October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

by Jennifer Smith October 17, 2018

Dogs really are man's best friend; and they provide such joy into the lives of individuals. Not only do we have the chance to watch pets grow from young, active puppies into mellow adults; but they watch us mature, too. 

Choosing to adopt a dog may sound easy enough; but most people begin their adoption search in the local newspaper, Craigslist or in the puppy store. Instead, it is highly recommended that prospective dog owners visit their local animal shelter and adopt a dog there. Here's why it's best to adopt from a humane society.

For one, dogs that are brought into animal shelters are scared. Some may have been born on the streets, or possibly abandoned by their owners. They may feel lost; but they still have love in their hearts. Offering to adopt an animal in need from an animal shelter gives these dogs a chance at finding a family that will love and care for them. 

Some shelter dogs may be older dogs looking for a second chance at living. They still have a lot of life left in them. Aging dogs great pets because they are willing to listen; they are done teething; and best yet, they are already potty-trained! Older dogs need additional exercise (an hour) unlike young pups. They will also need more frequent visits to the vet - but all of this is worth it to have a wonderful pet.

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month; and we challenge prospective dog owners to bring home a dog from a local humane society.


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Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith