It’s October, and that means it is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! Do you have room in your heart and home for a shelter dog?
Petfinder.com is a wonderful resource where you can search for adoptable pets near you. Not only can you search in your area, but you can look up dogs by breed as well. Your perfect match could be just a few clicks away!
Be sure you are ready.
The ASPCA has a great checklist of things to consider before adopting. Please take a few moments to read through Questions to Ask Yourself Before Adopting to make sure you and your family are ready.
Prepare your house and family.
Another wonderful article, Top 10 Things To Do Before You Bring Your New Dog Home, will help you prepare your home and family for the new arrival.
There are many wonderful dogs waiting for homes in shelters and rescue groups. Even if you are looking for a purebred, please check your local shelters and rescue groups. You would be surprised to find how many purebreds are also waiting to find homes. Please consider adoption/rescue first.
*Photo credit: Colin Hughes