October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October 4, 2019 at 10:19 pm

The Denver Dog reports


October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. The ASPCA sponsors this event to help promote the adoption of dogs in shelters across the United States. In 1981, the American Humane Association founded Adopt A Dog Month in response to the growing number of dogs and puppies entering shelters every year. Along with the need for shelters and adoptions, spaying and neutering help curb the rise in unwanted pets, too.


According to the ASPCA, 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. Sadly, a high number of these dogs are never adopted out. When these dogs enter the shelter, they often have experienced some form of abuse or neglect. Many of these dogs need extensive veterinary care and behavioral training during their time at the shelter.


One of the many goals of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month is to demonstrate that shelter dogs make an amazing addition to the family. When you adopt a shelter dog, you are not only saving that dog’s life. This makes room for another dog to take its place at the shelter, effectively saving another dog’s life as well.


You can help by adopting a shelter dog and by donating or volunteering at your local shelter.


Visit www.aspca.org for more information.