There are so many animals in the community right now that are desperate for a loving home. Many of them sit in kennels this holiday season, waiting to be the perfect gift for a family that will love them. They are imperfect, and that's okay-- they'll love you all the same!

Consider a special needs dog or cat this holiday season: these are animals that will require a little extra care in their everyday lives, but will give back the love that you provide them ten times over.

Here are some local Colorado pets that need a family this Christmas (all photos and listings courtesy of PetFinder.com)

Adopt Juno: Click here

Adopt Yoda: Click here

Adopt Mopar: Click here

Adopt Frosty: Click here

Adopt Grace: Click here