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10 Aspins You Can Adopt For The Year Of The Dog

Valentine’s is over and I’m happy about it. It has always been a stressful occasion. You’re pressured to have a love life, to make plans with your friends (if you’re single), to make grand gestures, and to be original in your date choices. 

This year, PAWS Rehabilitation Center has made a campaign to take all that stress away, (plus it’s also timely for the Chinese New Year). Don’t have a love life? Date a pup! Want to make plans with friends? Group date! Grand gestures, you say? Adopt a dog! And lastly, what’s more original than a doggie date for the Year of the Dog? Quite witty if I say so myself.

So if you’re still looking to make someone’s day, you might want to consider doing this instead.

Here are some of the bachelors (and bachelorettes!) you can meet at #PAWSfurstDates! (They even have great descriptions, so you know EXACTLY what you’re getting into)

 

PYRO

 

#35 MEET MR. NICE GUY.?? With a name like Pyro you would automatically think this adoptable aspin has a fiery personality that is a little more intimidating. On the contrary, Pyro is one of the most approachable and friendly boys in our Dog Run 1 area! He will actually be one of the first to greet you if he is not too busy playing with his brother Persus. Can you give him more reasons to smile at your #PAWSfurstDATE??? Name: Pyro aka "Mr. Nice Guy" Age: 3+ years old Dating history: Thinks he's too cool for girls. Isn't mature enough to think about commitment. Likes: wrestling, detective shows, and beef balls. Dislikes: smelly socks, broccoli, and waking up too early. Ideal Date: Pyro just wants to have fun with someone who won't pressure him to commit just yet. Unless of course you give him a serious proposal!???? If you are interested to meet or adopt Pyro but can't visit the shelter during the event, please email us at philpaws@philpaws.org.ph. To view all the other adoptables at the shelter please search the hashtag "#50FurstDates" ?? #iSupportPAWS #animalshelter #animalwelfare #animallover #PAWSphilippines #AdoptDontShop #aspin #doglover #manila #Asia #philippines

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REESE

 

#33 MEET MISS BOO.?? There's a lot you can do to make a difference in the early years of a dog's life. Reese was rescued in Sampaloc last year as a puppy and has become an active and playful personality in the shelter. Her energy is quite infectious so expect an active playdate with this cute adoptable girl at your #PAWSfurstDATE if you choose her!?? Name: Reese aka "Miss Boo" Age: 10 months old Dating history: Flirty but definitely knows how to be loyal when the right time comes. Likes: stuffed toys, obstacle courses, and pepperoni. Dislikes: fish pudding, lemons, and government offices. Ideal Date: Reese wants to spend time with someone who can play off her playful sometimes naughty personality. Fun should be top priority on their dates! ?? If you are interested to meet or adopt Reese but can't visit the shelter during the event, please email us at philpaws@philpaws.org.ph. To view all the other adoptables at the shelter please search the hashtag "#50FurstDates" ?? #iSupportPAWS #animalshelter #animalwelfare #animallover #PAWSphilippines #AdoptDontShop #aspin #doglover #manila #Asia #philippines

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HOWIE

 

#31 MEET MR. INTROVERT.?? It's always heartbreaking to see animals stay too long at the shelter. Rescued in 2013 as a puppy along with his siblings who have since been adopted, Howie acts like he needs a serious confidence boost. But we believe that can be fixed with some genuine love and care. Can you give him a reason to finally smile this Valentine's day as a #PAWSfurstDATE? ?? Name: Howie aka "Mr. Introvert" Age: 5+ years old Dating history: Howie is so shy that he has trouble making eye contact! This lack of self-confidence has made him forever single. Likes: taking leisurely walks, watching cartoons, and the smell of christmas ham Dislikes: judgmental people, plastic cups, and durian. Ideal Date: Howie is a sensitive soul so don't be surprised if he suddenly feels like crying! If you want to spend time with a sensitive and caring guy then Howie is your man. ?? If you are interested to meet or adopt Howie but can't visit the shelter during the event, please email us at philpaws@philpaws.org.ph. To view all the other adoptables at the shelter please search the hashtag "#50FurstDates" ?? #iSupportPAWS #animalshelter #animalwelfare #animallover #PAWSphilippines #AdoptDontShop #aspin #doglover #manila #Asia #philippines

