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Save A Life: National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Are you looking for some reason to adopt a dog as a pet? If yes, then there is no dearth of reasons that can persuade you and convince you to go for it. If you have made up your mind, then October is the best time to bring a pet to your home as this month is being celebrated as “Adopt-a-dog month” by the American Humane Society. You can provide a safe and loving home and family to a dog and enjoy its loyalty and excellent companionship for years to come. According to certain facts, almost 3-4 million animals are waiting to be adopted by pet lovers. It is also a sad but true fact that the animals who fail to get a loving home are finally euthanized.


The Adopt a dog month came into existence when the American Humane Association established October as the month when pet lovers are encouraged to save dogs from a rescue shelter and give them a loving and friendly home. The event came into existence in the year October 1981. This event was instrumental in making people aware about the plight of these lovely animals waiting to get adopted. The message that was given in the year 1891 is still going strong and is as significant as ever. Every year, millions of dogs wait being adopted in the shelters looking for heroes like you!

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You can become a true animal lover by adopting a dog from a shelter and rescue it from a certain death. When you bring such a dog to your home, you might be doing a favor, but as the time passes by, your dog is going to be an indispensable part of your family. You will not only enjoy unadulterated happiness, but loyalty, a best buddy and your jogging friend. If you train your dog properly, it may amuse you showing a lot of tricks. Also, it will become more sociable and well adapted to a family life. Today, you are going to be the one who saves a life, but you will be surprised to find that later on this dog is going to add quality to your dull and boring life, improving it by several notches.

When you come home tired after a long day at work, you will experience all your tension and stress ebbing away when you look at the adorable and soulful eyes looking at you. Its fuzzy face will welcome you with so much enthusiasm that it will lift your spirits and make you feel relaxed.

You must visit your local shelter where you will come across dogs of every breed, shape, size, personality and age. They are in fact waiting for a loving home and you will find their anxious but loving eyes on you. If the breed you are looking for is not available in the local shelter, no worries, you can visit any genuine breed specific rescue group online.

If you would like to enjoy the special bond between a human being and an animal, October month is the best time to find out more about the same!


The blog editor of Pets World is a pet aficionado and fervently follows her pet-obsession. A pet parent to animals big and small for the past two decades. The sum of all experiences gathered is an amalgamation of useful knowledge and research.

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