It is the Christmas wish of every shelter animal to have a home for the holidays.  Here at the Humane Society of the Black Hills (HSBH), more than 4,000 animals of the furry, feathered, and scaly variety arrive each year.  Some of these animals have a very short stay, finding their forever home right away.  For others, this is not always the case, and many often wait weeks, even months, for the perfect family.

Each holiday season, the Humane Society of the Black Hills features select canines in its “Homes for the Holidays” campaign.  These canines are often in need of very special homes and have been looking a bit longer than some others.   This year is no exception; we are highlighting six incredible dogs for Homes for the Holidays 2021.

These six canines have an adoption fee of $25 for a short time:

Spotty: Spotty is a 2 year old Australian Cattle Dog mix who is a TON of fun.  He came to the Humane Society from another local shelter on September 2nd.  Spotty loves playing tug-of-war and requests an endless amount of head scratches from his new home.  He’s a curious guy who loves outdoor adventures!

Ricco: Ricco is a 1 year old Shepherd who has come a long way since his arrival at the Humane Society of the Black Hills on October 18th.  Ricco was a very shy, fearful boy, but with time and lots of trust building, he is blossoming into a happy, playful dog!  He’s looking for a patient home who is ready to go for lots of walks.

Picasso: Picasso is a 2 year old Siberian Husky who loves to talk and has his basic commands perfected.  He initially arrived at the Humane Society on August 20th and has struggled to find his forever family.  He’s a very playful boy looking for a home eager to continue his training!

April: Adopted 11/17/2021! April is a 2 year old mixed breed pup searching for a gentle, loving home.  April’s search for a forever home began August 30th, and she is still waiting for the right family.  She has her basic commands down, loves attention, and craves endless cuddles!

Kingston: Kingston is a 10 month old Pitbull mix whose search for a family began September 19th.  Kingston is a happy, rowdy boy looking for a home to match his goofy energy.  He is all smiles and always eager to explore the outdoors.

Parker: Parker arrived to Rapid City from Louisiana via airplane on October 18th after the effects of Hurricane Ida took hold of that part of the United States.  Southern shelters began filling up with displaced animals or animals surrendered by their owners after their homes were lost.  To make room for these incoming animals, many shelter residents were flown to other states with the help of Greater Good Charities– including Parker.  Parker’s trust in people has never faltered.  Immediately upon arrival to the Humane Society of the Black Hills, he was a happy, loving boy.  At just 1 1/2 years old, Parker has already gone through more than may canines ever do.  He is in search of a gentle home ready to give him endless snuggles!

If you or someone you know is ready to adopt a shelter pet, call our team at (605) 394-4170 today.  You could make a difference for a local animal in need.