Love Harder. Easy to love, harder to get adopted. Miranda with a rescue dog.

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Miranda Lambert’s two biggest passions in the world are Music and Mutts. This year, her MuttNation Foundation is shining a spotlight on stories of shelter pets that are so easy to love but have a harder time getting adopted — special dogs with special needs, big black dogs, senior dogs and pit-mixes.

Celebrate music and mutts with Miranda by entering your information below to win two tickets to her Las Vegas residency. Once you’ve done that, take some time to scroll through our page and learn about rescue dogs that need us to love them a little harder this year.

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Love Harder

These fur babies are all so easy to love, but have a harder time getting adopted.

Pitbull Mixes

Pitbulls are actually some of the most gentle and loyal companions. They love snuggles and can be great with kids!

Senior Dogs

Senior dogs often have calm personalities, need less exercise and are a shorter commitment. They will be so grateful to live out the rest of their days in a loving home!

Wonderful Black Dogs

Color has no influence over a dog’s personality, and black fur hides on clothes and furniture way easier than white fur! These babies are full of just as much love as any other kind of dog.

Dogs with Disabilities

Some dogs that fall under this category are blind dogs, deaf dogs, amputees or those who require daily medication. Dogs are so incredible at adapting, in many cases they’ll get around like any other dog. Dogs with special needs make an extra special bond with you.

Featured Stories

Check out these special dogs and how their paw-rents continue to LOVE HARDER.


Dog with Disabilities – Albuquerque, NM

Lacey was hit by a car and badly injured. With careful help from her loving foster family (now adopted family) she regained limited use of her back legs.


Pit Mix – Houston, TX

Nina was a survivor of Hurricane Ida. She spent almost an entire year at the Houston Humane Animal Shelter before finding her forever loving home. We think she has the greatest smile!


Pit Mix – Nashville, TN

Velma is the biggest mush and the friendliest girl, and has been an absolute rockstar with the small children in her foster home. She loves car rides, hanging out in the yard and cozying up for a movie. She is affectionate and gentle and thriving in her forever home!


Senior Dog – Nashville, TN

Winnie was adopted when she was 14 years old. She had been neglected for several years with no vet care and only given a few leftover scraps for dinner. Her new parents rescued her and gave her medical attention. She was only with them for a short time, but she was happy, loved, clean and fed until she crossed over the rainbow bridge.

MuttNation Foundation thanks Life of Riley at Spring Point for its support of the “Love Harder” campaign.

Life of Riley at Spring Point