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ATTENTION NEW YORK! Just look at the smile on this goof ball! This is Cooper (R162741), a young Terrier mix with tons of energy available at @animalleague! Cooper is basically a full grown puppy who loves to play and run, but is house broken. If you're looking for a puppy to keep you busy without the worries of house training, Cooper is the one! If you're interested in meeting Cooper, send an email to Erica at and she will be happy to answer any questions you have. Photo 📷by @ted.lim #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals


ATTENTION FLORIDA! Meet Bailey. Her owners are moving overseas and cannot take their sweet girl along. They are looking to rehome her. Bailey is an 8-year-old female terrier mix who is in perfect health and is current on all vaccinations and shots. Bailey loves to sleep, play, and going for walks on the beach. Bailey has been with her family since she was 4 months old when they rescued her from a shelter in California. According to her family, Bailey “has been a wonderful part of our family and is so forgiving/tolerant of our two young children. Please contact us if you think you could add Bailey to your home and heart. This could be a long term adoption of our girl or a forever home as we’re not sure if we’ll be overseas for many years or not.”
Contact Kristin at 828-674-1049 for more information on Bailey.


SUCCESS STORY! Two weeks ago we shared Fifteeny, a five-year-old lab mix who was returned to @pawschicago after fives years in a home. Joni (@abobobook) saw Fifteeny on @dogsofshelters and decided it was time to welcome him into her family's home. Read the heartwarming story below! "I have been following @dogsofshelters on Instagram since our beloved Gym-the-Dog died from cancer in September. We weren't really planning on getting another dog, but I liked seeing the posts about dogs.
We were traveling with friends and I was scrolling through my Instagram feed over lunch on Friday, November 3rd. There he was: "ATTENTION CHICAGO" and I was captivated by that adorable face!
I told my husband that I wanted to inquire and the four of us talked about the doggie all weekend. I messaged @pawschicago on Instagram and filled out the thorough online adoption application. After the weekend, I called to follow up and learned that he was being fostered and would return to the shelter at noon on Friday.
So, a week later we were in Chicago to meet him and bring him home! It was a 12-hour adventure. Our doggie was number 15 of a litter of 18, so Fifteeny was a serial number, of sorts. His family had gotten him from PAWS about five years ago and they called him Parker. They loved him dearly but, when they had twins, there was some elder "sibling" anxiety. PAWS is a lifetime shelter, and his family brought him back, where he officially became Fifteeny again (and some of the staff called him Parker too). The people at Paws Chicago were a delight to work with. It was readily apparent that the team that we worked with when we visited — Cait, Joan, Joey, and Louis — love working with animals and with people who love animals. As they all told us, Fifteeny was a real favorite.
We are calling him Parker, since he knows that name, and he seems very happy about that. We've had several nice 5-mile walks in the Village, and he is a dream come true on a leash. He is a very good boy and we are so happy that he's joined our lives!” A big congrats to Parker on his new home! ❤️



ATTENTION EUGENE, OR! Wicket from @luvabledogrescue was born special needs with no eyes. He was part of an accidental litter and the family waited until he was done being weaned from mom and then surrendered. He came up to Luvable and became a staff members' foster puppy (@lovecommalumen) at 11wks old. Wicket is a sweet, playful little boy who is looking to make more friends! He is now 9 months old and looking for a forever home! Visit for more info and to apply! 📷 and bio by the amazing @sophiegamand


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Meet Precious (V21126), an 11-year-old Border Collie/Retriever mix available at @animalleague. Precious is looking to go home to someone who will be patient and understanding as she is sensitive due to her impaired vision. Precious, the princess that she is, prefers to be the one and only pet in your life. If you are ready to open your heart and your home to this sweet girl, send an email to 📷 by @ted.lim #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Just look at that smile! Bean (IR730) is just under a year old, and was recently rescued from Thailand. He is super shy, but once he’s comfortable, he has a lot of love and affection to give. Bean is looking for someone who is patient and understanding to be his responsible human, could that be you? If you’re interested in adopting Bean, send an email to Rachael at 📷 by @ted.lim #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals



