10 Adorable Puppies in Nashville to Adopt for Christmas

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Written by Kellianne Matthews

Published: December 1, 2022

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Adopting a puppy can provide an amazing source of love, joy, and companionship, and there are plenty of adorable puppies in Nashville in need of loving homes. Rescuing or adopting a puppy is always better than buying one from a pet store — it gives you the chance to save a life and gain a loving canine companion! In addition, taking on the responsibility of caring for a pet can be an incredibly rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Adopting a Puppy: Not Just for Christmas

Before adopting a puppy, make sure to research the breed you are interested in and make sure it will be a good fit for your lifestyle. Additionally, try to visit the animal shelter or rescue group you plan on working with before making any decisions. Adopting a puppy is not an easy decision and should not be taken lightly. Not only will you have to provide food, toys, and vet care for your pet — you’ll also need to make sure they get regular exercise and plenty of socialization.

However, with the right preparation and dedication, you can give your pet a safe, happy home for the rest of their life. The joy of having a puppy or dog by your side far outweighs any difficulties that come along with it. So, if you’re up for the challenge, keep reading to learn about 10 amazing puppies in Nashville who are looking for their forever homes this holiday season!

1. Karen (Pit Bull Terrier Mix)

This little puppy in Nashville is as sweet as she is adorable — and that’s saying something, because look at that loveable little face! Karen has the cutest black and white patterning, with a white stripe down the middle of her face, black polka dots on her nose, white mittened paws, and pink and black toe beans! She is only nine and a half weeks old, but she has already become BFFs with just about everyone she’s met! This sweet pup is great with other puppies, kids, and people, and basically just loves everyone. Karen also enjoys playing and snuggling and would make a fantastic canine companion for her forever family.

Karen is a sweet pit bull terrier mix, with lots of love to share. Pit bulls can make wonderful pets, especially if they are properly socialized and trained from an early age. Pit bulls have a bad reputation, but many people don’t know that they too can make great companions; they’re loving and attentive dogs that will always have your back. They are also active and intelligent animals that require regular exercise and attention. Pit bulls typically weigh between 35 and 60 pounds and live between 10 to 12 years on average.

2. Bailey (Mixed Breed)

Little Bailey is an adorable puppy in Nashville that is bursting with love! Bailey is both house and crate trained and has excellent manners for such a young pup. She also loves being outside and having puppy adventures. Bailey is a mixed-breed dog, and while it’s uncertain what her ancestry is without a DNA test, it’s possible that she has some Bernese mountain dog, rottweiler, and/or pit bull genetics in there somewhere… it’s hard to say for sure!

Bernese mountain dogs are calm and very good-natured dogs. They are affectionate and good with both children and other dogs. They are large dogs but are very gentle and sweet. Rottweilers are loyal and loving dogs that are also very affectionate and eager to please. And pit bulls are loving dogs that are watchful and brave. Each of these breeds is strong and needs daily exercise and attention. They are also larger dogs, and since Bailey is already 32 pounds at only four months old, she likely will grow to be a pretty big teddy bear as well and may weigh around 60 to 70 pounds as an adult.

3. Bindi (Mixed Breed)

Bailey’s sister Bindi is an absolute sweetheart who will always make you feel warm and joyful inside. Bindi is a bit more shy than her sister, but this tender little girl is the sweetest pup and loves to cuddle and snuggle! She also loves playing with squeaky toys. Bindi has excellent manners and is house and crate trained as well.

Like her sister, it’s hard to say for sure what breed(s) are in Bindi’s ancestry, although we can easily say that she is 100% of pure love! It’s possible that there is some pit bull, Bernese mountain dog, and/or rottweiler breed DNA in her ancestry, although you’ll have to get her a doggie DNA test if you want to know for sure. Bernese mountain dogs make great family pets; they’re calm, good-natured, and affectionate towards both children and other animals. Rottweilers are another loyal breed and love spending time with their family; they’re also affectionate and easy to train. Pit bulls are extremely loving and loyal.

Each of these dog breeds is strong and needs daily attention and exercise. They are also on the larger side, so Bindi — who is only four months old but already weighs 32 pounds — will probably grow to be a pretty big snuggle bug too. As an adult, she’s likely to weigh between 60 and 70 pounds.

4. Estrella (Great Pyrenees / Labrador / Collie Mix)

Shy and sweet, little Estrella is looking for a forever home where she can learn to shine like the beautifully bright star that she is! Estrella’s name means “star”, which is a perfect fit for this gorgeous puppy in Nashville. She has beautiful brown eyes and the most adorable freckles on her face and legs. Estrella is a total sweetheart who loves other nice dogs, as well as children and all people in general. She can be a bit shy and timid at first, but if you greet her with love and kindness she will warm right up and give you a hug.

Estrella’s mother is a great Pyrenees and Labrador mix, and her father was a collie mix. Great Pyrenees are smart dogs with a calm demeanor and affectionate nature. Collies are proud and graceful dogs that are devoted to their humans. And Labradors are some of the friendliest dogs around — so you know that Estrella has some great DNA in her ancestry and will make the best canine companion for her forever family!

She will need some grooming with her medium-length coat, and daily exercise as well. At five months old she weighs 50 pounds, but it’s hard to say for sure just how big this little star will get. Great Pyrenees dogs grow around 85 pounds, while collies and labs are closer to 50 to 65 pounds.

5. Sydney (Plott Hound Mix)

We know you’ll instantly fall in love with this happy puppy in Nashville! Sydney loves everyone she meets and is always down for going on an adventure with you. She would love a forever home with another doggie sibling to play with her, because boy does this girl love to play! Kiwi is a sweet and petite little girl with a beautiful brindle coat and adorable white mittens on her paws.

As a Plott hound mix, Sydney is very smart and loyal to her humans. This cutie on the smaller size for this breed, weighing in at just 40 pounds with a petite little frame. Plott hounds are known to be great with other dogs and extremely affectionate with their family. Sydney has a smooth coat that will need to be brushed once a week to remove any loose hair or dirt. You should check her ears regularly and keep them clean, but otherwise, she is pretty low-maintenance in the grooming department. Sydney is an energetic adventure buddy, so she will need lots of exercise and play.

6. Cowan (Labrador Mix)

If you’re looking for big brown eyes and a sensitive soul, look no further! Cowan is a sweet puppy in Nashville who is good with other dogs. He is a gentle soul who is friendly and affectionate, and will always make you feel loved. Cowan is a Labrador mix who is about a year old and weighs 55 pounds.

Owning a Labrador mix dog is a rewarding experience that can provide you and your family with lots of love and companionship. These dogs are typically very loyal and loving, making them great pets for families of all sizes. Labradors tend to be active and full of energy, so it’s important to provide plenty of exercise opportunities. These dogs are big balls of friendly fun and typically weigh between 65 to 80 pounds when they are fully grown. However, Cowan will likely be on the smaller side; right now he weighs 55 pounds, and while he may grow still, he probably won’t gain much weight. Labradors live between 11 to 13 years on average.

7. Scout (Terrier Mix)

He’s not the biggest fan of kitties, but Scout loves other dogs and people with his whole puppy heart! Scout is an energetic terrier mix puppy in Nashville who is a whole lot of fun. He is just as happy as can be and will put a smile on your face every day. Scout is full of puppy energy and enjoys playing with his humans, but he also LOVES to snuggle! He will stay by your side throughout the day and then snuggle in with you to watch a movie at night.

Scout is a terrier mix who is intelligent and curious and will need a lot of energy outlets. Terriers are bred as small hunting companions, so they have natural predatory instincts. With proper socialization though, these behaviors can be managed — especially if their owners provide plenty of opportunities to run and play! Terriers make great companions — they are loving and loyal, and have an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years.

8. Kiwi (Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix)

This pocket pittie is sure to bring plenty of smiles to you and your family this holiday season! Kiwi is a small girl (only weighs 30 pounds) and has the best personality. She is a playful, sweet, and hilariously goofy puppy who loves to be active and play. Kiwi loves to be with you and give you plenty of hugs and kisses. She also loves to play with other dogs and snuggle up beside them.

Staffordshire terriers are good-natured dogs that are smart, confident, and sweet. Kiwi is a mix and is a “pocket pittie”, which means she is much smaller than the standard breed size, weighing only 30 pounds. Staffordshire terriers are extremely affectionate dogs who love their families with their whole hearts. They are athletic and energetic, so Kiwi will need a forever family who can give her lots of playtime and exercise inside and outside. These dogs are also very smart, and Kiwi is no exception; she has been doing great with training and is eager to please and give you as much love as possible. Staffordshire terriers typically live 12 to 16 years on average.

9. Emma (Weimaraner Mix)

This beautiful Weimaraner mix puppy in Nashville is such a sweetheart! Emma is a gorgeous pup who is as happy as can be. She loves everyone she meets and wants to play, go on walks, and snuggle as much as she can. She is very smart and is learning quickly. Emma would love to find a forever home where she could have another doggie sibling as well.

As a Weimaraner mix, Emma is very affectionate and great with people and other dogs. Weimaraners are not only friendly dogs, but also obedient and fearless. They have a very short coat that only needs to be brushed occasionally to remove any dead hair. However, it is very important to keep their ears clean, since these dogs can be prone to ear infections. In addition, be sure to keep her nails trimmed; Weimaraners love exercise and need lots of physical activity to keep them happy and healthy. These dogs typically weigh between 55 and 75 pounds when fully grown, with long and lean bodies. Weimaraners live between 10 to 13 years on average.

10. Kiera (Labrador Retriever Mix)

This eighth-month-old beauty is an absolute doll with the most adorable ears! Kiera is beautiful and smart — she learned her name within just 24 hours, and she already knows commands like crate, down, and sit. Kiera brings a nice balance to her puppyhood, with plenty of fun energy as well as calm snuggles. She is always up for playtime, but also settles down easily. Kiera is very friendly and really likes other dogs as well.

If you want a dog that will provide your family with lots of love and companionship, then owning a Labrador mix like Kiera is the way to go. These dogs are typically very loyal and loving, which makes them great for families of all sizes. It’s important to note that Labradors tend to be active and full of energy, so make sure you’re providing plenty of opportunities for exercise! However, they are also excellent companions who are happy to snuggle alongside you.

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Kellianne Matthews is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is on anthrozoology, conservation, human-animal relationships, and animal behavior. Kellianne has been writing and researching animals for over ten years and has decades of hands-on experience working with a variety of different animals. She holds a Master’s Degree from Brigham Young University, which she earned in 2017. A resident of Utah, Kellianne enjoys creating, exploring and learning new things, analyzing movies, caring for animals, and playing with her cats.

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