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12/18/2015 09:11 am ET

This Christmas, Give These Rescue Dogs 'A Home For The Howlidays'

They really deserve it.

In everyone's perfect winter wonderland, a dog (probably) exists.  

So why not make your wintry dreams come true, and give a deserving rescue pup a home? 

Online pet supply retailer Dog & Co. teamed up with Brooklyn, New York-based nonprofit Sugar Mutts Rescue for a snow globe-inspired photo shoot called "A Home for the Howlidays." The series featured rescue pups from the organization and was done in an effort to get these lovely dogs adopted. 

Dog & Co. owner, Melinda Montney, told The Huffington Post that she regularly works with Sugar Mutts on photo projects to help the rescue dogs get adopted. While the dogs didn't wear costumes in the previous shoots, Montney and photographer Robert Stoetzel decided to kick it up a notch and get the canines dressed up in their best winter wear.

"We wanted to show that they have these sweet personalities," she told HuffPost. "Put a Santa hat on them and they're sweet and they're funny and they're not throwaways -- they're waiting to be somebody's pet." 

The owner said that she and Stoetzel had a blast working with the dogs. The only challenge? 

"Robert gets a ton of kisses because he's ... eye-level with the dogs," Montney said. "So we have to take a lot of cuddle breaks because sometimes they're like ... 'I wanna jump in your lap and give you kisses!'"

Sounds like an amazing problem to have! 

The pups below are all still looking for a forever home. And with the snuggly personalities these guys have, we have a feeling they'd all make amazing additions to a loving family. 

Check them out below! 

  • ERAGON
    Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Eragon is one special hound!  This tall, graceful fellow is a gentle giant.  One of our easiest models and all-arou
    Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
    Eragon is one special hound!  This tall, graceful fellow is a gentle giant.  One of our easiest models and all-around favorite guys, this sweet 1 year old hound/pointer mix will surely be a best friend along on all of your adventures.  
  • TAYLOR
    Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Terrific Taylor is a 3-year old Pit Bull + Lab mix with a sweet, spunky energy.  This 2 year old girl has gorgeous black
    Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
    Terrific Taylor is a 3-year old Pit Bull + Lab mix with a sweet, spunky energy.  This 2 year old girl has gorgeous black + white coloring,  LOVES to give kisses...and might just be the biggest lap dog that you've ever met.  We were in love!
  • CHEWY
    Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Chewy is one terrific terrier!  This young and playful pup would make the perfect companion for a fun-loving family. &nb
    Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
    Chewy is one terrific terrier!  This young and playful pup would make the perfect companion for a fun-loving family.  And who could resist that little terrier muzzle?  (We couldn't).
  • ABBY
    Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Abby, those eyes!  At around 50 pounds, sweet, lovable Abby is a Lab/Basset Hound mix who wants nothing more than t
    Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
    Abby, those eyes!  At around 50 pounds, sweet, lovable Abby is a Lab/Basset Hound mix who wants nothing more than to become your new best friend.  And how can you say no to that face?  Abby won us over with her gentle energy and puppy face.
  • BARNEY
    Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Little Barney is a Lhasa Apso with the heart of a big dog!  The spunky 3-year old fellow couldn't be cuter, and will mak
    Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
    Little Barney is a Lhasa Apso with the heart of a big dog!  The spunky 3-year old fellow couldn't be cuter, and will make the perfect pair with someone who matching his take-charge personality.
  • LINUS
    Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
  • Linus is the sweetest boy!  A 12 pound, 2 year old Chihuahua mix, Linus is a bit shy at first, but give him a few minute
    Stoetzel Photo for DOG & CO
    Linus is the sweetest boy!  A 12 pound, 2 year old Chihuahua mix, Linus is a bit shy at first, but give him a few minutes of love - and he'll want to snuggle all day.  

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