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ATTENTION EUGENE, OR! Over a year ago, @SophieGamand visited @LuvableDogRescue in Oregon. They had just welcomed Pollyanna into their rescue and so she received her #PitBullFlowerPower portrait right on arrival! Pollyanna was found on a school playground in Southern California, with multiple bite wounds and injuries. Her rescuers were excited to find a microchip on her, but when they called her owners, they said they didn't want her anymore. She went to a high kill shelter, and was pulled by a rescue and made her way to Oregon. A year later, this gorgeous girl is still waiting for a home!Unfortunately, Polly isn’t easy to place. She has separation anxiety and needs someone she can be with all the time. For that reason, adopters always overlook her. Over a year later, it seems the stress of being in a kennel all the time is starting to take a toll on her. Polly needs to be in a home environment so she can continue to strive and learn to be a good girl! Her trainers have worked with her on walking nicely and focusing on her handler. Lots of chaos and excitement gets Polly worked up, so being the only dog in the home or with an older mellow dog would be ideal. Let’s just say that Polly is like the fun police- she loves playing referee when things get intense. Polly also needs a home that is cat free. Yes, yes, yes, we know. She isn’t the ideal candidate for most adopters, but we know that the ideal one is out there for her! Let’s not let Polly fall between the cracks. If you are interested in adopting or fostering Polly and you think your home sounds like the one above, please email
A big thanks to @sophiegamand for the beautiful photography and being Pollyanna to our attention!


ATTENTION FLORIDA! Meet Pasa. He is PASA-bly the sweetest dog ever! Pasa was owner surrendered to @nassaucountyanimalservices on April 4th, 2017. He was scared when he first came to the shelter, but now he knows it's his home. He gets along with other dogs and loves people. He enjoys going for walks and is perfect on his leash. He knows “sit” and most likely will learn other tricks quickly because he is very treat motivated. Pasa is the most laid back dude you will ever meet. He loves to enjoy life and be by a human's side. We believe that Pasa is a 5 year old lab mix. He weighs in at 54 pounds, but definitely needs to put on some weight. Pasa is heart-worm positive. NCAS does not adopt out heart-worm positive dogs, however, they do foster them out until they are no longer sick. Pasa was high positive for heart worm when he came to the shelter and he is showing great improvement. If you are interested in fostering or potentially adopting Pasa, please contact @nassaucountyanimalservices or @tiffanietudor



ATTENTION EUGENE, OR! Jalapeño and Pepper are a cute Chihuahua duo from @luvabledogrescue! They were shy during their photoshoot with @SophieGamand, but also a bit cheeky! They are looking for a loving home together. For more information, and to apply to adopt them, visit You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR. 📷 by @sophiegamand


ATTENTION CHICAGO! Give a warm welcome to this darling wallflower, Fifteeny, who is available for adoption @pawschicago! Fifteeny is as handsome as they come and his warm, soulful brown eyes make it hard to look away from his precious face. Fifteeny loves nothing more than basking in the sun with his humans. He likes to have the company of another pup and enjoys peanut butter stuffed Kong toys. He is a gentle and obedient guy who is as sweet as they come. This five-year-old Lab mix was previously adopted and returned after five years in a home, which made him a bit unsure of new environments. Fifteeny is searching for a quiet home with patient and experienced adults who will give him the time he needs to become comfortable and adjust to his surroundings at his own pace. If you’re interested in adopting Fifteeny, please contact @pawschicago today!


ATTENTION EUGENE, OR! This sweet pup is Raven, a 5-year-old Pit Bull Mix. She was rescued by @Luvabledogrescue with her friend Wren and other pit bulls from a high kill shelter in California who all had the chance to be photographed by @SophieGamand! The staff at Luvable saw Raven resting on Wren as they waited their fate at the shelter, and they knew they had to rescue them. Her and Wren have such a unique bond. Raven can be adopted alone but would love to have a home with Wren if possible. Visit for videos of Raven and also for more info to apply for adoption! Photo and bio by @sophiegamand



ATTENTION FLORIDA! Meet Max and Cocoa. These two were recently removed from an unfortunate situation and are now ready to go to their forever home. It is preferred these two go to the same home because, if the photo don’t show it, they love each other. It’s a possibility that Cocoa might be Max’s mom- but we don’t know for sure. Max is about 5 pounds and Cocoa is a whopping 8 pounds. They are the sweetest love bugs you can find and deserve a loving home. If you’re interested in adopting Max and Cocoa, please contact @friendsofanimalsnassau or @tiffanietudor for more information!