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ELIAS

 

#26 MEET MR. FAITHFUL. Don't let the show of teeth fool you, this guy is still as gentle as it gets even when things are tough on him! Elias was part of the group of neglected dogs (which included Crispin, Ibarra, Damaso, and Narcisa) rescued from a house in Padre Faura last year. We are so proud to share that this lovable cutie has come a long way from his sad sorry state when he first arrived at the shelter. He has now transformed into a well adjusted guy who is especially attached to his cage buddy Narcisa. Would you give Elias a chance to be your chosen #PAWSfurstDATE??? Name: Elias aka "Mr. Faithful" Age: 3 years old Dating history: Used to be in a long term relationship but ready to love again. Likes: cheese sticks, kiddie pools, and sweater vests. Dislikes: exercising alone, slippery surfaces, and bubble gum. Ideal Date: Elias is sensitive guy who gets self-conscious when it comes to his underbite so he needs to be with someone who can love him and can make him feel guwapo despite his imperfections?? If you are interested to meet or adopt Elias but can't visit the shelter during the event, please email us at philpaws@philpaws.org.ph. To view all the other adoptables at the shelter please search the hashtag "#50FurstDates" ?? #iSupportPAWS #animalshelter #animalwelfare #animallover #PAWSphilippines #AdoptDontShop #aspin #doglover #manila #Asia #philippines

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NARCISA

 

#27 MEET MISS HAPPY PILL.?? Need a daily dose of instant good vibes for Valentine's? Rescued pup Narcisa is sure to chase your loneliness away with her sweet and loving personality. This is why she is a certified happy pill to anyone who meets her! She is also Elias's BFF in the shelter. We swear it's going to be hard to resist this lovable girl if you choose her as your special #PAWSfurstDATE! ?? Name: Narcisa aka "Miss Happy Pill" Age: 1+ years old Dating history: Makes everyone around her feel loved so it's hard to see who she likes the most! Likes: Pokemon, playgrounds, and ear rubs. Dislikes: closed gates, curfews, and seafood pizza. Ideal Date: Narcisa is super easy to love so we have to warn you not to fall too hard too soon or else you might end up wanting to bring her home! Which isn't a bad thing too.???? If you are interested to meet or adopt Narcisa but can't visit the shelter during the event, please email us at philpaws@philpaws.org.ph. To view all the other adoptables at the shelter please search the hashtag "#50FurstDates" ?? #iSupportPAWS #animalshelter #animalwelfare #animallover #PAWSphilippines #AdoptDontShop #aspin #doglover #manila #Asia #philippines

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BLESSING

 

#23 MISS MIRACLE. When you first meet rescued dog Blessing you might think she is coming on too strong but that's because she gets really excited when meeting new friends! Could this beautiful hit-and-run survivor be your Valentine at the #PAWSfurstDATE??? Name: Blessing aka "Miss Miracle" Age: 3 years old Dating history: Sometimes impatient when it comes to love. Eager to commit. Falls fasts and hard. Likes: fuzzy towels, bear hugs, and porkchops. Dislikes: annoying dogs, whirlpools, and snakes Ideal Date: Blessing prefers the company of people rather than her fellow canines so as long as she's the only furbaby in your life then get ready to be smothered with love!?? If you are interested to meet or adopt Blessing but can't visit the shelter during the event, please email us at philpaws@philpaws.org.ph. To view all the other adoptables at the shelter please search the hashtag "#50FurstDates" ?? #iSupportPAWS #animalshelter #animalwelfare #animallover #PAWSphilippines #AdoptDontShop #aspin #doglover #manila #Asia #philippines

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DOROTHY

 

