October Is Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month.

11 Oct

October is adopt a shelter dog month!!! Are you looking for a new bff? Or maybe a running or walking partner? Did you know, people who own dogs get an average 2 hours of cardio per week just by walking their furry friends? It’s true. Each year millions of adoptable dogs are put down simply due to lack of room. This is so sad, these dogs are not violent, sick or old they just have nowhere to go. If you already have a dog, why not get another one? Dogs love to have a friend around, they are pack animals by nature and feel more secure with another furry friend around. Plus owning 2 dogs is almost easier than owning one. You don’t have to feel so bad about leaving the one home alone and you don’t have to worry about them being lonely. Plus some dogs like to groom each other. Are you going to lick those ears and eyeballs for them? Didn’t think so 😉

I speak from almost 10 years experience, shelter dogs are the bomb. They really are. My life changed when I was 22 and chose to adopt my first chihuahua from Animal Care and Control in Manhattan. I could never imagine buying a dog and honestly at this point in time I have a complete moral conflict with it. To the people who balk and say they want a specific dog, check Petfinder.Com. Not to mention there are breed specific rescues all over the country now, you can literally have a certain breed of dog dropped off at your front door by a rescue group. These days there is just no excuse to buy a dog, plus wouldn’t you rather save a life? Every dog taken out of a shelter is a life saved, most of these shelters are still kill shelters which means the dog has 7 days to find a home or they are going to a dog castle in the sky. With the economy being so poor, many people have been forced to surrender their pets to shelters. So not only are the shelters over crowded, they are filled with pets that once had homes, pets that are already good with children, house broken and leash trained. Does it get any better than that? Didn’t think so 🙂

Find A Furry Friend…

http://www.petfinder.com/blog/2011/09/30/october-is-adopt-a-shelter-dog-2/ Petfinder Has Furry Friends Of All Kinds!!!

http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/programs/special-initiatives/adopt-a-dog-month/ Humane Society Info.

http://www.aspca.org/Home/Adoption/adopt-a-shelter-dog-month.aspx ASPCA Info.





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