10 Cutest Adoptable Dogs

This week's feature and slideshow brought attention to what animal rescues organizations are doing and can do to stop unnecessary shelter killing of dogs and cats. What the story didn't mention is that you can do something too--spay and neuter your animals and adopt pets from shelters.

There are an estimated six to eight million animals that are abandoned every year and half of them are put down, says Daphna Nachminovitch, a vice president for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "The problem isn't so much that the animals are euthanized, the problem is that too many are born. People need to look in their homes and think about how they get their pets."

So, without further ado, we present you with the Top 10 Cutest Adoptable Dogs in the Twin Cities. Ranked from preciously sweet, to downright adorable, each one of these pets needs a home. (Click on the animal's name for adoption information.)

10. Katie, Shiba Inu, Animal Humane Society, Woodbury

Katie needs a special owner. She was surrendered due to health. She has a heart murmur.

9. Grace Kelly, American Staffordshire Terrier Mix, Underdog Rescue

Grace Kelly was saved only one day before her scheduled euthanasia, and is quite possibly the sweetest dog around.

8. Honey Two, Shepard Mix, Animal Ark

I am an adorable, mellow and easy going kind of gal. I was found at the dump in Red Lake with 8 of my puppies. I am thin right now, but before long I'll be a good weight.

7. Webster, Dachshund Labrador Retriever Mix, All Dog Rescue

Webster is looking for his forever home. He was found as a stray. Webster is a very good boy - he is sweet and affectionate and playful. He absolutely loves his daily trips to the off-leash dog park.

6. Midge, Labrador Retriever Mix, Animal Humane Society, Woodbury Shelter

Midge is a 6 month old lab mix. She is part of unwanted litter. Midge has lived with kids and dogs.

5. Chops, Schnauzer, Pet Haven

Chops has the chops to face life at full speed. He’s adventurous, curious, inquisitive and friendly, friendly, friendly. He likes to cuddle, play with his rope toys and be the best boy he can possibly be.

4.Dottie, Collie, American Staffordshire Terrier Mix, Under Dog Rescue

Dottie is a sweet girl who really wants to please. She is a little shy but is coming out of her shell more every day.

3. Hank Two, Labrador Retriever Mix, Animal Ark

I'm Hank, a big, sweet guy looking for a new best friend.I was a "farm dog" who didn't get much attention, so I ran away to look for someone who would love and spend time with me.

2. Sibley, Bichon Frise, Poodle, All Dog Rescue

This sweet soul is Sibley. Poor girl was tossed out of a car and abandoned. It took Sibley some time to come out of her shell, but now that she's been in her foster home for a few weeks she's become an affectionate, attentive companion.

And the number one cutest adoptable dog in the Twin Cities is....

1. Snuggles, Lhasa Apso, Pet Haven

Snuggle. Snuggle. Snuggle. Wanna snuggle? Then you’ll love this little guy named, you guessed it, Snuggles. At just 5 months, you couldn’t find a more loving, affectionate and, yes, utterly cute, sweet, cuddly dog. In fact, 10-pound Snuggles is perfect in every way. Except he can’t see.

Click here for the Top Ten Cutest Adoptable Cats.

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