ATTENTION FLORIDA! "Yo Adrian! My name is Stallone- as in Sylvester Stallone! Right now I am hanging at Nassau County Animal Services. l love people and even other dogs. I like to play fetch with a tennis ball and I easily learn new tricks (especially when treats are involved). They found me on July 27th running loose on Chester Road in Yulee, FL. My last owner didn't take very good care of me, so now I am getting some treatment for some medical issues. The vet said I need a quiet place to rest, I’d love for that to be with you! If you can spare some space at your place for a little while, it will allow me to recover so I can find a real home. Even if you can't take me in, I would love to go for a walk on the beach, or spend a day or weekend with you and your family." If you're interested in adopting or rescuing Stallone, please contact @friendsofanimalsnassau or @tiffanietudor 📷 also done by @tiffanietudor


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Lisa is a bright young girl who is eager to learn! She works very hard to excel at new skills, especially when she’s rewarded with a treat. She enjoys playing with her human companions and dog friends. This laid-back lady appreciates the finer things in life like a quiet nap, good conversation and smooth jazz music. She walks nicely on her leash and will stick right by your side when you’re out for a stroll. Lisa may be house-trained, but a routine walking schedule will help her quickly adjust to her new home and only use the bathroom outside. Lisa can live with another dog. An experienced dog adopter, and a home with kids six-and-up would be a great match for this friendly pup. If you're interested in adopting Lisa contact the @aspca today!

Don’t forget to participate in their #findyourfido campaign during Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! Visit for more information!



ATTENTION NORTH CAROLINA: URGENT DOG IN NEED OF ADOPTION OR RESCUE! Say hello to Luke Skywalker! No, he’s not a Jedi, but he will definitely try to use the force on you. “Adopt me today” he says as he waves a paw in front of your face. Luke Skywalker was surrendered to the Iredell County Animal Shelter by his owner. Luke is a typical energetic pup that needs a home that will devote time for play. Luke cannot live in a home with cats! The cats represent the “Dark Side” and he thinks they must be stopped! Though he does not do well with cats, Luke does well with other dogs. This guy needs an active home. He would especially love a large fenced in yard to play on nice days! Luke is almost a year and a half and is believed to be a Lab/Hound mix. He is neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped and is heartworm negative! His adoption fee is $80. Please call the shelter at: 704-878-5424 or email if you’re interested in rescuing or adoption! The shelter is located in Statesville, NC. 📷 by @blueheartsphotography


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Cooper (R162741) is a playful one-year-old terrier mix available at @animalleague, who is looking for a loving home to call his own! This active boy needs an experienced pet parent to show him the ropes. If you are looking for more information on Cooper, send an email to Erica at and she will be happy to answer any questions you have. 📷 by @ted.lim #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals


ATTENTION EUGENE, OR! Darla is a super sweet, blind Pit Bull from @luvabledogrescue. She was the star of @sophiegamand's special Halloween-edition #PitBullFlowrPower portrait! She was brought to Eugene last December while super pregnant, and Luvable rescued her pups from being aborted. She had a very difficult experience as she almost died in labor, and needed an emergency C-section to save the puppies’ lives. Luvable drove over an hour in a historic snowstorm to find a vet clinic that was able to help Darla. Eight of her puppies survived and turned out to be Staffie and Husky mixes! One of the puppies, Wolfe, is still waiting to be adopted as well! Darla is petite sweetheart who is waiting for a forever home near Eugene. Her blindness does not stop her from enjoying life! If you would like to apply for her, please visit to request an application. You need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR to adopt her! 📷 and bio by @sophiegamand



ATTENTION CHICAGO! Catalonia is a beautiful four-year-old Retriever mix with a gorgeous red-golden coat and striking eyes! Catalonia was previously adopted in 2015 but unfortunately returned on October 21, 2016. This Saturday is her one year anniversary of searching for a home at @pawschicago. She is incredibly affectionate, smart and she craves training. A few of her favorite things include Kong toys, chew toys and riding in the car.
Catalonia does wonderfully in a home environment but is not a big fan of other dogs, so she like to be the only pet in the home. She would love to find a home with someone who is home often and is willing to give her the chance she deserves. Her foster mom reports that she is one of the best dogs she’s ever met! Catalonia learns quickly and would love the opportunity to show her future adopter what a wonderful companion she can be! Meet her at @pawschicago today!


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Kipling is a 3-year-old terrier mix available at the @aspca. Kipling is a stoic little gentleman. He can be shy at first, but once he gets comfortable, he loves pets and scratches, and will curl up next to you. He has lived with other dogs before, but will need to meet new dogs to see if he can be their roomie. If you're interested in Kipling please visit for more information.
Don't forget to participate in their #findyourfido campaign during Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! Visit for more information!


