This month, October, is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we dedicate ourselves to finding forever homes for as many dogs as possible.
Two big animal welfare organizations have decided to dedicate this month to all the homeless and shelter dogs. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) naming this month National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and the American Humane Association (AHA) naming this month “Adopt a Dog Month”. Similar names, one big unique goal.
About National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
This is a very informative and factual blog post. Dogs are one of the world’s most abused animals, many of whom are needlessly euthanized in shelters every day. These shelter dogs only want one thing: a forever home. National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month is a perfect time to find that new best friend!
Adopt a shelter dog this month and give them a chance at life!
If you’re considering adding an animal to your family, don’t forget to stop by your local animal shelter for some of the cutest animals in town! The ASPCA estimates that around 7 million animals are euthanized each year in shelters due to a lack of resources and homes. Some animals are even euthanized due to “overpopulation”.
It doesn’t matter if the animal you are considering adopting is a puppy, kitten, or even an adult dog. Any shelter is good for your health and well-being. All pets deserve to have their basic needs met and lots of love expressed. These people need that extra special love and attention that can only be expressed by a family member.
These people need that extra special love and attention that can only be expressed by a family member. Adopting an animal from a shelter can help provide a lifetime of love and happiness for yourself and your family.
If you are trying to decide which pet to adopt, consider checking out the ASPCA’s Petfinder website. You’ll find that the animals there all have their own individual personalities! If it’s possible, adopt two or more pets so they can be best friends! Pets are great stress relievers too since they usually don’t require lots of attention as humans do.
By the testimonies of many people that have adopted their pets, we can say that the feeling and the experience is very different than when you purchase your companion from a pet store or a breeder. The unique emotion you get when you’re saving a life is incomparable.
How to Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Throughout the United States, this month mass adoption events will be observed. If you’re not in the position to adopt at the moment, you can help these dogs in many other ways. You can contact the local shelter in your area and ask if they need an extra pair of hands during these events.
If you can, you can also help by donating food for the dogs. One way of helping is using your time on social media to promote some of the cute faces at the shelters that are ready for adoption and try to find them a forever home among your friends.
Organizing a fundraiser in your community will be much appreciated and will help many dogs get on their paws and run into the arms of their new families.
Having a dog is a wonderful experience. But, remember to always choose your next canine companion according to your lifestyle (high or low energy dog, big, medium, or small breed) and your finances. Always keep in mind that dogs do get sick or in accidents sometimes. Consider pet insurance or an emergency fund at all times.
Adopt responsibly 🙂
Happy National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!
If you liked this article, read “Considering Dog Adoption Responsibly” on our blog.
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