Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's October! That means it's ADOPT A DOG MONTH! What are you waiting for, hurry up!

Savannah Leigh, 1993 - 2008

What Can an Adopted Dog Bring to Your Life?

There are as many responses to that question as there are dogs in this world! That’s why -- during American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month celebration in October -- we’re encouraging people to adopt a shelter dog and experience the joy of finding their own answers.

 Grand-dog Suzie, adopted 2008
Are you looking for:
  • an exercise buddy?
  • a best friend and confidant for your child?
  • a dog you can train with to learn animal-assisted therapy?
  • a partner in agility competitions?
  • a constant companion for your favorite senior citizen?
  • a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work? 
 Scout, adopted in 2003
An adopted dog can be all these things -- and so much more!

 Grand-dog Mitzie, adopted 2009
Your local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality -- all waiting for a loving home. Or, if you prefer a particular breed that isn’t currently available at a shelter, go online to find a breed-specific rescue group in need of adopters like you.

Mimi's note: I can't imagine a better way to spend the upcoming holidays than by sharing your time with your new adopted pet. Why not go to your local shelter today and give a homeless dog or cat a home for the holidays?
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Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Paws khrossed more of 'us' find furever happiness THIS month!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

We sure hope everyone goes out and gets their newest best friend for life! Lots of love, Holly and mom

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom says that you must not tempt her, but we all do wish for many shelter pups to find wonderful furever homes.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

We definitely have to agree!

Kari in WeHo said...

We sure love our adopted dogs here!


1000 Goldens said...

I hope it is a successful month for all the lonely dogs in the world. Did you hear that Luna's parents adopted a doxie this weekend?

Ms. ~K said...

Excellent post...Buddy and Zack say, "Thanks for spreading the word about rescue pups!"

Mr Koda MD said...

Indeed! There are many pups wanting furever homes out there!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am keeping my paws crossed for shelter pups to find forever homes too.
I hear my moms talk about stuff like that,,,,
someday maybe.

Becky said...

Indeed such an important message. Thanks for your sweet message on our blog about our Missy girl.

Sagira said...

This song on your page makes my mom cry everytime we come here. Such a beautiful song. She misses her Grandpa SO very much and would give anything to have him back again.