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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!
Yasmine had her DNA tested with Wisdom Panel. Her results came back as: 50% American Staffordshire Terrier, 25% Bull Terrier, 12.5% Golden Retriever, and 12.5% mixed breed (Terrier, Sporting, and Herding groups).
Picture this: you’re walking down the sidewalk with a beautiful girl by your side. She is athletic, intelligent, and has the cutest freckles. Her name is Yasmine! She is a sporty girl who enjoys going for walks, hikes, doing agility activities, and nosework. Yasmine also would love to curl up and cheer on your favorite team on TV or plug-in for a gaming session. (She promises to be a superfan of whatever teams or games you like!) She might take a snooze during the game but don’t take it personally because she will be having happy doggie dreams about her new life.
Yasmine passed C.L.A.S.S. with flying colors, which means she has aced her basic commands, manners, plus a few tricks! She’s super treat motivated and can’t wait to learn more! Yasmine does well with tolerant doggy friends who can match her play style. This sweet girl is ready for her forever family to sweep her away from her ivory (kennel) tower, so come meet her and help write the ‘happily ever after’ that she deserves!
Dog’s Name: Yasmine
Name of Shelter: Best Friends Animal Society – Los Angeles
Age: 5 years old
How long at shelter: Yasmine has been with Best Friends in L.A. for quite some time. She has been adopted on a couple different occasions between now and 2016, but she hasn’t quite found her happily ever after.
Type/Size/Sex: Retriever/Bull Terrier Mix, Large, Female
Likes: Loves to run, play and splash around in the pool. Yasmine is very affectionate once she feels comfortable with you and after she’s enjoyed plenty of play time with you!
Dislikes: Not having a home of her own for the holidays.
Yasmine’s Story: Like all pets at Best Friends in L.A. Yasmine was pulled from a local municipal shelter of Los Angeles Animal Services.
Special considerations: Yasmine is social with some dogs, and can be a bit picky with others. Best Friends’ dog behavior specialists are always happy to help facilitate proper dog meet-and-greets with any existing dogs in the potential adoptive home.
Yasmine’s Perfect Family: Anyone who is ready to welcome a special gal into their life! Bonus if they love hiking and also spending time snuggling on the couch!
Does Yasmine sound like a perfect fit for your family? Here’s how to begin the adoption process: For more info about Yasmine, check out her adoption profile at la.bestfriends.org/get-involved/adopt/pet/12841179. Then, come meet her at Best Friends Lifesaving Center – 15321 Brand Boulevard, Mission Hills, CA 91345 (open daily 12-8pm, no appointment needed)
Yasime’s adoption fee is $100.
Will Yasmine finally find her 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!