Mabel the Rescue Dog

Encourage Dog Lovers to Adopt 💕

3 min read (Articles narrated by Mabel)

This is a special article in honor of Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week. My mom, Molly, worked on a writing project where she wrote about a rescue dog that would be considered “less adoptable” despite her loving nature.

However, when she was researching, she found that there are so many dogs out there that need a chance in the spotlight. Therefore, she decided to showcase some of the other dogs that she considered for the article on my blog!

So, here are the dogs that she didn’t write an article about, but she still felt like they should be shared with the world. If you know someone that is looking to adopt a dog, please share this article with them. Here are a few amazing dogs that are currently up for adoption!


Kalei is a sweet girl that is with Operation Paws for Homes (OPH), and she is currently being fostered in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is guessed to be a 3-year old Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier mix. She currently weighs about 45 pounds.

She is often overlooked due to her breed, but Kalei is a very social and friendly girl. She has been with OPH since 2016, and she continues to look for her forever home to this day. She gets along well with both humans and other dogs.

She loves to pose for pictures. At her foster home, she loves to play with toys and even wear clothes! She loves to go for walks and runs, but she is also perfectly content just cuddling and relaxing too.

She would prefer a home with a fenced in yard and a dog door to let herself outside. However, she cannot be kept in a crate, but other than that, she’s the perfect companion. Click here to learn more about her!


Pappy is a 10-year-old Shih Tzu/Springer mix at A Forever Home Animal Rescue in Tavares, Florida. He was confiscated from his original owners as a neglect case. He was living in an aquarium that was covered by a tarp, being used for breeding, so it was like a puppy mill. He was kept in that aquarium 24/7, regardless of the weather. So, when he was rescued, it was over 90 degrees and he was hyperventilating.

At first, he would only sleep on the floor because he didn’t even know what a bed was. He was so filthy and matted that he had to be completely shaved down. His nails had also grown so long that they were growing into his pads!

Despite having such a traumatic past, Pappy is friendly and lovable. He seems very grateful to have a comfortable bed to sleep in now, but he would still love a forever home too. The other dogs that were rescued with him have already found homes, but he has been overlooked because he’s older. Click here to learn more about him!


Gala is another dog that is with OPH, and she is thought to be a mix between a Labrador Retriever and a Vizsla. She is about 3 years old and weighs 50 pounds. Currently, she is being fostered in Clarksburg, Maryland. She has been with OPH since 2017.

She loves people, but she would do best in a home where she is the only dog. She loves both getting exercise and being lazy, although she loves being outside and would enjoy a fenced in yard.

Gala has been marked as a pending adoption a few times, and she even had an adoption trial, but she just can’t seem to find the perfect fit. She needs a patient, loving family to give her the forever home she deserves. Click here to learn more about her!


Susie is one that there isn’t as much information on, but she caught Molly’s eye because she’s a Shih Tzu like me! She is a 10-year-old Shih Tzu that is at LoveyLoaves Sanctuary in Orlando, Florida. LoveyLoaves is a rescue that is specifically for dogs with special needs.

Susie had both her eyes surgically removed due to severe glaucoma. She might not look like other dogs, but she is still a happy and healthy girl that is in need to a loving home. Click here to learn more about her!

If you think that any of these dogs would be a good match for someone you know, please send them the information! Even the smallest actions could help these dogs find their forever homes!

3 thoughts on “Adoptable Dogs in Need of a Forever Home!

  1. Thank you. There are so many dogs who need rescue and rehoming. Too many people still look to breeders (either legal or illegal) to fill their void of no pet in the house. Some people dont even think about looking to rescue and, even when they do think about it, there is a preconception that all rescues are problem and therefore will not be capable of being rehomed “easily” or successfully. This couldn’t be further from the truth in the main.

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    1. Molly Weinfurter says:

      I completely agree! When I was first looking to get a dog, my first thought was adoption. I never would have considered breeding more puppies when there are already so many out there in need of a home. I’m so happy when I see others that feel the same way.

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  2. Molly Weinfurter says:

    I just wanted to post an update to let people know that Pappy has now found his forever home! 🙂


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