October Is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

October Is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

1st October, 2015
The month of October is more than just Halloween and trick-or-treating; it’s a very important month for saving lives. We’re all familiar with the pink pops of color bringing attention to Breast Cancer Awareness during October, but did you know that October’s also Adopt A Shelter Dog Month? If you’ve been thinking about saving a shelter dog and giving him or her a great life, here’s everything you need to know. Do Your Homework The first place to start is actually not at a shelter. Just like adopting a child, there are factors to consider other than the instantaneous joy you’ll get from having a new furry friend to play with. This dog is going to be a permanent family member in your home. There’s nothing as cruel as adopting a dog you’ll tire of or can’t take care of and have to return to the shelter. A pet is a lifetime commitment to be taken seriously. Examine your motives and lifestyle before you adopt. Security and companionship are the top reasons people want a dog instead of a goldfish. But what’s your lifestyle like? Are you a 10 hour a day workaholic and a weekend couch potato? Or have you found that magical work/life balance and enjoy outdoor activities for fun and relaxation? Dogs need daily walks and activity to be healthy and happy. Do you have the finances to own a dog? You’ll have to plan for vaccinations, nutritious food, and dreaded emergency trips to the vet. Honestly answer these questions before you move on to the next (fun!) part. Which Dog Is My Soulmate? Mutts are just as lovable as purebreds so don’t get hung up on labels. If you’re the high energy type, you might adopt a fireball such as a Jack Russell Terrier. While Boxers are excellent with children, they also need lots of exercise to stay happy. If intense outdoor workouts aren’t your thing, Bassett Hounds or Bulldogs may be your soulmates. Keep in mind that all breeds still need exercise, but these chill guys won’t be doing marathons or obstacle courses. Stick to small breeds if you have a tiny apartment and research large or extra large breeds if you have room for Fido to run. Consider adopting an older pooch; so often people want cute puppies, but an older dog will be a grateful and loyal friend. Where Do I Adopt? You’ve done your honest soul searching and breed research and are ready to find that fuzzy friend. Unburden the bursting walls of your local shelter!   A quick internet search will connect you to shelters such as the Humane Society or ASPCA. Certain pet supply retailers also stage adoption events. PetFinder offers help at Search for Animal Welfare Groups. If you can’t adopt right now, spread the word about October being Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. Post across all your social media pages and help inspire others to save a pup’s life and enrich their own this October. October Is Adopt […]

The month of October is more than just Halloween and trick-or-treating; it’s a very important month for saving lives.

We’re all familiar with the pink pops of color bringing attention to Breast Cancer Awareness during October, but did you know that October’s also Adopt A Shelter Dog Month?

If you’ve been thinking about saving a shelter dog and giving him or her a great life, here’s everything you need to know.

Do Your Homework

The first place to start is actually not at a shelter.

Just like adopting a child, there are factors to consider other than the instantaneous joy you’ll get from having a new furry friend to play with. This dog is going to be a permanent family member in your home.

There’s nothing as cruel as adopting a dog you’ll tire of or can’t take care of and have to return to the shelter. A pet is a lifetime commitment to be taken seriously.

Examine your motives and lifestyle before you adopt. Security and companionship are the top reasons people want a dog instead of a goldfish.

But what’s your lifestyle like?

Are you a 10 hour a day workaholic and a weekend couch potato? Or have you found that magical work/life balance and enjoy outdoor activities for fun and relaxation?

Dogs need daily walks and activity to be healthy and happy.

Do you have the finances to own a dog? You’ll have to plan for vaccinations, nutritious food, and dreaded emergency trips to the vet.

Honestly answer these questions before you move on to the next (fun!) part.

Which Dog Is My Soulmate?

Mutts are just as lovable as purebreds so don’t get hung up on labels.

If you’re the high energy type, you might adopt a fireball such as a Jack Russell Terrier. While Boxers are excellent with children, they also need lots of exercise to stay happy.

If intense outdoor workouts aren’t your thing, Bassett Hounds or Bulldogs may be your soulmates. Keep in mind that all breeds still need exercise, but these chill guys won’t be doing marathons or obstacle courses.

Stick to small breeds if you have a tiny apartment and research large or extra large breeds if you have room for Fido to run.

Consider adopting an older pooch; so often people want cute puppies, but an older dog will be a grateful and loyal friend.

Where Do I Adopt?

Steve, Co founder of START Adoptable Dogs, with a rescue pup

Steve, Co founder of S.T.A.R.T. Adoptable Dogs, with a rescue pup

You’ve done your honest soul searching and breed research and are ready to find that fuzzy friend. Unburden the bursting walls of your local shelter!  

A quick internet search will connect you to shelters such as the Humane Society or ASPCA.

Certain pet supply retailers also stage adoption events.

PetFinder offers help at Search for Animal Welfare Groups.

If you can’t adopt right now, spread the word about October being Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. Post across all your social media pages and help inspire others to save a pup’s life and enrich their own this October.

October Is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month обновлено: January 25, 2017 автором: Craig Davis
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