Thursday, October 4, 2012
ADOPT A SHELTER DOG MONTH
According to the Humane Society Calendar my friend Annette and her children Amanda and Jaime gave me it's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.
What can I say that hasn't been said before? If you are looking to add a canine to your family, consider rescuing a shelter dog. If you want a puppy, consider an older dog or a special needs dog instead. If you really want to get a purebred, search the internet for a breed specific rescue group.
If you can't adopt at this time, consider donating time to a shelter as a volunteer. If you don't have the time then make a donation - it doesn't have to be monetary. There are many rescue groups that take rags, plastic bags, cleaning supplies and newspapers to clean and line cages and pick up after the dogs. Just call the rescue group of your choice and find out what's needed.
And I would add one more thought to all of this - just because it's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month that doesn't mean you can't consider adopting a shelter cat or any other rescued animal - turtle, lizard, bird, hamster, guinea pig, etc. I bet the selection is endless.
If there's room in your home and in your heart, adopt a shelter animal. You will save a life and unconditional love will come to you.