American Humane: Adopt-A-Dog Month

 |  Oct 1st 2008  |   5 Contributions


Today we're kicking off the start of the American Humane's Adopt-A-Dog Month.

Throughout the month of October I'm going to feature articles regarding all things adoption; tips, advice, adoption stories, and ways to help even if you're not looking to adopt.

Big dogs, small dogs, adult dogs, puppy dogs -- you can find them all at your local shelter or breed rescue group. And each one is guaranteed to enhance your life, make you smile and rock your world.

Millions of dogs are surrendered to our nation's animal welfare organizations every year, not because they are bad or unlovable, but because their owners just couldn't take care of them anymore. Now these dogs are homeless, and they need a second chance.

American Humane works year-round to support these animal welfare organizations, promote adoptions and enhance the bond that people share with their companion animals. And each year, we celebrate American Humane's Adopt-A-Dog Month and give shelters tools and resources to continue fostering connections between people and pets.

We encourage everyone to visit their local shelters, learn about the services they provide and -- best of all -- see all the wonderful dogs they have ready to be adopted.

Having a dog rocks. Experts say dogs promote exercise, help lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease, and fight depression and loneliness. Plus, dogs often can serve as "social aids," helping people get to know others, sparking conversations, and encouraging increased social contact and greater bonds between people.

If you're ready to have your world rocked, check out the resources at American Humane to learn about the adoption process, behavior and training, and pet care.

So, are you ready to rock your world?

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