Be a Hero and Adopt a Dog in Need of a Forever Home!
Be a hero, and adopt a dog this month!
Dogs are our friends, companions, and often our heroes. That is why October is such a special month, it’s a chance to pay it forward to our canine friends. Since 1981, American Humane Association has encouraged animal lovers to repay the favor by adopting a dog from a local shelter or rescue group during the annual “Adopt-a-Dog-Month.” It is that time of the year again, and it’s a chance for you to be a hero and adopt a dog in need of a forever home.
Sadly, an estimated 3 to 4 million dogs wait in shelters every year hoping for the loving, forever home they deserve. And each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized because they have no family to take them in. In 2016 alone, 56% of dogs in U.S. shelters were euthanized. These tragic statistics could become even more harrowing given the current coronavirus crisis. Many families are struggling financially and had no choice but to relinquish their beloved family pet to a shelter, meanwhile many shelters are becoming overpopulated.
Be a hero, and adopt a dog this month!
You’ll be saving his/her life, while also providing a space at the shelter for another animal in need! These are strange times, and having a furry companion during these periods of isolation can be very positive for mental health. As well as physical health being improved from more walking and other outings with your pet. Acanine companion could be just the thing to lift spirits until life resumes normalcy. And what better time as many of us continue to work or attend school remotely.
Not ready to adopt? There are other ways you can help!
Aside from adopting a dog, there are also a few other ways to celebrate adopt a dog month: -Spay or neuter your dog It is very important to make sure your pet is spayed or neutered. This prevents the possibility of unexpected, and potentially unwanted puppies. Spayed and neutered pets have been show to lead longer, healthier lives and have fewer of certain behavioral problems than animals who have not been fixed.
-ID your pet Having proper identification for your pet is also a great way to be sure your pet is returned to you on the chance you guys get separated. Having both a microchip and i.d. tag on the collar helps ensure your pet doesn’t wind up for adoption or worse.
-Support your local shelter Show the pets at your local shelter or rescue group that you care by donating supplies, money, or even time! Most shelters or groups are always in need of extra supplies like leashes, pet food, bowls, beds and toys. Call your local shelter or rescue group to see how you can help!
Dress Up Your Dog for Halloween & You Could Win a Prize!
Contest Begins Sunday, Oct.13th Deadline to enter is Oct. 26th! Read the "D'Tails" below!
Back by popular demand, this year is our 2nd Dog Halloween Contest! Beginning on Sunday, October 13th you can enter your dog into the contest. To make things fun, there are 3 costume categories in which your dog can compete.
Category 1: Most Scary Category 2: Most Unique / Original Category 3: Funniest
This tenacious four legged friend originally hails from Germany, although it is ranked #12 in popularity among dog breeds in the US. They belong to the hound group, although their appearance is slightly different than their fellow hounds. It’s this unique short legged, long body style that has made the breed iconic among dogs. Although they are short in stature, they make up for the height difference with big personalities. There are two different sizes of dachshund, 3 coat types, and an assortment of color variations making them very versatile in appearance. The standard dachshund is 8-9 inches in height, and 5-6 for miniature dachshunds. They weigh between 16-32 pounds in standard size or less than 11 for miniatures with a life expectancy of 12-16 years.