#21 MEET MISS FRIENDSHIP. Dearest Dorothy is one of the five original puppies born at the shelter because their mom was pregnant when rescued. Now, only she and her sibling Morgan remain unadopted but that hasn't stopped them from having as much fun as they can with their shelter pals. Are you up for an exciting Valentine's date this year with one of the friendliest #PAWSfurstDATE furbabies? ?? Name: Dorothy aka "Miss Friendship" Age: 1+ years old Dating history: Hasn't met that special someone who can catch her eye. Has lots of crushes though! Likes: head massages, board games, and pizza. Dislikes: standoffish people, itchy clothing, and sharks. Ideal Date: Dorothy is super easy to love so as long as you are kind to her she will return that a hundred fold we promise! Get ready for a love-filled time with this sweetie.?? If you are interested to meet or adopt Dorothy or her twin Morgan but can't visit the shelter this week, please email us at philpaws@philpaws.org.ph. To view all the other adoptables at the shelter please search the hashtag "#50FurstDates" ?? #iSupportPAWS #animalshelter #animalwelfare #animallover #PAWSphilippines #AdoptDontShop #aspin #doglover #manila #Asia #philippines

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ASEANA

 

#19 MS. ADORABLE. One of the youngest dogs in the shelter is also one of the most charming dates we can introduce. Rescued dog Aseana may have lost one of her legs because of an accident but she will make you forget about her disability with her larger-than-life personality! Can you give him more reasons to smile during your #PAWSfurstDATE??? Name: Aseana aka "Ms. Adorable" Age: 1 year old Dating history: Too young to date but enjoys platonic bonding time and outings. Likes: unexpected hugs, obstacle courses on grass, and chew toys. Dislikes: staying indoors, overcooked steak, and wishy-washy people. Ideal Date: This black beauty is a certified stunner so we cannot guarantee that you won't fall in love with her at first sight!?? If you are interested to meet or adopt Aseana but can't visit the shelter during the event, please email us at philpaws@philpaws.org.ph. To view all the other adoptables at the shelter please search the hashtag "#50FurstDates" ?? #iSupportPAWS #animalshelter #animalwelfare #animallover #PAWSphilippines #AdoptDontShop #aspin #doglover #manila #Asia #philippines

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TAMBY

 

#16 MEET MR. CONGENIALITY. Another one of our older dogs in the shelter at first glance may look like a bully but he actually has a big heart! Tamby loves joining in the ruckus at our Dog Run area but can be well behaved around humans. Can you make him your Valentine this year at the #PAWSfurstDATE??? Name: Tamby aka "Mr. Congeniality" Age: 3 years old Dating history: Boy-next-door type but is actually a secret romantic. Hasn't had much luck in dating. Likes: team buildings, chick flicks, and refreshingly cold drinks. Dislikes: drunk people, pushovers, and fish bones. Ideal Date: Tamby likes pretending he is an alpha dog but once he finds someone to love he will let you take the lead! ?? If you are interested to meet or adopt Tamby but can't visit the shelter this week, please email us at philpaws@philpaws.org.ph. To view all the other adoptables at the shelter please search the hashtag "#50FurstDates" ?? #iSupportPAWS #animalshelter #animalwelfare #animallover #PAWSphilippines #AdoptDontShop #aspin #doglover #manila #Asia #philippines

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CHESSIE

 

#7 MEET MS. LOVELINESS.?? Chessie may have been one of our residents with severe disability but this has not stopped her from being a sweet and lovely girl. Chessie enjoys being pampered which is why you cannot imagine the happiness you can bring to her if you choose her as your #PAWSfurstDATE! ?? Name: Chessie aka "MS. LOVELINESS" Age: 6+ years old Dating history: Too shy to date but single and available Likes: quiet time sitting together, simple dates, yummy merienda. Dislikes: cramped parks, wild dancing, and places that are not handicapped friendly.? Ideal Date: Chessie wants to meet someone who thinks she is perfectly imperfect and can love her no matter what. To choose from some of our shelter animals available for dates next week, please search the hashtag "#50FurstDates." You can also choose when you arrive at PAWS at least 15-30minutes before your confirmed time slot. We hope to see you all next week!?? #iSupportPAWS #animalshelter #animalwelfare #animallover #PAWSphilippines #AdoptDontShop #aspin #manila #asia cphilippines

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The event is also a fundraiser for the center, but it’s quite affordable at only P300/person. It runs until February 17, but even after that, if you’re interested, you can just contact PAWS Philippines through their website to do a meet and greet with any one of these cuties!