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The '12 Pets Of Christmas' Looking For Their Forever Homes

The '12 Pets Of Christmas' Looking For Their Forever Homes

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to adorable new cat or doggy?

Lauren Bell

Lauren Bell

It's the most wonderful time of the year for many, but not so much for abandoned animals who are still on the hunt for their forever homes.

Still in the care of the RSPCA, these twelve pets will make the perfect festive addition to your household (thanks to their adorably festive names) if you're on the lookout for a new furry friend.

Introducing the twelve pets of Christmas...


Elf is 3-6 months old (

Just like Buddy from the Elf movie, this little guy is a confident lad who just wants lots of love and a cosy new home.

He is just 3-6 months old, so as a kitten he will need time to adjust and preferably someone who can be with him at home for part of the day whilst he settles.

Click here for more information or call 0300 123 0745.

Tinsel and Bauble

Tinsel is around one year (
Bauble comes as a pair with Tinsel and she is also one year (

Tinsel and Bauble came to the RSPCA together and don't want to be split up. Plus, they're such a fabulous Christmassy duo why would you want to?

Tinsel is young and confident and loves the attention and will quickly settle into home life, whilst Bauble while shy at first, once settled she will love the attention too - particularly head rubs and lots of them.

They would prefer a quieter home with no other pets. Click here for more information or call 0300 123 0745.


Humbug is one year (

While no grinch, Humbug is shy, so may not want to share her home with other cats, unless they're super friendly.

She is in fact very sweet despite the insinuation of her name, but is quite nervous and would prefer a quiet home where she can build her confidence - so ideally no dogs or young children.

Click here for more information or call 01905 821272


Socks is 10-years-old (

Socks you won't get fed up of, unlike the kind you find annually in your stocking. This 10-year-old Staffie is excitable and bouncy so is best suited to homes with older children only.

She is extremely affectionate even with new people and loves attention and lots of walks. She is however unsure of new dogs, so she's best suited to a single-dog household.

With an adorable temperament, she deserves to find her forever home.

Click here for more information or call 01253 703000.


Mistletoe is one year (

Like her name suggests, she's after lots of cuddles and kisses - she's ever so confident.

She will fit into almost any family but is hoping for a cosy house with a garden she can explore as she's young and adventurous.

Click here for more information or call 0300 123 0745.


Buddy is nine-years-old (

He's not an elf, but instead a very handsome Staffie x Boxer dog who is nine-years-old but with the energy of a puppy.

He's a lovely active boy who doesn't know his own strength, but needs to learn a few manners. Those who have experience with these breeds will make the perfect parents.

Click here for more information or call 0300 123 0726.

Mrs Claus

Mrs Claus is just six-months-old (

Kind Mrs Claus is usually much-loved around the world, thanks to looking after the man of the moment - Santa. But this cat has sadly so far not had many offers to adopt her and she's been in the care of the RSPCA for six months.

She's still a kitten and whilst she is shy, with a little reassurance and love, the RSPCA thinks she'll bring a lot of joy to whoever offers her a home.

Click here for more information or call 0300 123 0745

Mince and Pie

Mince and Pie are just 6-12 months (

These kitties sound almost good enough to eat and they look it too. They will make purrrfect family cats and are still young at 6-12 months old, so you and your children will have plenty of time to bond with these cute felines.

Click here for more information or call 01516 386318.


The RSPCA has been working with four-year-old Bailey to try and get him used to other dogs (

We all love a good Baileys at Christmas time, but how about taking on Bailey the Staffie this season?

Like with most Staffordshire Bull Terriers, he loves people and needs a lot of attention at home.

Be prepared for him to want to sit in your lap - he loves to sit upright on top of you to watch the world go by.

He does however have a lot of energy and is very reactive when he sees other dogs, so is muzzled on walks. Click here for more information or call 0300 123 0747.


Dasher is 4.5 years old (

Unlike what you might have first thought, Dasher is not a reindeer, but a sweet black cat.

Dasher is four and a half years old, gentle, quiet, shy but is affectionate and playful once he gets to know you.

He loves being talked to so if you like a good chat without being answered back, this sounds like the cat for you.

Click here for more information or call 01642 820 637.

While these adorable animals are on the hunt for a forever home and have sweet festive names, everyone must remember they aren't just for Christmas.

The RSPCA urges everyone to "consider the long-term commitment required to properly care for an animal."

It added: "We would urge anyone considering getting a pet to think carefully about whether they have the time, care, patience, and resources to care for that animal for the rest of their life and if you feel you really do, then please consider giving a rescue pet a second chance."

Head here to find your perfect pet.

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Topics: RSPCA, Pets, Animals, Cats, Dogs