August 26 is National Dog Day, an annual celebration of canines to encourage adoption from pure-breed rescue animals to lovable mutts currently in shelters.

You wouldn’t know it from their mild-mannered alter egos but did you know that many of our shelter animals have hidden superpowers? Faster than a speeding bullet? Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Well, not exactly. But these special pets have sometimes overlooked assets can be just as impressive to a prospective dog owner.

All photos below were taken by Little’s Photography during our Walk for the Animals event last year.


Superhero sidekick

A ready-made sidekick

Every Batman needs a Robin and when you adopt a shelter dog you become a superhero by saving a life. Hundreds of dogs are adopted from the Humane Society of Broward County every year, creating new heroes every week.


Might mutts

Some pure-breeds suffer from specialized health aliments, which can cost thousands of dollars in medical bills. Sought-after breeds such as English Bulldogs can have their own forms of Kryptonite like respiratory problems and skin allergies. Mixed breed dogs might have the designer label, but they also don’t have designer baggage.

Superhero old dog

Old dogs don’t need new tricks

Yes, puppies are cute, but they are also a lot of work. Older dogs have often already been housebroken and have grown out of the high-energy puppy stage of their lives. These dogs know how to chill out and not make a mess.


Already powered up

Even the healthiest new dog can require a lot of trips to the vet. From shots to spay or neutering surgeries, there are many up-front costs. All dogs that find new owners through the Human Society of Broward County go home spayed or neutered and are up-to-date on all of their shots.

Superhero dog

A one of a kind dog

With capes and cowls, superheroes are known for their unique looks. Mixed breed dogs at our shelter come in all shapes and sizes and colors. And our dogs don’t need spandex to turn heads. Potential owners can find a truly special dog at the Humane Society of Broward County that stands out from the crowd.

Are you a fan of these photos? They were taken by Little’s Photography during our Walk for the Animals event last year! They do a PHENOMENAL job of photographing both people and pets. Join us for the Walk this year and snap a pic at their photo booth!


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