October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, a yearly event meant to promote adoption of dogs from your local shelters. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sponsors this event, and it’s a call for prospective dog owners to choose to adopt instead of shop.
Can you guess how many animals are waiting in shelters for their forever home? You might be surprised to learn that there are an estimated 3 to 4 million every year. There’s a prevailing notion that shelter dogs are difficult or less capable of being good pets—a notion that is simply untrue. Many of these animals are victims of circumstance or simply too much of a burden for owners who might have lost their jobs or homes. (more…)