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Ariel the Free-Spirited Shepherd Mix – ADOPTED

7/2016: ADOPTED! Read her amazing update here.

4/2016: FOSTERED through Operation Foster Bound, with our friend Elsie. Up for adoption! 7 yrs old, 60 lbs, mellow, good with all people. ARIEL is part of our NEW 2016 Operation Foster Bound – READ MORE!


1/2016 STILL looking for an adopter or foster home. 5-6 years old, 60 lbs. Good with kids. Female Shepherd/Pit bull mix. Ariel attended our Foster Dogs NYC THINK BIG adoption event July 2014, and was kind to every person who passed by!

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2-ariel4/2015: This precious 6 year old, 60 lbs. brindle Shepherd/Pit mix has a world of love to give! Ariel absolutely LOVES humans and children. With a heart of gold, Ariel will even let you play with her and her food dish while she is eating and loves to dress up in any costume or outfit! What a gem! Who could ever resist those soulful eyes, perky smile, and expressive ears? She looks forward to the day she can play, snuggle, and spoil her human! At this time, Ariel lives in a boarding facility. This is no life for any dog. Unfortunately, by no fault of her own, the right family has yet to come along for her.

Before she was dumped in a high-kill shelter, the only life she knew was as a breeding machine and mommy. Once her ‘family’ no longer had any use for her, they dumped her in a rural TN shelter. Not only was she abandoned and on death row, but she was stuck in a location where it is illegal to adopt a dog with any Pit bull in them. Inevitably, Ariel was scheduled for death. Needless to say, Ariel did not die that day– she began a new life as a Twenty Paws dog! At a convenient 60 lbs, this doll yearns to finally know what its like to be someone’s baby. She cared for so many in the past, and they were all stolen from her. No one cared for her at all.

She lavished at her newly found freedom and second chance. Eternally grateful to the vet staff for their determination to improve her health, Ariel showers them with kisses and wiggles. Truly, now it is her turn to experience love and affection.


Every night, Ariel dreams that someone will be her hero. Every night, she dreams that she can become part of a family. Could it be your family? Ariel deserves more than a life behind bars and a cold metal bed. Please consider fostering or adopting this survivor.

From Twenty Paws Rescue

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