The dog days of summer: 13 adoptable dogs in Birmingham

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(Wo)man’s best friend. Sorry, these guys are off the market. Photo via Madison Croxson for Bham Now

Seeking a new best friend or family companion? Look no further! We’ve rounded up 13 of the cutest, smartest and silliest adoptable dogs in Birmingham just for you.

Adoptable dogs in Birmingham:

1. Kala

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A very good girl named Kala. Photo via Shelby Humane Society

Kala is a rambunctious 2-year-old who happens to be blind, but that doesn’t slow her down! She’s ready to play and has been patiently waiting on her “furever” home since October. Fosters and/or adopters are encouraged to apply.

2. Mash Potato

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Seriously considering adopting her simply because of her epic name. Photo via Shelby Humane Society

Mash Potato is a 1-year-old female who is as friendly as can be. She loves anyone and everyone, and doesn’t meet a stranger. She’s worth the drive to Shelby County.

3. Banjo:

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Small but mighty. Photo via Shelby Humane society

Just look at that face! Banjo is only 5, and weighs in at a whopping 8.5 lbs. Although he’s currently in a foster home undergoing heartworm treatment, he’ll be ready for his forever home soon.

4. Bugg

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Bugg looking dapper. Photo via Shelby Humane Society

Bugg is an active and athletic 4-year-old who will do anything for a treat. He loves being the center of attention, and should be the only pet in the home. Bonus? He’s extremely photogenic.

5. Mocha

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Mocha is ready to come home with you. Photo via Shelby Humane Society

Mocha is a true success story. She came to the shelter severely underweight, but has not missed a meal since. She is about 6 years old and ready to bring all 77lbs of love home to you.

6. Lila Belle

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Who could say no to Lila Belle? Photo via Greater Birmingham Humane Society

This six-year-old will give plenty of kisses in exchange for a good sunset walk. She’d do best in a home without feline friends, and can’t wait to get out of the shelter after six long months. Is Lila Belle your new BFF?

7. Uncle Buck

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Uncle Buck ready for his close up. Photo via Greater Birmingham Humane Society

Uncle Buck is your man if you’re looking for a laid-back snuggler. The adoptable four-year-old doesn’t much care for cats, but does well with other low-key dogs.

8. Jameson

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Jameson, reigning king of the “Zoomies”. Photo via Greater Birmingham Humane Society

Jameson is the life of the party. He’s only 10 months old, but is already kennel trained and king of the “zoomies”. Ready for your new sidekick?

9. Artemis

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Artemis will steal your heart. Photo via Dixie Girl Dog Rescue

This sweet girl is a two-year-old Weimaraner mix, rescued from a dire situation in rural Alabama and now living her best foster life. Good with cats, children and even chickens, Artemis is ready to give you all the good morning kisses. Are you ready to show her some love?

10. Jenn

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Jenn is looking for her new bestie. Photo via Dixie Girl Dog Rescue

Jenn is extra cuddly, and loves nothing more than family movie night (especially if you hold her like a baby during the film). She is a young pup with great energy and is quickly learning her manners. She does well with children and would love a furry sibling too.

11. Albert Einstein

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Adopting Einstein is a no-brainer. Photo via Dixie Girl Dog Rescue

Einstein is an adorable little guy who was surrendered by his original owners. He is a little shy at first, but once he warms up he loves running at Mach speed in the backyard and playing with other dogs. He’ll also never say no to a good cuddle or episode of TV.

12. Sydney

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Sydney is a very good boy looking for someplace to call home. Photo via Dixie Girl Dog Rescue

Sydney was one of 18 puppies stranded alone in the woods of rural Alabama until the team at Dixie Girl came to the rescue. He is now ready to find a loving home, preferably one that is active and will include him on lots of adventures.

13. Koda

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Koda is a total sweetheart. Photo via Dixie Girl Dog Rescue

Koda is a gorgeous Flat Coated Retriever with perfect manners. Great on a leash, housetrained and incredibly gentle, he is great with children. His foster family absolutely adores him, so grab him while you still can!

Supporting adoptable dogs in Birmingham:

We have to give a shout-out to a few of the numerous organizations in and around Birmingham working to support and re-home dogs.

Shelby County Humane Society was founded in 1977 to care for unwanted dogs and cats in Shelby County. The non-profit has continued to do their great work across central Alabama, with an emphasis on community education.

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society serves approximately 14,000 homeless, abused and neglected animals each year. And with the latest announcement on their “Campus of Compassion” project, the volunteer opportunities are endless.

Dixie Girl Dog Rescue, affectionately named after the founder’s first pup, is committed to saving any and all dogs—regardless of age or health condition. They believe no pet is ever “broken” and work tirelessly to find the perfect “pawrents” for each of their rescues. They’re primarily a transport rescue, rehoming pets across New England, but have big love for their Bham fosters and adopters as well.

Alright Birmingham, who do you have your eye on? Let us know @BhamNow on social.

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