If you are looking for a new furry four-legged family member then be sure to check out this local dog rescue. Passion for Pooches specializes in small dog breeds but they have a few larger breeds too and the rescue needs your help.

We talked with Diane Hand with Passion for Pooches and she said the animal rescue is full and is in need of donations to help care for the dogs. The founder of the rescue Dawn Smith pays for all vet and foster care for these animals and that can get expensive. If you can help out then visit their website at passionforpooches.org and click on the 'Donate' button.

One look on their Facebook page and Oh My! Such cute fur-babies up for adoption. Be sure to check out the other dogs up for adoption.

Passion for Pooches Facebook

This is Maddie and she's a German Sheppard mix and only about 4 months old.

Passion for Pooches Facebook

This is Mook. He is a 12-week old Shih Tzu mix and also ready for adoption.

If you are interested in adopting a dog, becoming a foster parent for one of their dogs or want to donate supplies or money you can find out more at their website, by emailing them and of course the Facebook page.

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