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Sweet, friendly, affectionate, and loyal are just some of Caesar’s (V29350) best qualities. If you’re looking for a dog that is fully trained and loves doggie kisses, look no further! Caesar is available at @animalleague. If you’re interested in adopting Caesar, send an email to Rachael at and she will be happy to answer any of your questions. 📷 by @ted.lim #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals


ATTENTION EUGENE, OR! This is Captain Kidd from @luvabledogrescue! She is a mother to 12 puppies who were all photographed by @sophiegamand for her #PitBullFlowerPower campaign. Captain Kidd herself got a special Halloween-inspired crown! Captain Kidd and her puppies were abandoned at a high kill shelter in southern California. Luvable was called to the rescue, and the whole family traveled all the way to Oregon. Luvable set them up in a safe, quarantined nursery that was built just for them to protect them from any diseases at such a young age! Captain Kidd has been so sweet, patient and caring, and is looking for her forever home! She has been watching all her puppies go home one by one, and now It's her turn! If you would like to apply for her, please visit to request an application. You will need to live within driving distance from Eugene, OR to adopt her!


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Cody (T91012) is a three-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix who loves meeting new people. Cody loves playing outside, going for walks, and snuggling next to his human. He's called Mr. Popular on the @animalleague campus because he’s friends with all the staff and volunteers. If you’re interested in adopting Cody, send an email to Rachael at and she will be happy to answer any of your questions. Photo Credit: #EllenDunn #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals


ATTENTION NEW YORK! This is Arthur, an NYPD rescue who is looking for a patient, experienced adopter who will help him come out of his shell. He enjoys enrichment and exercise. He would make a great walking buddy or jogging partner! Arthur loves to be around his favorite people whether you’re just hanging out at home or going for a walk outside. If you're interested in adopting Arthur contact the @aspca today!


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Gouda from @animalhaven is a 7-year-old Dobe mix who loves interacting with everyone she meets. She was very happy and playful during this photo shoot with @sophiegamand- look at that face! Gouda is looking for a home with no other animals because she is the happiest with her human friends! She is a cuddler who loves cheese and her orange ball. For more info on Gouda please visit! 📷 and info on Gouda by @sophiegamand


ATTENTION NEW YORK! We could all use a lending hand every once in a while. Meet Little Bear (V21226), a senior Shepard mix looking for a loving home with a patient, experienced pet parent at @animalleague. Her age hasn’t slowed her down one bit. Little Bear enjoys going out to the park with her friends and sunbathing on her downtime. Although Little Bear may take a little longer to gain her trust, when she finally takes your hand you’ll have a friend for life. If you’re interested in adopting Little Bear, send an email to Erica at and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Photo Credit: @ted.lim #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Figaro (MA2503) is smiling now that fall is here and it’s the perfect weather to play ball! This two-year-old Terrier mix is ready to play. Figaro may take a while to warm up, but once he feels comfortable he's all fun and games. He needs a responsible, loving home with a patient, experienced pet parent. If you are looking for more information on Figaro, send an email to Erica at and she will be happy to answer any questions you have. Available through @animalleague 📷by @ted.lim #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals


ATTENTION CHICAGO! Jaxon is a one-year-old Shepherd mix who is a very sweet and goofy guy! His beautiful markings and friendly smile wins over new friends easily. Some of Jaxon’s favorite things include going for Fun Runs with PAWS Chicago volunteers to the lake front and taking walks around the neighborhood. Jaxon also enjoys going to training classes, so he hopes his future family would also share his passion for being active! Please reach out to @pawschicago to learn more about adopting Jaxon!


ATTENTION NORTH CAROLINA: This striking, bright-eyed dog is Looki!
Looki is around 1 year and 7 months old who is believed to be a Great Dane Mix. Looki is fantastic with other dogs and a big hit with people! He is a goof ball that provides the staff and volunteers with endless entertainment. Looki was found alone in a field, extremely skinny and malnourished. He has been at the shelter for about a month now, and we are really hoping he will find a new family! He has clearly had a hard time in life, but that doesn’t stop him from being a loving and playful dog. If you would like to foster, rescue, or adopt Looki, please email His adoption fee is 80$ which includes his neuter, dewormer, rabies shot, microchip, and flea treatment. He is located at the Iredell County Animal Services in Statesville, NC. 📷 by @blueheartsphotography


ATTENTION NEW YORK! Mitso (T68110) is more than ready for fall, but don’t worry, he has his scarf to keep him warm! This handsome ten-year old Shepard/Hound comes is available at @animalleague. He comes off nervous at first, but once he warms up he is all about kisses and play time. Mitso is looking for a responsible, loving home with an experienced pet parent. If you’re ready for him to keep you warm, send an email to Erica at and she will be happy to answer any questions you have. #GetYourRescueOn #NSALAnipals