The Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs 2017 Calendar from Rick Beason Rescue Photography is just one of the many great calendars available this season. The website states, “Featuring servicemen with rescue dogs is a great way to bring recognition to both the beauty of dog rescue and to show our appreciation to our firemen, police officers, and veterans. I want people to understand that rescue dogs are beautiful and that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to get a great pup,” and we couldn’t agree more. Click here to learn how to get your own or give as a gift.

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It happens every year, once a year, that the last few page of the calendar is staring us directly in the face, reminding us that a new year is soon to begin.  And with it, time for a new calendar. So why not check out some of the interesting calendars that are helping to support rescues this year? Lots of good eye candy…and some handsome men, too.

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Remember Caitlyn, the dog who had he muzzle taped shut? Well she and 14 other rescue animals have teamed up with 15 red-hot firefighters for the 2017 Firefighter Calendar to benefit “Toby’s Fund,” Charleston Animal Society’s medical fund which saves thousands of abused, neglected and abandoned animals every year. For an extra $5, you can get one with Caitlyn’s signature! Click here to get more details and to order.

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Just in case you don’t have enough good-looking firefighters to get your through the year, Lifeline Puppy Rescue is benefited by The Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar fundraising project. Lifeline Puppy Rescue, which located in Colorado, rescues more than 1,500 puppies every year. Their mission is to rescue puppies under 12 weeks old from shelters or other rescuers that are not adequately prepared to care for or find proper homes for puppies. Order your calendar here.

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If you like Pit Bulls and Police, then the Pits & Police Calendar may be just what you are looking for with a portion of the proceeds going to the St. Louis County Police Welfare Association and St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center. Check it out here.

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You can donate $25 or more to RescueMen USA to receive their 2017 calendar. As they say on their website, “This platform showcases inspirational men who have all rescued their companion animals and is intended to promote how extraordinary and loving shelter animals can be, while erasing any stigma surrounding their health or behavior.” Gotta love that. Click here for more information and be sure to watch their video below.

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2017 Penguins & Paws Calendar

If you are a NHL-fan, or know one, then perhaps the 2017 Penguins & Paws Calendar is the perfect choice! It pairs some of the area’s homeless pets with favorite Pittsburgh Penguins® players with proceeds benefitting the animals in need at the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center and the Western PA Humane Society, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. To check it out or order, click here.

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The Pecs & Pups Calendar has had such great popularity it is now in its 3rd year. Shot by photographer Mike Ruiz it brings together gorgeous men with handsome dogs who are looking for forever homes (the canine, that is…not sure about the models). Proceeds benefit Louie’s Legacy. Order your calendar here. And for some behind the scenes footage of the photo shoot for Pecs and Pups, click the video below, put together by Pup Pals, an organization that brings awareness to rescue and foster dogs as they look for their forever homes.

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Be sure to check your local shelters and rescues, as well, to see if they might have their own calendars for 2017. Start preparing for your new year with a calendar that will remind you every day of the good work being done out there on behalf of animals.

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