Update on the 12 Pups Of Christmas!

January 14, 2019

Over the holiday season, we wanted to give a shout out to a few shelters with pups having trouble getting adopted. Good news! Several of our furry friends have found their forever home – getting all the walks they deserve and all the treats they can eat. While we’re thrilled for those pups, we’d love to see the rest of these pups find their perfect match – if you’re looking for an adorable addition to your family, take a peek at these pups!

Under the care of our friends at Animal Haven (New York, NY) 


Sasha:  I’m Sasha! The adorable two-year-old Staffie/Hound mix who’s known for her playful spirit and incredible cuddling powers. My trainer tells me I’d do great in an adult-only home and I like to be the center of attention, so I’d rather not have any brothers or sisters. As I grow, I’m trying to keep my figure and would LOVE a mom or dad who likes to go running with me – you’ll have to keep up though. Some of my other hobbies include puzzle toys that keep me engaged and mentally motivated. I’m a good girl but would need my mom or dad to commit to a training program for me – I’ve already learned: “drop it,” “come,” “sit,” and “stay.”

Minerva: Nice to meet you! My name is Minerva. I’m a youthful two-year-old and I’m told I’m a Shepard mix. I must thank the FDNY for finding me as I was scared and wandering the streets alone. They brought me right to Animal Haven where I’m waiting for my forever home. I’m really goofy and have lots of energy. I’m unaware of my own strength, so I’d do better in a home without kids. Can we go on lots of long walks? That’s my favorite! I’d love for you to come meet me, but don’t be sad if I seem a little distant – it can take me some time to warm up to people. Once I do, I promise to give you all my love and cuddles.

Yanni: Hi there! My name is Yanni and I’m an eight-year-old Terrier mix. Fortunately, I was saved from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, but I’ve been at Animal Haven for almost a year. I love all my friends here, but I’m ready to find my forever home. I do have a skin condition that requires daily medication, but I promise I’m the sweetest boy. I can be a little skittish and would probably do better in a home with no other pups or kitties. A few of my favorite hobbies include: napping, chowing down, hanging out at the park together and sleeping in bed. I hope you give me a chance! 


Under the care of our friends at Young at Heart (Palatine, IL)


Rocky: Hi! I’m Rocky, the big 'ol ten-year-old lab mix who is a goofball at heart. I love plopping down on my big doggie bed and taking a nap in the sun. If the weather is nice, I enjoy laying outside, but if it’s a little chilly, I like to lay on your feet while you relax. I’m a good boy who loves playing with other dogs and I find kitties to be rather interesting. I’m kind of a homebody, so I’ll be okay if you need to go run a few errands or head to work all day. Plus, I’m not too fond of car rides. I do love to go for walks though! At some point during the day, I’ll need to take my daily arthritis pill, but don’t worry, it’s not expensive! I’m a snuggly guy looking for my forever home. Come meet me and we can talk.

Blanca: I’m Blanca! I’m thirteen-years-old and have been looking for my forever home since January of last year. I became homeless when my guardian did as well and I wound up at a local animal shelter until Young at Heart rescued me! If you love lots of kisses and pittie mixes, I’m the girl for you. I’ve been waiting a while because I like to be the only pup in the home. One of my favorite things is making new friends - humans and pups. I’m looking for a home where I can be spoiled and relax all day long, I’m house-trained and a great little couch potato when we’re just hanging out. I still love walks and car rides, so we can take me just about anywhere. I’m in great health, but I do have a bit of arthritis, so a home without too many stairs or wood floors would be perfect! I’d love to find my forever home as soon as possible so that I can get started on my happily ever after!


Under the care of our friends at Humane Animal Rescue (Pittsburgh, PA)

An update on Wizard:

Wizard is a good boy, but he needs to learn some more manners. He is off at a training facility and will be back soon!

Greetings! I’m Wizard, a four-year-old block-headed blue nose pit mix. You know what they say about block-headed pits: the bigger the head, the more love they have to give! I don’t mean to brag, but I’m quite the handsome devil and I came to the shelter about two months ago. When I showed up, they told me my manners weren’t so good, so I’ve been doing lots of training! Now, I’m one of the most well-behaved pups here!  People love my crooked smile, and when I get excited, my whole-body wiggles back and forth – it’s my special dance. I’m ready to embark on lots of adventures with you, exploring the city and even taking long walks through the woods!

Under the care of our friends at One Tail at a Time (Chicago, IL)

Fish Fry: Hi, I’m Fish Fry! I’m currently living in a foster home and would love for you to come meet me. My favorite things include, peanut butter and wet food. I get so excited I do a little dance that people say I should put on YouTube (if only I knew that that was). I don’t like broccoli and I don’t like waiting for the next season of your favorite show even more than you. While we wait, I love long walks and just learned about the beach! I tend to charm just about everyone I meet and I’m a 10/10 couch snuggler. Right now, I’m not big on meeting other dogs – they make me a little too hyper. I’m looking to go on adventures with you and brighten your world just as much as you’ll brighten mine. I’m part of One Tail’s Good Dog, Forever Dog program so I come with a sponsored adoption fee and free training provided by One Tail!

Under the care of our friends at Anti-Cruelty Society (Chicago, IL)


Baby Girl: Hi! I’m Baby Girl, an adorable four-year-old pit bull terrier mix who has been at the shelter since August 18th, 2018. I’m energetic and I LOVE playing tug-of-war (haven’t lost a single game). I would love walks to the park so we can play fetch together. I need an active home and a mom or dad that would be willing to teach me some manners – I learn quickly! I can’t wait to meet you and give you a big hug. I’d be up for a quick game of tug of war too.


Grounds & Hounds would like to congratulate the new pup parents who have adopted from these shelters. We wish you and your pup lots of cuddles, trips to the park and many cherished memories. 


From Animal Haven (New York, NY) 




From Animal Haven (New York, NY) 





Anti-Cruelty Society (Chicago, IL)



One Tail at a Time (Chicago, IL)



Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. as well as our rescue partners thank you for your continued support. We wish you a great year with lots of wags. If you or your family is looking for the perfect addition to the family, be sure to start at your local shelter! 

And to support rescue pups 365 days a year, we hope you'll start each day with Grounds & Hounds coffee! 


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