Many Israelis might not be aware of International Dog Day celebrated every August 26th.
Founed in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate Colleen Paige, it's a day that aims to bring attention to the plight of dogs around the world and encourage adoption of rescue dogs.
What's a better way to celebrate the day than by adopting a puppy or a dog looking for a warm home. Ynet and the country’s animal welfare associations have compiled an extensive list of furry friends who have been waiting to become the latest member of your family.
The Let the Animals Live association is based in Ramat Gan and is the biggest foundation in Israel dedicated to animal welfare. For details about adoption call 3703*.
Michael: With the energy of a sweet little puppy, 11-years-old Michael is filled with love. He has been waiting for nine years for a stable family to love like no other.
Ruppy: Sweet Ruppy arrived at the association as a puppy eight years ago after suffering severe abuse at the hands of his previous owners. For years he has been waiting for a family to give him the life full of love he deserves.
Tiger: Tiger has also been waiting for eight years for a home. He is an amazing dog, filled with love. He is trained, playful, and full of confidence, which means he needs owners who will make it clear to him who is the pack leader at home.
Uza: An 8-year-old dog who has spent her entire life in the association. She is apprehensive due to her innocence, which means she needs patient owners who will take the time to get to know her true, lovable self.
Freddie: An 8-year-old dog filled with absolute love. Freddie has a hard time finding a home due to him becoming competitive whenever someone tries to compete with him for the attention of his owner. Freddie is waiting for new parents with adoption experience and without small children.
SOS Pets is an NGO whose purpose is to raise awareness for proper animal care and for the prevention of cruelty to animals. For details regarding adoption: 03-7441010; 03-7441111.
Berry: This 11-years-old dog is the sweetest and most delicate thing you will ever meet. Berry is educated, disciplined and is great with children.
Bully: Bully loves people unconditionally and gets along with everyone including children. He hugs and cuddles and needs a quiet environment without any other male dogs, with whom he does not initially get along.
Emilio: Less than a year old and already filled with a desire to settle down and love non-stop. Emilio is filled with joy and is used to living indoors. He might be a little anxious and therefore needs a home with another dog and owners who can teach him boundaries.
Gray: About a year and two months old. Gray is medium-large and is very sociable when acquainted. An extremely lovable and smart dog, Gray needs a house without children and owners who will be willing to continue his training.
The Haver Li Association is an NGO operating in a unique collaboration with the veterinary services of Gush Dan. For information via WhatsApp: 050-2204784. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jimmy: A 7-year-old mixed German Shepherd. Jimmy is energetic, sociable, playful and very smart. He gets along wonderfully with children and is just waiting to find a warm family that will take him on fun and, preferably, tiring trips.
Elton: A lovable dog with medium energy levels. Elton loves to play tug-o-war with a rope or simply catch with a ball. Elton must have assertive owners with no kids below the age of 14, who can successfully continue his training.
Max: A 4-year-old mixed hunk of love. Max is friendly to everyone, loves to play, walk and run. He is looking for an experienced owner, without children, who will take him on regular trips.
Rex: A 3-year old, highly energetic dog. Rex is sweet and friendly, loves to play with people and some dogs. He is looking for an experienced and responsible family with children over the age of 12.
Alpha: An absolutely beautiful one-year-old dog, filled with happiness and energy. Alpha needs experienced and assertive owners without small children who will work with him on discipline and set clear boundaries for him.
The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Israel (SPCA Israel) has been working toward prevention of cruelty and suffering of animals and the promotion of their rights and welfare. For information call *4553.
Foxy: This two-and-a-half-year-old mixed dog has been waiting for 8 month for a family to call her own. Foxy is Sociable, calm, and absolutely loves children.
Ace: A 9-months old female puppy. Ace is the epitome of lovable. With an extremely sociable disposition and love for children, she is suitable for any family that loves big dogs.
Missa: A 7-months old mixed female Canaanite. Missa is gentle, attentive, energetic and good with children. Suitable for any family with kids looking for a new, love-filled family member.
Pete, Prince and Peter - Three kind-hearted brothers from the Negev. They have been with the association for the past five months. These brothers are looking for kind, attentive families who know and understand the needs of large dogs.