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5 quirky - looking unusual but awesome adoptable dogs in Nashville area

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Animal adoption agencies will tell you certain types of dogs have a slimmer chance of being adopted. Maybe because it is a big black dog, or a not - so - attractive dog, or a dog too old, or a puppy that just does not have that "cute" factor.

Some dogs are "so ugly they are cute." Some dogs have funky ears, or a missing tail, strange coloring, or some aesthetic faux pas (or is it faux paw?), meaning they are passed up for the cute 'n' cuddly or perfect purebreds. We can call the dogs that are passed up "quirky" or "unusual' or, sometimes, "just plain ugly."

Here you will find the above types of dogs up for adoption in the Nashville, Tennessee area. They may not be a cute bundle of fluff or a prized show dog, but they will love you and be a forever friend. This makes them perfect.

All dogs shown are up to date on shots and neutered. Some have microchips. Call the individual agency listed for more information. Always adopt from an established agency; the money you spend goes back into animal rescue. Rescue people will tell you an adopted pet is a great pet!

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Annie, terrier mix
Annie, terrier mix petfinder.com

Annie, terrier mix

Annie is "a very sweet and loving little girl. She loves people and is playful with a wonderful personality." As you can see, she has an unusual hairdo; this is what gives her personality. Annie is at Safe Place for Animals at 1070 Old Hwy 109 N., Gallatin, TN. Call 615-451-7342 for more information! SPA also has a vet on site and a thrift store where 100 of proceeds benefits the rescues. 

Howie, Mini Pin Mix
Howie, Mini Pin Mix adoptapet.com

Howie, Mini Pin Mix

Howie is a miniature pinscher mix and weighs in at less than 25 pounds. He has a brindle coat and stubby tail and ears for days. A wonderful dog that will be your forever friend! For more information on Howie, contact Second Chance and Happy Tails at 931-503-8300. His pet ID is 3164316.

Karissa, Great Dane
Karissa, Great Dane adoptapet.com

Karissa, Great Dane

People will buy a Great Dane and then be amazed at their size when the dog starts growing; then they dump the dog. Karissa was born in the Montgomery County Animal Care Center after her mommy was rescued from cruel conditions no animal should endure. Please be educated about Danes before you get one! Contact Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue at 937-379-2231 about this sweet girl. She is house trained and cannot be around children. 

Anetta, German Shepard
Anetta, German Shepard adoptapet.com

Anetta, German Shepard

Anetta is a approximately 9 years old. She has a flop ear which gives her personality all over the place! Low energy level,  great with with kids, dogs and cats; very sweet and mild-mannered, in great shape for her age and is very mobile. Anetta came to Middle Tennessee German Shepherd Rescue from Tennessee Animal Rescue and Shelter in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. In addition to being spayed/neutered and current on all vaccinations, MTGSR dogs are microchipped. For more information, email adoption.mtgsr@gmail.com.

Ana, wirehair terrier mix
Ana, wirehair terrier mix petfinder.com

Ana, wirehair terrier mix

Miss Ana has one of those profiles that you have to see. She definitely fits into the "quirky looking" category! But she will welcome you home, stay by your side, and love you forever. If you are interested in this great dog, stop by Safe Place for Animals at 1070 Old Hwy 109 N., Gallatin, TN. Or call 615-451-7342 for more information.

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