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The 12 Dogs of Christmas: Meet Bacon Bits, a Smart and Mature Dog Ready to Learn New Tricks

It’s the holidays! The time of year for families to gather together to celebrate traditions, share old memories, and make new ones. This year, as you surround yourself with family and friends, both two-legged and four-legged alike, remember there are millions of dogs in shelters, patiently waiting for a family of their own.

For some, this won’t be their first, second, or even their third Christmas behind bars.

It’s our Christmas wish that every dog in rescue would find a home for the holidays, so we’ve selected 12 special dogs from around the country that have been overlooked time and time again. Some are senior dogs, some have special needs, and some are passed over for reasons we simply can’t understand – but, they all deserve to spend the holidays with a family of their own.

We’re calling this the 12 Dogs of Christmas. The Dogington Post along with our friends at Wellness Natural Pet Food have joined forces to introduce you to 12 needy dogs in hopes that they’ll finally get noticed…and maybe get a home for the holidays!

Meet Bacon Bits!

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Dog’s Name:  Bacon Bits 

Name of Shelter: Best Friends in Utah 

Age: 8 years 

Type/Size/Sex:  Border Collie Mix/ Large/ Male  

Likes:  Playing, long walks, exercise to work his energy out.  

Dislikes: Bacon Bits has not been at the shelter for as long as some others, but he doesn’t like being crated or confined to small spaces, making it important that he find a family to love soon!

Bacon Bits’ Story: Bacon Bits came to Best Friends in Utah from the Roosevelt Animal Shelter in Utah.  

Bacon Bits’ Perfect Family: He would benefit from having owners that are active and committed to practicing and teaching him new tricks. Bacon Bits does well with other dogs as long as they are properly introduced.  

Does Bacon Bits sound like a perfect fit? Here’s how to begin the adoption process:  Visit Best Friends in Utah at 2005 S 1100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah and an adoptions specialist will be happy to help introduce you. You can also reach out via email at [email protected].

Will Marcie finally find her forever with you?

The ’12 Dogs of Christmas’ is proudly sponsored by Wellness.

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The Wellness Foundation was started to make the world a better place for all pets.

A big part of that involves a partnership with Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.

As the Official Pet Food Partner of Best Friends, Wellness is proud to provide natural pet food for the animals they rescue, so they have access to the healthiest nutrition possible.

We are also committed to helping the pets at Best Friends find forever homes. And when they do, we want their first meal to be from us, so we send their new families home with free Wellness pet food. Because pets deserve nothing less than the most nutrient-dense goodness in every bowl, starting with the first one.

Plus, if you adopt one of our “12 Dogs of Christmas,” they’ll send a PAWsome gift basket filled with Wellness Natural food and treats for your newest furry family member, too!

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