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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!
Look at this face. It’s the face of a silly, gentle doofus who has no idea what’s going on but absolutely loves you, whoever you are! This “Italian” hunk has the calm, relaxed personality of a middle-aged dog but when he sees his favorite people, he surprises them with the energy of a big puppy, hopping up and down to let you know how happy he is to be with you. Enzo is great with kids. If you sit with him, he’ll lay his big, snuggly head in your lap. He is a very curious dog who loves to investigate his surroundings. He enjoys neighborhood walks, being brushed, watching TV, and he has a BIG heart, obvious with his appreciation for your affections. Enzo would do best in a home without many stairs. Enzo can’t wait to meet you!
Name of Shelter or Rescue Organization: Best Friends Animal Society – Los Angeles
Age: About 6 years
How long at shelter/rescue: Enzo was at the city shelter for over a year before he moved to Best Friends Animal Society in June.
Type/Size/Sex: Terrier, American Staffordshire/Mix, Male
Likes: All people! Smiling from ear-to-ear
Dislikes: Still waiting for a person to call family forever.
Enzo’s Story: Enzo came from a local municipal city shelter where he was overlooked for over a year. Since Best Friends pulled him, we still can’t figure out why people keep passing him by. He is the most gentle soul with the sweetest grin we’ve ever seen! He is an amazing companion on car rides and he loves to snuggle extra close.
Enzo is the most mellow and easygoing guy around. He just wants somebody to love.
Enzo’s Perfect Family: Anyone how will enjoy having the perfect companion by their side through thick and thin.
Does Enzo sound like a perfect fit? Here’s how to begin the adoption process: To learn more about Enzo, check out his adoption profile here: la.bestfriends.org/get-involved/adopt/pet/14480989
Then, come visit him in person at Best Friends’ NKLA Pet Adoption Center – 1845 Pontius Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (open daily 12-8pm, no appointment needed). Or, call 424-208-8840. Click here for adoption requirements. Enzo’s adoption fee is $100.
Will Enzo finally find his forever with you?
The ’12 Dogs of Christmas’ is proudly sponsored by Wellness.
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!