If you are considering adopting a dog, or know someone who is, think about adopting from a shelter. October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.
Shelter dogs make great pets! Some people have the mistaken belief that a dog from a shelter will have a behavioral problem. On the contrary, shelters are full of thousands of wonderful dogs looking for furr-ever homes. There are many reasons a dog may end up in a shelter: owners pass away or go to nursing homes, someone in the family may have an allergy, people may have to move across the country and are unable to take their pets, and various other situations.
Make your home a loving home for a new grateful best friend. Visit your nearest shelter, or to find adoptable dogs in your area, check on PetFinder.
For more information about Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, visit the ASPCA website.
Do you have a great story about your dog that you have adopted from a shelter? We would love to hear from you.