his brain to work in training class, Bear loves it all! Bear spent a short amount of time in a foster home where his foster mom reported that he enjoys riding in the car, chewing on cow hoofs and loved playing around in puddles! He is looking for an experienced, adults-only household with someone who is strong and confident in handling this playful and handsome boy. If you're interested in Bear, please reach out to PAWS today!


ATTENTION ARIZONA: Meet Sula! She came to @azk9rescue from the County shelter along with her "brother" Creasy. Both doggies had been held as evidence against their owner for over a year. There, they were not allowed to get much human interactions, and only allowed in an indoor kennel. By the time they were finally freed, both had to face challenges. @sophiegamand photographed them 1.5 year ago, and both wore a crown for #PitBullFlowerPower, but despite several posts, they still wait. At the time of her rescue, Sula had been rapidly losing weight and had little to no interest in interacting with humans. She was diagnosed with Shadow Chasing; a form of OCD in dogs where they become obsessed with watching shadows and lights. She is an adult dog, spayed, crate-trained, microchipped, current on vaccinations, and walks well on a leash (with a little pulling). She does okay with other dogs her size but like any pup, she requires a dog introduction with any new potential four-legged family members. Since she has been in her foster home she has made a complete 180 from when she first went into rescue- she rarely displays the shadow chasing behavior and has become much more attached to humans - she likes to interact, listen, receive treats, and get pets. Such a resilient, gorgeous little lady! Email to find out more about her--or visit their Facebook page for more photos and info. A big thanks to @sophiegamand for the awesome pics and bringing beautiful Sula to our attention!


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Zoe is available for adoption at @animalleague! She is a young Pitbull Terrier/ Pointer mix who was rescued from Virginia not too long ago. Zoe is very sweet, housebroken, and she is looking for an active household to play in! If you are looking for more information on Zoe, send an email to Rachael at and she will be happy to answer any questions you have. #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals


ATTENTION ANNISTON, ALABAMA! Cute Bruno is an absolutely adorable low-rider! He is a soft natured little guy with Calhoun County Animal Services who likes a good cuddle. You wanna get Bruno excited? Show him a leash! Bruno is a bit of a foodie and would benefit from a slow-down dish, but takes treats very nicely. He has been great with friendly female dogs and plays well, but he has a naughty side and does like to stir it up with most other male dogs. Bruno is sadly already heartworm positive at his young age, but no hope is lost. Please discuss options with the shelter and your vet. He is worth the treatment! This shelter is located in a rural area of Alabama that sees very few adopters. They will transport to the East coast, and have transferred many of the their dogs to other shelters and rescues. They will work with you if you want Bruno and are a good match, so please do not hesitate to ask for more info. Contact for more information! (ID: 9265569-O-10) Thank you to @sophiegamand for bringing Bruno to our attention and for the awesome photography!


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Eliza is available for adoption at @animalleague! She’s a two-year-old Beagle mix from Virginia. Eliza can come off shy at first but warms up quickly to new friends. She would do best in a calm suburban neighborhood with a fenced in backyard to play in. If you’re looking for more information on Eliza, send an email to Rachael at and she will be happy to answer any questions you have! #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals


ATTENTION NYC! This is Brownie, a 10-year-old Terrier mix available at the @aspca. Brownie is an irresistibly sweet boy who is looking for a safe and loving home with an experienced adopter and kids 10 and up. He loves a good scratch behind the ears and quality time with his favorite people. He’ll walk right by your side on his leash, and is a mellow dog who enjoys some R&R time. He likes to learn new tricks (especially when he’s rewarded with a treat) and is interested in meeting dog friends who are similar in size to him. If you're interested in Brownie, please give the @aspca a call at (212) 876-7700, ext 4120 or find him online!


ATTENTION ANNISTON, ALABAMA: Lady O is a 5-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix available at Calhoun County Humane Society. She is made of sugar and lives up to her name. She is a humble, gentle dog who was popular with the neighborhood kids and would even walk with them. She was very unsure during @sophiegamand's #PitBullFlowerPower shoot,but, she is wonderful on leash and good with other dogs, just wanting to play. She completely ignores the cats, and quickly becomes attached to her person and is a loyal, loving girl. Lady O has met kids (4+) and has been just as gentle with them. Lady O is very stressed in the kennel, so ask to meet her outside to see what a wonderful little lady she is. This shelter is located in a rural area of Alabama that sees very few adopters. They will transport to the East coast, and have transferred many of the their dogs to other shelters and rescues. They will work with you if you want Lady O and are a good match, so please do not hesitate to ask for more info. Contact and bring her home! (ID: 11436742-K-12).
The shelter is also in desperate need of some support, so if you're interested in donating please visit their fundraising page at
Thank you to @sophiegamand for bringing Lady O to our attention and for the awesome photos!


ATTENTION NY! This is Tori, a 2-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix. Tori is an energetic dog who would be happy to be your best running buddy. She loves treats and learning new tricks, and is a friendly and sweet girl. Tori is looking for a safe and loving home with kids 10 and up and an adopter with previous dog experience. If you're interested in adopting this sweet girl, you can contact the @aspca through (212) 876-7700, ext 4120 or find her online!


ATTENTION FLORIDA! Meet Champion. He has been searching for a home for over a year. He was set for euthanasia when he was pulled from the shelter by @friendsofanimalsnassau. Champion has his obedience training, and is fully house trained and crate trained. He gets along best with female dogs and all cats and children. He has a lot of energy, but doesn't show it until he's outside in the yard. He would do best in a house with a fenced in yard, and loves tennis balls and chewing rope toys. After a long day of playing, Champion loves nothing more than cuddling up with his humans. Please give Champion a chance! If you're interested in adopting Champion, please contact @tiffanietudor at for more information.


ATTENTION NORTH CAROLINA! Who is that gorgeous dog on your screen? It’s Freckles! She was surrendered to the shelter by her owner. When she got there, she was extremely nervous. However, after becoming comfortable she has become a favorite! She gives tender little kisses and loving looks with her two different colored eyes. She is fantastic with other dogs, and would do great with another dog in the home. Freckles is a 2-year-old Australian Shepard Mix. She is located at the Iredell County Shelter in Statesville, NC. If you are interested please email: rescue or call the shelter at: 704-878-5424. 📷 by @blueheartsphotography