Happy Adopt A Shelter Dog Month!

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?

Visit Petfinder.com.

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

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Joanna M.
Joanna M.1 years ago

I myself always liked dogs but never owned one, til fate intervened, causing me to cross paths with a severely neglected, abandoned pup three years ago.

It was the best decision I ever made! Now I advocate for others to do the same.

Please sign my petition, pledging to adopt at least one rescued dog or cat in your lifetime. So many animals need YOU to give them a second chance at life!


Fi T.
Fi T.2 years ago

Make sure you can give them a home

April W.
April W.2 years ago

I think everyone should consider adopting a rescue animal before buying one from a store or breeder.

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Julie W.
Jules W.3 years ago


Jessica Nielsen
Jessica Nielsen3 years ago

Ha. I didn't know that and I brought home two shelter doggies! Molly and Michelle, both beagle mixes, aged 6 and 10 respectively.

Poor Molly, though, she had a seizure this morning. ; _ ; But I'm in this for the long haul no matter what.

Andrea A.
Andrea A.3 years ago


Sheri D.
Sheri D.3 years ago

Thanks for the great article and for the information.

Marlene Dinkins
Marlene Dinkins3 years ago

its wonderful to adopted a dog. i already have 6 dogs and 7 cats. i lovethem!!!!

Carrie Anne Brown

Great! :) thanks for sharing