Found! 10 Baby Yoda lookalikes in Birmingham. Share yours and support a local nonprofit

As much as I wish we did, we don’t own the rights to Baby Yoda. All photos via Walt Disney Studios

Want a Baby Yoda of your very own, do you? Today is your lucky day.

Baby Yoda has taken the internet by storm, and we. can’t. get. enough. If you’re in the same boat, check out these 10 adoptable pets in the Birmingham area who bear a resemblance to our favorite little green dude. The best news? They’re all looking for a “furever” home!

BONUS: After you feast your eyes on these babies, share your own. We’re giving $100 in honor of Birmingham’s best. Find out how.

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34 pet-friendly hotels in Birmingham, PLUS meet the Bham Now mascots!

Meet Ginny! She’s the very best chocolate lab you will ever meet and yes, I will argue with you about that. Photo via Beth Cunningham

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and everyone knows that means prime travel time. Whoever you have coming to visit you in Birmingham, tell them to bring their fur babies along! The Magic City is fun for all—even Fido. Check out 34 hotels all over Birmingham that will welcome your pets with open paws.

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7 fall events for dog-lovers in Birmingham, including #MakeADogsDay at Greater Birmingham Humane Society October 22

Photo via Greater Birmingham Humane Society on Facebook

Do you have a special furry four-legged friend in your life? Are you looking for one? Do you just love dogs? If so, these seven events coming up this fall in Birmingham might be for you.

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I’m a new foster mom to fur babies in Birmingham—and you can be, too!

Meet Quinton and Raymond! They try to climb my legs while I get ready and meow until I pick them up and tell them good morning.

Hospitality is a cultural cornerstone in Alabama. However, that doesn’t have to just mean human houseguests! Our furry friends need homes to welcome them in, too. I became a foster parent to some of our fluffier Birmingham citizens—here’s why you should do it, too.

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Boost your luck this Friday the 13th with a magical black cat in Birmingham. Adoption info inside!

Who me? Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

The black cat. Demonized for centuries and still regarded by many as unlucky—especially on days like Friday the 13th. Here’s a look at some of the superstitions surrounding these lovable fur balls and where you can adopt your own around Birmingham.

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7 doggy daycares in Birmingham for the pup parent on the go (plus cute dog pics)

Playtime sure can wear you out! Photo via We Talk Dog (number 7!)

Everyone knows there are all kinds of childcare options for the working parent. But what about the parents whose kids are a little-uh-fluffier? Don’t worry, pup parents—you’re important too. Here are 7 options for doggy daycares in Birmingham, AL!

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Meet the Alabama native team behind Slate Barganier – Stunning PHOTOS including Asher the office mascot.

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If you’ve ever found yourself thinking Bham Nowers seem to have the best job ever, you are correct. Hanging out with Asher for the morning is the best start to any day. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now.

The owners of Slate Barganier in Birmingham, Alabama are not your average homebuilders. They had a vision. We got behind the scenes to meet the team and learn what they’re about. The most adorable member? Asher, the fluffy Australian Shepard. Feast your eyes on their designs.

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Gatos and Beans, Alabama’s 1st cat café, opening August 1 in Avondale. Mural photos!

(l-r) Stephen, Kelli and Adrian Steward—just a few of the family members pouring all the love into Birmingham’s first-ever cat café. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Back in February, Bham Now brought you the story of Gatos and Beans, Alabama’s first-ever cat café. Today, we’re excited to tell you that it’s opening soon!

Read on for all the details, including mural photos and a special 12 visits for the price of 10 pre-opening offer.

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4 awesome dog parks in Birmingham, including one with a beach

Sandy beach by the creek at the Hoover Dog Park.
Sandy beach by the creek near the Dog Park at Loch Haven. Photo by Joel Bullock

Dogs love playtime as much as kids do, and dog parks are the place to go when your pup needs some friend-action. The Birmingham area is lucky to have miles of trails and plenty of dog-friendly public parks. And, we found three dedicated dog parks and one unofficial one in the area.

We bet you know of others that we missed, too. Be sure to tag us on social media with pictures from your favorite dog parks.

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Happy National Pet Day! We’re sharing our favorite pet photos. We want to see yours!

Wade Cline's doggo Millie at Vulcan Park and Museum. #adventuredog
Wade Cline’s doggo Millie at Vulcan Park and Museum. #adventuredog

Puppers, doggos and magic city kitties of Birmingham—they all deserve to be celebrated today on National Pet Day Thursday, April 11. In observation of one of Bham Now’s favorite random holidays, here are some pics of our fur kids, INCLUDING a guinea pig pushing a mini grocery cart. Would you expect anything less?

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Mutt Strut is 10! Come to Hand in Paw’s dog-friendly run and pawty Saturday, April 20

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Mutt Strut is April 20 at UAB's Campus Green from 8-12.
Four-legged runners and their two-legged companions at last year’s Mutt Strut. Photo by Mary Margaret Smith

Hand in Paw’s Mutt Strut is about to celebrate its 10th “annifursary” on April 20. You and your furry canine friends are invited to join the Birmingham fun. There will be a dog-friendly 5k and a 1-mile Fun Run, followed by a rockin’ After Pawty for all on the UAB Campus Green. Register now.

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