Monday, October 5, 2009

October is American Humane's Adopt-A-Dog Month

You can save the day for a homeless dog and find a faithful companion who will be at your side for all of life’s adventures by adopting a dog from your local shelter or breed-rescue group during American Humane’s Adopt-A-Dog Month in October.
Adopting a dog is a heroic feat that’s easy to perform, and animal shelters and breed-rescue groups are filled with amazing dogs: large, small, mixed breeds, even purebreds. In fact, millions of loyal, lovable dogs are surrendered to our nation’s animal welfare organizations every year because their owners simply couldn't’t take care of them anymore. Now they’re homeless and just waiting for a hero like you!
During Adopt-A-Dog Month, we encourage you to visit your local shelter or breed-rescue group and discover the many super-size benefits of having a dog: happiness, companionship, improved physical and emotional health, and devoted love. Dogs also encourage people to exercise, enhance family and social relationships, promote laughter and act as a nonjudgmental audience and sounding board.
American Humane works year-round to support animal welfare organizations, promote adoptions and enhance the bond that people share with their companion animals. If you’re ready to find your very own faithful canine companion, check out these resources to learn about the adoption process, behavior and training, and pet care.

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