You have the power to save lives. Rescue a dog or cat from your local animal shelter! Please! Take care, Anna
Originally posted on Dog Tales:
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has designated October as National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. More than three million dogs are currently in shelters across the United States and are in need of a good home. The month-long observance encourages animal lovers all across the nation to raise awareness about the positive aspects of adopting a pet from a shelter. If you’re considering adopting a shelter dog, it’s important to educate yourself. I am going to post links to other on-line sources on how and why to adopt a shelter dog that have been very helpful to other people seeking a furry friend.
First, is a dog right for you? Is is important to know the responsibility you are taking on when thinking about adopting a dog from a shelter. Its important to know that after you welcome in your dog, your daily routine will change dramatically, in a good way. Yes, you need to remember to feed him and take him out because dogs are like children; completely dependent of their owners. This article (Click the hyperlink to read it) posted on the American Humane Association website, talks about the responsibilities along with adopting a new dog and also the qualities it takes to own a dog. If you love to play outside, don’t mind a little mess, and enjoy big wet kisses, you may be the perfect dog owner.
After reading that article and you know that you are the perfect pet owner, it is important to realize know how important a shelter dog is over getting a dog from a breeder or a puppy mill. The second article I want to share with you, written by Megan Sprague, talks about adopting from the Humane Society because “you not only save the dog who otherwise would have been euthanize at the shelter, you also make room for us to rescue another dog from the shelter. Puppy mills have become a huge problem because everyone wants to be a backyard breeder which leads to hoarding. Sprague does a good job of explaining in depth why a shelter dog is the dog for you once you figure out what breed is suitable for you or your family.