ADOPT-A-SHELTER DOG MONTH
Perhaps you’ve been thinking of adding a four-legged friend to your family. After all, the unconditional love of a dog has the ability to make our days brighter and our lives better. If you’re feeling the pull toward pet parenthood then there’s no better time than the month of October—it’s Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month!WHY ADOPT?The number of pets who end up in shelters every year is astonishing. In the US, it’s estimated that 6 to 8 million cats and dogs enter shelters each year. While animal shelters do everything they possibly can to provide comfort for these dogs, most of these abandoned pets are in desperate need of a forever home. Millions of healthy, loving dogs are euthanized each year because they just don’t have anywhere to go. But you can make a difference in the life of these animals—when you are ready to welcome a new dog into the family, consider adopting a shelter dog.
BUSTING THE MYTHS There’s a lot of misinformation out there about dogs in shelters that might prevent someone from going the adoption route. Here are some of the most common myths: