Twelve Strays Of Christmas Looking For Forever Homes

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, but not for homeless animals. They are all dreaming of a forever home where they can experience the love and joy of the holidays. Millions of dogs and cats are eagerly waiting in shelters across the country.

Make the season bright and change the life of a dog or cat by adopting. In return for saving their lives, they will give you unconditional love and endless kisses. If you are ready to add a fur child to your family, then head to your local shelter or check out the list below.


Dogs are loyal companions with the most adorable faces, so it is no surprise that they are known as man’s best friend.

Meet Finn Bodhi

Photos: Petfinder

This handsome boy is a Basenji and Pit Bull mix. He is the perfect mix of chill and playful. Car rides, belly rubs and other dogs are just a few of his favorite things. All he wants for Christmas is a home of his own. If you are interested in adopting him you can contact Second Chance Rescue.

Meet Hallie

Photos: Petfinder

A sweet female Cocker Spaniel is looking for someone to snuggle with. She is under a year old and looking for someone to teach her the proper way to greet people. The shelter describes her as “She gets so excited at the idea of getting affection, she can’t help but throw herself at your lap. This sweet girl is not hyper, but very exuberant! She loves to snuggle and follow you around.”

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Meet Stanley

Photo: Petfinder

Stanley wrote his own bio, “Looking for a good-natured and happy boy to be your buddy? It just so happens that I’m looking for a good friend, too. My name is STANLEY, and I’m a friendly fella who’s a joy to be around. Everyone at the shelter agrees that my good spirits make them feel better. I’m a seven-year-old pit bull mix with a face that inspires smiles, as well as ears that seem to have a mind of their own. I’m a good size, too, at 46 pounds. You’ll be happy to know that I’ve already been house trained. I will be a loving family pet and a friend to all.”

Meet Rosie

Photos: Petfinder

This survivor was abused and abandoned on the streets of Armenia. She was rescued and flown to the US for treatment. Unfortunately her spine was already damaged, but she does not let that keep her down. Rosie doesn’t know she’s handicapped and runs around in her chair. She loves to play and just wants a loving home.

Meet Aqua

Photos: Petfinder

This gentle giant is deaf and looking for a patient family to help with her training. She loves to play with other large dogs but does not do well with small dogs or cats. “My leash work could use some… work… but I know there is a the perfect family for me!”

Meet Bones

Photos: Petfinder

This sweet boy is a Hurricane Harvey survivor that is looking for a forever home. He is constantly seen with a stuffed toy in his mouth and a wagging tail. He looks forward to his daily walks and enjoys older children. This adorable Pit bull just wants a home for the holidays.

Click “Next” below to see 6 stray cats looking for a forever home!

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